The Archive at Lunchtime TradFest 2018

The Irish or The Memory of a People

Archive at Lunchtime

Presented by the Irish Film Institute and TradFest

Commissioned by French broadcaster ORTF 3 and directed by Robert Manthoulis as part of a series on world music, ‘The Irish or The Memory of a People’, provides a record of Irish traditional music at the height of its popularity in Ireland and worldwide. Providing a broad sweep of the musical landscape, the film draws in vibrant performances from Willy Clancy, Mrs O’Tuama, Christy Moore and Planxty, The Dubliners, Ceoltoiri Laighean and Tony MacMahon. It also includes an interview with recently-widowed Ruth Ó Riada and a rare interview with Sean Ó Riada himself. Performances take place in The Piper’s Club, Dublin, O’Connor’s Pub in Doolin and Belfield Campus, Dublin.

1971/25 mins/ Robert Manthoulis

DATE: Monday 1st – Wednesday 31st January. Double bill on Saturdays
TIME: See ifi.ie for screening times
VENUE: The Irish Film Institute ENTRY: FREE
Simply collect your tickets at the IFI box office.


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