A World Premiere, presented by the Irish Film Institute & TradFest
A searing portrait of one of Ireland’s most renowned traditional musicians – concertina player Noel Hill, as he recovers from a brutal assault. At the turn of the century, Noel Hill decided to turn over a new leaf and move with his young family to the rural idyll of Connemara. In 2008, he was brutally assaulted by a builder with whom he had been in financial dispute. Noel required 10 hours of corrective surgery while the psychological damage robbed him of his ability to play. Paddy Hayes’ documentary follows Noel as he journeys from his formative musical years in West Clare, to his darkest hours following the assault and then through his recovery. Today he is playing as well as ever and the film is ultimately a reflection on the redemptive power of music. Funded by TG4 and the BAI.
DATE: Sat 27th January TIME: 4pm (65 mins)
VENUE: Irish Film Institute (IFI)
ENTRY: €9.50 for non-members; €8.50 for IFI members; €8 concession for non-members; €7.50 concession for IFI members For any non-IFCO classified films or club screening, a daily membership fee of €1.50 applies to non-IFI members.