Arbutus Yarns and Islander came together and made this documentary to take a little snapshot of a very small portion of what special things are happening in Irish folk and traditional music right now.

The artists featured here are as follows:
This is How we Fly
Cormac Begley
Saileog and Muireann Ní Cheannabháin (Muireann of Mongoose[in]famy)

Radie Peat, Cormac Mac Diarmada & Brian Flanagan of Rue
Ye Vagabonds
Slow Moving Clouds
The Bonny Men
Zoe Conway + John Mc Intyre

Interviews thoughtfully conducted by Myles O Reilly, Martin Burns and Donal Dineen.

Thank you sincerely to all of the artists who gave their time to create this, and to Arts Council Ireland Traditional Arts department for believing in the project. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

9 comments on “Backwards To Go Forwards

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  2. I came to this by way of Ye Vagabonds. Thank you all – magnificent, accomplished yet humble stuff!

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  5. Sam Vermeulen

    Thank you so much for this. I enjoy all your art Myles.

  6. Stephen Cunningham

    Greetings from the USA..1st generation Irish..Really enjoyed the film and the is in my DNA

  7. Superb. Absolutely superb. It envelops the essence of the word gift. It is a true Christmas gift. To the soul and the senses. It has made my Christmas day. Thankyou to the Musicians. The Filmographers. The Sound Artists. Nature. The whole film is beauteous. How privileged we are to be able to watch. Thankyou. To creativity + tradition.

  8. Ollie Jennings

    I enjoyed this programme just now on Christmas Day 2018 –well done to all musicians and film makers.Thank You. Fair play to The Arts Council.

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