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Date(s) - 12/11/2017

The Everyman Theatre


Irish | Music | Historical | Biographical 

Song of Granite is, ostensibly, the biopic of Irish traditional (sean nós) singer Joe Heaney, though director Pat Collins (Silence, 2012) is establishing a reputation as an unconventional, uncompromising filmmaker with singular vision, and the film emerges as something far more elusive. Shot in timeless black and white and hovering somewhere between documentary and dramatisation, here is a life in fragments: a childhood in Carna, County Galway; leaving the family home, like so many before and since; time spent in America is no escape from roots. There is great music throughout, with performances from Lisa O’Neill, Damien Dempsey, Seamus Begley and sean nós singers Micheál O’Confhaola and Pól Ó Ceannabháin.

Director: Pat Collins
Producer(s): Alan Maher, Jessie Fisk
Screenwriter(s): Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde, Sharon Whooley
Main Cast: Michael O’Chonfhlaola, Macdara Ó Fátharta, Leni Parker

Country: Ireland
Languages: Irish, English (Subtitled)
Colour: Black and White
Duration: 97 minutes
Tickets: €10.00 / €8.50 Concession