Traditional Irish Music
“Aughty” is being screened as part of the Tulca Festival of Contemporary Art in Galway on Tues the 20th November at 7pm in Nuns Island Theatre. There will be a discussion afterwards with Gregory McCartney, the Festival Curator and a free music performance by Phantom Dog Beneath the Moon (whose music features in the soundtrack of “Aughty) in the Roisin Dubh afterwards. For information on Tulca see www.tulca.ie
“Aughty” is a feature length experimental documentary by visual artists and filmmakers Tom Flanagan and Megs Morley ( Pictured left )
Over a period of 18 months, the artists have explored the Aughty mountain region, its hinterlands and people, a vast and unique geographical area that spans East Galway and East Clare. The film is constructed as an “arrangement of incidents” alluding to a more fragmented narrative experience whereby meaning is constructed through the observation and interpretation of the encounter of place and journey, recording the incidental moments, actions and gestures encountered.
Through observation and engagement with this unique rural region, the film captures the complex relationship between the place, the landscape and the people at a time where the degeneration and regeneration of traditional rural communities and the impact of modernization on rural society is reaching a pinnacle moment.
The film also features original music from Galway band Phantom Dog beneath the Moon and Caoimhe Morley, alongside traditional music scores by local musicians.
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