Traditional Irish Music
From Cork with Love ~ a music travelogue of the Beautiful City on DVD is on sale now.
The new DVD is out! It's been 3 years in the making. First the album of songs, stories and tunes was created at the Celtic Junction in St. Paul, MN 2010. After a few years of touring the album and with the financial backing of all our Kickstarter friends we went and shot the best of Cork's beauty to complement the songs.
We are looking to get it into Film festivals in the near future, aiming to show as much of the world as we can that Cork is the Centre of the Universe.
In the meantime it is only available on Máirtín online shop and select retail outlets, like Rampant Lion in Chicago, get yours today!
Free shipping worldwide until March 18th.
Here's a bit more about it.
The Máirtín de Cógáin Project's album From Cork with Love is filled with songs, stories and tunes about the Cork of my youth. These always bring me back home to the Rebel County on Ireland's south coast by recalling its many sights, like Cork City’s bustling small back streets, the pastoral boreens of the countryside, the River Lee’s romantic allure, the Coal Quay and Grand Parade’s rustic beauty, and even the majestic castles of my ancestors in Carrigaline itself – it’s all there. This DVD, an hour long music travelogue, uses these songs, stories and tunes to guide you through Cork and her many charms, and will show you my home the way I grew up knowing it. I invite you to come along and enjoy the journey, From Cork with Love.
In making this concept a reality, I worked with director-cameraman Paschal Cassidy of Dublin-based Red Shoe Productions (Imeall & Ceol ar an Imeall, TG4). Paschal's 15 years of videography experience years on the Fleadh Cheoil programs and Geantraí has given him keen insight into how to capture music – he was a perfect partner for this project.
Cork’s finest Folk and Traditional stars lined out to feature, including John Spillane, "the Voice of Cork" Jimmy Crowley, Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly as well as Máirtín’s own father Barry, who not only discussed his ancestral links to Cogan’s Castle, but who also demonstrated how to make a proper cup of tea.
By reaching out to fans across the world through a Kickstarter project, I was able to raise the necessary funds to produce this off-the-beaten-track video travelogue. Guiding the audience myself, I take them by the hand to the oft-overlooked magical places that make every heart yearn for Cork’s beauty and history. Together, we tour the locations mentioned in the songs and find ourselves diverted into conversation with some of Cork’s true characters – her musicians and historians – and have a quintessential Irish experience, all of it framed by the songs of From Cork With Love.
You lose a lot when you leave home; that’s the way it is with immigrants. But this video reaches out to everyone – Irish citizens and the Diaspora – to explore all that Ireland, and more specifically Cork, has to offer. And maybe, they'll each find something to bring them back home.
Go raibh maith agat!
This film is 60 minutes long with 3 bonus tracks on the DVD. Available in both NTSC and PAL format.
Purchase the DVD at the Shop here.
FROM CORK WITH LOVE, produced by Jeepers! Records, February 2013.
DVD reviewers and media people interested in review copies should get in touch with Máirtín directly via e-mail:
mairtinmusic at gmail.com
or snail mail
PO BOX 5866
Rochester MN 55903
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