Traditional Irish Music
Following its sell out performances in The Cornmill theatre, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim, the RADA theatre in London and the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, the Leitrim Equation show returned to The Dock in Carrick on Shannon last February where it was filmed over two nights by Johnny Gogan of Bandit Films.
The resulting film of this amazing production premiered at Carrick Cineplex on Culture Night, Friday 16th September and it is now available for sale for just €15 from www.leitrimequation.ie. The Leitrim Equation film looks to a long tradition of Leitrim music to trace a wider history full of colour, of love and loss, and of leaving and coming back. From the hills of Sí Beag and Sí Mór and the pits of the Arigna mines to the music of Irish communities of London and New York; the show describes how landscape shapes us, and the extent to which place, time and described by Deirdre Cronin in Irish Music Magazine as "A strong narrative arc lit by music. It's tight, enthralling, different, and the audience loves it".
The film is the culmination of a residency in Leitrim over two years by Eleanor Shanley, Dave Sheridan, Padraig McGovern and John McCartin who researched and sourced Leitrim music and song, and together with Donal Lunny they have presented beautiful arrangements of these tunes, some of which have not been played for over
100 years in a cast completed with poet, playwright and broadcaster Vincent Woods and the captivating footwork of Seán Nós dancer Edwina Guckian.
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