at féile parkfield we are proud to be screening films from some of Ireland & america's best filmmakers, documenting our mutual cultures & their musics.
2018 Film screenings
Alan Lomax travels through the Southern Appalachians investigating the songs, dances, and religious rituals of the descendants of the Scotch-Irish frontiers people who have made the mountains their home for centuries. Preachers, fiddlers, moonshiners, cloggers and square dancers recount the good times and the hard times of rural life. Performances by Tommy Jarrell; Janette Carter; Ray and Stanley Hicks; Frank Proffitt, Jr.; Sheila Kay Adams; and Ray Fairchild, the man reputed to be the fastest banjo-picker in the world.
SCREENINGS: SATURDAY 1:00PM | SUNDAY 4:30PM
Sound of a Country
In December of 2014 the Irish traditional fiddle and guitar duo Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, joined Sarod player Matthew Noone on a tour of India, to play several shows as well as meet and collaborate with a host of famous Indian traditional musicians. Myles O’Reilly joined the to tour to film and edit this short film encapsulating the spirit of the journey.
SCREENING: SATURDAY 2:15PM
Coppers & Brass: The PIping Tradition of Irish Travellers
Coppers and Brass is an ethnographic documentary about Irish traditional music played by members of the Irish Travelling community. It focuses on uilleann pipe playing in particular, demonstrating how Irish Travellers exhibit specific stylistic traits within Irish traditional music. It includes rare archival footage, reconstructions of significant musical events and interviews with key Traveller and non-Traveller musicians.
SCREENINGS: SATURDAY 3:15 | SUNDAY 3:00
Kíla - Pota Óir
"One of the most beautifully euphoric live experiences" - BBC World Review
"It's hard to separate the words enduring and energy with the band we know as Kíla. Pota Óir is a in-depth look at this extraordinary band." - Dan Hegarty, 2fm
"The delicate and considered work of a music lover. Excellent!" - Myles O'Reilly, Arbutus Yarns
Documentary and live film about one of Ireland's most respected cult bands Kíla. Directed by Anthony White the film takes a rare look at one of Ireland's greatest live bands and enigmas.
This Ain’t No Disco - EP IV: THE PURE DROP
Live Music, visuals, discussion and collaboration are the cornerstones of This Ain’t No Disco, a dynamic showcase of under-represented musical visionaries in Ireland today.
Hosted by DJ and visual artist Donal Dineen (No Disco/TodayFM) and Directed by Myles O’Reilly. With performances from David Keenan, Leila Jane, Anna Mieke, Hazel Hogan, Junior Brother and Hazel Hogan. Discussion and collaboration between Ian Lynch (Lankum) and legendary storyteller/singer Luke Cheevers.
SCREENING: SUNDAY 11:00AM
This Little Light of Mine
In early 2017, the Women’s Traveller Group from Labre Park, Ballyfermot, participated in workshops aiming to express their culture in song and poetry with Stephen James Smith and other artists. ‘This Little Light of Mine’ by Myles O’Reilly’s Arbutus Yarns, tells this story, tracking their workshops, which culminated in a performance by the women and their children in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland.This project participated coincided with the closing months of the long-running national campaign for the recognition of Traveller Ethnicity.
‘This Little Light of Mine’ was commissioned by Dublin’s Culture Connects as part of The National Neighbourhood. Dublin’s Culture Connects embeds culture in everyday life because culture is central to human development and Dublin’s quality of life
SCREENING: SUNDAY 1:45PM