TG4 to screen documentary about Eithne
A beautiful voice comes to us from the other side of eternity in this moving film about the life of singer Eithne Ní Uallacháin.
20th December 2016 @ 21:30, TG4
All of us are caught up in this world of conflicting emotions and that was especially true of Eithne who expressed her innermost thoughts in the songs of her native Oriel and songs she wrote herself.
With husband Gerry O’Connor in the highly successful Lá Lugh, she embraced the ancient and the modern, she strode the worlds of Irish and English and she could sing with heartrending beauty or play the flute with passion and imagination.
Eithne was full of the vim and vitality of life but at the same time was filled with darkness only she understood. She was the product of a uniquely Irish cultural heritage but her voice could reach something deep inside all of mankind.
‘Eithne – Idir Dhá Shaol’ is told from the intimate perspective of Eithne’s family, friends and fellow musicians. “Eithne was a rare talent and I’m very excited for people to see how my mothers creative energy and imagination are represented in this film” Feilimí O’ Connor (Director & Producer).
Featuring: Gerry O’Connor, Dónal O’Connor, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Jim Corr, Mario N’Goma, Gilles le Bigot, Padráigín Ní Uallacháin, Cathal Ó Searcaigh and performance artist Gráinne Smith.
Eithne’s Ní Uallacháin’s story ‘Idir Dhá Shaol will premiere on the 15th of December at 11:30 at the IFI, Templebar, Dublin and will be shown on TG4 on the 20th of December at 9.30pm. The documentary will be repeated at 19:45 on the 28th December on TG4.
Director & Producer – Feilimí O’Connor,
Director of Photography – Réamonn Mac Donnacha
Editor – Jill Beardsworth
Stirling Film & Television Productions produced ‘Eithne – Idir Dhá Shaol’ for TG4 with funding from Northern Ireland’s Screen ‘Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF)’ in association with BEES NEES and MG ALBA.
‘Bilingua – Ceol Eithne Ní Uallacháin’ – A unique concert celebrating the life and music of seminal Irish singer Eithne Ní Uallacháin will be shown on the 28th December at 8:45pm on TG4. Featuring Karen Matheson, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh & Pauline Scanlon.
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