Friday, April 6 , 2018
Princeton Garden Theatre
FREE and open to the public
Acclaimed filmmaker Pat Collins screens and discusses his documentary, Song of Granite, an audacious exploration of the sean nós singer, Joe Heaney, and his music.
Enigmatic and complex, Joe Heaney was one of the greats of traditional Irish singing (sean nós). Shaped by the myths, fables, and songs of his upbringing in the west of Ireland, his emergence as a gifted artist came at a personal cost. Featuring performances from Colm Seoighe, Macdara Ó Fátharta, Jaren Cerf, Lisa O’Neill, Damien Dempsey, and sean nós singers Mícheál Ó Chonfhaola and Pól Ó Ceannabháin, and beautiful black and white cinematography, Song of Granite is a distinct portrait of Heaney’s life and a marvelous exploration of music and song.
The event is part of a series presented by Princeton University’s Fund for Irish Studies. Free and open to the public.