DATE: Saturday 1 October VENUE: Regal Cinema TIME: 2.30pm TICKETS: FREE

Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive, in collaboration with Fermanagh Film Club presents.

"A performance that fuses traditional song with archival film with Phil Hession and Fermanagh Singers Gabriel McArdle and Rosie Stewart"

Join a conversation with Phil Hession and Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell to discover the inspiration behind a performance that fused traditional song with archival film in the dramatic setting of the Marble Arch Caves earlier this year.

This new work by Hession was a senses-stirring journey through the Caves and an imaginative excursion into the rural heritage of Fermanagh, featuring singers Rosie Stewart and Gabriel McArdle.

During this talk, the artist and curator will discuss the performance and show some of the songs and local archive films that inspired this unique event; such as the home movies of Boho creel-basket weaver, Brandy McManus. This project is part of the BFI’s celebration of Rural Life in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive and FilmHubNI.

Words From Our Sponsors

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