Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Pictures from the CD Launch of NoLand Folk, "Ghosts Light The Scene"

WORLD PREMIER-North Clare made film SEASIDE STORIES by writer/director Fergus Tighe

Following a successful preview at the Cork Film Festival the North Clare made film SEASIDE STORIES... had it's WORLD PREMIER at  the COURTHOUSE STUDIOS GALLERY on DECEMBER 12th at 5 and 7pm


The Writer/Director Fergus Tighe was at both screenings as most of the actors including Fionn de Búrca (11 years) of Kilcornan who plays Locky, the boy around which the story swings. The film was made over the past 3 years from Gallivanting Media's base at the Courthouse Studios & Gallery

Top picture: Mick Flynn who wrote the song "Liscannor Bay" in the movie getting a hug from Fergus

Fergus was presented with a Birthday Cake after the showing of Seaside Stories

Locky is a boy who's been flourishing since his mother, Anna, gave up the drink three years ago. When Anna's old boyfriend Mick gets out of prison she falls back into her old ways of daytime drinking while Locky runs wild in the streets with his friend Callo, played by Caolann O'Dwyer 13. Meanwhile Sally arrives home determined to tell Locky that she is really his mother. This does not go exactly as planned and sets the scene for a series of events that changes the lives of all involved.

Fergus introducing Seasides  Stories to a packed house

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Friday, December 4, 2009

NoLand Folk new CD Launch Thursday 10th December @ 8pm

International folk-rock troubadours NoLand Folk will launch their second album "Ghosts Light the Scene" in the Courthouse Gallery on Thursday 10th Dec at 8pm.

Come and hear the band playing and enjoy the music. This is an open event and all are welcome to attend.

This follow-up to debut Never Going Home (2007) sees the band embark on a new course, articulated by some major changes in line-up. Recorded in the paludal hinterland of Co. Clare, ‘Ghosts Light the Scene’ is a tour de force of folk-rock using violins, accordions and guitars interwoven with an elegant, more electric setting to create a lush musical backdrop. What ensues is a vibrant, energetic and fearless set of songs.

Drawing from life experience and folk tradition moreso than outside influences, Ghosts Light the Scene tells a story of revenge, cacoethes, love, loss and dispossession. It marks the end of an old way, and the beginning of a new journey for this lonely ship…