Saturday, July 26, 2014

Diamantina Drover

In anticipation of our October Light of Ireland PhotoTour, some great music from a Westport County Mayo Session with two of the best Musicians/Tour Guides in all of Ireland - Olcan Masterson (flute) and Connie Cullen (guitar, vocal). Olcan drove (the Connemara Drover?) us all over the West of Ireland these past 10+ years - a Master of getting the van off the "super highway" and onto the road less traveled, the one-lane foot/cattle paths, for those great images! Connie is an equally fine musician and guide who is soon to be inducted into The Nocturnes Boot Camp of NPy, as we dredge the night sky for mysterious,  transformative nocturnal images
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From The [not so] Daily Nocturne
"And a drover finds it hard to change his mind . . ."

Monday, April 21, 2014

Áille An Uafáis

'A Terrible Beauty' aired tonight (Easter Monday) on Ireland's TG4, the Irish language television channel. Looks very interesting - I especially like the idea that history is most always viewed "from the top down." This film has up-ended the stories of the larger-than-life historic figures, in favor of that of the everyman (or woman).

As was pointed out in a recent post on Facebook, it "will be available on [the] online player for another 35 days after it airs." I had no luck viewing it in realtime, on air - perhaps the online player will handle an archived airing better. Let us know if you have any luck with this.

Read some more about the philosophy behind the making of the film here.

From The [not so] Daily Nocturne