All hands on deck in Loopline Film as we put the finishing touches to Sé Merry Doyle’s feature documentary ‘Talking to My Father’. The subject is the great Irish Architect Robin Walker who was one of the pioneers of Modernism, beginning in the late fifties and bowing out from a glittering career in the late seventies. His son Simon, also an architect takes us on a journey through Robin’s life and celebrates his buildings and his writings. The actor Patrick Bergin reads some extracts from Robin’s writing and our great poet Seamus Heaney reads ‘An Architect’ the poem he wrote in memory of his friend Robin. An original score is composed by Stano and Cinematographer Patrick Jordan‘s wonderful eye adds to this sumptuous palette of creativity. Andrea Pitt and Sasha King Produce and Philippe Faujas looks after tyne Soundscape. The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival will host the World Premier at the Irish Film Institute on the 24th March 2015. The Director Sé Merry Doyle is known for previous feature documentaries like ‘John Ford – Dreaming The Quiet Man’ and ‘Jimmy Murakami – Non Alien’. For more info go to page
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This weeks episode of Muintir na Mara sees Pádraig Ó’ Duinnn continue his journey of the Galway coast. RTE 28th July 10:30 am. Pádraig visits Brian Ó Carra who shows him the traces of the recently discovered ‘drowned bog’ on the beach in Bearna. Brian shows Pádraig where they discovered evidence of fresh water lakes and bog under the sand. Most exciting was the day they dug up an ancient canoe. Padraig then travels to what was an abandoned 17th century village near Spiddal that has been transformed into a cultural retreat by Dearbhaill Standún and her husband Charlie Troy. Concsuain has won an intetrnational award for its uniqueness in fostering traditional Conamara traditions. We later meet Jim Horgan who set up Bádóirí Lurgan who as well as running the community boatclub also teach the art of the shipwright to young people. Members learn how to sail and how to build their own boats. Padraig finishes this episode when he travels to Lochan Beag to meet Noel Ó Tuairisc who spent his life on large fishing vessels but now has a veritable museum and one of the most interesting collection of sea shells you will ever see.
get another chance to see Muintir na Mara. The RTE
run begins in Galway where Pådraig O Dunnin
visits a Banjo maker in Clarinbridge, the King
of the Claddagh, and is given a tour of the Celtic
Explorer that reveals great stories about our coral seabeds.
Loopline Film has launched a new You Tube Channel to highlight some of fantastic archive films in our 20 year archive. You can watch ‘Dublin Inner City Folklore’ featuring Terry Fagan, a tribute to the poet Louis MacNeice epic poem ‘Autumn Journal’, or catch New York avant-garde artists, McDermott and McGough exploring old time photographic techniques. We will be adding films on a constant basis so please subscribe and you will receive updates. Here is a taster!