Event's DetailsGet in the mood for St. Patty's Day with this great live music/film combo. Local band Traonach plays traditional Irish tunes and songs, and have hosted Ithaca's long-running Irish music session. They'll start performing at 6:45pm in advance of the 7:15pm screening of Song of Granite, about Joe Heaney. Enigmatic and complex, 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. “Modest in subject but ambitious in form, Song of Granite delivers a profile of not just a singer but the country that made him.” (Indiewire) Ireland's entry for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar consideration.
Event's LocationCornell Cinema
104 Willard Straight Hall Ithaca 14850, United States