Song of Granite

Song of Granite

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'Song of Granite' revolves around the life of the great traditional Irish singer, Joe Heaney. The harsh landscape combined with the myths, fables and songs of his Connemara childhood helped shape this complex and fascinating character. Enigmatic and complex, Heaney’s devotion to his art came at a huge personal cost. Heaney was born just outside of Carna in 1919. From an early age he was fascinated by the stories and music around him, "drinking (them) from the bottle when (he) was in the cradle”. By the time of his death in Seattle in May 1984, he was widely recognised as one of the most important figures in Irish traditional music, having won fans and admirers from every part of the globe and most particularly from the folk music scene in the United States.
Starring Mícheal O'Confhaola, Jaren Cerf, Colm Seoighe
Director Pat Collins