Song of Granite

Released February 15th 2019

A film by Pat Collins

Produced by Martin Paul-Hus, Alan Maher and Jessie Fisk

With Macdara Ó Fatharta, Mícheál Ó Confhaola, Jaren Cerf, Pól Ó Ceannabháín and Colm Seoighe

Enigmatic and complex, Joe 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.

IRELAND/CANADA | 2017 | DOCUMENTARY | 97 MINUTES | HD

GAELIC WITH ENGLISH AND FRENCH SUBTITLES

Shot in black-and-white, the movie tries to shake off the biopic doldrums, employing a fragmented structure that emphasizes isolated moments instead of a narrative arc
— Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times