29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July 2017
The programme will be introduced by Sunniva O’Flynn (IFI)
and by Clodagh Doyle (NMI).
The Irish Film Institute returns to the Fleadh with a new raft of material from the IFI Irish Film Archive showing Galway on film from the 1940s to the 1970s. This colourful kaleidoscope features a raft of rarely-seen material, both amateur and professional, including films made by the National Museum of Ireland in the 1950s and 1960s – showing seaweed gathering in Connemara, tweed making in Oranmore and turf-spreading in Inverin; Gael Linn’s newsreel of the Rural Electrification scheme in Connemara in 1957; Radharc’s film about dating etiquette for young farmers in Glenamaddy in 1969; German ethnographer Heinrich Becker’s record of the Aran Islands (1950s); family films by Hugh Thomas Seale and lots more besides. The programme will be introduced by Sunniva O’Flynn (IFI).
The silent films will be accompanied by Aran fiddler Deirdre Ní Chonghaile.
Duration 80 minutes