Fri 14 July | 20:30 | Pálás Screen 1
2023 | Ireland | 68’ | Documentary
Ó Bhéal is a cinematic exploration of the rise of hip hop and electronic artists in Ireland, embracing oral traditions of folklore, ancient poetry and sean-nós singing to create a new fusion sound, a culture clash through music. An ensemble piece, featuring Irish-language rappers Seán ‘Mory’ Ó Muirgheasa and Oisín Mac, producer and multi-instrumentalist Fehdah, and Limerick rapper Strange Boy.
This beautiful black & white film delves deep into these four artists’ process and how they are breaking new ground in Irish music. Through insightful interviews, intimate portrayals of the creative process of each artist as they work on tracks in studio, and visceral live performances, Ó Bhéal tells the story of a moment in time in the Irish musical landscape.
Irish Premiere | Post Show discussion will follow
Director: Ciara Nic Chormaic
Producer: Jennifer Healy
Cast: Strange Boy, Fehdah, Mory, Oisín Mac