Friday, 21 November 2014

TONIGHT: Ballymun Lullaby, Canadian Film Institute, 29th European Film Festival

Tonight there is an Irish made film being shown at Library and Archives.

BALLYMUN LULLABY follows Irish music teacher Ron Cooney, who has been working in Ireland’s Ballymun housing estate for fifteen years. During this time he has witnessed the effects of increasing funding cuts to the area, including the demolition of six of its seven tower blocks. In an effort to challenge the negative views many still hold of the area – views that have the potential to deny a future for Ballymun’s youth – Cooney sets out to produce a collection of music that will give these young people a voice. Working with composer Daragh O’Toole, the Ballymun Music Programme attracted the attention of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, who agreed to record the music in a unique collaboration with the students. As you will see and hear, the results are breathtaking.

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