Myles O’Reilly’s documentary on the life and songs of the late traditional singer and songwriter, Liam Weldon. A social activist who was notoriously wary of self promotion, he left little
Myles O’Reilly’s documentary on the life and songs of the late traditional singer and songwriter, Liam Weldon. A social activist who was notoriously wary of self promotion, he left little behind in the way of recordings. But his legacy is more alive today than ever, flourishing in a new generation of singers in Ireland. The film has been a labour of love for the team behind the film: producer, Lorraine Kennedy; assistant producer and photographer, Colm Keating; presenter, Donal Dineen; and director, Myles O’Reilly, who not only secured the co-operation of Liam’s widow, Nellie, and the Weldon family – but also many of Liam’s comrades in music along with the new generation of singers who acknowledge Liam Weldon’s songs and singing on their own musical journey.
With production interrupted by the pandemic, this long anticipated film finally makes its theatrical début on the programme of the Dublin International Film Festival – the first of many festivals which may be graced by this inspired production.
Tickets for the in-cinema showing of the film cost €14/€12 (conc). The film is also available to view online from 4pm on Saturday March 5 for up to 72 hours. Tickets to access the online showing cost €9. To book tickets for either, log on to https://2022.diff.ie/schedule/61f124ee54d27d00548b9e89.