Traditional Music and Song

june, 2022

sat04jun2:00 pmsat3:30 pmLast Night As I Lay Dreaming2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Fleadh Nua Ennis

Event Details

Last Night As I Lay Dreaming explores the life and songs of traditional singer Robbie McMahon (pictured above) from Spancilhill in Co. Clare. Robbie is credited with bringing the folk song ‘Spancilhill’ to a worldwide audience but is also an acclaimed composer of songs and ballads. This documentary charts the huge contribution Robbie McMahon has made to the world of singing down through the years, both through his own compositions and his unique interpretation of traditional songs.

Set against the backdrop of community life in rural Ireland, Last Night As I Lay Dreaming features captivating performances from ‘The King Of Spancilhill’ himself along with contributions that set his achievements in a wider context. It highlights the important role the singer and songwriter has traditionally played in their local communities, recording significant events and keeping that memory alive for future generations.

Directed by Ray Conway and edited by Edmond Krasniqi, the film features music performed by Denis Liddy and Michael Hynes, two of Clare’s best known traditional musicians. Denis Liddy also arranged the music for the film which includes a newly composed piece.

Since its release, the film has played to enthusiastic audiences all over Ireland as well as in Australia and the USA.

Tickets, each costing €5, are available from the glor box office at 065-6843103 (Monday-Friday 10am-2.30pm and Saturday 12pm-5pm).


(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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