An Irish Music Trilogy: Aisling Gheal (2013)

  • Documentary, Music
  • 1h 20m

Sean-nós is considered to be the holy grail of Irish traditional music and the Sean-nós singer is the living embodiment of a tradition that stretches far into Gaelic history.

Aisling Gheal are a team of women passionately keeping Sean-nós alive and attracting young protégés all the time. Amongst them is 10-year-old Shahira Apraku who attends the local Gaelscoil and embodies an entire new generation of Irish speakers.

Shahira’s journey, the struggles of the women, the songs of the Sean-nós and the flow of the Sullane river provide parallel intersecting narrative vehicles for this documentary - yielding insights into this part of our culture and challenging some of our key contemporary notions of ‘Irishness’ in the process.

Country

Ireland

Studio

Anú Pictures

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