Brendan Begley in concert followed by a special screening of The Camino Voyage

  • 13th Aug
  • 19:00
  • €16/€14 | Limited number of family tickets available €40 (2Ad/2Ch by phone/in person only)
  • Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street

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Tuesday 13th August

Droichead Arts Centre presents

Brendan Begley in concert followed by a special screening of The Camino Voyage

As part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann

I ndilchuimhne ar Dhomnall Mac Síthigh, Danny Sheehy 1951-2017

As a singer, Brendan is a gentle giant. On the accordion, he is a force of nature. His is music that could not exist were it not for the mountains, seas and storms of his native Dingle Peninsula. Born into a famous musical family, the youngest of nine children, Brendan soaked up the music and song of West Kerry from an early age. Slides, polkas, songs and slow airs all run through his veins. He has four acclaimed solo albums to his name, as well as numerous recordings with the groups Boys of the Lough and Beginish. With the Boys of the Lough, he has toured extensively throughout the United States, and has been featured repeatedly on the Garrison Keillor Show. He has recorded with The Chieftains, Stockton’s Wing, Na Casaidigh, and Seán Davey. Brendan has worked with Philip King, Niamh Ní Bhaoill and Nuala O’Connor on numerous TV productions for TG4 including Caipíní, Sé Mo Laoch and Cérbh É.

The Camino Voyage

A crew, including a writer, two musicians, an artist and a stonemason, embark on the Camino by sea, in a traditional boat that they built themselves on an inspiring and dangerous 2,500 km modern day Celtic odyssey all the way from Ireland to Northern Spain. This intimate documentary charts the trials and tribulations of a voyage that, in the words of the poet and crew member Danny Sheehy, took “sweat, blood and blisters to complete, while deepening and renewing friendships, creativity and spirituality in the process”. Setting sail in their own handmade traditional boat, called a ‘Naomhóg’, against the backdrop of the vast ocean, Danny and his crew share music, stories and wise words. Joyously adventurous and profoundly ennobled by the task, this eclectic crew shared a remarkable journey. Having had Glen Hansard in the crew in 2016, Brendan Begley gave a guest performance with Hansard and John Sheehan that September in Carnegie Hall.

Dir:  Dónal Ó Céilleachair | Ireland | 2018 |  98mins | Cert: CLUB  | Winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature – Dingle International Film Festival

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