Documentary about Clonmany story-teller Charles McGlinchey to be screened tonight

first_imgFollowing a sold-out premiere last November, ‘The Last of the Name’, the documentary about Charles McGlinchey, the Clonmany story-teller, will be screened in the Colgan Hall, Carndonagh tonight at 8.15pm. The film is directed by Culdaff’s father-daughter team of Paul and Kate McCarroll. They are assisted by a talented local team, including Seamus O Donnell, Greta McTague, and Paul Kelly in the role of McGlinchey.The film also includes the finest of Inishowen music – with compositions from Finbarr Doherty, Tom Byrne, and the Henry Girls. According to Kate McCarroll, “this is a really important Inishowen story, and the nicest thing for us is to be allowed to make a film about it. And even better – to do so with a team who are almost all from the locality. From the music to the acting, it’s a magical array of talent!”The film traces the book from its inception, to the role played by Ireland’s literary giants, Seamus Heaney and Brian Friel, in its publication. A number of key individuals are interviewed, including Des Kavanagh, Nollaig Mac Congail, Marius Harkin and Margaret Farren.The impact and significance of the work – particularly with regard to the Irish Language – are examined, as is its legacy: from the McGlinchey Summer School to a recent Multi-media interpretation. According to Paul McCarroll, “We were really happy and surprised with the response at the premiere. A lot of people have been asking about additional screenings, so it’s great to have these dates arranged. And we’re hoping to release the film on DVD in July.”Tickets at €7 are available from Fintan’s Newsagent and on the door.Documentary about Clonmany story-teller Charles McGlinchey to be screened tonight was last modified: June 10th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Carndonaghcharles mcglincheythe last of the namelast_img

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