Direction: George Morrisson
Music: Sean O'Riada

Although this is not specifically a music video, this famous piece of Irish film history comprises an equally famous musical score by the late Sean O'Riada, known for the influence he had on the course of Irish music through his work with traditional musicians who performed with his ensemble Ceoltoiri Cualann. The soundtrack, recorded by the Radio Eireann Symphony Orchestra with O'Riada conducting, has been available on CD before, but this is a chance to see and hear the whole. First released in 1960, the film chronicles the history of Ireland during the crucial years 1896-1918, and includes in particular footage made during the Easter Week uprising of 1916. An enclosed booklet provides an overview of the film sequences. This is an amazing document.

Rating: ****

Price: $33.99Recommended
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