Continuing Traditions, a film by Dónal Ó Céilleachair
Saturday / Dé Sathairn
Bigí linn for this screening of Continuing Traditions a film by Dónal Ó Céilleachair/Anú Pictures. Introduction by Dónal followed by screening of film. Running Time: 80 minutes
Acclaimed Indian classical musician and composer Ustad Wajahat Khan and renowned Irish musician and composer Peadar Ó Riada come together in a unique exploration of the shared musical heritage of their beloved native traditions. Aíonna speisialta: Maria Simonds Gooding and Peadar Ó Riada.
GAEILGE: Buaileann ceol clasaiceachIndiach le ceol traidisiúnta na hÉireann. Scannán léirithe ag Anú Pictures agusceol le Ustad Wajahat Khan & Peadar Ó Riada.
In 1981, members of the renowned Ustad Imrat Khan Indian classical music family travelled to the West Cork village of Cúil Aodha. They were invited to perform at the 10th anniversary commemorations of Irish composer Seán Ó Riada. The events were officially opened by President Patrick J. Hillery and attended by leading national and international musicians, cultural figures and dignitaries. Now, 40 years later, Ustad Wajahat Khan and Peadar Ó Riada have come together to continue the conversation through a creative collaborative exploration of what their respective traditions share in common and what makes them so radically different. For these master musicians this is an exploration firmly rooted in a mutual heritage of musicianship and composition modulated through structure, melody, rhythm and time. Compiled from over 40 hours of footage, filmed over a two-year period, Continuing Traditions intimately captures the creative process, charting the birth and evolution of two new compositions, from their initial conception through meticulous arrangement and rehearsal, right through to their first public performance.