I am happy to say the film Living the Tradition, produced with filmmaker Maarten Roos was nominated for the first WorldFilm.com Online festival. A festival of independent films.
We have been having a great response on Amazon too, with thousands of views. There were over 6000 views in June when we had our last stats! Have a look and read the reviews and watch if you haven’t already. We re-made the original to be shorter. It works beautifully. I do encourage you to go and write a review too so even more people watch it. Thanks!
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Of course the directors cut is a wonderful long journey, and if you still use DVD’s and love the cello it is well worth getting!
Living the Tradition is now available through MusicFilmWeb wo have added the film to their catalogue. Here’s a quote on the MFW site. Thanks to Andy Markovitz for his support and writing the kind words!
“This is Irish music stripped of blarney and jig, but still reverberating with politics, myth, liveliness, and loss – of love, of land, even of books (this is Ireland, after all). Throughout de Ziah remains true to her own quest to help keep these songs relevant for modern audiences and to do justice to their stories and settings, even if that means waiting out the rain to play them (this is Ireland, after all). When you’re there, I still recommend you take a bar stool and raise a glass to (and maybe buy a glass for) the local musicians who are also living the tradition and keeping it strong. When you’re home, de Ziah’s musical travelogue offers another avenue into that rich territory.”
read complete article HERE
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Very happy to announce the premiere of Living the Tradition in the U.K, in The Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford on the 6th November. If you are anywhere near, do try to make it!
email: email@example.com to book a ticket. And don't forget to come and say hello on the night!!
The film has been on Aer Lingus flights over summer, and will again be showing for the Chritmas holiday season. We have had some fantastic feedback, see below
19 August 2014: Hello from San Francisco. Just returned from Ireland on Aer Lingus and the 11 hour flight was made much less tedious when I found your film and wound up watching it twice…..really fine.
20 August 2014 (on Twitter): @ilsedeziah really enjoyed your film Living the Tradition on @AerLingus Dublin to Chicago..lovely arrangements of Irish Airs
30 August 2014: I thoroughly enjoyed watching your documentary musical on board my trip connecting from Barcelona to the US, not ashamed to admit, to the point where it brought me to tears. I liked the nice solemn scenes and string segments, …(and)… this deep-voiced gentleman in a university who sings without any instrument, but just his plaintive, lilting voice first in Gaelic and then in English. …… I watched it over again more than once on the plane.
30 August 2014: Kudos to Ilse de Ziah for Living the Tradition, which I had the pleasure to experience on Aer Lingus from Dublin to Boston US. Remarkably moving arrangements and artistry (which came through despite the jet engine noise).
We had a wonderful launch of our film Living the Tradition, and a great session afterwards! Looking forward to more showings soon!
Other great news, Aer Lingus will be including the film on their inflight entertainment over summer, and the Theatre on Demand group Gathr has started promo for it to be shown in America, so if you know anyone who wants to see it in any American town, let them know it is possible! See the Living the Tradition Gathr page here!
We are thrilled to announce the premiere and launch of Living the Tradition on the 17th May at 6.30. It will be shown in Midleton's Jameson distillery, Midleton, Co. Cork as the highlight event at a new festival in Midleton called Mid May Festival which celebrates arts in the community and the bringing together of artistic traditions past and present.
Tickets are €5 There are a limited amount of seats in the venue, and it's selling out fast so do buy soon! email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for ticket inquiries.
Look forward to seeing you!
Very excited, the trailer for Living the Tradition has now been made and the film will be released January 15, 2014. Have a look at our Living the Tradition website, and enjoy the trailer!
We are releasing a 96 minute documentary along with ten music videos. There will be a DVD and an online version available.
In the last week of this year, we will be pre-selling the DVD version for a reduced price, so stay tuned!