From Irish Airs to Deep Space – Blackrock, Cork – 22/10/17

September 20, 2017 | Posted in Concerts, Film | By

Eventbrite - From Irish Airs to Deep Space

Who
From Irish Airs to Deep Space
When
Sunday, October 22, 2017
14:00 - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Castle Road
Blackrock, Cork, Ireland
Other Info
On Sunday afternoon 22nd October a serene event will take place at the Cork Blackrock Castle Observatory, bringing together the magic of Ilse de Ziah's cello playing and the elegant style of Maarten Roos' filmmaking. Two films will be featured, their award winning Irish music film Living the Tradition, followed by the exquisite Serene Universe with live voice over from Ilse de Ziah and music by William Zeitler. Between the films, Ilse will perform live on cello.
For an afternoon delving deep into space and being transformed by the journey From Irish Airs to Deep Space.
All ages welcome.
Living the Tradition, an Enchanting Journey into Old Irish Airs a film by Ilse de Ziah & Maarten Roos had its premiere at the first Midleton Arts Festival and went on to win best feature documentary in the Eerie International Film Festival.
Behind every Irish tune is an ancient tale of love and loss, of history and heroes. Living the Tradition is the journey of cello player and composer Ilse de Ziah around Ireland in a search for undiscovered secrets of ten Irish Airs. Along the way she meets with renowned Irish musicians, scholars and local characters who share with her the history and stories behind the music. Ilse performs each of these intensely beautiful pieces in the settings they were written. Filmmaker Maarten Roos captures the landscapes, the charm of the Irish people and the powerful resonance of the cello, creating a fresh account of Irish music and culture.
"Beautiful in every way. Ilse de Ziah and the artists she interviews plumb the depths of melancholy beauty in each of the ten airs they perform. An outstanding film."
Serene Universe by Maarten Roos is a unique film experience in which images of the cosmos and a beautifully composed soundtrack are intimately intertwined. Starting on our planet Earth, Serene Universe takes you out and into the Solar System, the Galaxy, Deep Space and finally your inner space.
"Beautiful to watch and calming to listen."

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Living the Tradition now available at MFW

October 22, 2014 | Posted in DVD, Film, Video | By

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

Do support us by renting or buying and enjoy watching this beautiful film!!

 

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Living the Tradition Film U.K. Premiere!

October 18, 2014 | Posted in Events, Film | By

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: team@livingthetradition.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: 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). LTT poster Oxford

 

 

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Living the Tradition premiere

May 20, 2014 | Posted in Film | By

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! 

lauch session

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Film Premiere of Living the Tradition

May 7, 2014 | Posted in Events, Film | By

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 midmay@outlook.com or info@livingthetradition.com for ticket inquiries.
Look forward to seeing you!
ltt premiere poster

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Living the tradition Trailer

December 17, 2013 | Posted in Film, Video | By

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!

 

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