- Film & TV
- 25 Apr 22
A new series of documentaries, Home Is Where The Hearth Is, are premiering as part of the event.
Kells' Courthouse will be hosting ‘Last Call,’ an intimate night dedicated to live music in Co. Meath on May 28. Attendees will witness the premier of a collection of films entitled ‘Home is where the Hearth is,’ a series of documentaries shot around the county which showcase the Traditional Irish Music scene during the first week following Covid-19 pub closures.
The event will also showcase a new photography exhibition by local artist John Sheridan. The exhibition will continue to run until June 18, following ‘Last Call.’
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A night of music and dancing follows the documentary watch party, with local talent headlined by The Lost Brothers, an Irish singer-songwriter duo whose successful rescheduled tour through Ireland the the UK just wrapped, cementing the praise for their sixth studio album, After The Fire After The Rain.
Other musical guests include Farah Elle, a Libyan-Irish musician with a prowess for expressing fervent emotions through her authentic, soulful sound, and ¼ of the Dublin group Lankum, Daragh Lynch. Elle’s recent single, ‘Play It By Ear,’ was featured in Hot Press’ New Irish Songs to Hear This Week.
Lynch has been a steady advocate for the heart of Dublin city for over two decades as the artist has involved himself in various political, artistic and musical projects. Since the pandemic, Lynch has dipped his toes into exploring his songwriting skills, with a newfound penchant for the psychedelic sonic atmosphere.
Local poet and publisher Peter Fallon, a Loughcrew local and founder of The Gallery Press, will perform as well, featuring work from his extensive archives which have been published around the world.
Meath’s deep link to Sean-Nós singing will be fortified through a performance by An Chéad Ghlúin Eile’s Étáin agus Máire Ní Churraoin, native Irish singers and sisters who have sung together since their adolescence. The traditional Irish bodhrán will be played by award-winning musician Aimee Farrell Couartney while the fiddle will be exquisitely fiddled by Bernadette Nic Gabhann with the help of a dance performance by Jack Lynch.
‘Last Call’ will conclude with a discussion from Meath playwright and producer Deirdre Kinehan surrounding the arts in the county.
The event will be funded by the Local Live Performance Scheme, run by the Meath Arts Office, and produced by Meath-centred arts company SoFFt Productions. Tickets for ‘Last Call’ are €16 and on sale now.