Setting off from Connemara, traditional singer and producer Macdara Yeates meets with acclaimed sean-nós singer Sarah Ghriallais and acclaimed actor Olwen Fouréré, daughter of Yann Fouréré, in their adopted home of Connemara, to discuss his life and work and the theme of exile in the Connemara song tradition.
In Brittany, Macdara meets with Breton singer Clarisse Lavanant to discuss modern Breton regionalism and its expression in song and the influence of Fouéré on the culture and language of the region.
Following the screening, Sarah Ghriallais and Clarisse Lavanant will take part in a discussion and live performance.
Directed by Bob Gallagher
Produced and Curated by Macdara Yeates
*Please note that all Abair screenings will be available to view on SPF TV until March 26th
ABAIR is an annual multimedia project exploring the oral traditions of Ireland taking place as part of the St. Patrick’s Festival. Now in its fourth year, the 2022 programme looks to our closest neighbours in Scotland, Wales, France and Spain to examine their place in Irish song and story.