The Civil War in Spain

Dates
  • Fri 18 Mar
  • Times
    2:00pm
    Ages
    All Ages
    Accessibility
    Please note that the Palatine Room is wheelchair accessible

    Supported by

    The Civil War in Spain

    Film Screening and Performance with Juan Pinilla and Joe Mulheron

    Setting off from Derry, traditional singer and producer Macdara Yeates meets traditional singer, songwriter and activist Joe Mulheron to discuss the Connolly Column, the brigade of Irish volunteers who fought against Franco’s army in the Spanish Civil War and their remembrance in the Irish song tradition.

    In Granada, Macdara meets with flamenco singer and commentator Juan Pinilla in Andalusia, the home of flamenco music and the first site of battle for the Connolly Column, to explore the wealth of Spanish songs from the Civil War period and to learn of the ruthless tactics employed by Franco’s regime to curtail and control Flamenco and broader Andalusian culture.

    Following the screening, Juan Pinilla and Joe Mulheron 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

      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.