- This event has passed.
19th July, 2019
Documentary Film Screening
The Yellow Bittern: The Life and Times of Liam Clancy
Director Alan Gilsnan
Production Co. ‘Crossing The Line Films.’
Running time 95mins
The Yellow Bittern- the Life & Times of Liam Clancy is a revealing portrait of Liam Clancy, member of The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. This intimate, film charts the remarkable rise to fame of these devil-may-care Irish singers, from their small-town beginnings in County Tipperary in Ireland to the folk hey-day of Greenwich Village in the Sixties. The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem would go on to influence a host of popular artists from Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger to The Pogues, and become a powerful iconic presence on the Irish cultural map.
This documentary unveils the darker side of the man hailed by Bob Dylan as the greatest ballad singer of all time.
‘Liam Clancy is an icon. Irish people, thousands of them pack out every concert he plays and believe they know where Liam has come from, and what he’s about… but they don’t know the half of it’. Gilsenan.
Directed by acclaimed film-maker Alan Gilsenan, this biographical film reveals the true Liam Clancy.
The film was ‘Winner Best Documentary’, Irish Film & Television Awards 200.