Announcing a new short film…
‘A City Under Quiet Lights’
Produced by Islander and directed, filmed & edited by Myles O’Reilly
Premiering at The Everyman, Cork
1.30pm, Saturday 19th November
As part of Cork International Film Festival 2022
“A City Under Quiet Lights” is a new short film showcasing Cork, and a selection of the artists who performed at Quiet Lights 2021 – a unique winter festival celebrating contemporary folk and traditional music in Ireland.
Produced by Islander and directed, filmed & edited by Myles O’Reilly, the film features recorded performances from Lisa O’Neill, Junior Brother, Rachael Lavelle, Laura Quirke & Joshua Burnside, Niamh Regan, and Caoimhín Ó Rallaghaigh, Kate Ellis & Caimin Gilmore, in some of Cork city’s most iconic locations – The Shandon Bells, The Shakey Bridge, The Everyman, Crawford Art Gallery.
Speaking of the new film, Myles says:
“A City Under Quiet Lights” is a love letter to Cork City. The film takes place during ‘Quiet Lights’ music festival in November 2021. I was there to capture live performances from six different acts performing at unique locations across the city. I used each session to soundtrack what I saw through my lens as I spent a generous amount of time moving between every venue, watching the city and its people. Immersing. There was a noticeable sense of joy in the air. It was the first winter out of Pandemic restrictions, and the air was thick with a palpable celebratory feeling. A renewed vigour, bustle and excitement. A sparkle like no other year. Cork was a city rejoicing in a return to glorious normality. Buskers on every corner, families out walking and shopping together, taking selfies beside the giant Santa, stopping for a spiced beef sambo or cheese & onion potato pie, everywhere Corkonians were making the most of their freedom. Getting on famously with enjoying themselves. The music and songs I filmed helped capture that feeling in a bottle.”
The film premieres as part of the ‘Pure Cork’ Irish Shorts competition, at the 67h Cork International Film Festival, 1.30pm Saturday 19th November 2022, at The Everyman, Cork. Full details available at corkfilmfest.org
Islander also recently announced the return of Quiet Lights festival for 24th – 27th November 2022. The line-up includes some of the most exciting names of a new wave of Irish and International folk, traditional, and experimental talent, that are quietly forging new paths, recollecting old tales, and creating new stories.
The Festival programme includes Martin Hayes, John Francis Flynn, Aoife Nessa Frances, Elaine Howley, Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin, Rachel Lavelle, Molly O’Mahony & many, many more. A full line-up of talks and conversations are also to be announced soon.
Tickets are on sale now: https://www.quietlights.net/
Quiet Lights Festival 2022 Line-Up…
MARTIN HAYES • JOHN FRANCIS FLYNN • AOIFE NESSA FRANCES • ELAINE HOWLEY • EOGHAN Ó CEANNABHÁIN • AOIFE NÍ BHRÍAIN • RACHAEL LAVELLE • CINDER WELL • MOLLY O’MAHONY • THE BONK • POOR CREATURE • ELAINE MALONE • RAELACH RECORDS • MYLES O’REILLY’S AMBIENT PHARMACY • DIARMUID Ó MEACHAIR • MÁIRE CARROLL • NIAMH BURY • ORA COGAN • CUAR • NIAMH O’BRIEN • MATTHEW XAVIER CORRIGAN • SLAPBANG + more to be announced