Celtic Women in Music Excerpts from filmed interviews with a selection of Ireland's most celebrated women musicians, filmed in Ireland, October 2000.
After a quick visit to my own home in West Cork, Ben
and I travelled all over Ireland to
film conversations with fourteen of Ireland's most celebrated musicians,
representing many styles of Irish music. See travel diary and photos here.
Full transcriptions of in-depth interviews
with over 30 Celtic women musicians, across the Celtic
diaspora, can be read in Volume One of Celtic Women in Music (1999), available on Amazon.com
Over 75 Celtic Women musicians were interviewed for this project.
Volume Two remains unpublished due to publishing mergers and changing times, especially after September 2001.
bring great comfort when we feel wrapped in the warmth, intelligence,
and skill of talented artists.
Each time our attention is captured
by good musicians we make new discoveries about the spirit of
humanity, in the
poetry of songs and in original combinations
of rhythms and melodies. These talented women present us with an intimate experience
of the inner workings of Celtic culture, especially in Ireland.
Read the diary here:
Executive Producer, Darby Shields
Producer and Interviewer, Mairéid Sullivan
Cinematographer, Joe Edwards
Sound Engineer, Ben Kettlewell