The Near Shore – a Scottish and Irish Cine-concert

Scotland • Film
25 Feb 2018— 26 Feb 2018

The Near Shore – a Scottish and Irish Cine-concert

Glasgow Film Festival and Dundee Contemporary Arts


Glasgow Film Festival, Trades Hall, 85 Glassford Street, Glasgow, G1 1UH
Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY

A programme of silent film work presenting perspectives on Scotland and Ireland by filmmakers from both countries with lively musical accompaniment by Irish players.

The Irish Film Institute in collaboration with Glasgow Film Festival and with Dundee Contemporary Arts present The Near Shore–  a Scottish and Irish Cine-concert. This programme of silent film work drawing on Scottish and Irish film heritage will be accompanied by Irish musicians. The programme will be presented first at the Glasgow Film Festival (25 February) and Dundee Contemporary Arts (26 February).

The Farm Below the Mountain (1958), a film made by Scottish amateur Ernest Tiernan in Co Leitrim, will be accompanied by Patrick Carayannis, Rodney Lancashire and Seamus Hernon. A programme of short films including: Ireland by Air starring Scottish aviatrix Winnie Drinkwater and the films of Desmond Leslie of the aristocratic Leslie Clan of Scotland will be accompanied by renowned avant-garde free-improvisational pianist Paul G. Smyth.

Image from: The Farm Below the Mountain, a film Ernest Tiernan