03 - 10 Aug. 2012

A thought of Sligo - Yeats on Film: The Art of Ireland and W. B.Yeats - A Tribute

A thought of Sligo – Yeats on Film

‘Tread Softly’…a Season of Yeats Festival.

This programme is presented in collaboration with the Irish Film Institute and is drawn from the collections of the IFI National Irish Film Archive.

Friday, Aug.03 at 6pm
Friday, Aug. 10 at 6pm

€4 admission price

The Art of Ireland
Directed by Paul Noble, 1950s, 20 mins

Written and narrated by artist and close personal friend to Jack B. Yeats, Brian O’Doherty. The documentary, The Art of Ireland traces the development of visual art and architecture in Ireland through history. This documentary includes some beautiful imagery of the works of artists such as Jack B. Yeats, Frederick Burton and

W. B.Yeats – A Tribute
Directed by George Fleischmann & J. D. Sheridan, 1950, 21 mins

Narrated by Cyril Cusack, with the poems of W.B. Yeats, which are read by Michael MacLiammoir and Siobhan McKenna. Yeats’s poems are set against the backdrops of the cities where he had lived, Dublin and London. Also his poems are set against the visually arresting imagery of the county that he loved so much, Sligo.


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