IFI National are hosting a special screening of The Seasons accompanied by live music from Colm and Rossa Ó Snodaigh (members of Kíla) and harpist Cormac de Barra.
The Seasons, which was filmed in Kilkelly in 1935, returns to Co. Mayo with live accompaniment from Kíla musicians at 6.30pm and 8.30pm 15th November at the Linenhall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
The Seasons is an intimate diary of life in the little village of Kilkelly, Co. Mayo. Filmed in 1935 by amateur filmmaker Dr. John Benigus Lyons, it charts the social and agricultural life of the village over the course of the year. The film reels were only discovered by the filmmaker’s granddaughter in recent years and contain a remarkable record of traditional rural life including ploughing, sowing, harvesting, the schoolhouse, handball games, the Patron’s Day Fair and the blanket of snow at the end of the year.
Bookings can be made through the Linenhal Arts Centre, Castlebar Box Office on 094 902 373 with tickets costing €15 and €12 concessions.