DocHouse is partnering with the Irish Film Festival to present the London Premiere of Natural Grace: Irish Music & Martin Hayes.
Filmed over a two-year period, Art Ó Briain's documentary is an important and evocative exploration of an icon of Irish music who is playing a pivotal role in its evolution in the twenty-first century. Natural Grace is a musical journey into the heart and style of one of contemporary Ireland's great traditional fiddlers, Martin Hayes. We travel with him to his home in East Clare, to the USA and Japan, where we see and hear him in both informal and concert settings. The film reveals a fascinating character, an eloquent and articulate champion of the old and the new in Irish music, blending striking images of Irish nature with sensitive and diverse settings for his exquisite playing.
A Q&A with Director Art Ó Briain will follow the screening.
Note: Martin Hayes will be playing on Thursday 29 November at the Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith. Tickets available from www.irishculturalcentre.co.uk or 020 8563 8232.