Past screening

Natural Grace: Irish Music & Martin Hayes

Directed by: Art Ó Briain
Runtime: 1hr 18min Year: 2012
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Directed by: Art Ó Briain
Runtime: 1hr 18min Year: 2012
Country: Ireland
Last Screened: Thu 22nd Nov 2012

Filmed over a two year period, Art Ó Briain presents an up close and personal portrait of master fiddler Martin Hayes.

DocHouse is partnering with the Irish Film Festival to present the London Premiere of Natural Grace: Irish Music & Martin Hayes.

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.