CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL

QUIMPER 2021

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Mera

On 4th April 2018, Manx harpist Mera Royle won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. This film explores Mera’s journey with music, from playing the penny whistle as a child, to learning the harp, winning the award and beyond. Mera’s music is part of the Manx folk and traditional music scenes which have grown significantly over the past decade. Hear from Dr Breesha Maddrell of Culture Vannin, an organisation with Manx culture at its heart, and Rachel Hair, Mera’s harp teacher of eight years, about how Manx folk music has grown and the significance of Mera’s contributions.



Title
Mera
Title in English
Entry Category
Short Form
Produced By
Dark Avenue Film
Producer
Bethany White and Patrick Crellin
Directed By
Patrick Crellin and Bethany White
Production Partners
I-Cap Marine
Broadcaster
YouTube