Celtic Media Festival

2020

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Slán leis an gCeol

A lyrical portrait of a brilliant yet tormented artist, Slán leis an gCeol explores the complexities of a talented and philosophical man. Tony MacMahon, one of Ireland’s most remarkable traditional musicians, was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s and is losing his ability to play. The loss of his creative voice is killing his spirit and has led him to prepare for death through assisted suicide. Delving deeply into his mental anguish, the film reveals a story of euphoric highs and devastating lows through a long battle with bipolar disorder wherein he tried to use his creativity to turn darkness into light



Title
Slán leis an gCeol
Title in English
Farewell to Music
Entry Category
Arts
Produced By
Rúnda Productions
Producer
Cathal Ó Cuaig
Directed By
Cathal Ó Cuaig
Production Partners
BAI, RTÉ, Creative Europe MEDIA
Broadcaster
RTÉ