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About A Band

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Jim Hickey

Synopsis

The documentary About a Band features Edinburgh's Columcille Ceilidh Band which includes musicians with learning disabilities.

The filmmakers follow the band playing at a variety of venues in Scotland as well as at workshops for people with learning disabilities. Interviews with the band members show their working relationship and the creative tensions that exist within any band.

The joyous sounds of the ceilidh music are interwoven with these personal tales, giving a true sense of just how important the band is in their lives.The film includes an interview with Ian McCalman of Scotland's top folk band McCalmans and a sequence in which distinguished Scottish folk musician and composer Phil Cunningham plays with the band at a rehearsal.

Details

Year
2011
Type of film
Features
Running Time
43 mins
Format
HDV
Director
Jim Hickey
Producer
Robin Mitchell
Editor
Jim Hickey, Robin Mitchell
Director of Photography
Jim Hickey, Robin Mitchell
Sound
William Norquay

Production Company

Cadies Productions/Freedonia Films
84 West Bow (Victoria Street)
Edinburgh EH1 2HH
UK

T +44 (0)131 225 6745

robin@cadies.co.uk
http://www.cadies.co.uk
http://www.freedoniafilms.co.uk