SONG OF GRANITE is an artistic and universal feature film drama that will re-imagine the life of the great Irish singer and storyteller, Joe Heaney (1919-1984).
Heaney’s complex and fascinating story takes him from a pre-industrial upbringing in Connemara to the life of a respected folk singer in New York. But behind the mesmeric public performances was a man who had abandoned his wife and four children and who battled with his artistic calling.
Using archival footage and incorporating elements of folklore, SONG OF GRANITE unfolds with a quiet intensity, where poetic images reveal an absorbing meditation on tradition, performance and exile.
Director: Pat Collins
Writers: Pat Collins, Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde, Sharon Whooley
Producers: Alan Maher, Jessie Fisk, Martin Paul-Hus
Cast: Macdara Ó Fatharta, Mícheál Ó Confhaola, Jaren Cerf, Pól Ó Ceannabháín, Colm Seoighe