Fíodhna’s Rendition of Traditional Air ‘Easter Snow’ makes it to the Big Screen

Maurice O’ Callaghan of ‘Destiny Films and Publishing’ enlists Fíodhna’s rendition of traditional air ‘Easter Snow’ as a sound track for the film ‘The Lord’s Burning Rain’, a story dealing with the horror and futility of war, featuring actors Jon Kenny and Jonathan Ryan. As part of the sound track, Fíodhna plays an A low whistle, commissioned by Colin Goldie and is joined by her father, Button Accordionist Bobby Gardiner and Seamie O’ Dowd on strings and guitar.

Co-arranged by Fíodhna and producer, Seamie O’ Dowd, “the air itself, ‘Easter Snow’ or ‘Sneachta na Cásca’ in Irish, is a reference to the blackthorn blossom which appears in the Springtime. The blackthorn is the opposite to hawthorn in that it bears its blossom before its leaves open, and the blossom time is usually quite close to Eastertide.”

“Fíodhna’s rendition of Easter Snow’ on low whistle, amplified by button accordion, strings and guitar provides the perfect closing coda to the film, The Lord’s Burning Rain”

(Maurice O’ Callaghan, Director of Destiny Films and Publishing).

Co-musicians on the film sound track  include John Lynch of the RTE Concert Orchestra, Ciarán Ó Gealbhain, Eilín Ní Bheaglaoich, Órna and Síona Loughnane and Jane Hughes.

The film premiers at the Cork Film Festival in the Cork Opera House on Sunday 10th November, 2013 at 2.00p.m. For the official trailer and synopsis of the ‘Lord’s Burning Rain’, watch the clip below:

The Lord’s Burning Rain – Official Trailer from Destiny Films & Publishing on Vimeo.

Thanks to Aodán Ó Dubhghaill, Head of RTÉ Lyric FM for the additional information on the origins of Easter Snow.

Traditional Music Concert in Mary Immaculate College – Ceolchoirm Tradisiúnta i gColáiste Mhuire gan Smál

seomra_caidrimh1Ar an gCéadaoin, 15 Feabhra,  bhailigh slua ollmhór le chéile chun taitneamh a bhaint as bua agus ealaín na gceoltóirí seo a leanas: Bobby Gardiner (Bosca Ceoil & mileoidean), Nóra Butler (Amhránaí), Eileen O’ Brien (Fidil) agus Eoghan O’ Sullivan (Giotár, An Fheadóg Mhór & An Bosca Ceoil). Do sheinn an Dr. Fíodhna Gardiner-Hyland in éineacht leo chomh maith ar an fheadóg stain.

B’iad An Dr Fíodhna Gardiner-Hyland (Oideolaíocht an Oideachais) agus Paul Collins (Roinn an Cheoil) a d’eagraigh an ócáid iontach seo. Bhain an slua an-taitneamh go deo as ceol agus amhránaíocht na gceoltóirí agus bhí atmaisféar thar a bheith speisialta le braith sa tSeomra Caidrimh an lá áirithe sin. Le h-aghaidh tuairisc iomlán  faoin Seomra Caidrimh in ‘Glaoch ón gColáiste’, téigh go dtí leathnach ‘Media’ anseo: http://www.fiodhnagardiner.com/media/seomra_caidrimh2

Fíodhna ar Radio na Gaeltachta – Clár ‘An Saol Ó Dheas’

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Sa Seomra Caidrimh i gColaiste Mhuire gan Smál, a rinne an Dr. Fíodhna Gardiner-Hyland, léachtóir san Oideachas, cur síos an- shuimiúil dúinn ar an taisteal atá déanta aici sa Mheán Oirthear agus seisiúin ceoil tradisiúnta in Abu Dhabi. Is í Helen Ní Shea ó Radio na Gaeltachta a chur Fíodhna faoi agalamh. Do shein sí fonn mall ”An Raibh tú ar an gCarraig” ag an deireadh.fiodhna9

Le h-aghaidh tuairisc iomlán ar an seó ‘An Saol Ó Dheas’, i gColáiste Mhuire gan Smál, téigh go dtí ‘Glaoch ón gColáiste’: http://friends.mic.ie/page/GlaochOct11/. Le h-aghaidh clip Fíodhna, téigh go dtí leathnach ‘Media’ anseo: http://www.fiodhnagardiner.com/media/