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CINEGAEL/Bob Quinn Films

 
CINEGAEL/Bob Quinn Films are available on DVD from this site!

 

(Including The Atlantean Quartet, Poitin, Vox Humana, Budawanny, ConTempo Goes West, Cloch,etc.)


Budawanny

links for ordering

Atlantean

 

BOB QUINN FILMS (selection)

 
 
POITíN
Drama - The first feature film in the Irish language. With Cyril Cusack, Niall TóibIn and Donal McCann.
Subtitled (Colour, 65 mins) 1977
* DIGITALLY REMASTERED ON 35MM IN 2007 with music by Bill Whelan
 
ATLANTEAN QUARTET
comprising
Atlantean Trilogy
3 seminal documentaries on Ireland's maritime relationship with the Orient.
Jacob's TV & Film Award (
(Colour, 3 x 50 mins) 1981/84)
Atlantean: Navigatio
Completing the Circle. Via the Baltic and the Russian rivers, the musical connection between the Irish and the Tatars. Also, how Charlemagne would not have existed without Arab silver.
( Colour, 50 mins) (1998)
 

(Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoire) With Seán Bán Breathnach and John Arden.
Drama (Colour, 56 mins) (1975)
DIGITALLY REMASTERED NEW VERSION NOW AVAILABLE.
 
(notes for a small opera) 80 mins col. A celebration of choral music and homelessness.
With Luke Cauldwell, Audrey Corbett & the Galway Baroque Singers. (2008)
 
BUDAWANNY
A 'silent movie'. Best actor award for Donal McCann at Troia Festival.
Drama (Colour / B & W, 80 mins) (1987)

CLOCH
'Stone' - a film evocation of the art of stone carving.
International Art Critics Selection
( Colour, 25 mins) (1975)
How a young string quartet from Bucharest became Galway's Quartet in Residence.
Colour, subtitled, 50 mins (2005)

THE FAMILY
Documentary on the 'Screamers' in Donegal. RTE locked the film in a drawer and refused to show it for 14 years. (Colour, 27 mins) (1979)
 
SPLANC DEIREADH NA GAELTACHTA
(The Last Spark of the Gaeltacht) History of the Civil Rights movement in Galway, with Donncha Ó h-Éallaithe. (Gael Media, Subtitled, 50 mins) (2000)

THEY'LL NEVER SHOW THAT!
Renowned investigative journalist Joseph Mac Anthony details how he revealed corruption in the Dublin Planning Process and had to leave Ireland with his family for Canada. In conversation with Bob Quinn. (2006)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DAMHSA AN DEORAí
(The Emigrant Dance)
For the Irish emigrant masses of the 'fifties the Galtymore ballroom, London was their refuge when the Irish bourgeoisie abandoned them. Why did the emigrants put up with it? In 2005 after over fifty years of service the ballroom was demolished. Where will the coming diaspora dance? With Seosamh Ó Cuaig.
(Gael Media, Colour, subtitled, 50 mins) (2004)

 

Documentary on Donal McCann, 'the world's greatest actor™ - Newsweek.
This was his last public performance.
Prod. De Facto films. Colour, 50 mins (1999)
 
   


GAILLIMH DE DANANN.
    An archival gem made in 1980. The group, led by wondrous fiddler Frankie Gavin, give a session in Naughton's pub and on the canals of Galway. With Alec Finn, Jackie Daly, Ringo McDonagh and Maura O'Connell.
Gaillimh De Danann
 
The BISHOP'S STORY
Drama - with Donal McCann. The later version of Budawanny as originally scripted. With Tom Collins, De Facto Films
(35mm Colour / B & W, 80 mins) (1994)
 
 
GRACEVILLE
The story of the 'Connemaras' & Bishop John Ireland in Minnesota. With Seosamh Ó Cuaig
(Gael Media, Colour, 50 mins) (1997 )

AN CHÉAD LAOCH JAMES BRENDAN CONNOLLY

In 1896 James Brendan Connolly, son of emigrant parents from the Aran Islands won the first athletics* Gold Medal at the Athens Olympics. He also won silver for High Jump and bronze in the Long jump. He later set a world record for the long jump that stood for 13 years. A friend of president Teddy Roosevelt, he developed into a war correspondent and novelist. In his prime he was better known than Rudyard Kipling. This documentary celebrates his life. (colour 50 mins (2003)

* Strictly speaking, the first actual gold medal at the same inaugural Olympics was also won by an Irishman - John Pius Boland - for tennis!

POBAL IN BOSTON
(Conamara emigrants in the USA. 6 x 1/2 hour films) (1989)

POBAL IN DEUTSCHLAND x6
Conamara emigrants in Germany . 6 x 1/2 hour films (Available now: 'Morris Minor') (1990)
 
POBAL IN LONDON
Conamara emigrants in London (AVAILABLE NOW: Fly Tippers)
(Gael Media, 1987)
 
FÃG AN BEALACH (Coláiste na bhFiann) (1973)
 
A FILM BOARD FOR IRELAND
(with National Film Board of Canada) (1976)

HOOKER MUSIC
A series of six traditional music documentaries shot on board a Galway sailing boat (
the Hucaer or Bád Mór. Features De Danann, Stockton's Wing, Mary Bergin..Noel Hill,
Tony Linnane, Tomas MacEoin, plus Peadar Lambe (narr): the first Cruinniú na mBáid
in Kinvara. (1979)
 

 
LAST DAYS OF THE GAELTACHT
With Desmond Fennell. Spirit of the Festival award. Celtic Film Festival
(27 mins) (1980)

LILLIPUP
Experimental, Puppetry with painter Brian Bourke as well as Malachy Bourke, Jay Murphy, Pádraig Ó Carra.
( Colour, 20 mins) (1981)
 
LISTEN
Experimental, with composer Roger Doyle
( Colour, 27 mins) (1978)
 
MASTER MUSICIANS OF JAJOUKA
(The oldest Rock and Roll band in the World visits Conamara.
The beginnings of Atlantean. 30 mins. (1981)

MO BHEALACH FHEIN.
Immigrants to Conamara (1979)

OIREACHTAS NA NGAEL
(an chéad 'frith-Oireachtas' I gConamara. (1973

TURF BOATS OF KINVARA. The first Cruinniú na mBáid (1979)
 
VET ON THE ROCKS
The life of a Vet in Conamara. With Muiris O Scanaill. 30 mins. (1976)
 
AISLING GHEAL - Film Portraits of Josie McDonncha, Edward Delaney, RHA. (with Tomás O Neachtain), Tony MacMahon, Na h-Ancairí­, Flann O Riain, Pearse Hutchinson, (1980). Plus: A Jehovah in Galway (docu on Mairtín MacDonncha) (1980)
 
 

Fáilte go Conamara

 
 
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NEWS

The newly restored Atlantean Quartet of films

are now available on two DVDs in pristine 16:9 format.



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The Atlantean Irish 

 

Book & film quartet of films.

 

The historic connection between Ireland & the Orient

 

The first episode can now be viewed on 'Dailymotion'


 


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NEWS
'Kill your Darlings' , a newish novel by Bob Quinn, is now available at Kindle Store.
 
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Available at  www.conamara.org
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