Dir. Pat Collins (2017), 104 minutes.
Enigmatic and complex, Joe Heaney was one of the greats of old style traditional Irish singing (sean nós). Shaped by the myths, fables and songs of his upbringing in Connemara, his emergence as a gifted artist came at great personal cost. Featuring performances from Colm Seoighe, Macdara Ó Fátharta, Jeren Cerf, Lisa O’Neill, Damien Dempsey, and sean nós singers Mícheál Ó Chonfhaola and Pól Ó Ceannabháin, and beautiful black and white cinematography, Song of Granite is a distinct portrait of Heaney’s life and a marvellous exploration of music and song.