It’s the perfect watch on Christmas Eve.
The team behind Cork’s premiere fireside-folk festival, Quiet Lights, has released a magical short film featuring a host of city landmarks.
A City Under Quiet Lights Vol II, by filmmaker Myles O’Reilly, is available to stream on YouTube now.
Filmed over the course of the 2022 festival, A City Under Quiet Lights Vol II is a captivating cinematic journey that invites the world to explore the heart and soul of Cork City through the lens of music and culture, with live performances by Jim Ghedi, Cinder Well, Martin Hayes, Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin, Máire Carroll, and Niamh Bury.
The film, shot, and directed, by O’Reilly, captures intimate, one-song performances by the artists set against the backdrop of these cherished Cork landmarks:
- St. Luke’s – Jim Ghedi – Ah Cud Hew
- St Fin Barre’s Cathedral – Cinderwell – Overgrown
- St. Luke’s – Martin Hayes – An Braon Báisti
- Coughlan’s – Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin – Embrace The New Day
- Triskel Christchurch – Máire Carroll – Piano Étude No.6 by Philip Glass
- Grand Parade Ferris Wheel – Niamh Bury – Who Am I
“I especially loved roaming the North side of the city, more familiar to visitors as the view from Patrick’s Bridge of the hundreds of terraced houses lined along hilltops adorned with church steeples.” said the filmmaker.
“And what a pleasure it was to hear and feel so much music again. To roam from street to street, artist to artist. Taking it all in.
“Then sitting by the River Lee at dusk, it’s waters coursing through the cupped hands of urban, house-filled hills. Fairy lights on the horizon. Each distant lantern, an inviting home to roost. I could go on but will let the film do the talking!”