Jameson Dublin International Film Festival premieres 'Ballymun Lullaby'


8th February 2011

Ballymun Lullaby, an independent film by Frank Berry, will be premiered on Saturday 19th February as part of The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. The film documents Music Director, Ron Cooney and children from the Ballymun Music Programme as they prepared for the recording of the ‘Ballymun Lullaby’ CD.

The Ballymun Music Programme is a very successful initiative of the DIT Community Links programme.  Led by the inspirational Cooney, this unique programme provides a pathway for participation in the arts for children from all schools in Ballymun.  Its newly opened Music Room at St. Joseph’s School is home to recorder classes; choirs; string groups; brass, wind and blues bands, with daily rehearsals taking place at 8 am!

In 2008, the Ballymun Music Programme, in association with City Arts Tower Songs, invited composer Daragh O’Toole to write an original suite for the youth orchestra and choir.   Recorded in 2009, the CD comprises four songs for choir and orchestra, performed by children from the Ballymun Music Programme with the RTE Concert Orchestra.


In this unique documentary film, independent film maker Frank Berry captures all those involved in the Ballymun Music Programme behind the scenes and during rehearsals, as well as in recordings and performances.

'Ballymun Lullaby' will be premiered on Saturday 19th February at 6.30pm in Cineworld, 17 Parnell Street. Tickets cost €10 and are currently on sale from www.jdiff.com




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