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Experience the enchantment of craftsmanship and music with From a Forest to a Fiddle. This mesmerizing art-film which recently screened at the National Concert Hall captures Jim McKillop as he breathes life into wood, creating a fiddle in his rural workshop for the last time. The process was filmed by Filmmaker Patrick Conway over six months, revealing the alchemy behind each violin.

The film features a soundtrack of Zoë Conway’s own score, performed by Zoë on fiddle and John McIntyre on guitar and was inspired by the ancient ogham Irish alphabet, where each letter represents a native Irish tree, as well as a new Irish translation of a poem by renowned Dubliners fiddler, John Sheahan.

The screening will be followed by a live performance by Zoë and John and audiences can enjoy an exhibition in the foyer of An Táin Arts Centre before and after the show by artist Claire McAteer. The body of work is inspired by the film From a Forest to a Fiddle and explores music, shape, colour and texture from drawn printed collaged or painted images of trees, forest and instruments through to a piece entitled The Maker depicting Jim in his studio deep in his process.

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