72 mins – Ireland 2019 – Documentary – Dir: Aodh Ó Coileáin
Featuring: Tommy Tiernan, Máirtín O’Connor, and Rita Ann Higgins
A brand new feature-length documentary about Galway and the Arts as the City of the Tribes celebrates its status as European Capital of Culture 2020.
Every place on Earth has a weave, a pattern, a confluence of cultures, and Galway in the West of Ireland is no exception. Cumar (the Irish for Confluence) is an artistic exploration of Galway examining the myriad confluences which have shaped its unique cultural fabric. Filming was carried out over four seasons charting the city and county’s changing palettes, moods and weather fronts. Featured artists include writer Mike McCormack, poet Rita Ann Higgins, singer Róisín Seoighe, Macnas director Noeline Kavanagh, visual artist Padraic Reaney, musician Máirtín O’Connor and comedian Tommy Tiernan. These artists combine to give a refreshing, inspiring and often candid insight into the life of the artist in Galway.