Solas: Awakening Ireland
What a wonderful opportunity it was for me to write music for this beautiful film; Solas: Awakening Ireland as part for the 2021 St. Patrick’s Festival, sponsored by TikTok.
It was directed by the extraordinarily talented Luke Leslie; full credits below!
A nationwide series of illuminations, which will see many of Ireland’s most beautiful rural locations and urban landscapes immersed in light.
Locations featured in Solas: Awakening Ireland include the GPO and the Mansion House in Dublin, Trim Castle in Meath, Powerscourt Waterfall in Wicklow, Athenry Castle in Galway, Grianán of Aileach in Donegal and many more. These iconic locations and buildings will be illuminated with projections of reimagined, contemporary Irish imagery such as Ogham lettering, phrases and typography.
Festival Producer Neil Burke
Project Lead Callum Buchanan
Director Luke Leslie
Director of Photography Andrew Cummins
Editor Peter Madden
Head of Production Tony Killeen
Production & Logistics Coordinator Darren Murphy
Production & Licensing Coordinator Steph Farrell
Outdoor Event & Broadcast Coordinator David ‘Spud’ Murphy
Lighting Design and Install Tom Rohan EventCo
Lighting Design Powerscourt Waterfall Conor Biddle
Second Unit Camera Kev L Smith
Project Assistant Chloe Tully
Drones The Drone Guys
Photographer Donal Healy
Covid Compliance Officers Siobhan Buffini, Niall Barrett
Site Managers Ronan Conroy, Adam Fitzsimons
Paul Kelly, Colm Robinson, Susan Collins, Keith Newman
Simon Kennedy, Keith Newman ,Brian Murray, Gus McDonagh
Rob Usher, Gunter Bleikss, Kevin Dermody, Tony Gunning
Paul Grace, Dougie McConnon, Matthew Kilmurry, Ulick McAvaddey, Sam Mulcahy
Composer Jonathan Casey
Script Writers Leah Leslie Luke Leslie Gary Duggan
Voiceovers Aoibheann McCann Patrick McBrearty
Lighting EventCo Session Hire
Solas: Awakening Ireland is commissioned by St. Patrick’s Festival and supported by TikTok.