Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Canucky Musical Awesomeness :D

Some more films for your enjoyment:

This lighthearted, animated short is based on the song "The Log Driver's Waltz" by Wade Hemsworth. Easily one of the most often-requested films in the NFB collection, Kate and Anna McGarrigle sing along to the tale of a young girl who loves to dance and chooses to marry a log driver over his more well-to-do competitor. Driving logs down the river has made the young man the best dancing partner to be found.


{this next one will probably raise some hackles because of some of the historical claims and the parts where "The Celts" are lumped into one homogenized group. Please keep in mind that I am posting this film for its musical and cultural value.}

Celtic Spirits

In this feature-length documentary, two Cape Breton musicians visit Ireland and Scotland in search of their musical roots. Diving deep into Cape Breton music – from the past and present – Celtic Spirits also offers an intimate look at life in the region.




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Margelaene said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I am deeply impressed with the film, it's really beautiful, bright and full of interesting facts. And music, music!!! I am in love with celtic culture, especially the music.
Thanks again!

bek said...

Agreed! Especially enjoyed after the books I've been reading :)