The Bridge Rising (An Drochaid) featuring Arthur Cormack and Mary Ann Kennedy
Dates Showing: Sunday 26 January
Show Times: 19:30
In a new collaboration between Celtic Connections and Glasgow Film Festival, this music/film double bill centres on the premiere screening of feature-length An Drochaid/The Bridge Rising, a lively documentary about the ten-year battle against the Skye Bridge tolls. A Scottish/Canadian co-production previously broadcast in shorter form on BBC Alba, with the full cinematic story supported by Creative Scotland, it follows the many twists and turns of events through the words of the protagonists themselves, from protesters to prosecutors, engineers to financiers, politicians to police officers, uncovering several surprises in the telling. The film’s score, by leading Cape Breton composer and guitarist Scott MacMillan, features his fiddle-wielding compatriot Colin Grant alongside Scotland’s Angus MacDonald, Arthur Cormack, and Mary Ann Kennedy, as well as MacMillan himself. Heralding the soundtrack’s album release, they’ll perform excerpts ahead of the screening, which will be followed by a Q&A session.
Tickets cost £12 full price / £10 concession / £1 off for CineCard holders.