Monday 13th July, 3.30pm
Earagail Arts Festival in association with Regional Cultural Centre present
The Long Road To Glenties
Introduced by Danny Diamond & Conor Caldwell
In 1964 Pete Seeger travelled with his family to the remote Bluestacks mountains of Co. Donegal to spend a single day in the company of elusive folk music legend John Doherty. Now, 50 years on, in The Long Road to Glenties, a presentation by Danny Diamond and Conor Caldwell, archival film footage
of the meeting is revealed for the first time. Meeting in a caravan just outside the market town of Glenties, the Seegers spent a day filming and interviewing Doherty with the help of his friend and patron Malachy McCloskey and the English folk-music collector Peter Kennedy. This film footage is a lasting memorial to the unique bond formed between two musical figures who came from such different worlds, yet had so much in common. With thanks to the Seeger family, The Library of Congress and The Irish Traditional Music Archive.