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The Whole Hog Video 8

THE HILLS ABOVE THE VALLEY | BALLYKNOCKAN | POULAPHUCA RESERVOIR

The Whole Hog Video 8
John Manners

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January 10, 2020

THE HILLS ABOVE THE VALLEY | BALLYKNOCKAN | POULAPHUCA RESERVOIR

Date: Apr 2016
Duration: 5:10
View Count: 1586

The Story of Ballyknockan, Co. Wicklow , Ireland, overlooking the Blessington Lakes (Poulaphouca Reservoir) “THE HILLS ABOVE THE VALLEY” with 5th generation stonemason David McEvoy & songwriter Barry Kinane.

Told by two Ballyknockan men from their experiences using photos, videos demonstrations and 10 song performances from Barry Kinane’s acclaimed CD “The Hills above the Valley”
David is a natural storyteller inheriting stories and “the gift of the gab” from generations of family before him. Barry also a great storyteller a quote from Irish Music Magazine: “Kinane has a rare gift of taking the stories of life and relatively recent history to weave magical musical tales that are like short stories of the highest quality”

See some clips from the famous Films made in Ballyknockan
PS I LOVE YOU, CAPTAIN BOYCOTT, WIDOW’S PEAK and THE LILAC BUS.
David McEvoy talks history from the beginning of The Ballyknockan Quarry’s and demand for stone to build Dublin city, David tells the storiesbehind famous landmarks in the village. Local songwriter Barry Kinane’s Ballads include a tribute to the famous Ballyknockan Brass band and how its legacy lives
on today.

See rare footage of underneath the Blessington Lakes hear the stories from the people who lived there in a short film at the interval.

To book this unique 2 hour talk and musical performance contact: barrykinane@gmail.com