Past Film Showings

A showcasing of County Clare born, Mike Hanrahan’s, film
“The Ballad of the Crimson Warrior”

September 10th 2022

Written by Mike Hanrahan and dedicated to the creative women and men of our great Irish cultural revolution, 1890 to 1922. They were both rebel and innovator, writer and fighter who challenged a nation to reawaken its own spirit. This often turbulent yet extremely innovative period of Irish history is a fascinating study on the rebirth of a culture after centuries in chains.

The Ballad of The Crimson Warrior is a musical narrative of original music and traditional tunes with a backdrop of stunning portraits of the revolutionary years by Irish artist Mick O Dea.

Recorded and filmed by Aldoc at Aras Chronain and supported by Culture Ireland. This event is in partnership with our affiliate Phoenix Ennis Sister City who are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2022. They will host a conversation with Mike afterwards to include the inspiration for the film, his music career in Stockton’s Wing and his most recent culinary projects. Mike’s full bio is here”