A re-evaluation of the great composer and musician, Seán Ó'Riada, of whom the poet Thomas Kinsella said: "It is not often that a single person, however gifted, can alter the character of a nation's culture. Ó Riada managed to do this..."
This film tells the story of Ó Riada's life and work, using the composer's own words as transcribed from various writings, lecture notes and tapes. It is part historical document and part prophesy of the course of Irish culture.
llustration by Thomas Ryan. By Kind permission of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin