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first_imghttp://vimeo.com/32349096ONCE again the Regional Cultural Centre brings history alive in a way that no other organisation can.And the latest is this stunning film….Down in the Valley. (click above to play) Directed by Letterkenny film-maker Aoife Foley, and produced by local history expert Ronan McConnell, Down in the Valley is a short but inspirational documentary on the traditional music and song of the Laggan and Finn valleys.Within this area of mixed religious backgrounds, song and music has always played an important role for both communities and transcended any divides.The local traditional style is unique, maybe not so much in technique, but in the fact that many of its practitioners could read music notation and would regularly compose tunes themselves.The film also contains extremely rare footage of the Finn Valley from 1960, focusing particularly on the Sessiaghoniell area. Featuring interviews, music, songs, and recitation from Billy McLean, Seamus Gibson, and Martin McGinley.Down in the Valley is one of 18 commissioned community films for the Sharing Stories Project by the International Fund for Ireland. To view the other films please call into the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny.http://vimeo.com/32349096© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDDTV VIDEO: A STUNNING FILM FROM THE FINN VALLEY was last modified: November 21st, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Down in the ValleuyDown in the Valleyfinn valleyLagan ValleuLagan ValleyRegional Cultural Centrelast_img read more