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The Silver Branch - Follow Up

2018-04-22

A few weeks ago we chatted with Katrina Costello about her documentary, A Silver Branch.
An uplifting and emotional celebration of people and place, which captures the delicacy of the natural world; the heart and soul of a farmer-poet, Patrick McCormack; and the ancient rural spirit of Ireland which stands behind him. The Story is centred around Patrick and the land, The Burren, Western Ireland. A wild place where Mesolithic tombs, famine villages and present day small rocky fields are like jewels telling of our long human story on these hills. Patrick longs to farm in the quite pace his ascendants did. But his life gains a different momentum when he’s called to Battle in the Supreme courts to decide on the fate of this iconic wilderness

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 3.15MB - Duration: 13:46 m (32 kbps 44100 Hz)



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