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"Song of Granite" revolves around the life of the great traditional Irish singer, Joe Heaney. The harsh landscape combined with the myths, fables and songs of his Connemara childhood helped shape this complex and fascinating character. Enigmatic and complex, Heaney’s devotion to his art came at a huge personal cost.
Pat Collins completed his first feature film "Silence" in 2012 and was released in cinemas last year by New Wave Films. Geoff Andrew, in selecting "Silence" as one of his top five films of 2012, called it a “touching love letter to the notion of home.”