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About A Band in The British Library

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The British Library have just finished cataloguing the films from last year’s International Folk Music Film Festival, Kathmandu, Nepal and they are now searchable in the online catalogue in collection C1516. This is the listing for About A Band.

The three day festival with the theme “Music for Life, Music for Survival” was hosted by the Music Museum of Nepal in Kathmandu between Friday 25th and Sunday 27th November 2011. Each day was dedicated to a different foreign musicologist.

About A Band was chosen by an international panel of judges to receive a commendation award at International Folk Music Film Festival 2011 in the longer film category.

The 43-minute documentary About A Band, Directed by Jim Hickey, features the Columcille Ceilidh Band which uniquely includes musicians with and without learning disabilities. The band is based at the Columcille Centre in Edinburgh.

 

Double Bill in Belgrade

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Both About A Band and Breadmakers have been selected for the 2012 BOSI FEST Belgrade International Film Festival For and By People with Disabilities. Both films will be screened on Tuesday 22nd May at 7pm and 8pm respectively.

BOSI FEST is an international film festival for and about people with disabilities which was organized for the first time in 2010. The festival's primary aim is to draw public attention to the art and possibilities of the participants, at the same time sending the message that disabled people should enjoy the same rights as other citizens.

More details HERE

 

Award Winning in Kathmandu

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About a Band has been chosen by an international panel of judges to receive a commendation award at International Folk Music Film Festival, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2011 in the longer film category.

The three day festival with the theme “Music for Life, Music for Survival” was hosted by the Music Museum of Nepal in Kathmandu between Friday 25th and Sunday 27th November 2011. Each day was dedicated to a different foreign musicologist.

The Festival is the first of its kind in Nepal.

The 43-minute documentary About a Band, Directed by Jim Hickey, features the Columcille Ceilidh Band which uniquely includes musicians with and without learning disabilities. The band is based at the Columcille Centre in Edinburgh.

About A Band YouTube clip.

 

About a Band: Kathmandu

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About a Band has been selected and will be screened at the Nepal Folk Music Film Festival in Kathmandu.

The three day festival with the theme “Music for Life, Music for Survival” will be hosted by the Music Museum of Nepal in Kathmandu between Friday 25th – Sunday 27th November 2011. Each day will be dedicated to a different foreign musicologist.

The festival is the first of its kind in Nepal.

 

About A Band - Paisley Screening

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About A Band will be screened at Paisley Arts Centre on Tuesday 13th September 2011 at 2pm.

The Columcille Ceilidh Band has a unique combination of musicians including a number of adults with learning difficulties. The joyous sounds of the ceilidh music are interwoven with personal tales and a true sense of just how important the band has been to the lives of its members. Watch a short clip here.

The screening is part of Glasgow Film Theatre's Great Scots on Tour project. About A band will be screened with the short film The Pedestrian.

To book tickets please access the online box office here.