Award Winning in Kathmandu

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.