Attending this event

Dermot Dunne

Dermot Dunne is an accordionist and a former winner of the RTE Musician of the Future competition. He graduated from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Kiev, Ukraine and follows a busy career as a performer and teacher in Ireland and internationally. He has performed with many musicians, including Pekka Kuusisto, Natalie Klein, Katherine Hunka and Ivan Monighetti and has recorded with various groups including Crash Ensemble, Lunfardia and the Farflung Trio.

Nick Roth

Nick Roth is an award-winning saxophonist, composer and producer. In 2017 he was artist-in-residence at the European Space Agency and in 2015 at the California Academy of Sciences and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. He is artistic director of the Yurodny Ensemble, a founding member of the Water Project, and a partner at Diatribe Records, Ireland’s leading independent record label for new music.

Cora Venus Lunny

Cora Venus Lunny is an improvising violinist, violist, vocalist and composer who has toured and recorded extensively. A member of Yurodny and Fovea Hex, she has worked with luminaries such as Nigel Kennedy, Damien Rice, Crash Ensemble, The Republic of Loose, Sinead O’Connor, Laura Sheeran and Niwel Tsumbu. Her own albums 1943 (2011) and Terminus: Conscientiae (2014), a spontaneously composed response to Bartok’s Solo Sonata, are available on Diatribe Records.

Dr Adrian Mantu

Dr Adrian Mantu is the cellist and founder of the RTÉ Contempo Quartet and teacher of cello and chamber music at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He is the winner of 16 international awards and has performed in over 2,000 concerts in 46 countries. He contributed to the film score for Trop Tard (1996) and recorded music for American TV show Band of Brothers (2001). New Airs is his latest album.

Films screening at this event

The Cohens and Kellys

Harry A. Pollard
Ernst Deutsch, Henny Porten, Ruth Weyher, Hermann Vallentin, Abraham Morewski, Grete Berger, Robert Garrison, Fritz Richard
96 min

This lively comedy of feuding Irish and Jewish families living side by side in the poorer quarters of 1920s New York is filled with stock characters played with great comic flair – the hard-working Jewish storekeeper (George Sidney), his anxious wife (Vera Gordon), the pugnacious Irish cop (Charlie Murray), and his feisty but warm-hearted wife (Cork-born Kate Price). Tensions between them reach a peak when the daughter of the Jewish family falls in love with the Irish family’s son.

Alongside multi-award-winning Irish accordionist Dermot Dunne, saxophonist Nick Roth, Artistic Director of the Yurodny Ensemble, leads the quartet that accompanies the film, with a score drawing lavishly on Irish and Jewish folk music traditions.

The film was jointly restored by the Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique and the IFI Irish Film Archive.