It is said that ‘this world is only three feet from the Otherworld and in thin places is even less’.
It is these liminal, “thin” or ‘magic’ places that the Tan Ann series of short films seeks to recreate for audiences through a blend of puppetry, art, original traditional music and location. Tan Ann is an old Irish expression for ‘Once Upon a Time’ and these films take us on a journey over the threshold to a supernatural world of magic and storytelling based on Irish folklore & mythology.
This special event features the world premiere of these magical short films incorporating music, puppetry and landscape, which were developed last year in glór, will be introduced by the creative team and their puppets!
Nóta Stóta is a group comprising renowned traditional musicians Conal Ó Gráda (flute, whistle, mouth organ) and Benny McCarthy (accordions, mouth organ) alongside inimitable puppeteer Des Dillon.
Films in Tan Ann developed with support from The Arts Council. Supported for Cruinniú na nÓg 2022 by Creative Ireland Clare