Guth an Cheoil | The Voice of Music

This moving short documentary explores how music therapy has enhanced the world of a young Downs Syndrome boy James.

  • Andrew O Leary and Caoime Morrissey
    An Peileadóir
  • Caoimhe Morrissey
  • Caoimhe Morrissey and Andrew O Leary
  • Niamh Ní Cheinneide
    Key Cast
  • Edel Fox
    Key Cast
  • Karen McMahon
    Key Cast
  • James O’ Caoimh
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Guth an Cheoil
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student, Television
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
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    DIgital HD
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  • Nemeton TV Premiere
    May 15, 2019
    Irish Premiere
  • TG4
    December 16, 2019
    Irish TV Premiere
    Céad Seans
Director Biography - Andrew O Leary and Caoime Morrissey

While on the Waterford Institute of Technology and Nemeton TV postgraduate course, well known Clare musician Caoimhe Morrissey from Ennis decided to make the beautiful heart warming documentary 'Guth an Cheoil'. Her co-producer and editor Andrew O Leary was at the heart of a number of highly acclaimed films including his short documentary ‘An Peileadóir’. about six-time All-Ireland winning Cork Ladies Footballer Orla Finn. Andrew is now working with Nemeton TV.

Along with the other imaginative films from this year’s course, 'Guth an Cheoil' recieved rapturous applause at its premiere in Dungarvan and the filmmakers now look forward to a TG4 screening.

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Director Statement

The film explores how music therapy is having a powerful effect in the lives of those with additional needs. On the emotive journey we meet inspirational young James who is living with Downs Syndrome and learn about how his family are benefiting from the therapy that Minimusos offer.