This intimate and revealing film documents the life of Tony MacMahon, one of Irelands most remarkable traditional musicians. An avant- guard and controversial broadcaster, Tony has lived a life full of contradictions. A lyrical portrait of a brilliant but tormented artist, ‘Slán leis an gCeol’ explores the complexities of an extremely talented and philosophical man, laying bare deep-seated troubles that lie just beneath the surface. Winner of the Celtic Media Award for best Arts Documentary in 2020 and and Prix CIRCOM 2020 winner in Music and Arts.

Director/ Producer Cathal Ó Cuaig
Cinematographer Seamus Deasy
Editor Ronnie Quinlan
Company Rúnda Productions
Broadcaster RTÉ 1 Television (Ireland)
Format 52′ Documentary
Year 2019

With the kind support of

RTÉ, BAI Sound & VisionCreative Europe MEDIA