O’Donoghue’s Opera

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This short film was made in 1965 by Ronnie Drew and The Dubliners along with many of their peers as a the precursor of a grand video (rather like Kanye West’s Runaway). The music didn’t do much for me, but I particularly liked the way the opening titles and closing credits were done on the film as they tried to keep film on track with no budget but lots of creativity. The additional professional credits at the end were put on by the film’s restorers in the late 1990s.

The Dubliners love affair with their city saw Ronnie Drew make a guide to Dublin later in their career.