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Phil Kieran

The Quiet Land

Phil Kieran

Phil Kieran has created newly scored music to accompany archive film ‘The Quiet Land’ for this year's festival.

The Quiet Land seems an unlikely name for a place in the midst of violent conflict. In contrast to media images experience a timeless mystical and mythical vision.

Travel from dawn until dusk and delight in the rhythms of nature and traditional crafts. The only hint of dispute is an architectural battle between a classical husband and gothic wife, giving birth to Castle Ward. What is left out of this beautiful film makes it as fascinating as its story is enchanting.

With footage from Antrim, Antrim Coast, Armagh, Belleek, Boa Island, Carnlough, Castleward, Castlewellan, Co. Down, Cultra, Dunluce Castle, Fermanagh, Giant's Causeway, Glenariff, Glens of Antrim, Lough Erne, Lough Melvin, Mourne Mountains, Mournes, North Coast, Northern Ireland, Portglenone, Strabane, Strangford Lough, Waterfoot, White Island and White Park Bay.

Watch the film now on Vimeo:


Phil Kieran is a music producer and DJ who works extensively worldwide. During his 23 year career he has contributed to the Arts through 5 studio albums, 75 single/Ep releases. He has appeared on 162 albums and has been credited on 286 individual works including remixes for Depeche Mode.

Phil's music appears on film and TV (Killing Eve, Rough, Oliver Jeffers BBC, Damages, Hollyoaks) and commercial campaigns (Gucci, Belfast City Council). Phil Kieran's album “Life Cycling” is shortlisted for “best album” for the Northern Ireland Music Prize 2020. His last album was featured in the Irish Times, Guardian and BBC NI.

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Funded by Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive, supported by the Department for Communities. Project managed by Strand Arts Centre.

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