ON FILM : A NIGHT WITH IRELAND’S FINEST MUSICIANS

WE WILL SING

IT WAS CHRISTMANS EVE, BABE

Every Christmas Eve, Dublin city shuts down in the early evening; retailers and publicans close their doors, shoppers and revelers leave town on the last buses...

 

But then something very special happens... something that was captured in WE WILL SING, the acclaimed live docu-gig produced in aid of The Peter McVerry Trust and The Simon Communities. The lo-fi fly-on-the-wall special beautifully documents what happened when Dublin closed its doors on the night before Christmas, only for the mother of all impromptu sessions to unfold in its most legendary music venue.

 

Texts were sent, word spread. Guitars arrived, a trombone, then a double bass. A string quartet walked in for good measure. Add a bunch of Ireland’s finest musicians, and the stage was set. 

 

Dublin-born, London-based director Scott Altman was in Whelan’s on that Christmas Eve. Sensing something special was about to happen, he picked up his camera and captured the night’s action on film. And what a night it was... and what a cast of all-stars.

Watch WE WILL SING: choose what you want to pay for it. Your amount will go directly to The Peter McVerry Trust and The Simon Communities to help in the fight against homelessness in Ireland.

ON FILM : A NIGHT WITH IRELAND’S FINEST MUSICIANS

WE WILL SING

IT WAS CHRISTMAS EVE, BABE… AFTER HOURS, ON FILM

In a new fly-on-the-wall live docu-gig, director Scott Altman presents what happened when Dublin – and its most legendary music venue – closed its doors on a winter’s night, only for the mother of all impromptu sessions to unfold.

 

WE WILL SING, the acclaimed lo-fi live docu-gig produced in aid of The Peter McVerry Trust and The Simon Communities, beautifully documents a very special night...

 

Texts were sent, word spread. Guitars arrived, a trombone, then a double bass. A string quartet walked in for good measure. Add a bunch of Ireland’s finest musicians, and the stage was set. 

 

Dublin-born, London-based director Scott Altman was in Whelan’s on the night. Sensing something special was about to happen, he picked up his camera and captured the night’s action on film. And what a night it was... and what a cast of all-stars.

 

Watch WE WILL SING: it’s free to watch, but please make a donation, which will go directly to The Peter McVerry Trust and The Simon Communities to help in the fight against homelessness in Ireland.

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MUSICIANSHIP & MAGIC

Musically, the Irish box above their weight. In ‘We Will Sing’, our homegrown stars - true musicians each and every one – produce knockout blow after knockout blow in a 12-round super-heavyweight bout. At its core, this film displays musicianship at its finest. Natural-born players and incomparable singers coming together, each knowing just where to step in and step out. Because you can’t fake musicianship.

WE WILL SING is an up-close, full-length gig of Irish all-stars, amongst whom an unspoken musical understanding abounds. This is about when real musicians come together and something magical happens. It’s musicians playing for each other, a ‘session' in the truest sense of the word, an unrepeatable after-hours gathering – raw, unplanned, up-close and in-your-face.

 

Welcome inside, to an unforgettable live music experience. This is Dublin. And we will sing...

 

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WE WILL SING is free to watch, but please make a donation – if you can –  directly to the Peter McVerry Trust and the Simon Communities to help in the fight against homelessness in Ireland.

 

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We Will Sing is free to view, but we ask you – if you can – to please make a donation of any amount to the Peter McVerry Trust or Simon Communities of Ireland, to help in the fight against homelessness.