The British Library have just finished cataloguing the films from last year’s International Folk Music Film Festival, Kathmandu, Nepal and they are now searchable in the online catalogue in collection C1516. This is the listing for About A Band.
The three day festival with the theme “Music for Life, Music for Survival” was hosted by the Music Museum of Nepal in Kathmandu between Friday 25th and Sunday 27th November 2011. Each day was dedicated to a different foreign musicologist.
About A Band was chosen by an international panel of judges to receive a commendation award at International Folk Music Film Festival 2011 in the longer film category.
The 43-minute documentary About A Band, Directed by Jim Hickey, features the Columcille Ceilidh Band which uniquely includes musicians with and without learning disabilities. The band is based at the Columcille Centre in Edinburgh.