Little John Nee’s The Tilt of the Sky Tour has been captured beautifully in a new short film by Donegal film-maker, Charlie Joe Doherty.
Following the introduction of restrictions as a result the Coronavirus pandemic, Earagail Arts Festival and An Grianán Theatre commissioned the renowned Donegal artist for a pop-up theatre tour which would see him perform in seven towns and villages around the county.
The Tilt of The Sky Tour would see Little John Nee visit a total of seven towns and villages from Malin to Gortahork, culminating with a sold out show on the lawns at Rathmullan House.
The festival’s closing, physical event marked a real high for the artist, patrons and festival staff in what was a summer starved of social interaction and a full festival experience.
Film-maker Charlie Joe Doherty, who worked with the festival on a number of projects for the line-up of Srutháin (Small Streams) followed Little John Nee throughout this tour, with further aerial footage from Rathmullan House coming from Declan Devlin.
The final result is a magical short film that not only captures the tour beautiful, but accentuated by Little John Nee’s beautiful storytelling, songwriting and performance, is an incredible reflection on what a truly unusual time it was for us all.