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The movie Black 47 with music composed by Brian will premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in 2018.  

Read the Variety piece re Black 47 below.



Ascot Elite has picked up Irish period drama “Black 47” in German-speaking markets ahead of its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. The Hugo Weaving(“Hacksaw Ridge”) and Jim Broadbent (“Iris”) picture was announced Monday as part of the Berlinale’s official selection. 

Altitude is handling international sales and will have “Black 47” at the European Film Market in Berlin, while CAA represents the film for North America. 

Weaving and Broadbent are joined in the picture by James Frecheville (“Animal Kingdom”), Stephen Rea (“The Honourable Woman”), Freddie Fox (“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”), and Barry Keoghan (“The Killing of a Sacred Deer”). Irish actor Moe Dunford (“Patrick’s Day”) and Sarah Greene (“The Guard”) also appear. 

Set in 1847 during Ireland’s devastating potato famine, it follows an Irish soldier (Frecheville) who has been fighting for the British and abandons his post to return to his native land. Finding his family starving and brutalized, he sets out for vengeance, while the British send an old comrade (Weaving) to stop him. 

Lance Daly (“Kisses”) directs the movie from a screenplay he penned alongside P.J. Dillon, a director of photography on “Game of Thrones,” and Pierce Ryan (“Standby”) and Eugene O’Brien (“Red Rock”). 

Producers include Macdara Kelleher, whose credits include George R.R. Martin’s upcoming series “Nightflyers.” He said: “It’s an honor to be premiering ‘Black 47’ at one of the world’s most prestigious festivals, alongside truly great filmmakers. There’s a strong history of major Irish films launching in Berlin, and we can’t wait for the world to see this epic Irish famine story.” 

“Black 47” is financed by Primeridian Entertainment, the Irish Film Board, the Luxembourg Film Fund, Wildcard Distribution, BAI, TV3, Eurimages, Umedia, Samsa Films and Fastnet Films.

Goldenhair Album by Brian Byrne and James Joyce out June 16th 

Brian's new album Goldenhair will be out on Bloomsday, June 16th 2017. It features 21 brand new songs composed and arranged by Brian set to the words of James Joyce.
It features a stellar cast of artists including Judith Hill, Glenn Close, Julian Lennon,Kurt Elling, Sara Gazarek, Curtis Stigers, Kate McGarry, Kristina Train, Declan O' Rourke, Cara Dillon, Jack Lukeman and more as well as The RTE Concert Orchestra and a host of great musicians.
It will be the first official release on Node Records.

The Chamber Music Project live with Kurt Elling and guests plus the RTE Concert Orchestra. September 10 at the National Concert Hall, Dublin. 

New songs by Brian Byrne set to poems by James Joyce featuring Kurt Elling + guests with NCH, Dublin, Ireland September 10th at 8pm.
Brian will be joined by Grammy winning vocalist Kurt Elling, Jack Lukeman, Kristina Train and more special guests along with the RTE Concert Orchestra.
It will be the first performance of The Chamber Music Project, an album of new songs written by Brian set to words by James Joyce. Based on his book of poems called Chamber Music.

The songs are contemporary with Jazz, Irish, Bluegrass, Folk and Pop influences. All accompanied by a star rhythm section and 60 piece orchestra. 
Not to be missed!


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