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Watch a mini-documentary about Knockanstockan – ‘A Ten Year Story’

The independent festival KnockanStockan is now on a year-long break to return in 2018 (see my How Music Works with organiser Bettine McMahon).

Luke Sweetman of Little Beast Films put together a mini-documentary featuring the festival’s key players talking about their time with the festival so far.

Sweetman says:


“KnockanStockan has been a part of my life on and off for 10 years, about 5 years ago we (Little Beast) went down and shoot our first videos at KS.

We do a lot of music related work including filming other festivals and Knockan is unique. We all have some understanding of the pros and cons of large musical events; money is the goal and music is not always at the forefront.

The one thing that I can say with complete confidence is that the organisers and volunteers who make KnockanStockan happen to have a deep and passionate love of music, and I think this love is embraced and shared by the audience that attends.

With this mini doc, we wanted to show how the collective effort of a few hundred combine with the rambunctious partying of thousands to make a wild weekend of music and frolic.

We can’t all like the same things but we can nearly all appreciate music’s capacity to get us closer to each other and ourselves.

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Credits

Esme McNamee – Cinematographer
Peter Madden – Editor /Cameraman
Sarah Dunphy – Camerawoman
Joseph Ingersoll – Cameraman/Ronin Opet
Dylan Murphy – Downloader/runner
Luke Sweetman – Director

Music

Túcan – Astrofolk
The Hot Sprockets – Chant
The Hot Sprockets – Head over Heels
Booka Brass Band – Make That Do Noise
Travis Oaks – Black Light
Woven Skull – Cattlemart Crows

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