Irish Fiction Friday: Song of the Sea


Hello all, Irish Fiction Friday here with something cheerful for you. Song of the Sea (Amhrán na Mara) is the second feature-length film from Cartoon Saloon. It won the 2014 Academy Award for best animated feature and scored a massive 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. It had fantastic reviews and really captures a sense of wonder. It sounds like just the ticket. Ten year old Ben discovers that his sister Saoirse (forgotten how to pronounce Saoirse? – go here!) is a selkie, tasked with freeing faeries from the goddess Macha. It’s a tale of myth and memory from Ireland, and we hope you enjoy it.

‘Song of the Sea is not about selling units, it’s about story and heart and emotion and wonder and craftsmanship and because of that it becomes timeless, a beautiful piece of art that will delight audiences old and young’