Ken Wardrop

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Peter and Kathleen Cullen in ‘Under the Clock’

In recent years a newish genre of Irish documentary has found a welcome place in the cultural landscape. Given prominence by Ken Wardrop in his miracu(...)

As growing numbers of children swap Mozart for Minecraft, a new boom is under way: adults learning, or returning to, the piano

Westland Row is a short street in Dublin but, once upon a time, I wished it went on forever. That way I would never reach my destination: the Royal Ir(...)

'Making the Grade' is the latest documentary from  Ken Wardrop.

In 2010, Ken Wardrop’s His & Hers, in which Irish women of ascending age chatted about the men in their lives, became a sleeper hit at the Irish b(...)

“I asked Mrs McGinley if she would give me a piece that would be exciting – because grade pieces can be very boring.” Young pianist Rosa O’Reilly

Lovely Ken Wardrop is one of those rare film-makers who gives off exactly the energy you would expect from watching one of his films. Now in his mid-4(...)

John Butler’s Handsome Devil (above) will close the 2017 Audi Dublin International Film Festival

Details of the programme for the 2017 Audi Dublin International Film Festival (ADiff) have been announced. This year’s event, which runs from February(...)

A scene from Mom and Me

In 2010 Ken Wardrop scored a most unlikely box-office hit with His & Hers. The film, in which 70 women from the Irish midlands – aged from one to(...)

This year’s Galway Film Fleadh will host the first screening of Richie Smyth’s ‘The Siege of Jadotville’, a much-anticipated historical drama starring Jamie Dornan (pictured).Photograph: Stefanie Loos/Reuters.

The programme for the 28th Galway Film Fleadh, which begins on July 5th, has been launched. Highlights of this year’s event include Bobby Sands: 66 Da(...)

The Irish Pub

There’s not a great deal of structure to this study of a great Irish institution. A cinematic translation of that ubiquitous poster featuring famous I(...)