An Godfather: Bryan Rooney

2014 – Sonta/ TG4 Dir:James Clenaghan


This is the extraordinary story of Leitrim fiddler Bryan Rooney, the man they call ‘The Godfather’. In 1967, aged 16, he emigrated to London. He came as an unknown young musician yet with a depth of astonishing music. Today he has achieved global recognition within the traditional Irish music world and is recognised as one of the master fiddlers of his generation. In this special one hour documentary, actor and fellow fiddle player, Brendan Gleeson, goes on a journey to find out more about the man, the music and that golden era in London.

Director – James Clenaghan
Producer – Seán Ó Cualáin
Editor – John Murphy
Camera – James Clenaghan, Raemonn Mac Donnacha