Luke - The Documentary   •   Luke Kelly

  • Luke - The Documentary
    • 1999 - Ferndale FV 001 VHS (IRL)

This film tells the story of Luke Kelly from his birth in inner-city Dublin to his tragic early death forty-four years later.

Together with contributions from Ronnie Drew, Bono, Christy Moore, The Dubliners, Phil Coulter, John Hume, Billy Whelan, Shane McGowan, Gerry Adams, Eamon Dunphy and Luke's own family; the film contains an extraordinary version of Raglan Road together with rare footage of the songs' composer Patrick Kavanagh. Other songs include "The Town I Loved So Well", "Joe Hill", "The Auld Triangle", "The Night Visiting Song", "The Sun is Burning" and an extraordinary rendition of the Ray Davis classic "Days".

  • Credits
    • Director: Sinead O'Brien
    • Produced by Noel Pearson for Ferndale Films Limited
      • in association with RTÉ, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board and Irish Nationwide
    • Production Manager: Joan Lambe
    • Research: Sinéad O'Brien, Christine Thornton, Sinead Murphy, Anne-Marie Eviston
    • Sound: Brendan Deasy
    • Post-Production: Windmill Lane Pictures
    • Music: Richie Buckley
    • Story Consultant: Mary Maher
    • Narration Written by Judy Friel
    • Director of Photography: Cian De Buitlear
    • Editor: Stephen O'Connell
    • Photo of Luke Kelly by Richard Dann
    • Narrator: Stephen Rea
    • Additional interviews include: John Sheahan, Jim McCann, Ian Campbell, Gordon McCullough & John Faulkner, etc. …
    • Running time: 71 minutes
    • ® 1999 All Rights Reserved, Worldwide Distribution Ferndale Films Ltd.