Lighthouse Crafts – No. 37
This unique program, filmed in 1989, captures the closing years of the Irish Lighthouse Keeper’s way of life, before Ireland’s lighthouses became fully automatic. From the remote and stunning landscapes of the Fastnet Rock, Slyne Head, Ballycotton, Wicklow Head, & the Copeland Islands, we see the traditional making of a ship in a bottle, and the work of painters, poets and chefs. The documentary’s mouth organ music was recorded by John Murphy, the Larne lighthouse keeper.
Commentary- Dick Warner; Music- John Murphy (mouth organ); Running time – 26 minutes