Dh’Eirich na Deòir ("The Tears Welled")

Posted on 14 May 2011

The BAFTA nominated film is number five in the series. “Dh’Eirich na Deòir” (“The Tears Welled”) is based on the aria “Una Furtiva Lacrima” from the Donizetti opera “The Elixir of Love”. The intriguing Gaelic version was recorded in the 1970s by the late Lewis singer Finlay MacNeill, with co-operation from respected broadcaster and classical music authority, Bill Innes. Piano accompaniment was played by the late Lawrence Glover.

“Dh’Eirich na Deòir” stars veteran Scots actor Iain Glen and was directed by top Irish film-maker Aisling Walsh (“Song For A Raggy Boy”, “The Daisy Chain”, “Wallander”). The combination of Finlay’s haunting rendition coupled with Glen’s portrayal of a homeless, deluded alcoholic delivered a powerful set piece. With photography by Simon Kossoff BSC and edited by Angela Slaven,“Dh’Eirich na Deòir” by Aisling Walsh is a mesmerising piece, as was recognised by BAFTA Scotland.