Cartoon Saloon’s Song of the Sea, is been one of the most widely anticipated releases of 2015. A story about Ben and his selkie sister and their travels through Ireland, into the fairy world and back home. The story originally devised by director Tomm Moore with the screenplay written by rising star Will Collins.
Irish group Kíla and French composer Bruno Coulais have returned to compose the soundtrack following a collaboration on Cartoon Saloon’s début animated film, “The Secret of Kells”.
Added to this, for three subtle songs throughout the film, is the soulful voice of Lisa Hannigan. Making her acting début Lisa is the voice of Bronagh in the film and and she captures the loneliness of the mother who exists between worlds beautifully in the title track Amhrán na Farraige.
Kíla will soon begin a new project with Cartoon Saloon, TG4 and Connemara based production company, Sónta. They will take 12 songs and 12 singers, record them and allow 12 film directors to direct 12 animated videos to the songs!