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TITLE
The Journey West 4 - Betwixt the Betweens
EXTERNAL ID
WHA_004_WB04FI_EN
PLACENAME
Eire
DATE OF RECORDING
2002
PERIOD
700s
CREATOR
West Highland Animation bho sgeulachdan traidiseanta
SOURCE
West Highland Animation
ASSET ID
3289
KEYWORDS
Culture
oral tradition
animation
children
history
Finn
the Fenians
Diarmaid
Grainne
Angus
the God of Love
revenge
chase
escape
exile
elopement
Ireland
Tara
video
videos

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A beautiful princess called Grainne, daughter of the High King of Ireland, is betrothed to Finn McCool who is no longer a young man. She falls in love with Diarmaid, one of Finn's younger and more good looking warriors and puts a spell on him to run away with her. Finn and his men come after the young couple. The lovers evade pursuit thanks to the magical assistance of Angus, the God of Love. They escape to Scotland. On their way there they meet Alda who is journeying to the Island of the Blest to find her brother. She hears their story and resolves that she herself will not use magic in her own search for her twin.

This episode of the Journey West was made entirely in Ireland by talented artist Eileen Fleming and a team of Irish Animators. Everything was drawn on paper in a flowing and very graphic style and coloured and composited in the Animo. A skilful blend of narration voice from Brid Ni Neachtain and music from Brian Dunning give the film a magical quality very different from the rest of the Journey West in keeping with the film's position as a story within a story.

Animation and Pre-Production; Eileen Fleming; With Maria Murray, Edith Pieperhoff, Louise Roberts, Stella Kearns, Siobhan O'Donnell, Alwyn Gillespie.
Music, Diarmid and Grainne: Brian Dunning.
Music Intro and Finale: Rod Paul and Lynn Morrison.
Voices: Grainne - Brid Ni Neachtain; Alda - Catriona Lexis Campbell; Babu - Norman MacLean;
Sound Recording and Dub: Fran Hegarty.
Digital Compositing: Brian Gilmore, Brown Bag Studios.
Script: Michael English.
Direction and Production: Eileen Fleming.
Introduction and Finale only: Art Director and Editor: Jim Stirk;
Animation and Pre-Production: Amber Godwin and Matthew Lewis with assistance from: Dee Matheson and Glenn Jones.
Line Artist: Dee Matheson;
Production Manager: Kristiana Turner;
Studio Assistants: Fraser Scott, Paul McConnochie;
Sound Assistant: Tom Davies;
Dub: Michael Mackinnon-Savalas.
Executive Producer: John Alick Macpherson.
Series Director and Producer: Leslie MacKenzie

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The Journey West 4 - Betwixt the Betweens

700s

Culture; oral tradition; animation; children; history; Finn; the Fenians; Diarmaid; Grainne; Angus; the God of Love; revenge; chase; escape; exile; elopement; Ireland; Tara; video; videos

West Highland Animation

WHA - An Turas Siar (cartoons)

A beautiful princess called Grainne, daughter of the High King of Ireland, is betrothed to Finn McCool who is no longer a young man. She falls in love with Diarmaid, one of Finn's younger and more good looking warriors and puts a spell on him to run away with her. Finn and his men come after the young couple. The lovers evade pursuit thanks to the magical assistance of Angus, the God of Love. They escape to Scotland. On their way there they meet Alda who is journeying to the Island of the Blest to find her brother. She hears their story and resolves that she herself will not use magic in her own search for her twin.<br /> <br /> This episode of the Journey West was made entirely in Ireland by talented artist Eileen Fleming and a team of Irish Animators. Everything was drawn on paper in a flowing and very graphic style and coloured and composited in the Animo. A skilful blend of narration voice from Brid Ni Neachtain and music from Brian Dunning give the film a magical quality very different from the rest of the Journey West in keeping with the film's position as a story within a story. <br /> <br /> Animation and Pre-Production; Eileen Fleming; With Maria Murray, Edith Pieperhoff, Louise Roberts, Stella Kearns, Siobhan O'Donnell, Alwyn Gillespie. <br /> Music, Diarmid and Grainne: Brian Dunning. <br /> Music Intro and Finale: Rod Paul and Lynn Morrison. <br /> Voices: Grainne - Brid Ni Neachtain; Alda - Catriona Lexis Campbell; Babu - Norman MacLean;<br /> Sound Recording and Dub: Fran Hegarty. <br /> Digital Compositing: Brian Gilmore, Brown Bag Studios. <br /> Script: Michael English.<br /> Direction and Production: Eileen Fleming. <br /> Introduction and Finale only: Art Director and Editor: Jim Stirk; <br /> Animation and Pre-Production: Amber Godwin and Matthew Lewis with assistance from: Dee Matheson and Glenn Jones. <br /> Line Artist: Dee Matheson; <br /> Production Manager: Kristiana Turner; <br /> Studio Assistants: Fraser Scott, Paul McConnochie; <br /> Sound Assistant: Tom Davies; <br /> Dub: Michael Mackinnon-Savalas. <br /> Executive Producer: John Alick Macpherson. <br /> Series Director and Producer: Leslie MacKenzie