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Vincent charts gannet’s epic journey

Vincent Hyland created Fiadh’s Voyage which charts the colourful journey of the gannet through one of the most alluring and evocative landscapes

A WILDLIFE and underwater film maker in Kerry has created a magical maritime journey, based on the travels of a gannet around Derrynane, for a power-packed story to be shared online.

Vincent Hyland, who is also an established multimedia artist and coastal ecologist, created Fiadh’s Voyage which charts the colourful journey of the gannet through one of the most alluring and evocative landscapes on the Iveragh Peninsula.

It features spectacular footage of Little Skellig which is home to 20,000 migrating pairs of gannets, between May and September, and is recognised as one of the largest gannet sanctuaries in the world.

The colourful adventure, narrated by violinist, Oonagh Keogh, plunges the viewer from the high skies to high seas and it is part of the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s I Create Online series of short films that are shared on its social media platforms.

The Irish Chamber Orchestra will perform in this vibrant work to enhance the experience

Vincent Hyland’s Fiadh’s Voyage production, which feature on the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s social media channels from 1.00pm on Thursday, March 25.

He has written, directed, narrated, filmed and appeared in a variety of shows for television and he has also made three feature length documentaries about the coastal wildlife of his Derrynane, Kenmare Bay, the Skelligs and Bull Rock.

Vincent’s work was inspired by Felix Mendelssohn’s iconic Hebrides Overture, based on an unforgettable 1829 boat voyage taken by the composer.

In nine minutes, it conjures up the intense and rolling melodies, the music perfectly capturing the sea and its sense of drama and awe with the waves never too far away.

Jӧrg Widmann and the Irish Chamber Orchestra perform in this vibrant work enhancing the experience, riding the waves as viewers get a sneak insight into Kerry’s amazing marine life.

More details are available on www.irishchamberorchestra.com.