Here it is: the song behind our first music video! This film has been a project of great passion and collaboration. Lou's brother, Ray Baldino, a master photographer/videographer, was the first point of inspiration when he suggested he would love to do a film project with BBC. The recording process of the "Stor Mo Chroi" (store-mo-CREE) song was already in the works, so it was a natural to back the movie.
Jim Salamone, of Cambridge Sound Studios, mixed and mastered the "Stor Mo Chroi" recording and immediately invited us to use the Newtown recording studio as a backdrop for the modern scenes. In February, Cheryl began gathering costumes and researching film locations.
A friend of the band suggested Cuttalossa Farm in Lumberville as an ideal location for the outdoor shots. Cuttalossa is the former home of the Pennsylvania impressionist painter, Daniel Garber. The present owners have spent 35 years cultivating the property into a living masterpiece. It's setting has a magical, verdant quality that evokes old Ireland. They were gracious and welcomed the film idea, so the April 15th date was set - no raindate! Fortunately, the weather cooperated fully, with just a few drops of rain to set the scene.
Other film locations included the Newtown historic district and the old Rushland train station.
The story is a fairy-tale fantasy of young love, set in both present and past. A mid-June 2012 release date is set for the film.
Guest Musicians on "Stor Mo Chroi":
Flute: Augie Fairchild
Bodhran: Nate Godshall