Local residents of Greencastle have become movie stars as they feature in ‘No More Sad Songs’, a festive music video in which they star and which was filmed in the area by local singer-songwriter Sarah McGuinness.
Sarah, whose family is originally from Moville, has a house in Greencastle and called upon a wide circle of local friends and family members to feature in the festive film. ‘No More Sad Songs’ is her Christmas single and is taken from her debut album, ‘Unbroken’, which is out now.
Sarah McGuinness “Unbroken”
Commenting on the video, Sarah says:
“Greencastle has a long seafaring tradition, so the story of the ‘No More Sad Songs’ video is about a local child waiting for her fisherman father to come home on Christmas Eve after a storm. We are delighted with the final result of the video and would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in this seasonal celebration of love and family.”
Vicky Smith lives in Greencastle and played a key role in co-ordinating the local cast to star in the video. She is very proud of the results of the community’s efforts:
“We had a great time working with Sarah on the ‘No More Sad Songs’ video. Greencastle is a very close-knit community and when Sarah called to tell us what she was planning, we were very happy to help.
Working with Sarah’s aunt, the singer Maureen Hegarty, we put together a Christmas choir of younger kids to sing the chorus of the song on screen and sent a group of older kids up to Blast Furnace recording studio in Derry to record vocals for the soundtrack, which was a real thrill for them!
We also worked with local fisherman Barry Doherty and Adrian Harkin from Inish Adventures to film on their boats out on Lough Swilly, to ensure the video really captured the authentic experience of the community. I think it’s a great achievement for the local area.”
To find out more about Sarah, just search “Sarah McGuinness Music” on Facebook. ‘Unbroken’, the debut album by Sarah McGuinness is out now and available to order from Amazon and iTunes.