The genesis of the film, Dawn at Gougane Barra, started some 16 years ago when Kurt was visiting Ireland with his brother. Kurt had read that there was an idyllic mountain valley, located a mere hour’s drive west of Cork City. When he started to see Gougane Barra’s valley and lough (lake) unfold before him, Kurt was immediately overcome by its tranquil beauty. The memory of that magical place has never left him. Years later, Kurt was composing an Irish-sounding song that had the feel of a sunrise. He remembered that beautiful valley he’d visited so long ago and named the new piece, Dawn at Gougane Barra.
Directed by Luke Morgan and Jake Morgan (Ireland)