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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Music video: Hay-making with vintage machinery & community spirit

Pádraig Conaty, a freelance filmmaker, photographer and gaffer with a decade of experience in the film & TV industries, has produced a video for C O Neill & Co, a Cavan-based band’s latest release, How Do Ya Do.

Conaty captured footage of his neighbour haymaking for the 3-minute clip, which has been released on YouTube in recent days on the channel: coneillco.

Unveiling the footage on social media, a spokesperson for the band said:

“‘Meitheal’ is an old Irish term that describes how neighbours would come together to assist in the harvesting of crops and other such tasks.”

“Like much of the modern world, rural life has been impacted by the advances and efficiencies of technology, which has resulted a decline in the communal aspects of the harvest.”

“In Loch Gowna, Co. Cavan, TP Smith gathers his hay every summer with his vintage machinery and the help of his neighbours, young and old.”

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The single was recorded by Jamie Byrne and mixed/mastered by Rob Kirwan, Hozier/PJ Harvey, for the band’s forthcoming album, Journey for Sight.

Its previous ‘Introducing’ CD album features songs, including Country Tune, Take Me Over Machine, Look Da No Hands, You Lived in My Life, Half Man Half Tractor, Smiling Stupid, and I Fall In.

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