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Documentary on African mothers' plight in running for film prize

Mothers Against the Odds has been shortlisted in the best documentary category for the Fingal Film Festival 2013 which will be presented today, Sunday, May 12.

The film, which took took three years to make in Ireland and Kenya, shows how women can be subjected to incredibly cruel and degrading treatment when their rights are not respected.

The makers, Esperanza Productions, believe that it will get the recognition it deserves at home and abroad in the coming months.

Green fields of home for US trad band

Mick Moloney and the Green Fields of America are one of the most influential traditional Irish groups in the US.

Founded by the former Johnston's member Mick Moloney in 1978, the group are now coming to Ireland for the first time to play a concert in the Tommy Leddy Theatre, Drogheda, Co Louth, on Saturday June 8, as part of the Johnston's Folk Music Festival, which takes place over that weekend in Slane, Co Meath. Tickets from the box office 041-9878560 or www.thejohnstonsfolkfest.com

Lounge music treat at Jones concert

Legendary crooner Jack Jones comes to Ireland as part of his farewell tour tonight at the National Concert Hall, Dublin. The double Grammy-winning singer, described by Frank Sinatra as "one of the major singers of our time", has consistently sold out world tours. Tickets from (01) 4170000 or www.nch.ie

Lawyer gives insight on insolvency

Solicitors Eugene F Collins has announced that Barry O'Neill, a partner in the firm, will address the annual congress of the German Bar Association's Insolvency & Restructuring conference in Brussels on Thursday, May 16, 2013, on the topic of Ireland's new insolvency laws.

Funding drive to fuel road soundtrack

Heterodyne, a project to create 'site specific' pieces of music to match particular stretches of Irish roads is seeking funds to pay five composers to put the famous Military Road in the Wicklow mountains to music.

The idea is that drivers can be in harmony with their surroundings by listening to the pieces. The idea comes from artist Fiona Hallinan and donations can be made through: www.fundit.ie/project/heterodyne.

Irish Independent