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Skelligs Calling

A sonic portrait of Skellig Michael in the company of world-renowned sound recordist, Chris Watson.

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Skelligs Calling

Silver Radio Winner - New York Festivals 2012 - Best Sound

A sonic portrait of Skellig Michael in the company of world-renowned sound recordist, Chris Watson.