Colm provided the music for a documentary called An Bhean A Shiúil Trasna Mheiriceá (The Woman Who Walked Across America) that will air tonight (Sept 18) on TG4 in Ireland at 9:30pm. We’re sharing this description from the TG4 website because it sounds like an amazing story! We’ll let you know if this becomes available to watch online after it airs.
ETA: You can watch the film at TG4’s website here.
“Documentary on Mary Devine who emigrated, married a violent man and found herself isolated with him in the Mid-West of the USA. Undaunted, she did the extraordinary, put her child on her back and walked hundreds of miles to New York where she made enough money to pay her passage home. Having arrived in Cóbh she put the child on her back again and walked all the way home to Corca Dhuibhne where she lived out the rest of her life on her home ground. This is a story of emigration and the search for the elusive promised land but most of all it is a story of self-belief, hope and survival.”