Shaun evans liverpool in the 1970 shamrock ceili band from the boys from county clare 2003
The Boys from County Clare is a 2003 Irish comedy/drama film about a céilí band from Liverpool that travels to Ireland to compete in a céilí competition in County Clare. Directed by John Irvin, the film was released in Canada on September 12, 2003 and in the U.S., on a limited release, on March 13, 2005.
The film was entitled The Boys and Girl From County Clare for the U.S. release and The Great Ceili War for the U.K. release.
Set in 1965, Jimmy McMahon (Colm Meaney) is an Irishman living in Liverpool who directs a céilidh band of young men who go to a competition of traditional Celtic music in Ireland in County Clare. A native Irish band directed by John Joe McMahon (Bernard Hill) is also present to compete as well, with animosity between Jimmy and John as they are brothers. The two brothers could not be more different, as they have taken different paths. There are multiple surprises for them as the competition takes place, with a familial twist at the very end.