List: Top 5 Videos of 2012

St. Stephen's Day/Boxing Day is the day to sit back and watch videos  ..... here's the best five videos in no particular order I've seen from Irish artists. Enjoy!

A Dark Horse - Take Me Home

The timing of the release of this video coincided with the epic build-up for the European Championship in the Summer. The song's theme of that feeling of 'Home' is brought to life in this wonderful video by Aoife Kelleher.

Directed by Aoife Kelleher
Edited by Hugh Rodgers
Filmed by Aoife Kelleher & Hugh Rodgers
Assistant Director Dermot Fitzpatrick
Graded by Niall Campion

Featuring Karl Kelly, Sean O' Sullivan & Ryan Boulton


Lisa Hannigan - What I'll Do

Uploaded way back in January, Lisa gets a few trips on the Funderland rollercoaster for this simple but effective video for her single 'What I'll Do'. 

Video produced by Feenish productions
Shot by Michael Kelly and Pauline Rowan, edited by Michael Kelly

The Henry Girls - Watching The Detectives

I love the film noir black and white style of the video that accompanies and enhances this brilliant cover from The Henry Girls.

Filmed on location in Echo Echo Dance Studio, Derry and Crawford Square, Derry. Filmed by Simon O Neill and Gavin Lawson.
Here's a live recording of Watching the Detectives:


Heritage Centre - The Boss

Heritage Centre released a fabulous debut album with hit after hit and no one writing about music has even mentioned it in any end of year lists. Really? Can I be the only writer singing the praises of these guys. The Boss video is a superb video for a great rock tune.

Video Concept by Ciaran Brady
Directed by Liam Byrne
Produced by David Lester Mooney and Heritage Centre
Cinematography by Narayan Van Maele
Camera Operators: Evan Barry and Esme McNamee
Assistant Director: T.J. Duffy
Editing and Effects by Kevin Herlihy
Sound by Stephen Tiernan
Hair and Make-Up Artists Sinead Egan and Jess Muranne


The Young Folk - Way Down South

There are many people and bands producing live 'official' videos using esteemed directors to catch the magical live moments. This video for me is the pick of that trend showing The Young Folk in full flight on stage.  

Directed and edited by Ruairi Galavan.
Cameras: Ruairi Galavan and Matt Finucane.