"Easily the best account of the Camino I have seen. Peter's selection of music, his language and voice accompany a brilliant array of photos". Having walked the same route. I recognised almost every scene. The themes and time sequence were great." (John Dawson)
'Walking the Camino' is a custom-DVD (individually produced using high quality discs). It comes with printed disc label, contained in a black slimline dvd case with colour cover insert. Duration 84 minutes.
On his first Camino, Peter Kearney walked 700+ kilometres through northern-Spain along the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage route. He walked the path known as the Camino Frances - starting from St. Jean Pied-de-Port just over the French border, to Santiago-de-Compostela in north-west Spain, burial place of St. James the Apostle. The path goes over mountain passes, through farmyards, fields and vineyards, rests by night in medieval villages. The DVD weaves music with Peter's narration and photographs. Beautiful landscapes. Photos and stories of pilgrims met along the way. Information on Camino history, customs and practicalities such as the 'albergues', the simple hostels in which pilgrims stay. Please note that the DVD contains photos, not video footage. Pan and zoom transitions create a dynamic effect. The presentation is for a general audience rather than specifically religious.
OTHER COMMENTS ON 'WALKING THE CAMINO': "We enjoyed 'Walking the Camino' tremendously. We have heard so much of the pilgrimage to Compostela and watching the DVD gave us a feeling of the experience of the walk" (Wendy).
"Music, image, reflection, history, connection - so much pulled together for us to enjoy". (Keith)
This DVD contains music, Peter's spoken commentary and his photographs with pan and zoom to create dynamic effect.
It is about his second Camino walk, this time all in France, along Le Chemin de St. Jacques - from Le Puy-en-Velay to St. Jean Pied-de-Port. The sites and sights along the way are just as ancient, interesting and beautiful as the Spanish path. Yet it is different in many ways and there are fewer people walking it.
'Ultreia! a Camino in France' is supplied as a custom-DVD, individually produced using a high quality disc. It comes with printed disc label, contained in a black slimline dvd case with colour cover insert.
Duration 87 minutes.
A DVD for those who find in Ireland a deeper home. Accompanied by lovely Irish music, it features Peter's narration, with photos he took while living in Ireland for four years with his Irish wife Madge. Pan and zoom create dynamic effect with the photos.
'Surprising Ireland, Deeper Home' is a custom-DVD, individually produced using a high quality disc. It comes with printed disc label, contained in a black slimline dvd case with colour cover insert. Duration: 77 minutes.
COMMENT: "What a land is Ireland! I thoroughly enjoyed the DVD. Every bit of it" (Mary)
"Peter's ability to see the beauty here in the simple things is astonishing". (Dermot - Carlow, Ireland)
"I thoroughly enjoyed the DVD. It is beautiful and I loved your commentary. It made me want to go and spend a much longer time there". (Paul)
The Kerry Way is a 220 kilometre loop walk around County Kerry’s Iveragh Peninsula, beginning and ending in Killarney. Early stages of Peter’s 10-day walk are through remote country near MacGillycuddy's Reeks, Ireland's highest mountains. The walk then continues south from Glenbeigh along hillside paths overlooking Dingle Bay and the Atlantic coast. On a free day, Peter visits world-heritage listed Skellig Michael, a steep rocky island with well-preserved remains of a 6th-12th century monastic village. The path along the south side of the Iveragh Penisula pauses at beautiful small towns rich in history—Waterville, Caherdaniel, Sneem and Kenmare. On the final day, an exhilarating walk traverses wild country north of Kenmare, then crosses Torc Mountain to finish in Killarney. This DVD also contains short sections about Killarney and walks along The Barrow Way in County Carlow and the South Leinster Way.
'The Kerry Way' is in the same style as Peter's earlier walk-DVDs, 'Walking the Camino (Spain)' and 'Ultreia - a Camino in France'. Photographs and Irish music are woven through with Peter's narration. Pan and zoom applied to the photos create dynamic effect.
'The Kerry Way'is supplied as a custom-DVD, individually produced using a high quality discs. It comes with printed disc label, contained in a black slimline dvd case with colour cover insert.
Duration 70 minutes.
COMMENTS: Peter's photos are beautiful and the storyhe has woven around them is most enjoyable. Ireland certainly is a beautiful place. (Stephen)
My brother John enjoyed 'The Kerry Way' DVD so much, he said he felt like getting on the next plane and going to Ireland to do the walk! (Pauline)
Congratulations indeed on 'The Kerry Way. The photographs, splendid narration and music really brought all aspects of the adventure to life. The Irish countryside looks absolutely beautiful. (Paul)
On Peter Kearney's latest DVD he leads you on some of his favourite hikes, walks and strolls in the Southern Highlands, a beautiful area situated on the Great Dividing Range, about 90 minutes south-west of Sydney. Peter has lived and walked in this region for the past 35 years.
On this DVD, you hear his voice in a carefully scripted narration, and see his photos -accompanied by appropriate music. There is no video footage but pan and zoom effects applied to photos creates dynamic effect.
WALKS include: Gibbergunyah Reserve, the Boxvale Track and Forty Foot Falls, Bonnum Pic (with the Southern Highland Bushwalkers), Nicholas Pass and the Fairy Bower Falls in Bundanoon. Joadja, Berrima village and river walks. Plus a couple of strolls in the Zen Oasis and Penrose Park.
LOCAL HISTORY: Archive photos are used to provide insights into the history of the places walked through.
'Side Tracks' is a custom-DVD individually produced using a high quality disc. It comes with printed disc label, contained in a black slimline dvd case with colour cover insert.
Duration 71 minutes.
"A magnificent DVD. I never suspected the breadth and depth of the content. So professional. I’ll have to go visit. (John)
"We watchedthis wonderful DVD last night. It is beautiful and very informative. We enjoyed it so much. (Christine)
ST, FRANCIS OF ASSISI - A JOURNEY IN SONG. The 1994 Mittagong concert heard on the double-CD ‘Good Morning Good People’, was filmed.
In response to requests, a DVD has been made available for purchase.
CAUTIONARY NOTE: On a necessarily small budget, a company was employed to film the concert. The results were not ideal. It is noticeable on the DVD that one of the cameras used was better than the other. Though a script was provided in advance the camera operators sometimes missed the relevant ‘action’. In editing, available video sequences were assembled to the best possible effect, but this is still far from a glossy, professional film-production.
Despite limitations this DVD is, and will remain the best and only visual record of ‘Good Morning Good People’ in its full-scale communal performances as seen and heard in the premiere season of 1994.
The DVD is arranged into ‘chapters’. The viewer can watch the whole performance (Part One 55 minutes, followed by Part Two 65 minutes) or use the menu to choose particular sequences of song and narration.
Each custom-DVD is individually produced using a high quality disc. It comes with printed disc label, contained in a black slimline dvd case with colour cover insert.
GOOD MORNING GOOD PEOPLE (1994): The premiere season of ‘Good Morning Good People’ was in Peter Kearney’s hometown of Mittagong, New South Wales. Peter sang the part of Francis, Claire Parkhill sang the Lady Poverty and St. Clare. A masked Helen Archer powerfully delivered ‘The Leper’s Song’. Narrators were David Shapiro and Wendy McMahon-Bell. Before capacity audiences of 500-plus ’Good Morning Good People’ wove Peter’s songs and music through the story of the major turning points in the life of St Francis of Assisi. Choir and orchestra, with members ranging in age from 10 to 70, were drawn from many sections of the local community. After three successful performances in November 1994, the group gathered again in the following year for four concerts including one at the Riverside Theatre Parramatta and another at the National Folk Festival in Canberra. Since then, there have been many small-scale performances of Good Morning Good People, but the early large-scale communal performances remain a special memory for all involved.
ALSO AVAILABLE: 1. Good Morning Good People 1994 / Illustrated Script 2. Good Morning Good People 1994 - double-CD (audio)