Listen To Your Heart
It's the late '60s and the British Invasion has conquered the world! The Liverpool Sound tops the charts in every country, except in Ireland, where traditional Irish music still reigns supreme! But could the unthinkable happen? Could an upstart Irish band from Liverpool win the All Irish Music Championship for the first time in history? Transplanted Irishman Jimmy McMahon (Colm Meany) and his motley English crew have their hearts set on it. Meanwhile, back in County Clare, Ireland, Jimmy's stalwart older brother, John Joe (Bernard Hill) and his feisty local band are determined to win the trophy for the third year in a row. Meanwhile, Clare's star fiddler, Anne (the radiant music icon Andrea Corr of The Corrs family band), chafes under her mother's rules against dating - especially when her eye lands on Teddy (Shaun Evans), Liverpool's star flute player. They are Ireland's answer to Romeo and Juliet.
The film weaves these timeless themes of discord - star-crossed lovers, feuding brothers, narrow-minded parents and rebellious children - with the passion all the characters share for the music they play. And, against a backdrop of amber-lit pubs, narrow streets and sandy shores, the visuals keep pace with toe-tapping soundtrack and reflect the honor and traditions at stake in the competition.