A Tinkers Lullaby

A Tinker’s Lullaby

Denis Holton: Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound Engineer, Editor

Telling the story of Ireland’s only remaining Tinsmiths, this short poetic documentary explores the life and livelihood of James Collins. Whilst at one-point Tinsmithing was the sole profession of many Irish Travellers; with the introduction of newer materials this longstanding trade is drawing to a close. James, now in his later years, reflects on his life in this craft and the societal and interpersonal issues faced by the Traveller community in Ireland to this day.