My attraction to Mise Eire initially is the music, which is in a way the core of the film. The film is a fascinating period piece in two ways. Most obviously the old film excerpts themselves. Less so the appreciation that it's relentless anti-English rhetoric (what happened to the Scots & Welsh?)is characteristic of the de Valera era. I was waiting with bated breath for Michael Collins to appear - and he did right at the end, but without much discussion of his role. And, of course, no mention of the Civil War - a bloddier and more bitter battle than the fight against the, er, English. We are suffering from the fall out still! But still a film well worth watching - but very nostalgic because of the music. I still remember my shock and grief on hearing of O'Riada's death, in his early 40's.