Sinéad O’Connor in OUTLANDER

Sinéad O'Connor

Sinéad O’Connor’s last ever recorded song was The Skye Boat Song for time travel drama OUTLANDER. The Irish singer, who died at the age of 56 last month, recorded the haunting rendition of the theme track for the TV show’s final season shortly before her death. A new version of The Skye Boat Song was recorded for each season of OUTLANDER and always featured Raya Yarbrough’s vocals. However, executive producer Maril Davis asked Sinead to perform the tune for the show’s final season. Sinéad recorded the song over two days at Grouse Lodge in Ireland. Maril said she had no idea it would be the last song Sinéad would record.

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Remembering Sinéad O’Connor

Sinead O'Connor

Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor has died, aged 56. The singer’s death was first reported by The Irish Times and comes just over a year after her son, Shane, died by suicide at the age of 17. O’Connor is survived by her three children: Jake, Roisin and Yeshua. There is no better testament to Sinead’s talent than NOTHING COMPARES, directed by Belfast filmmaker, Kathryn Ferguson. This powerful documentary will broadcast exclusively on Sky Documentaries & NOW from 29 July.

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Sinead O'Connor

Sky has announced that award-winning documentary, NOTHING COMPARES, will broadcast exclusively on Sky Documentaries & NOW from 29 July. The critically acclaimed documentary film charts Sinéad O’Connor’s phenomenal rise to worldwide fame and how her iconoclastic personality resulted in her exile from the pop mainstream. Directed by Belfast-born filmmaker Kathryn Ferguson, the archive-led documentary takes viewers back to Sinead’s prophetic words and deeds from 1987-1993 and features era-defining music videos and concert performances, previously unseen footage, and a present-day interview with Sinead. 

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 Sinead O'Connor

A Belfast film director has won two prestigious awards for her new documentary on singer Sinéad O’Connor. Kathryn Ferguson was named winner of the Best Debut Director – Feature Documentary category at the 25th British Independent Film Awards in London on Sunday for her film NOTHING COMPARES, which was released in October. The film, produced with the support of NI Screen and Screen Ireland, and which charts the career of the Dublin-born singer from 1987 to 1993, also won the Best Feature Documentary category at the event.

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In NOTHING COMPARES, Kathryn Ferguson’s incisive and poignant documentary about the life and career of Sinéad O’Connor, we see the image that was chosen in 1987 for the cover of O’Connor’s first album, “The Lion and the Cobra,” made when she was 20 years old and pregnant: an extraordinary photograph of Sinéad in mid-scream. O’Connor has made seven albums since then and toured extensively, but in terms of the fame by which the pop stratosphere defines itself, Sinéad O’Connor was a fire that went out too fast. NOTHING COMPARES makes you see it’s still burning.

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O’Connor doc for Sundance 2022

A documentary on the life, legacy and artistry of Sinead O’Connor by a Northern Irish filmmaker is to have its world premiere at the prestigious 2022 Sundance Film Festival. NOTHING COMPARES, a multi-layered, cinematic portrait of the iconic Irish singer, the film will be shown as part of the festival’s World Cinema Documentary Competition.

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