William Fitzgerald, director of programming for the Galway Film Fleadh says...
“Schmitz has a keen eye for story, and while Job of Songs remains reverential, it also weaves in some home truths not often foregrounded in Irish-made docs on traditional music.”
Irish Echo says...
"Schmitz’s approach is to look at traditional music’s humanity in an effort to tease out its profundities. The cinematography here is excellent and frames Doolin’s beauties well."
Ian Thomas Malone says...
"Doolin’s true vibrancy resonates from its people, particularly the musicians that populate the airwaves and the pubs each night… There’s a vibrancy to the pub life that makes you feel a part of the room. After more than two years of a global pandemic, that kind of spirit resonates more than ever."
"A beautiful, tender, intimate film full of joy, love and the sorrow brought about by loss, “The Job of Songs,” from director Lila Schmitz (her debut feature) is a treat for the ear, the eye and the soul..."
"I don’t know what to say except that this film rocks. It’s a film that will get your toes tapping and make you want to get up and dance. It’s a celebration of the Irish music, the people who play it and the places that gave birth to it. It’s a glorious portrait of everything that is like watching a cinematic hug. I loved the film so much I wanted to book a flight and disappear into the Irish country side.
Beyond that all that’s left to say is but buy a ticket and take a ride, your soul will thank you."