Music

Buena Vista Social Club Trio

Buena Vista Social Club Trio

From left to right: Barbarito Torres, Omara Portuondo and Papi Oviedo. On Monday night I went to see Buena Vista Social Club in Cork Opera House with my wife Jacinta. We had a blast there and the crowd loved them, even if they did drag out the musician solos a bit too much. There’s only […]

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Hank Wedel and Friends in Charlies Pub Cork

Way back in 2009 we went to see Hank Wedel and other musicians play in Charlies Pub, Cork. It was a great night of music as far as I remember and it’s about time these photos see the light of day! Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/60s

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Hank Wedel and band in the Castle Hotel, Blarney

Hank Wedel and band at the Castle Hotel in Blarney on Sunday night. The band played a blinder despite the fact there was next to no room for them. These photos weren’t me walking up to them and sticking a camera in their faces, I had to lean back! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D […]

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Phil Oakley on stage

Phil Oakley of The Human League on stage in Cork last weekend. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 800 Shutter speed 1/100s

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The Human League

The Human League played to a packed crowd in Cork last night. Murphy’s sponsored the event as part of their Little Big Nights Out promotion so there was plenty of the black stuff drunk. I still have my voucher if anyone wants it? The band played most of their hits, mixing in songs I’ve never […]

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Scrap Saturday

I loved this show while it was broadcast and I even have the multi-CD compilation that came out a couple of years ago too. Technology is ever changing. I don’t think I’ve recorded anything off the radio in years and the last time I did, I used the station’s Internet broadcast piped into mencoder to […]

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Killer Queen

Queen cover band Killer Queen played in The Opera House, Cork a few months back and I snapped a few photos! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 3200 Shutter speed 1/100s

The Lone Guitar

A street entertainer plays his guitar on Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork last month during the WW photowalk on the 18th. I have the winners of the hotel rooms for next month’s photowalk. I picked them with the help of Alexa, Laughing Lion and Andrea who picked the first distinct numbers between 1 and 5. Thanks […]

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Steaming Funky Sexy

Paddy Casey plays Cyprus Avenue on May 2nd. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/60s

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Saor Patrol play in Cork

A member of Saor Patrol who played in Cork last year. Unfortunately it was sponsored by a Scientology front-group, but the music was great. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 162mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

The wires that ring Shandon Bells

The wires that ring Shandon Bells

Next time you’re in Cork and you have a spare hour to burn head up to Shandon and into St. Anne’s Church where you can ring the Shandon Bells. They’re heard for quite some distance and any tune can be played. Check out the music in the photo above: “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”, “Final […]

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New Age Folk in Bishop Lucey Park

The hippies were out in force in Bishop Lucey Park on Saturday as the new age folk made their presence felt at a “Peace in the Park” mini festival. I have to admit to being just a little cynical at events like these. Thankfully tarot readers or aura photographers were nowhere to be seen, although […]

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Musical Sunglasses

A brass band played in front of Cork City Library today and I made this shot while waiting with Phil and his brother Christopher for Damien to appear. We didn’t make it to Robodock in the end. I was busy and exhausted with a sick baby all morning and I think I’m lucky I managed […]

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Fred Fans Go Wild!

Two enthusiastic fans of Cork band, Fred, when they played at the May Day celebrations in Cork back in 2005. I loved their first album, but the second one was just more of the same. Great to hear and watch live though! Aperture ƒ/4 Camera CYBERSHOT Focal length 17mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

Musical Posters

Musical Posters Wouldn’t it be great if posters sang to you? Christy Moore would sang a ballad about Guinness and a surf board while Lovely Girls would scream and shout. Meanwhile Shayne Ward would sing something or other. Not sure who he is. He won one of those x-factor things didn’t he? I like my […]