Clannad, the Irish band that is this year celebrating 50 years together began the year with a Farewell Tour. They played in the Opera House in Cork in early March when I saw them and they were great. I didn’t know much of their music beyond the obvious themes to Robin Hood or the Harry’s Game but I’m a fan since!
Hopefully they will be able to continue their tour but as of now, from a snapshot of their site from March 28th they have rescheduled shows up to the end of May. I’d say it’s likely they’ll have to postpone even more of those shows unfortunately.
Porto, Portugal, November 2019. Long before SARS-CoV-2 hit Europe. Street photography feels like a forbidden art now that we are all at home and we’re not allowed on the streets in any numbers.
* You obviously should not walk around with a locker like this. STAY AT HOME!
This was my fourth time seeing Flash Harry perform, and third time in the Cork Opera House and they brought the house down as they always do. The first half was sedate with a good mix of well known and more obscure Queen songs. I loved their rendition of ’39. After a brief interlude where we were told cups of tea were consumed, and not some illicit drug the band took it up a notch with great versions of Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Gaga, I Want to Break Free and many other hits!
The band are touring Ireland this year with lots of gigs announced. If they play near you go see them! You’re guaranteed a great night!
For more, check out my Flash Harry archive of photos.
For the photographers in the audience. All the photos were shot with a Sony A7III, and and adapted Tamron 28-300 “super zoom” which unfortunately doesn’t focus that well. As a result I used back-button-focus since the performers were mostly standing in the same general area, and I wasn’t moving from my seat so it worked well!
Lanzarote Airport sits right by the coast. There’s a beach at one end of the runway where you can get great photos of the landing planes.
I wonder what the pilots think of the onlookers watching at this dangerous stage of a flight?
The Ferris Wheel on Grand Parade. Christmas 2019. It’s gone now, I presume.
A few photos taken around Cork City in December with Blarney Photography Club.
A few snapshots of Puerto Del Carmen in Lanzarote in the evening when the sun has set.