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Cork Ireland People Photography Photos

Live Music in Cobh

Local act Kady Foster perform on the stage in Cobh as part of the Cobh People’s Regatta 2017 yesterday. Fireworks there tonight!

(psst, visitcobh.com admins – your old content is still visible on Google, leave it there but add a PROMINENT message redirecting people to this year’s page in case they stumble upon last year’s page.)

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/30s
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People Photography Photos

Music at the 2016 GM

One of the highlights of the Automattic Grand Meetup every year is the party on the final evening, and in recent years a band made up entirely from my colleagues and friends in the company rock the stage. Last year they were followed up by a cracking DJ set that kept people dancing ’til the early hours!

Here’s a few photos that have been lying in my “out folder” for the last few months, taken at rehearsal and during the performance. I have many more but I think by the time I develop all of them the next GM will have been and gone!

Who knows, I may even use this opportunity to develop a few more of the photos and add them to this post. 🙂


Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 50mm
ISO 12800
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

Shandon Ukulele Club

Shandon Ukulele Club performing in Bishop Lucey Park today, taking part in Cork LGBT Awareness Week.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 50mm
ISO 1000
Shutter speed 1/250s
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People Photography Photos Street

Light my Tuba

A tuba player, on fire. Outside the Natural History Museum, London.

April 2016

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 35mm
ISO 500
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Photography Photos Urban

Flaming Music

Flaming Music

Apertureƒ/8
CameraCanon EOS 6D
Focal length105mm
ISO320
Shutter speed1/250s

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Black and White Cork Ireland Photography Photos Street Urban

Away with the Fairies

Away with the Fairies

Away with the Fairies

Away with the Fairies

Away with the Fairies

Away with the Fairies

Away with the Fairies

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 3200
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Black and White Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street

Music in Blackrock Village

Fintan Lucy and Niall O’Carroll entertained the crowds with great music and an occasional joke at the market in Blackrock village yesterday morning.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Black and White Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

Happy Playing Music

Happy Playing Music

A man busking in Emmett Place, Cork a few weeks ago. I forgot to ask his name and he apologised for his playing as he was learning a new song so he was likely going to be strumming the same chords over and over again.

This was shot when I was out with Blarney Photography Club and it was shown at the next meeting. Another photo of him was shown too from a lower angle and closer which I think is better than this one, but this is the one I have so it’s all I’ll post!

Anyway, is it street photography if your subject is aware of you and looking straight at the camera? Before you answer, watch Bruce Gilden in action:


Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 1000
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

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 so many minutes you can hear the same set of notes repeating before it gets monotonous.

Regardless, there were lots of fans in the audience. The band barely spoke a word of English throughout which certainly helped the atmosphere. I unfortunately have barely a word of Spanish so I would look blankly at my wife!

When Omara Portuondo came on stage the audience erupted. Even at the age of 82 she moved about the stage and sang many songs, extolling the audience to stand up from their seats. Soon everyone was dancing or at the very least rocking from foot to foot in the stalls!

More to come..

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Black and White Canon 40D Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Sigma 18-200 Urban

Hank Wedel and Friends in Charlies Pub Cork

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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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Black and White Blarney Canon 40D Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Sigma 18-200 Urban

Hank Wedel and band in the Castle Hotel, Blarney

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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
Focal length 21mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/50s
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Canon 40D Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Sigma 18-200 South Main Street Urban

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