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Trad Irish Music Gig at an Spailpin Fanach

Dancing and music went on for several hours in An Spailpin Fanach on Wednesday night to raise funds for charity.

My brother Donal and his girlfriend Celine are off to Lesotho in April for 10 days with the ISPCC. You can read more about it on ispccinafrica.com.

Trad Irish Music Gig at an Spailpin Fanach

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 40mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Pure joy! A child on drums!

Can you imagine the noise? Well, don’t worry, it was in the middle of the street! A child took control of the drums while the adults took a break during the Cork Folk Festival.
From the programme I guess the group singing and dancing with accompanied drums and music were the “Christ Restoration Ministries Gospel Choir”. A large crowd gathered around so it was difficult to get any shots of the dancing, not surprising really because they were very good.

I like this: Battersea Power Station and Grosvenor Bridge because the photographer, Dave Gorman, had a positive experience with the police. (via)

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Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/400s
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Music Posters

Music posters for sale in a market in Dublin a few weeks ago.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/400s
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Queen at the Ballet

Queen at the Ballet is a ballet accompanied by the music of Queen. It features an on-stage orchestra, and two charismatic vocalists sing and act as ringmasters for the action on stage. It played for the last two weeks in the Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, but it’s moving on now. If the show comes to your city make sure you go!

I’m a big fan of Queen music, so seeing this show was an emotional and amazing experience for me. Jacinta loved it too, soaking up the music and the visuals with me as we were awestruck by the performance! Easily the best show I’ve seen!

Thanks to the generosity of Ken Guest and Aisling and Proinnsias and Sinead we were able to go see the show. We’re still fairly broke so soon after our wedding and I really must thank them sincerely for making this happen!
It was remiss of me to forget another three important people who helped us greatly! Donal and Celine took care of Oscar for the weekend. My sister Mairead helped too, bringing him for a walk in the lovely sunshine! Thank you all!

Photos were taken with my Panasonic FZ5 from about 20m away so please excuse the poor image quality! Besides which, I didn’t feel like using the camera much because I was enjoying the show so much.

Surprisingly, “God Save The Queen”, was part of the show. A performer appeared on-stage waving two tiny Union Jack flags as the orchestra played the anthem of the United Kingdom.

He looked sheepishly out at the audience, put the flags back in his pocket and unfurled the Irish tri-colour waving it about to cheers and applause before wrapping it about himself as the lights went down and the music faded.

Aperture ƒ/3.3
Camera DMC-FZ5
Focal length 24.6mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/30s
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Mick Flannery at the Spiegeltent

Mick Flannery played to a sold out audience in the Spiegeltent last night. He has an amazing voice, he’s a great song writer and the audience were up in arms crying and shouting for encores at the end of the gig.

The Lynch Mob joined Mick Flannery on stage to the delight of the audience.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 106mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/80s
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Fred The Band in the Spiegeltent

Fred played in the Spiegeltent on Tuesday night and as usual put on a great show! Their show is energetic and wild and brilliant!

More photos tomorrow!

Edit: Donal has great photos of the night. Go look!

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Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 1/40s
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Audience

Through a break in the crowd I spotted a little girl watching a band play on the street in front of Brown Thomas.

Nollaig Shona daoibh! (translation)

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Scapa Flo, Blackpool Shopping Center

Scapa Flo played for free in aid of the Belarussian Orphanage Project. Pictured here are 3 of the band members.

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Hazel O’Connor live in An Cruiscin Lan, Cork

Hazel O’Connor performed in An Cruiscin Lan last night. She has a great voice, and her songs are very emotionally charged and from the heart.
I loved how she told a short story about each song. It really brought it home how her mind works.

Aperture ƒ/3.3
Camera DMC-FZ5
Focal length 24.6mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/10s
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Anyone For Jazz?

This weekend (today is a bank holiday) is the Cork Jazz Festival. People from all over the world come to Cork to participate – to play, to listen, or just get drunk and enjoy the festivities!