Sunday, August 11, 2013

Dublin Irish Festival 2013 - Part 1

The first weekend of August is always the best of the year for Irish Music as about 100,000 people gather for wonderful music, games, cultural events, shopping, sessions, dancing, and general craic. The weather this year was the best I can remember - not too hot, not too humid, and not very much rain. I was busy Friday evening, so didn't have a lot of time for doing photos, but here's a sampler from the evening hours after 9 pm.

John Whelan played a set on the Celtic Music House stage. Here's one of his accordions, waiting in the wings.

John Whelan - many-time All Ireland champion on button accordion.  It was great to see John again this year.

Slide played the Trinity Stage. The back of the tent was open, so I was able to get some interesting silhouette photos of the band in action.

Natalie MacMaster returned to the festival with her family. Last time she was here she was pregnant with her fourth child. Three of the kids performed toward the end of the set, and were a huge hit with the audience.

I love photographing the vendor areas at night. The lighting in the tents set against the dark background makes for some interesting interaction photos.

The caricature artist at work draws an audience whenever he is doing a portrait.

To see the rest of my Friday photos for Dublin Irish Festival 2013, click here: Dublin Irish Festival 2013 - Friday.

1 comment:

Hyman said...