Low!

 “You look like the kind of people who probably bump into each other a lot...maybe at the same library” - Alan Sparhawk of Low, nailing the audience demographic at last night‘s gig in Rouen.

Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker

I’ve loved Low’s melancholy songs, distorted guitars and eerie harmonies for some time, so it was a real treat to get to see them live. 

Steve Garrington

Steve Garrington

They didn’t disappoint, with this being a highlight of the evening.

Never too loud

Never too loud

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Teeth solo!

Teeth solo!

Here’s my favourite song from their new album, a classic, and a great cover

Goodnight Normandy!

Trans / Punk

I shot some portraits recently of Irish transgender people for Michele-Ann Kelly’s Transition, Family and Me project. When Sarah R Phillips and I started talking about music it turned out we’d both been to many of the seminal punk gigs in Dublin. I asked if she’d seen the legendary Slaughter & The Dogs play in Belfield, and she told me not only was she there, she still goes to see them every chance she gets. Respect.

What's Wrong With Dreaming?

River City People promo video for 'What's Wrong with Dreaming?'

I barely had a clue what I was doing. Talking to Jarlath recently reminded me of this promo, my very first outing as a lighting cameraman. It came out alright, though- I think wobbly cam was a thing back then. I connected with Siobhan again years later, and we got to hang out in Nashville when I was there to shoot a portrait for the So Far book.

Saw a great comment on the Youtube video, which I just had to respond to…

Behind the scenes with the Gloaming

After shooting the Gloaming ahead of their show in the beautiful Théâtre de l'Athéné, I stayed on to get some informal portraits during the rehearsal.

The Gloaming, Théâtre de l'Athéné, Paris.

The Gloaming, Théâtre de l'Athéné, Paris.

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh.

Iarla Ó Lionáird.

Iarla Ó Lionáird.

Thomas Bartlett, aka Doveman.

Thomas Bartlett, aka Doveman.

Caoimhín’s socks.

Caoimhín’s socks.