ACCORDION PLAYERS BEING RECORDED ON STAGE IN HALLA AN PHOBAIL, MILTOWN MALBAY, CO CLARE, 10 JULY 2003, AT THE THIRTY-FIRST WILLIE CLANCY SUMMER SCHOOL. LEADING EXPONENTS OF FIDDLE, WHISTLE & FLUTE, UILLEANN PIPES, ACCORDION, CONCERTINA, SINGING IN ENGLISH & IRISH, AND STEP & SET DANCING RESPECTIVELY FEATURE AT THE SEVEN ANNUAL SPECIALIST RECITALS OF THE SCHOOL, AS WELL AS AT GENERAL CONCERTS AND CEILIS, LECTURES AND CLASSES, AND A THOUSAND SESSIONS
From left to right: Mick Mulcahy, Limerick; Michelle Mulcahy, Limerick; Joe Searson, Clare; Anne Conroy-Burke, Galway; Timmy Connors, Cork; Charlie Harris (rear, partly obscured), Limerick/ Galway; Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, Kerry; Joe Burke, Galway; Jackie Daly, Cork; Martin Donohoe, Cavan (rear, partly obscured); Donie Nolan, Limerick (rear); Bobby Gardiner, Clare/ Tipperary; Conor Keane, Clare (rear); Paudie O’Connor, Kerry (rear); Josephine Marsh, Clare (obscured); Christy MacNamara, Clare. Photograph by Tony Kearns, a professional photographer from Dublin who specialises in Irish traditional music. The Archive holds reference copies of some 700 of his studies. A selection can be seen in the book A Touchstone for the Tradition: The Willie Clancy Summer School, Tony Kearns & Barry Taylor (Brandon, Dingle, 2003).
Photo © Tony Kearns. Courtesy Tony Kearns & Irish Traditional Music Archive
Published on 1 July 2006