STREET PHOTOGRAPHY and MUSICIANS Lexa Harpell – Author – Travel – Photography on WordPress.com

Source: | Lexa Harpell – Author – Travel – Photography on WordPress.com MUSICIANS: It’s about the face and the instrument!  Musicians Posts: Photographing musicians whilst performing can be quite a challenge. You deal with poor venue lighting, rapid movement and random people walking into your space…just at the wrong time. However sifting through the many images and deleting the dodgy ones can be highly rewarding and well … Continue reading STREET PHOTOGRAPHY and MUSICIANS Lexa Harpell – Author – Travel – Photography on WordPress.com

Music in Donegal Ireland – Unexpected

Music is a way of life in Donegal with most people playing an instrument or several. Many visitors carry their instruments with them when they travel and head straight for one of the pubs to join a session. Donegal fiddle players hosts some of the best traditional players in Ireland. I was fortunate to spend the summer in Glencomcille and got to witness many of these players in the pubs in … Continue reading Music in Donegal Ireland – Unexpected

MUSICIANS: It’s about the face and the instrument!  Musicians Posts: Photographing musicians whilst performing can be quite a challenge. You deal with poor venue lighting, rapid movement and random people walking into your space…just at the wrong time. However sifting through the many images and deleting the dodgy ones can be highly rewarding and well worth the time. Most are not extremely sharp – yet you focus … Continue reading

Patriot Hotel – Dublin – Brilliant Musicians – Exciting – Honed Craft

A friend took me to the Patriot Hotel in Dublin – near Kilmainham Gaol – (hence the name) – for a fun night out and listen to some good music. Ireland is renowned for producing some of the world’s best musicians and this night certainly did not disappoint. As soon as you walked into the pub, you knew you were in for a fabulous night! … Continue reading Patriot Hotel – Dublin – Brilliant Musicians – Exciting – Honed Craft

Donegal Fiddle Week – Robust – Trance – Mesmerising

I lucked out when I caught the bus on the wrong side of the road to go back to Dublin. Instead I turned up at Glencolmcille in time for Donegal Fiddle Week. This yearly event brings the best of the Donegal fiddle players together to teach – and around 100 players eager to learn come from around the globe to learn. It’s an eclectic jam packed … Continue reading Donegal Fiddle Week – Robust – Trance – Mesmerising

Monaghan Harvest Times Blues Music Festival – Ireland

You have to love those last-minute invites. Not knowing where you will stay or what you will see or experience.  This was one of those moments……. It was the 20th annual Blues Festival in Monaghan. A small enough town not to be overrun with too many people. In fact is was downright cruzy strolling the streets with friends for a few days! An incredible line … Continue reading Monaghan Harvest Times Blues Music Festival – Ireland

Ireland – The Rusty Mackeral – Music – Soulful – Respect

I walked past this pub in Ti Linn, Donegal on a bad weather day from walking the cliffs of Slieve League – not a soul in sight. The next afternoon was a Sunday, the sun was out and the pub was packed –  grass roots traditional Irish music wafted through the rooms – the locals were singing. In most places singers/musicians play to entertain you – yet I’ve found in the small … Continue reading Ireland – The Rusty Mackeral – Music – Soulful – Respect