Friday, 4 August 2017

Hey, Guess What? It’s More Gig Pics!

I haven’t updated the blog in a while, been a tad busy with life in general!!!

Anyway, another couple of months, another gig or two or three… 

The month started with the Brian Downey Alive & Dangerous at Rock the Yard in Leixlip.

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Later that night were the rather bloody good Riptide Movement.

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Then a week or so later, we had the incredible Helmet live in Whelans Dublin!

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The amazing Hvmmingbyrd paid a visit to Naas and sure I had to head along!

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It was time to do a bit of travelling, so I headed to Cork to see Gavin James play Live at the Marquee.

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After Cork, I headed back to Kildare to see Hally launch Peeling Onions Vol.2 in the Riverbank Arts Centre.

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After that, I took it easy and attended a small gig in Croke Park, Dublin… First on the bill was Noel Gallagher.

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Next up were newcomers on the scene, U2

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What could you do after seeing the biggest band in the world, well you head back to Whelans in Dublin to see some great music!

First up were Dansi from Newcastle in the UK.

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And later that night, were Wexford locals, Corner Boy.

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And that pretty much sums up June and July gig wise… Tune in next time for some more photos!

Saturday, 27 May 2017

More Gig Photos

I haven’t posted here in a few months, so it’s time to catch up with some gig pics!

First up is the I Draw Slow gig in the Dara Cinema in Naas in February.

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Support on the night was from Keith Plunkett and the Mariannes.

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That’s Colin Derham from I Draw Slow.

Next up were King Kong Company in the Academy in April. Support on the night was from the utterly brilliant This Side Up.

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Roll on May and it was the turn of the Niall Toner Band in Mcauley Place Naas. Support on the night was from Lisa Loughrey.

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Last up in May was Wolff In Whelans Dublin.  Support on the night was from Sub Motion.

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Actually, I lied… Directly after Wolff, I popped in to see the end of Paddy Caseys set,also in Whelans. That’s Paddy with Gar Tiernan there.

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That’s it… That’s the gigs so far this year. There are more to come though!

Thursday, 29 December 2016

My New Camera…

So I may have dropped my Canon SX 270HS one too many times this year…

At one stage it landed face down on the beach on Dollymount strand and the lens would not retract. Not log after that, the lens cover stopped opening and then fell apart when I tried to clean it…

Anyway, time for a new camera! I’m not a fan of DSLR style cameras. I just find them too big and bulky for my needs. I like something compact, something that slips into my jacket, something I can bring anywhere.  I settled on the Sony HX60. It had everything I wanted. It’s relatively compact, has a 30x Optical Zoom and a Burst Mode (10 shots / second). It can also take a wide range of accessories thanks to its Multi Interface Shoe.

I was in London not long after purchasing the camera. I hadn’t had much time to play with it, but I brought it along to a gig I was attending.  It took me a while to get used to it (I’d been using Canon cameras for the last 5 or 6 years), but I think I got a few nice shots eventually.

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That’s Milton Jones there in what can only be described as a beautiful shirt…

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That’s Professor Brian Cox and Commander Chris Hadfield talking space and stuff…

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And that there is John Taylor of Duran Duran…

OK, so they are not the greatest shots I’ve ever taken, but to be fair, I was halfway up on the balcony level at the back of the Hammersmith Apollo so I think they came out pretty good!

So, so far so good with the new camera.  I’ve a couple of trips in the new year, so I’ll get more of a chance to play around with it then.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Hey, Guess What? It’s More Gig Pics!

I haven’t updated the blog in a while, been a tad busy with life in general!!! Anyway, another couple of months, another gig or two or three...