Accordion players being recorded on stage in Hall an Phobail, Miltown Malbay, Co Clare, 10 July 2003
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