Colm Keating Photography
Trad & Folk Musicians
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Trad & Folk Musicians
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Mary Begley...playing in the rain!
Daoiri Farrell's Guardian Angel...
Waiting patiently for the Set Dancing...
Letting a song fly...
The Cronin Clan...
Gian Castello, multi-instrumentalist
Fiddle Player, Singer, TG4 Presenter...Antaine O'Farracháin
Stepping it out at 2.41 am...
Doherty's, Drumshanbo, Leitrim.
Sorry Lads! ...just grabbing me pint!
Bongos and pipes
John Linden, Whistle Player.
the Motley Crew...
Brushing up on a few steps...High Street, Drumshanbo.
Jew's Harp player
Shane McTaggart, Bodhrán Player
Set Dancing on High Street.
"Geldof" finds his roots!
Sandwich Session in O'Donoghue's...
Vincent Doherty singing "Brockagh Brae"...
Flying away with lovely tunes...
Window seat regulars...
Nicholas Carolan decides not to jog along!
Nicholas "Come West Along The Road" Carolan
Colm Tóibín, at the Góilín Singers Club.
Eddie laying down the law...
Ah, relax Eddie we can get the late bus...
Mary Howard listening...
Even with God on your side it's still hard to get into Beirne's bar during Féile Frank McGann!
Can you hear me at the back?
Marathon Man Ray Lawless takes a hard earned rest...
Chatting between the tunes...
Somebody's getting a slagging off here...
Sharing a laugh...
If these hands could only talk...
The Féile Motley Crew...
Trick or treat...?
Siobhán Miller, Scotland
Phil Callery, extraordinary singer
The Voice Squad - finding that key!
Fergus Russell - 50 Shades of Grey
The Voice Squad
So Here's a Health to the company...the finale.
The Voice Squad
Hair today gone tomorrow!
Kevin Rowsome, multi-instrumentalist.
That would be an Ecumenical matter.
Tara Connaghan, Donegal Fiddle Player
Patsy Hanly & Cathal McConnell at the Abbey Bar cavan
Tara Connaghan gives the Banjo a try out!
Watching over the young fella.
Sinead O'Malley, Flute Player
The Maid behind the Bar!
A young girl yawns at 1.27 am on the final weekend of the All-Ireland Fleadh in Cavan.
Tadhg Mulligan, Fiddle Player.
Micheal "Blackie " O'Connell.
Karen Tweed, performing with Elvis (no not Daoiri Farrell) at the Cavan Fleadh 2012
Duelling Banjos...under inspection.
Ned's bodhrán playing sends a member of the audience into a deep sleep
Fred Callaghan enjoying the songs...
Ned Doherty in studious form...
High Pitched Buskers...
Father and Son...Gavin & Dermot Whelan
Pay back time...my turn to be shot!
Pat Todd at the Belgard...
The String Machine...Liam Kennedy.
Tony Flynn, Whistle Player.
Seán McGovern, Bodhrán Player, chilling...
A song from the floor...
Pato Cullen, Singer Guitarist.
Observing the shenanigans of the Belgard Inn
Ah you just got to laugh at the lyrics!
Fiddle Player, Nóra Geraghty - at the Clé Club.
Mairead O'Donnell enjoying the tunes at Roscommon Fleadh
Matt Scally - living in Moate.
Damian O'Brien, at the Roscommon Fleadh, Strokestown
Eddie McNamara - Singer from Dublin.
Belgard Inn on Tour!
Talking between the tunes...singer/guitarist, Geraldine Fitzgerald
The Boys are Back in Town...return of The Voice Squad!
The Voice Squad - back in the Limelight!
The Fingal Mummers - floor show on Pudding Night.
The Voice Squad.
Niamh O'Brien-Rhiannon in the Cobblestone.
Uilleann Pipers, Leo Rickard and Mickey Dunne
Pipers, Leo Rickard (Dublin) and Michael "Blackie" O'Connell (CLare) chin-wagging
Now you know how a slice of ham feels...!
Having a Laugh...
The Master at Play...Paul McGrattan.
Ceoltóir Sessions at Árás Chrónaín
New Wave of Traditional Singers...
Without patient listeners...
Time-out for sarnies!
Fast? Sure she knit that scarf in Jig time!
Crehan's Musical Instruments Shop
The economy is down but Flutes are on the up - at Ennis Trad Fest...
An animated Dick Hogan singing away in Kelly's during the Ennis Trad Fest 2011.
Taking it all in...
Paul Miller, Box Player from Laois.
Catherine Callery, with her proud dad Phil Callery.
Bernie Conneely, Banjo Player
John Carlos, Banjo Player.
Tom McDonagh and Seamus Begley, whispering sweet nothings...
Dylan Carlos - Fiddle Player.
Fiddle and Bow...
Séamus O'Kane - Bodhrán Maker & Player
Sure she nearly ate the head off him...
Frank Kelly - Piano Accordion
Chris Maguire & Dympna O'Sullivan,
Male Bonding...Seamus Begley and Patsy Hanly
So, you've tried the Cocoa then, joe?
Denis Gahan, relaxing on his Accordions...
Nerves of steel...
Ok...it was me!
Listening to Séamus Begley play...in Hagan's.
A point of order...or was that ordering a pint?
John McEvoy, John Wynne & Vincent Doherty.
John McEvoy and Micheál O'Raghallaigh.
Brian Montague, on fiddle and left ear lobe...
Antóin MacGabhann & Patsy Hanly, in Jason Hanly's
No waiting for MacDara...
An Accident Waiting To Happen...
Micheál O'Raghallaigh - Concertina Player
Martín O'Connor, Roisín El Safty and Donal Lunny, at Frank Harte Festival 2011
Michael Cully and Mary-Jo Fitzpatrick
Enjoying an ice-cream cone at the Fleadh Cheoil in Cavan 2011
Piper at the Fleadh Cheoil 2011.
Taking a closer look at the All-Ireland Champion!
Looking to Heaven for inspiration...
The Fleadh Cheoil Adjudicator...
Waiting for the show to start...
Last Man Standing...place your bets now.
Paul Gallagher, Eileen O'Brien and Peter Carberry
Bringing your own chair is optional...
Keeping it Cool...
Listening to the music in Hillery's, Milltown-Malbay...
Barney Bowes at the Belgard Inn
Pat Brennan, Val Devitt and Paula Murphy
Checking out the form...
Eugene Murphy and Máiread Casey, scheming...
Paul Doyle, when he's not playing guitars he's repairing them...
Kenny Ford...MC Phoenix Folk Club.
Liam Weldon...one among our finest singers in the english language.
Niamh Parsons, listening to the songs.
Hare Krishna Devotee at Lisdoonvarna Festival...
Songwriters workshop - Ballyfermot Arts Festival 1984.
Ewan MacColl - visit to Dublin to support the Dunne's Stores Strikers.
Peggy Seeger, in Dublin
Benzini Brothers aka Liam Ó'Maonlaí & Fiachna O'Braonain.
Pearse Hutchinson - Poet & Journalist
Dublin Tribute to Ewan MacColl - 1989.
Frank Browne, Singer & Storeyteller.
Martin Carthy, English Folk Singer & Guitarist
The Watersons, with Martin Carthy.
John Maher, aka Skin & Bones
John Maher, aka Skin & Bones
Talip Ozkan - Turkish Saz Player.
Fiddler on the Rope!
Fiddler on the Ro...pe!
The place is packed...honest...you can hear the music...
Trad Session in Milltown-Malbay c.1990
Jimmy Aughney (Bodhrán) & Noel Hill (Concertina)...
Frank Harte - Singer, Song-Collector, Encourager!
Jimmy Faulkner - Guitarist.
Gavin Whelan - Tin Whistle & Uilleann Pipes.
Trad Session in Blond's of Milltown-Malbay.
Ben Lennon playing in Donal's, Strokestown with Sinead Nic Dhonncha.
Jacinta McEvoy - Guitar and Concertina Player.
What'll we play next, then...?
Charlie Cox - Tin Whistle Player.
Liam Weldon, Singer / Songwriter
Talking, playing, listening and singing...
Tongue in cheek at the Belgard...
Eddie Whelan, Jim McKillop and Ray Lawlor
Post no cash for Jim McKillop!
The Cavan Fleadh 2011
and then there's Main Street...that fine and clean street
Behind every successful woman is a man holding an umbrella...
Colm O'Cinnseala, Fear an Hata, at the Cavan Fleadh 2011
Gerry O'Connor, fiddle and Peter Carberry, accordion at the Cavan Fleadh, 2011
Discussing the minutiae of playing - John Regan & Johnny Connolly
Kozo Toyota, Seamus Tansey & Pat McGarry, at the Cavan Fleadh 2011
Marianne Knight, playing in the Thomas Ashe Bar
All Fleadh'd out!
Nellie Weldon - Singer
Frank Jordan, Patsy Hanly and Frank Kelly
Sardines don't have it this tough!
Clíodhna Ní Ruairc, at Féile Frank McGann, 2009
No music lovers were harmed in the making of this photograph!
Tony Kilkenny & Dermot Whelan, at the Belgard Inn
Paddy Moloney - The Chieftans
Kieran Crehan, with son Colm on his knee.
Nicholas Carolan - Irish Traditional Music Archive
Dave Fadden - Piper & Whistle Player.
Pat McGarry, cheer us up with a verse or 40...!
Cork Box player, Jackie Daly.
Oliver Loughlin taking a break at Féile Frank McGann
Daoiri Farrell - resting between songs.
Flute & Tin Whistle Maestro, Paul McGrattan.
Kendo Dapotter on Acoustic Bass Guitar.
Ben Lennon with Eimer Casey & Sinead Nic Dhonncha, at Féile Frank McGann 2010
Robbie McMahon, at Frank Harte Festival 2010.
Seamus Begley and Tim Edey
Tim Dennehy - Singer
Frank Harte and Liam Weldon
Paula Hanley, Accordian Player, at Féile Frank McGann 2009
Another colourful Box Player...
Barney Bowes and Pat Todd, at the Belgard Inn
Stretching exercise... at Féile Frank McGann!
Terence O'Reilly - keeping a low profile!
All eyes on Luke Cheevers.
Charlie Harris at Féile Frank McGann 2010.
Maggie Barry and Frank Harte, sharing a laugh, at the Góilín Singers Club
Eddie McNamara - Singer
Liam Weldon, Singer
Miriam O'Connell & Caroline O'Rourke, at Féile Frank McGann 2009
Tony Kilkenny Listening to the music...
Shovelling out the music...
Local Strokestown man, Charlie Cox, at Féile Frank McGann - 2005.
Concentration on the face of a young Bodhrán player...
Roma Casey and Jimmy McGreevy.
Eddie Whelan, John Wynne, Patsy Maloney, John Regan and Brian McGann
Ann Armstrong, Ron Kavana and Phil Callery.
Eimer Casey and Mossie Martin - at Féile Frank McGann 2009
Alan and Kenny in the Brazen Head
Paddy O'Brien in Brazen Head
Breffni & Frank Harte, outside the Brazen Head.
Mary Cooney, owner of the Brazen Head, with musician Alph Duggan, at the Bar.
Joe Carroll - Fiddler, filing his nails before playing during Ballyfermot Arts Week circa 1984.
Lunchtime - for some, at Puck Fair
Liam listening to a traveller singing at Puck Fair
Patsy Hanly playing at Féile Frank McGann
Young Musicians at the Cavan Fleadh, 2010
Who needs backing singers?
Looking right back at ya, buddy!
Saved by a text...
Niall O'Callanan - bouzouki player & composer.
at Féile Frank McGann
Kieran Roche - Guitarist and Music Teacher.
Seamus O'Kane - called to the Bar...
Sean Keane - Fiddle Player
Jerry O'Reilly at Goilin - Corbetts
Christy Moore at a benefit gig in Mother Red Caps
Phil Lynnott - at Lisdoonvarna
Frank Harte, Phil Callery & Luke Cheevers.
Patsy Lennon and Eddie McNamara, at Féile Frank McGann 2010
The late Jimmy Faulkner
Ask not for whom the bell tolls...
Jack Ryan & Caroline O'Rourke, at Féle Frank McGann 2009.
Paddy Fitz - Fear an Hata - In Jason Hanly's Bar - Féile Frank McGann 2009
Dessie Smith collecting the empties...
Sally O'Brien...and the way she might look at ye...
Emer Maycock - Flute Player, at Féile Frank McGann 2009.
Geraldine Cotter - Whistle & Piano Player, at Féile Frank McGann 2009
Happiness is...Dermot Whelan!
Keeping an eye on things...Dave Flynn.
La Fanfare Jo Bithume, at Temple Bar Circus 2008.
Fran Sweeney - Banjo Player
The "real" Gerry O'Reilly...?
Lynch's Milltown-Malbay, 2011
A Read and a Glass...
Ron Kavana & Daoiri Farrell - Is that Freud or Boiled?
Liam Weldon - Singer
Mesmerised by the music...
Tom Moran - Banjo
Tony Linnane - Fiddler
Tom Crean, singing in the Góilín Singers Club
Dominic Keogh (Bodhran)
Enjoying the music in Donal's Bar, at Féile Frank McGann
Two Men and a Dog...!
Fleadh Cheoil Volunteer...
Yeah he's still here alright - he'd never leave without the Fiddle!
Peter Carberry in pensive mood.
A headless Mairead Casey dancing in the window...
Singers, Liam & Nellie Weldon, Ballyhanus, Co. Mayo
Niamh Ní Charra, and part of her Band.
I'm on the inside looking out...
Yeah, that bloke there...check him out!
Life's worth talking about...
Kevin Coneff - Singer & Bodhrán Player.
The Fleadh Cowgirls get their man!
Gavin Whelan has a great ear for music...and this is it!
Noel Hill - Concertina Player, at Féile Frank McGann
Now you're motoring...The Quad Bike Trio.
Tickling the Ivories, at the Fleadh Cheoil.
Seamus Tansey...a master at work.
Joe Burke and Anne Conroy sharing a laugh at the Cavan Fleadh
Antaine O'Faracháin, Fiddler & Singer, at Féile Frank McGann