Perhaps it's an ancient sign of Irish masculine virility...? At least one of the males thinks its worthy of a close-up view...
Bodhrán player Séamus O'Kane, relaxed and arms folded, looks every bit like the Alpha Male...well he is Musician of the Year 2011 at Féile Frank McGann!
[Long exposure blurs any movement of the people in the shot]
Location: Cruises, Ennis, Co. Clare
Photographer: Colm Keating.