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Why Would You Do That?

Just because I post a photo on the Internet, it does not give anyone the right to grab a copy and use it on their own site.  It certainly does not give anyone the right to edit that image and remove it's watermark! Why do I say this?  Well, a Music, Art, Film and Food print/online magazine here in Ireland did just that with one of my images. Was I annoyed when I saw the image on their site?  Yes!  Was I even more annoyed when I realised just what they had done?  Oh hell yes!! I contacted the editor of the magazine and got the 'oh it was the intern' excuse.  That's not a valid excuse.  If they are an intern, they are there to learn under your guidance, you should have noticed the issue.  The buck stops with you, the editor. Back in 2018, the European Court of Justice ruled that you the consent of the photographer if you wish to use their work online. The judges said: “The posting on a website of a photograph that was freely accessible on another website with the consent

2019-03-22 Therapy - Dolans Limerick

It was 10 years since I last saw T herapy?  live... Oxegen 2009 .  Now that was a great Oxegen, some amazing acts, apart from Therapy?, played that weekend. Nick Cave, Nine Inch Nails, Janes Addiction, Eagles of Death Metal, Manic Street Preachers, The Killers, Elbow, James... Ahh the list just goes on and on.  Was it the best Oxegen?  Yeah, probably! Anyway, lets get back on track.  So, I heard Therapy? were doing an Irish tour and for some reason, when I saw they were playing  Dolans  in Limerick, I figured that was the gig for me! I hit the road after work on Friday night and made it to Limerick to catch  The Wood Burning Savages . Wow, these guys, who hail from Derry, seriously rock.  Really enjoyed their set and I bought their album  Stability  on the way out! Finally it was time for Therapy to come and play their set, and what a set it was.  If memory serves me correct, I counted 30 tracks on the sound engineers set list.  Along the way, they also added in a couple more c

2019-03-15 John Spillane - McAuley Place Naas

I do like going to see John Spillane play… It’s much more than a music gig, the interaction with the crowd is great, the stories within the songs and, indeed, between songs are fantastic. So, when I saw he was coming to Naas again, sure I had to go.  The gig was in the beautiful Nuns Chapel in  McAuley Place .  As you may have guessed from its name, it used to be a chapel, but it’s now an arts centre.  The sound in there is just beautiful and warm. Support on the night was from the excellent  Enda Reilly .  I’d not seen Enda play before, but I really enjoyed what I saw of his set (I was a little late getting to the gig!). John invited Enda back up on stage towards the end of the gig just to wrap it all up. Anyway, that’s it. That’s John Spillane in the Nuns Chapel in McAuley Place in Naas. Check out the photos below:

2019-03-02 Saoirse Casey - Parlour Rooms, Whelans

I’ve been going to see Saoirse Casey for years.  From gigs in cafes, to racecourses and theatres, ending up last weekend in Whelans , Dublin. This gig was a bit special though, it was the launch party for her debut album entitled Lunaria. On the night, Saoirse was supported by a full band, something I’d never seen in any of her gigs before.  It really added so much to the night and the sound in the Parlour Rooms has a beautiful warmth to it. You can buy the album on all the major platforms, or you can purchase it through her website and get a personalised message on it. Anyway, go buy it, you’ll not be disappointed! Click here to listen on Spotify. Check out the photos below:

2019-02-23 MindriotMT - Crane Lane Theatre Cork

So, every now and again, you come across a band that you just seem to connect with.  It’s happened before with me with bands such as King Kong Company and Wolff . Well, it happened again with MindriotMT .  We’ve been chatting online for a good few years, but I only got to see the love for the first time in the Summer of 2018 at Bare in the Woods .  Spent the day hanging out with them and just relaxing.  Great way to do a festival! Anyway, they’re on an Irish tour at the moment, so I took the chance to go to Cork (the real capital of Ireland) and catch the opening night in the Crane Lane Theatre, and what a great gig it was! For those of you unfamiliar with MindriotMT, here’s a sample of what they do. If you get the chance to see them live, I really recommend you do! You can get a full list of where they are playing on their Facebook page. Check out the photos below: