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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

2019-09-06 Shane O'Fearghail & Emma Langford - McAuley Place Naas

We've reached the third and last gig of a rather busy weekend...  I've seen Emma Langford on a few occasions, most recently at Knockanstockan during the summer, and I always enjoy her live sets.  I'd not heard of Shane O'Fearghail before though, so I wasn't sure what to expect from him!

It turns out that I needn't have worried.  Shane has a wonderful voice and although I was unfamiliar with his work, I really enjoyed his set.  So much so that I bought two of his CDs post gig.

Next up was Emma Langford.  I've said it before that Emma is one of the finest singer / songwriters in the country.  She has a voice that is as perfect live as it is on vinyl.  It's just beautiful.

Towards the end of the night, Shane and Emma were joined on stage by Ken Whelan on accordion.  It's been a long time since I heard and accordion live, it was fantastic!

Emma is touring the country at the moment, so if you get the chance to go see her live, do go.  You won't regret it.

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