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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

2021-10-14 Cat Dowling and Brendan Tallon - Vicar Street, Dublin

Vicar Street in Dublin has recently reopened after being closed due the the Covid Pandemic and, well, a small fire on the premises!

So this week I headed along to a double header featuring Cat Dowling and Brendan Tallon.  I'd not heard of Cat before, but I knew of Brendan through Twitter and the fact that he was a member of Revelino, an Irish band from my youth!

So, first up was Cat and from the opening chords, I was hooked.  What a fantastic show and it left me wondering just how the hell I hadn't heard of her before!  A great rock n' roll show, definitely worth checking out her back catalogue and I'll be catching her live again!


Next up was Brendan Tallon who, as it turned out, was not only playing his debut album 'Love In These Times', live for the first time, but it was also his debut live solo performance!!

Brendan's  set was a much more relaxed set than Cat's, that was until he was joined on stage by his brother Ciaran, also a member of Revelino, and they played a couple of old Revelino tracks that brought the house down! 

Ciaran is also still in the music industry, check out his band Klubber Lang.  They rock, I mean, they really, really rock!

That's it, now go buy all their latest music on Bandcamp!!!

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