Clancy Brothers music festival in Carrick on Suir

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What a great time to visit Ireland! This weekend Carrick on Suir, Tipperary, hosts the 7th annual Clancy Brothers Music and Arts Festival! The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem were an influential Irish folk group in the 60s; they are loved and honored in their hometown and recognized by folk song lovers throughout the world. There are a few pictures of the shop windows decorated for the occasion. clancy festival

clancy festival

clancy festival

clancy festival

A harvest time for street photography, but for me as a jet lag casualty it is impossible to see everything.  I just walked Main Street to listen to the street performing, or busking, competitions, and went to the Ormond castle for a Family Day fun. I find it very fascinating to watch the street performers. Closeness to the art happening in front of your eyes gives you a false feeling of belonging, but when you look in their inspired face you realise how far away they are now, unreachable, deep in their work, focused and beautiful.

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clancy festival

clancy festival

clancy festival

clancy festival

clancy festival

clancy festival

clancy festival

clancy festival

Ormond Castle welcomes families to enjoy the medieval experience.

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clancy festival

clancy festival

clancy festival

clancy festival

clancy festival

Some people enjoy it even more than the others:)

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The Falconry exhibition was grand  but this 7-weeks old  baby owl girl stole the show.  It is exactly what we call a cuteness overflow. I wish you could hear the gentle sounds she made and see her cuddling in my lap.

clancy festival

clancy festival

clancy festival

There are so much more music and creative arts events, I wish I could be everywhere… Song writing workshop and competition, concerts of local and visiting performers and choirs, pub live music sessions all over the town, a river walk, children drama workshop and theatrical performances, visual art exhibitions…

clancy festival

clancy festival

clancy festival

Now you can go to the first picture and tell me what is your idea about the Guinness pints on the table. As you see some of them are full, some not:)

I didn’t make it to the River festival, so I just share with you my favorite song.

Photography tip of the day: Natural light is versatile and pure. You can bounce it from a Styrofoam board or white T-shirt, if necessary.

inesemj_photographyHave a great day!

19 comments

  1. Hi dear Inese!… As I didn’t find any update in which I hadn’t commented I went back in time… This festival is so Gypsy chich style.
    I truly liked this gallery.
    Love Aquileana 😀

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  2. I adore the Clancy Brothers, and one CD I have by Liam Clancy and Tommy Makem is one of my favorite of all times!

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  3. we were raised on clancy music – my dad the Cop was a great fan. he must have had every record they ever made. this is one of my fav songs by them as well. many years later i got to see tommy makem in concert in viginia co. cavan. the later lucky enough to have seen liam clancy do one of the most wonderful gigs i ever went to – just him his guitar and two hours in mullingar westmeath. any way thanks for the memories!

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    1. I am so happy you read this post and remember the Clancy brothers! So lucky you are to hear Tom and Liam live! You must come to Carrick next summer!:) My best wishes to you!

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  4. Inese – Beautiful blog: pictures, comments and music all add up to perfection. I love the song and as Emily mentioned, it too reminds me of our Blue Grass music. One of the largest Blue Grass festivals in the US happens to be in the town where I went to high school. Tom and I have always loved festivals but have missed out on attending them the past few years. Hopefully we’ll be back on our feet sometime in the near future.

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    1. Thank you for visiting Sheri! Glad you like the song. I couldn’t attend our River Festival which would be a small version of your Blue Grass:)… You are lucky to grow up in such a place. I love music more than any other art and want to write a blog about music one day.

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  5. I find owls to be so fascinating! We have one in our big barn sometimes. I hope to snap a picture or two of it soon. Your images are lovely and inspiring me to get to it!

    Music festivals are a favorite or ours. Lovely documentation of it, by the way!

    Best,
    Emily Grace

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      1. It is a lovely song and I very much enjoyed it. This music reminds me of our bluegrass music. We enjoy it so much it was the music at our wedding ceremony and reception. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Great!:) The River festival is still going on, but I cannot make it there. Can hear the music though. This year the Clancy weekend is busy as never before.

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