Thursday, 10 October 2013
Sunday, 24 February 2013
It was nice to meet all these great musicians including my Brother Sean on the first day of the festival. As I pondered the moment I realised that on my last visit to Friel's whad been 45 years ago in the company of Aggie Whyte, Martin Talty, Jimmy Ward and Willie Clancy. Sitting there so many years later, the place so little changed, and the music continues.
This is a picture of my nephew Paraic Keane on fiddle, young Donna Richardson on fiddle, Gabriel Donohue vocalist on guitar and myself playing a gig at The Commodore Barry Irish Center in Philadelphia. We were there in December of last year. It was a great night.
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
This is a picture from my homecoming concert at Liberty Hall in 2004 with Paul Brady. The whole concert was broadcast on RTE in two parts and is still available for listening. You can find the link for the first part here, and the second part here. The event happened on Thursday, October 21st, 2004 with a full house that included the Prime Minister of Ireland, An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Guests included: Seán Keane, Paul Brady, Seán Potts, Seán Óg Potts, Kevin Conneff and The Castle Céilí Band. All proceeds went to the Irish Centre, Camden Town. Ciaran Hanrahan MC-ed the great event.
This is a photograph from the 1950s that I took as a little boy on a Kodak 128 point-and-shoot box camera of the back field behind my aunt's house--the O'Tooles. The ruins are called Dangan Castle in Ballynacally.