A Little Luck of the Irish
The Larkin and Moran Brothers performed at the 2009 Irish American Heritage Center’s Irish Fest in Chicago on July 11. The Irish American Heritage Center is one of the premiere Irish cultural organizations in the United States. Drawing people of Irish descent as well as those who wish to learn more about the Irish heritage.
This marks the third consecutive year that I’ve had the privilege to cover this wonderful event on behalf of PaddyRock Radio. It’s a very intimate fest held on the grounds of an old school building on the city’s northwest side, which makes for very little hoofing around and, with these tired old feet of mine, this is a good thing, let me tell ya!
The geographic size of the fest in no way, however, affects the quality of entertainment they’re able to bring in. Some of the biggest names in Celtic music — both traditional and rock — have appeared over the years.
My one thought while capturing this shot was, “Please, please … don’t move your face behind the guitar player!” I was stationed stage left and, due to cords and equipment and such, I was wedged into a pretty tight spot from which it would’ve taken a few seconds to extract myself and by that time the high step routine might have ended.
Don’t let anyone tell you photography doesn’t include a huge amount of luck!
Enjoy Illinois, folks.
- Gareth Glynn Ash
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