High Tide Club

May 11, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Music at the High Tide Club

HarpHarpHarp belonging to the Henry Girls that played The High Tide Club on May 9th 2015. Picture John Eagle

For the past 3 years I have been the resident photographer at The High Tide Club, which happens in the Sarah Walker Gallery on the pier of Castletownbere every couple of weeks or so from March through the Summer months and at New Year. I have covered acts like Liam Ó Maonlaí from the Hothouse Flowers to Don Baker

I got into a spot of trouble taking pictures of Liam. Because he decided to play very softly for New Year Eve 2014 and many people could hear the shutter going off on my Canon EOS 5D mk3, and all unnecessarily because I didn't realise at the time I could have put into stealth mode to dampen the shutter sound. I thought he and everyone would be happy that I wasn't using a flashgun, but alas got people fed up with the shutter noise

Thankfully Liam didn't mind me taking this portrait of him at the interval. He's made some great albums over the years and hopefully there will be more to come

Don BakerDon BakerFamous Irish bluesman Don Baker performing at the High Tide Club Sarah Walker Gallery Castletownbere March 14th. Picture: John Eagle

When Don Baker returned to play in March 2015 he wondered where I was, because I had taken up residence up in the balcony. The first year he played, 2014, I was up at the stage. I explained to him that I was banned to the rafters in case I upset anyone with my shutter. So what did Don do? He announced on stage that he wanted me up front by the stage taking shots. Good man Don

Clara Rose and Don BakerClara Rose and Don BakerMarch 14th Clara Rose and legendary Irish bluesman Don Baker performing at the High Tide Club, Sarah Walker Gallery in Castletownbere. Picture: John Eagle

Here he is on stage with Clara Rose. made a great duo.

Clara RoseClara RoseClara Rose performing at the High Tide Club, Sarah Walker Gallery

Clara Rose in action

Here's Paula Gomez performing on the High Tide Club stage

The Henry GirlsThe Henry GirlsThe Henry Girls from Malin Donegal playing t=at the High Tide Club in Castletownbere

and the Henry Girls from Malin in Northern Donegal who played a marvelous evening of Traditional Irish music to a packed audience

HarpHarpHarp belonging to the Henry Girls that played The High Tide Club on May 9th 2015. Picture John Eagle

After the Henry Girls had finished performing I saw how colourful the lights on the empty stage were and took some shots of their harp

Paula Gomez concertPaula Gomez concertPaula Gomez, centre, at The High Tide Club (Sarah Walker Gallery) where she performed with Steve Housden seen here with Georgina Goulding who put her on, Ella Harrington and crouched at the front the artist Tim Goulding, hisband of Georgina, who also played keyboards on stage with Paula. Picture John Eagle

So if you are in Castletownbere on the Beara Peninsula and would like some live music then why not check out the High Tide Club. You will find there is a Facebook page for the club. https://www.facebook.com/TheHighTideClub?fref=ts

Above is the driving force of the club Georgina Goulding, seen here with Paula Gomez, Ella Harrington and Tim Goulding

Cameras used: Canon EOS 5D mk2 and mk3

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If you want to know what's going on in Beara then the website is www.DiscoverBeara.com

 


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