Willie Week 2004 session snaps

Gerry on fiddle and Claire on fiddle, flute, vocals
and guitar

Cathal McConnell playing in the Central Hotel
on a Friday evening 9th July

Cathrine on the left fiddle & Pelham playing the flute,
both from the US. A nice Sunday evening session
in the back room of Cleary's.

Jamey? on banjo with his daughter, Shirley?
on fiddle playing in an afternoon session in Cleary's on the Sunday

An afternoon session in Cleary's on the Wednesday.
Ann and Mary, fiddles, from Shannon, on the left

French flute playing couple in the foreground with flutes made
by Chris Wilkes & Giles Lehart listening to the young girl in
the background singing. The Wilkes keyless in the front
is one from the last batch made a few months ago. It sounded fine

Five great musicians in a session we had in the Ocean View (Loughlin's)
on Thursday evening. Pat Meehan guitar
The fiddle player was down from Armagh with his daughters on
flute & fiddle. His daughter on the fiddle was a lovely singer too.
The lady on the far right is Lynn, flute player from Cornwall

Piper Peter Laban playing his Wooff C set in Marie Conway's, Mullach
on Wednesday afternoon

Jacqui McCarthy, fiddle, Aoife O'Keefe, fiddle,
Paul O'Shaughnessy, fiddle. Paudie O'Connor, box,
Sean Ryan, whistle

Gerry Harrington, Caoimhin, Dermy and Henry Benagh,
fiddles, Padraic Mac Mathuna, pipes

Padraic Mac Matúntha playing a boxwood flat set in B made by Nick
Adams, formerly av Miltown. Besides him sits Paddy who
we usually meet up with at Miltown. On the left is a bit of
Harry Bradley's hair, and a portion of his windcap and
stop key made by Joe Kennedy

Caoimhin O' Raghallaigh and Méadh O'Hare
playing in the afternoon flat session in Queally's on
the Friday afternoon

Helena on fiddle on the left, and Louis the fiddler/manager
of An Bric, Ballyferriter, Kerry, playing in a session on
Saturday. Cillian O'Briain's right elbow & bass drone
on the right

Mick O'Brien & Caoimhin O' Raghallaigh in Copenhagen - 20th-21st March, 2004

Mick and Caoimhin playing som magical tunes in Bb
during the wee hours. In the second photo
can be seen the cello player who gave us some great music

Morten Holm who worked very hard to bring about this great weekend,
much appreciated

On the left flute player Jeruen (Pixyy) and on the right
Keith with Keith's pipes, a Rogge D set in the foreground

Five photos of Mick and Caoimhin taken during
the Saturday evening concert at the Beboerhus in Copenhagen

Session in the Bishop's Arms, Lund, Sweden 14th March, 2004

Marcus besides Jonas playing a left handed keyed Hamilton
with partially lined wooden headjoint and wooden lip plate

Esbjorn on fiddle & Palle on bodhran

Left to right: Marcus on his keyed Grinter, Jonas on his Hamilton,
Esbjorn on a fiddle & with back to camera Sofia on a keyless Murray

Helena on fiddle, Pelle on bouzouki, Mats on fiddle
and on far right a bit of Pixxys Cotter

Clockwise: Sofia in redcoat on her Murray, Sofia's brother,
Mats on fiddle, Pixyy on a keyed Cotter, Jens on a whistle, can't
see his keyless Copley, then Esbjorn on fiddle with back to camera

Session in the Bishop's Arms, Lund, Sweden Kulturnatten, November 2003

Session snaps from Willie Week 2003

Cathal McConnell on flute & Bobby Gardiner on box
in the Central one evening during Willie Week

David Power playing his Froment set in the Central
with Tom watching

Session in Quelly's, unknown flute player who played very well

Piping session in the Ocean View in honour of Joe Doyle's 29th birthday
: left to right: Dave Hegarty
playing a Froment set with own chanter?, Mick Coyne on a Cillian O'Briain set
& Joe himself on a Johnny Burke Taylor style set

Session snaps from Tubbercurry, Sligo 2003

Martin on flute playing in a session in Brennan's at Tubber

Small session in the King's Head, Tubber: Keith on pipes,
Stu on bouzouki, Helena on fiddle, Simon on fiddle

Same session as above, with a French lady on whistle in the background
and Stefan, a Danish piper

Tune for Johnny

All photographs copyright Thomas Johnson
March 18th, 2004
Updated July 20th, 2004
Johnson's Uilleann Pipes Site