Patti Smith

Patti Smith at The Royal Kilmainham Hospital, Dublin, 06 June 2018 for The Thin Air Magazine

Full Gig & Review by Will Murphy Here.


The summer of 1997 was coming to a close. My first in West Cork, read how I got there in the Nick Cave Post.

Patti Smith and Nick Cave were announced to play at Lissard Estate in Skibbereen in the first of three yearly festivals with explosive line-ups. Just up the road.

I stuck around.

On Tuesday afternoon, 05 June 2018, I got the call to photograph and again witness Patti Smith with Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds twenty one years later.

The next forty eight hours included hitching a lift up starting a thirty six hour sleepless journey from West Cork and back with a six hour wait in a Cork city, the last push.

Three buzzards flew overhead nearing Cashel when the photo pass arrived to sign and return.

Up to then it could have been a different journey. Push on through.

Back in Cork City 03:30. Six hours before the next bus west.

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