Clocks go back, clocks go forward, we remember.
This series of photos appeared as a thread on my twitter, see pinned tweet, a time warpped, time travel remembering audiences and gigs in venues over the years. You can if you like, like, share or follow the thread or this post and I’d appreciate any or all.
This post was the trigger for the thread, remembering the Secret Song festival at Levis Corner House, Ballydehob, West Cork, Ireland.
Most of all, please check out the bands and venues and give them a shout out if you like what you see and hear.
I’ve included a few extras that don’t appear in the thread because, bonus, and a couple are previouly unpublished, because bonus. Otherwise the rest these have appeared on my site during the last 10+ years through good times and through difficult ones.
I remember these times fondly and with longing as we enter another lockdown. The people in the venues with the musicians and their crews, the venue staff and the surrounding communities, each supporting and being supported by the other. This is a snapshot. A shout out too, to the radio DJs who, from rising times to late dates, alternatives & folk shows, who give these musicans a spin. We are listening.
As with you all, I don’t know what happens next, or how what happens next will happen, but it will happen and we can be ready for that day.
Take care, look out for each other, look out for yourself.
Thank you. X
Jason Lee, 24 October 2020.
My Twitter is here: @Jason_X_Lee
Venues Are Communities.
Outside Levis Corner House
From the inside looking out, from the outside looking in. Glen Hansard at Levis Corner House.
Audience through the window.
Clare Sands with Aisilng Urwin & Liam O Maonlai in a room full of lovely people.
Jenn Grant in the room.
Emma Langford way way back in 2016.
Sive two years ago.
Over to Connolly’s Of Leap – Lisa Hannigan. Under The Hammers, 2016.
Le Galaxie from the balcony.
It’s written on the wall… De Barra’s Folk Club, Clonakilty. Lisa O’Neill, 2017.
Lankum on the same stage , same year.
Moving up to Cork, to Cork Opera House.
Audience at and with the King Kong Company with SON – Susan O’Neill.
Public Enemy at The Savoy, 2006.
The Wedding Present at The Pavilion, 2008.
Three from Cypress Avenue…
Saul Williams, 2008.
Josh T. Pearson, 2009.
The Dirty Three, 2009.
Up the hill to St Lukes and the Sounds From The Safe Harbour festival with Big Red Machine.
Dublin… The Audience at…
Patti Smith, 2018.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and front row audience, 2018.
Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, 2006, The Flaming Lips.
Through the window looking outside, looking in.
Erik Mingus & Catherine Sikora at Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, 2009.
Fergus O’Farrell of Interference at Other Voices in St James’ Church, Dingle, 2007.
Inni-K back in Levis Corner House, 2019.
Mongoose’s Molly at Levis Corner House, 2016.
Margie Jean Lewis, 2016.
Liam Frost, 2017.
Ye Vagabonds, 2016.
First Class & Coach in a loft, 2020.
Lisa Hannigan at De Barra’s Clonakilty.
Letitia. This was a gig of local musicians paying tribute to and playing the songs of PJ Harvey & Nick Cave.
Sillk out the back at Secret Song festival, Levis Corner House.
Martin Harley on the counter. Sond check.
Jenn Grant upstairs in the parlour at Levis Corner House.
Anderson in the room.
Stuart Wilde & Dolcie in the parlour.
Left to right: Aindrias De Staic, Liam O Maonlai, Clare Sands, Aisling Urwin & Joe O’Leary around the table in the middle room.
Les SalAmandas debut gig out back at Levis Corner House, 30 August 2020.
Thank you for getting to end of this post, I hope some of these gigs reminded of ones you were at, introduced you to new bands, new venues or recalled positive memories.
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