2019 Milwaukee Irish Fest, Day Three
Today is the test of endurance day for me at Milwaukee's Irish Fest. I arrive on the grounds at 8:00 a.m. to cover tables. I will leave around midnight after completing my photography duties.
My first assignment of the day is special because it involves one of the chief volunteers I work for. The band consists of Amy Richter (bodhrán, percussion), Heather Lewin (fiddle, vocals), and Jeff Ksiazek (guitar, bouzouki, whistles). Jeff is the archivist at the Ward Irish Music Archives for whom the festival photographers shoot.
Next up is Aoife Scott, one of the most beautiful voices at Irish Fest.
The Gleasons were on the Leine's stage.
I am afraid I like shooting photos at Irish Fest so much that some day this will be me,
with an obsolete camera in my hand.
The Irish Chef in the Kitchen
The Irish Fest parade
Now it is time for my daily dose of We Banjo 3.
Maybe my favorite Enda shot
Dan White, Huntertones
Time for some traditional music from Sweeney, Evans & Doherty.
Not sure what this is but my job is to shoot the photographs, not make explanations.
Perhaps they got married to see...Moxie.
Irish music from France by Doolin'.
This year We Banjo 3 hosted a show on the Leine's Stage called The Best of Irish Rock Hits. Most of the music was familiar to me (U2, Van Morrison) and some was not. Either way, it was a great sound from this mash-up of Irish Fest acts sharing their talents.
Red Hot Chili Pipers
The High Kings
Perhaps the ones who stole the show--
I finished the night with The Red Hot Chili Pipers.
Despite the hours and how physically tired I was after working the grounds and shooting, I had a great day in Day 3.