A selection of images from the TOM CREAN Concert, Liberty Hall, Dublin 12 Oct 2014.
All photos from Liberty Hall by Mary Kelly.
Kevin Conneff (L) of The Chieftains and Seán Corcoran (R) of the Press Gang; two of the founders of the Tradition Club along with Tom Crean
Well known broadcaster Doireann Ní Bhriain, a strong supporter of the Tradition Club back in the day, introduces some of the performers.
Tom’s wife, Mag Crean (L) and Esther O’Hanlon (R), another long time supporter of the Tradition Club
Renowned novelist John Banville, an old friend of Tom Crean’s, spoke movingly of his memories of Tom.
Tríona and Maighréad Ní Dhomhnaill prepare for action.
Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill
Two Drogheda lads with a captured Dub! The Voice Squad – L to R, Fran McPhail, Phil Callery (the Dub!), and Gerry Cullen
The remainder of the Press Gang, Seán Corcoran (L) and Niall Fennell (R) sing “Down in Yon Forest”
Noreen Greene, Trade Union Organiser, an old friend of Tom Crean’s and a long time supporter of the Tradition Club with some rare anecdotes.
L to R:- Kevin Conneff, Irene Martin, Tom Sherlock
Phil Callery of the Voice Squad
Piper, Seán Óg Potts (L) and fluter and major photographic documenter of the Irish music scene, Mick O’Connor (R)
Well known dignitaries in the front row
Ace piper and radio broadcaster, Peter Browne
Derry singer, BBC broadcaster and regular performer at the Tradition Club, Brian Mullen.
Dundalk singer, writer and composer, Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin.
Renowned singer Len Graham who on the night gave a stunning performance with his wife, Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin. Len was a regular performer at the Tradition Club where he appeared as a duo with his old comrade-in-song, Joe Holmes from Ballymoney.
Band-leader Edel McWeeney (fdl.) (L) tries to call the lads to order.
Band section, L to R:- Edel McWeeney, Jock Byrnes, Fintan Vallely, Kevin Conneff.
Paul McGratten (flute), Kevin Glackin (fiddle, back), John Kelly (Fiddle, front)