Port na Bpucai
"Port na Bpucai" is the title of a traditional Ireland fiddle tune composed by a fisherman from the Blasket Islands who when asked where he "got it" said it was "given" to him by the fairies as he heard it on the wind. Seamus Heaney wrote a poem about it in 1969 and called it "The Given Note" In these photos I try to capture the musicians inhabiting both a physical environment and one "beyond the surface" a place where the music takes them. The music is so compelling that it temporarily disengages the mind and body from all other concerns and takes them into another space to a place that they could just possibly be "Away with the Fairies"
Niall Conroy • Marina Dmitrik • Des Gallagher • Janet Leech • Gillian O'Connell • Fanfa Otal Simal • Stephen Rogers • Jana Sefcikova • Jennifer Tipper •