The Whileaways had just made an appearance on the Late Late Show the weekend before, so it must have seemed very quaint when I showed up with my DSLR and a tripod.
But smaller setups are best for live music. For one thing it’s a lot less intrusive, they’d barely know you’re there while they perform, so you don’t have to worry about disrupting the performance, you can just let them do their thing.
They had a performance this evening at the Temple Bar TradFest which is a great event bringing the best of new and traditional folk music together over the course of a few days. I got in for soundcheck and they performed three times, the third take hitting the mark.
The stage lighting was perfect for shooting – colourful and moody – so it made my job easy. This is their single “Family Well” from their album Saltwater Kisses: http://www.thewhileawaysmusic.com/buy-cd