As I mentioned in my ‘Jamboree’ post, Sean was a professional photographer for just one weekend, a year ago. One of the social events he covered then was the Kilnaleck Fleadh, a festival of traditional music in a Cavan village. His coverage consisted of going into a pub and taking some photos of the singers and musicians, as shown in the slide show.
When he emerged, he told Pauline (who had waited in the car) that the young woman pictured had sung very well. When she finished, there was a call for someone else to sing a song. Sean said that he had been very tempted to sing. The fact that he was working, and his mum was waiting, was probably what led him to resist the temptation. He could very easily have joined the company and made some new friends, young and old.
That was our Sean. As Pauline said to me recently, life was exciting when he was around … you never quite knew what was going to happen next.
The Saw Doctors played again at the Killinkere Jamboree last weekend, and the Kilnaleck Fleadh went ahead once more, but, sadly, without Sean to photograph them.