The Session

Way back in my “Black and White” 35mm film days while trying to establish myself as Professional Photographer i was given the opportunity to work (for the experience !) on a two day music festival where national and international musicians played on the same stage – The event called “The Session” was recorded for TV and took place in the brand new Dublin venue The Point now called 3 Arena

Back-David Heffernan, ? , Ger Heffernan front- Philip Donnelly and Harry Crosbie

Billed as the official opening of the venue (There had in-fact been two previous Events – The 1988 fine Gael Ard Fheis and following that, A “Huey Lewis and the News” concert ) . But this was the first of many Star studded gatherings to be held at the venue . It took place on the 25th and 26th November 1988 produced by David and Ger Heffernan of frontier Films and the Show was directed by Declan Lowney .

DAVID HEFFERNAN, unknown and WILKO JOHNSON

The Artists that performed that weekend included Mary Black with The Black Family and Rosie Flores
The Chieftains with Flaco Jimenez and band,Guy Clark with Arcady (featuring a young Sharon Shannon) and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, John Prine with Lyle Lovett and Marty Stuart, Don Everly and the Dead Cowboys with Jack Clement, Joe Ely and Wilko Johnson – I managed to take a selection of live images with my Nikon f2A couple of lenses and half a dozen rolls of Kodak tri-x B+ W 35mm which i pushed by 2 stops and used a bit of Holy water in the development in the hope that the shots would come out – They did and so 33 years later i have revisited them – I am posting a couple of the live shots for this blog Enjoy !

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