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 .


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 !