Tom Hanway ("Badbelly") at Neolithic wedge tomb
in Lough Gur, Co. Limerick, Ireland
(photo: Denise Hanway)
Bluegrass and old-time music are very popular in Ireland, and no wonder -- they share a common ancestry with traditional Irish and Celtic music. Tom's unbridled passion for these intertwined styles has inspired him to make regular pilgrimages to Ireland, Scotland, England and Australia, where he shares and collects tunes with the local talent. These photographs, taken in Longford, Ireland, find Tom at the Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival (2002) and Duignan's "Tally-Ho" session (2003), having the craic with traditional players from around the globe. Stay tuned for more photos from Tom's continuing journeys to the Emerald Isle and abroad!
Read what the Longford News had to say about Tom's visit!