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Ian Whitty and The Exchange at The Spiegeltent

July 5th, 2008 Posted in Cork Midsummer Festival, corkgigs, Ireland, Live Music, Music, Photography

Ian Whitty and The Exchange at The Spiegeltent

Ian Whitty and his band were up next on stage in the Spiegeltent after Cian and Aaron Dillon almost two weeks ago.  I’ve seen Ian Whitty play numerous times over the years and he is now a more rounded and complete artist.  His debut album Will o’ the Wisp is more softly spoken and subtle than the rockier sound he and his band now display.  Having said that the later music still has the fantastically clever and imaginative wordplay so evident on Will o’ the Wisp.  The next album is coming out later on this year and it’s one I can’t wait to get my hands on; songs like Houndstooth Shirt and Not on Your Side are already instantly recognisable at his gigs.  You can currently check out these songs on his MySpace.

Ian Whitty and The Exchange at The Spiegeltent

Ian Whitty and The Exchange at The Spiegeltent

Ian Whitty and The Exchange at The Spiegeltent

The phone above is part of the props used in case you’re wondering!  There are more photos in the full set.

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  1. 4 Responses to “Ian Whitty and The Exchange at The Spiegeltent”

  2. By Bettythesheep on Jul 6, 2008

    Love the first pic, Ian looks like he could be from another era.

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  3. By Nay on Jul 24, 2008

    Hey, sweet pics Donal, like Betty said the first has a real timeless quality to it, colours are lovely in the second one too.
    The looks great eh? It’s nice when artists add their own touches to liven up the setting.

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  4. By Donal on Jul 30, 2008

    Cheers for the comments. The lighting was pretty good that day, especially as it was an afternoon gig and some natural light got in too. If only all gigs were that easy!

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