Donal, Donal O Caoimh

Stamp Covers and Buses

October 23rd, 2008 Posted in Funny ha ha, Ireland, Irish trad music

Friday week ago An Post released a set of stamps comprising of four of the most prolific and well-known Irish traditional music bands: Planxty, De Dannan, The Bothy Band, and the Tulla Céilí Band.  Oh, and there’s me skulking on the first day cover playing the uilleann pipes.  Local Cork artist Finbarr O’Connor was commissioned to paint the four stamps and contacted me through the Cork Pipers Club website during the summer.  I was shocked to see how recognisable the image was when I got a larger version from Finbarr and the first day cover has pride of place on the mantle piece now. You can buy this set of stamps on the first day cover online at IrishStamps.

The stamp was not my initial foray into the modelling arena.  Last year my image was plastered on the back of a bus le haghaidh Gael-Taca.  I never actually saw the bus myself but below is the image used on the back of the bus.  Comments about face like the back of a bus etc are welcome.

I’m seriously considering a career change with this breakthrough into modelling so if you need to spruce up that family photo, or that graduation photo why not get in contact?  Answers below too :).

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  1. 4 Responses to “Stamp Covers and Buses”

  2. By Sarah on Oct 24, 2008

    Wow Donal, congratulations!

  3. By Fiona Crowe on Oct 29, 2008

    Ambaist!! Cheapas go raibh deireadh leis an bus sin! Tá náire fós orm!!

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