Backstage at ITMA Liam O'Flynn Concert with photographer Christy McNamara

ITMA's Photographer-in-Residence 2022 Christy McNamara was invited backstage to capture the mood and preparations for the ITMA Drawing from the Well Liam O'Flynn Collection Concert held last March in the National Concert Hall.

Christy Mc Namara Gallery Matt Molloy
Matt Molloy, NCH March 2022 / Christy McNamara

Christy McNamara is a musician, photographer, artist and a teller of stories. He was born in Crusheen, County Clare into a family and community steeped in Irish traditional music. His mother Biddy was a well-known set dancer, and his father Joe played with the Tulla Ceili Band, along with his uncles Paddy and PJ Hayes. His debut album The House I Was Reared In was released in 2007.

Christy is also a renowned photographer and his book with the writer Peter Woods The Living Note (O'Brien Press 1996) was critically acclaimed. He has exhibited extensively both at home and abroad and his work is held in both private and public collections.

Christy McNamara - ITMA Photographer-in-Residence, 2022.

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