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Live performance photographs: 2013 Diggle Blues Festival

live performance photographs - diggle blues 2013Live performance photographs of blues musicians playing at the 2013 Diggle Blues Festival.

16/6/13

The festival takes place annually in June and dominates the village of Diggle in Saddleworth for four days. Musicians and fans travel from all over Britain to take part in the festival.

Photographing live music is constantly challenging. Low light, packed venues and unpredictable performances test my camera and ability to the limit. That said, the biggest distraction, for me, is always the music…I enjoy it too much.

The main venues for the festival are: The Hanging Gate; The Diggle Band Club; Kilngreen Hall and the Diggle Hotel. Peformers included: Victor Brox, Paddy O’Hare, Mike Sweeney, Bluzebox, Mike Parker, Big Joe Bone, Babajack and Arthur Cale. The event is organised by Dave Wood and associates.

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Portrait photography with singer songwriter Kieran McMahon

Portrait photography singer songwriter Kieran McMahon.

Portrait photography for Saddleworth based singer songwriter Kieran McMahon.

I’ve been watching Kieran for some time after photographing him playing at the Saddleworth Folk Festival. He’s a talented singer song writer and, considering he is still at school, has bags of confidence and a strong set. He asked me to help him promote his music with a few portrait shots which I was glad to do. We settled for something simple with attitude and a touch of grunge. Urban grunge isn’t commonplace in Saddleworth but, if you can find places where authority doesn’t hangout, you’ll find it.

The portraits were taken at a location close to the Satellite Centre in Greenfield, Saddleworth.

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Live Performance Photography Saddleworth: The Collective and Barclay James Harvest

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Live performance photography Saddleworth for The Collective and Barclay James Harvest at the Swan in Dobcross, Saddleworth

I thoroughly enjoyed shooting the live performance photographs for the Collective and Barclay James Harvest at the Swan Public House, Dobcross, Saddleworth, Oldham. Paddy O’Hare and Mike Sweeney have been building a loyal following around the North West and are not slow when it comes to getting the message out. So how they kept this gem in the bag, I have no idea but,  it delighted their fans when, unexpectedly,  Barclay James Harvest arrived and supported the band.

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Concert photography Saddleworth: Diggle Blues Festival 2013

Concert photography SaddleworthConcert photography Saddleworth for the 2013 Diggle Blues Festival in Diggle, Oldham, Greater Manchester

Producing images for the Diggle Blues Festival is straightforward but choosing which to use to promote the event is a challenge. I usually pick out my favourite photographs then delegate the job of choosing to someone else. It’s good for me as it allows me to see what others find interesting. With some artists like Victor Brox, photography is easy as his presence and personality go hand-in-hand with his music. Just point and shoot, you’ll always get the shot.

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Portrait photography: Diggle Band

diggle_band_portrait_stuart_colemanPortrait photographs of Diggle Band

21/04/13

Diggle Band Club, Diggle, Saddleworth, Oldham

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Live performance photography: The Collective at Jackson’s Pit

live_performance_photography_stuart_coleman-31Live performance photographs of the Collective and db Band

19/04/13

Jackson’s Pit, Oldham, Manchester

Brilliant mate!!!!!! Well done .. I love the ‘band’ shots. Cheers, Mike

The photos are great, I think we’ll use them all! I really like the red tint, it gives it a real, down home, blues club feel! Cheers, Paddy

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Live performance photographs: Mike Sweeney and Paddy O’Hare at the Railway

live performance photographsLive performance photographs of Mike Sweeney and Paddy O’Hare at the Railway

11/04/13

The Railway, Greenfield, Saddleworth, Oldham, Greater Manchester

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