…about guitar portraits…

We all love our guitars….. so immortalise your fondness with a photographic portrait! Our Festival photographer will be capturing the personal relationship between players and their instruments over the weekend. These pictures will be a visual document for years to come & will be uploaded to our website for posterity in the weeks that follow the festival. Young or old, professional or part-time, show your guitar you care!

Below are a few portraits from 2012!

All Photos by Richie Tyndall Photography

CIGF 2012

Andy-Sheppard

Andy Sheppard

Age: 31
Playing guitar for: 5 years
First song learned: Jack Johnson
Favourite guitarist: Ben Howard

Breda-Murphy

Breda Murphy

Age: 61
Playing guitar for: Ages
First song learned: House Of The Rising Sun
Favourite guitarist: Steve Cooney

Brian-Mc-Swiney

Brian McSwiney

Age: 31
Playing guitar for: 16 years
First song learned: Edelweiss
Favourite guitarist: Marc Ducret

Carmen-Colsa-Mira

Carmen Colsa Mira

Age:18
Playing guitar for: 1 month
First song learned: Row Your Boat

Daragh-P-Murphy

Daragh P Murphy

Age: 32
Playing guitar for: 16 years
First song learned: Can't remember

Gerry-Prendergast

Gerry Prendergast

Age: 52
Playing guitar for: 40 years
First song learned: All I Need Is The Air That I Breathe
Favourite guitarist: Rory Gallagher

Jack

Jack

Jack-Prenergast

Jack Prendergast

Age: 16
Playing guitar for: 8 years
First song learned: Wonderwall
Favourite guitarist: Eric Clapton

James-Collins

James Collins

Age: 31
Playing guitar for: 4 years
First song learned: Leaving On A Jet Plane
Favourite guitarist: Eric Clapton

Leonie-Schwarz

Leonie Schwarz

Age: 19
Playing guitar for: 3 months
First song learned: Bookends - Simon & Garfunkel

Michelle-Parkinson

Michelle Parkinson

Age: 27
Playing guitar for: 15 years
First song learned: Zombie - The Cranberries
Favourite guitarist: Jim Murray

Molly-&-Fay-Byrne

Molly & Fay Byrne

Age: 10 & 8
Playing guitar for: 2 years (Molly) and 1 year (Fay)
First song learned: Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

Noemi-Thiede

Noemi Thiede

Age: 19
Playing guitar for: 6 months
First song learned: Uber den Wollen con Reinhard May

Patrizia

Patrizia

Age: 25
Playing guitar for: 10 years
First song learned: Blowin' In The Wind

School-Group

School Group

Simon-Butterworth

Simon Butterworth

Age: 36
Playing guitar for: 1 hour

Favourite guitarist: Steve Housden

Tadg-Dennehy

Tadg Dennehy

Age: 11
Playing guitar for: 1 month
First song learned: He Is Lord
Favourite guitarist: Steve Cooney

Windings

Windings

Paul-O-Driscoll

Paul O'Driscoll

Age: 12
Playing guitar for: 3.5 years
First song learned: Country roads
Favourite guitarist: Sungha Jung