A festival such as Doolin is obviously about the music. But it’s also about the people.
That people of all ages and from all parts of the planet, enjoyed themselves at Doolin is beyond question. What has been created here is an atmosphere where everyone can be part of the festival on their own terms. Families, people who just want to listen, people who want to party. All the little spaces around the marquee create that ambience. You can curl up on the couch or sit around the fires or sit in the front row and hear and watch every note or just catch up with friends. Or make new ones. Or you can chat to the musicians that stay to listen.
When I wasn’t photographing musicians, I turned the camera in other directions. I think I have caught some of these moments.