Having only heard the single Desire at the time I wasn’t quite aquainted with Ms Calvi as much as I’d wanted to be – her music that is 🙂 – but I knew by the hype surrounding her that her Tartan Heart set would be something special. I wasn’t wrong !!
Anna Calvi takes the stage and there is immediately a frenzy of snappers in front of her in the pit. Im sure however many of us in there all have exactly the same shots as each other – Ive seen them elsewhere – but she just looked and sounded amazing. Buy the album (or procure it in some way) as it is fantastic ! Superb vocalist and tremendous guitarist.
First time Ive ever seen a harmonium played live on stage and took me a minute or two to work out what the hell it was. Lo and behold, a month later and Im taking photos of Chasing Owls, Naomi Black playing one at Jocktoberfest ! Harmoniums are the way forward it seems ! More on Jocktoberfest later……….
Guess What ?? Yup thats right, you know it…….I took all of these photos so if you want to use them gimme a shout – dont go stealing them cos Ill track you down and shout stuff at you (then sue 🙂 ). All images © Al Donnelly.
More shots of Anna from Tartan Heart 2011 on flickr stream – some of my favourites from the whole weekend. Something about the lighting in that tent just makes for great photos. It was the same in 2010