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Irishfest 2015: The Gothard Sisters

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As I've stated before, I love going to Waterloo Irishfest every year!! It is just so much fun, the bands are great, and it is a perfect photography practice weekend!! This year only one of our past favorite bands was going to be there, so we were nervous and excited to get to listen to other bands and hopefully find some other ones that we would love as well. The Gothard Sisters were that band!! They were a joy to watch, and their music is beautiful!

I highly recommend looking up their music on Spotify! And I hope you love the photos as well. It is a long and slow process to dig through 1000 photos. But I'm enjoying sharing some of the ones that I've pushed through already. I'm hoping that my new laptop will help me get through them a little faster since it has a faster processor and I won't have to wait forever for the things that I'm trying to do to actually happen.


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Iowa Irishfest 2015

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Wanna know something crazy? When you suddenly realize that you have been going to an event for five years. And said event only became a tradition AFTER you graduated high school. That's a long time people!! This year marked the fifth time that Simeon and I packed up and road tripped to Waterloo, Iowa for a Iowa Irishfest to see one of our favorite bands, Gaelic Storm, and venture out to see and meet new ones!

Lindy and I on the first day of Irishfest!! Notice anything different between this picture and my About Me pic? I chopped my hair off! And dyed it! But honestly, I'm just waiting for it to grow back at this point. which is going to take forever.

I think that one of my favorite things to do every year is to photograph the bands! I was super excited to actually have a nice camera this year to get some wonderful photos. And I actually did most of them in manual too! Which was a first for me and extremely exciting! I'll have to keep working on it and the night concert photos didn't come out the best, but I'm hoping to improve on that before next year!

Above is some Gaelic Storm photos as I've only just started to edit the million and one pictures that I took. :)

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IrishFest Part 2| Gaelic Storm

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The eve of the first day of IrishFest was our favorite band! 
Gaelic Storm!

They have wonderful songs like "Johnny Tarr", 'Alligator Arms', and 'Never Ever Drink 'em Dry."

You have to look them up! They are so much fun and wonderful. Unfortunately, they had been playing back to back performances from New York to Iowa to Ohio and the bagpiper had gotten bitten by a spider that morning and was having a horrible reaction to it! They weren't their usual amazingness, but they were still wonderful.