A reception with music by Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann to launch the new photography exhibit January in Clare by Neal Warshaw.
Neal Warshaw began making photographs and playing the flute at age 11. He went to Goddard College in Vermont in the early 1970s to study photography and his work was featured in college exhibitions and publications. After college he briefly pursued a career as a professional photographer before returning to school to become a Physician Assistant. He practiced primary care medicine for 38 years and recently retired from that career enabling him to devote more time to his passion for photography and traditional Irish music.
For years, Neal has combined his love of traditional music with photography by photographing the traditional music scene, particularly sessions. This dual perspective gives his work insight into the music and the musicians. In recent years he has photographed the Catskill Irish Arts week, a traditional music wedding, festivals, bands as well as frequent sessions in the Capital region during which he alternates between playing Irish flute and making pictures.
This show is the result of a 3 week visit to County Clare during January 2019. During his stay he sat in on nightly sessions in pubs throughout the county and in the homes of some of the wonderful local musicians. During the limited daylight hours and January weather conditions he photographed the County Clare land and sea with his own unique vision. The photographs will be on display all month.