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Artists’ Corner

Today in our ‘Artists Corner’ ICC Digital brings you another image from the gifted photographer Franco Chen, who has taken hundreds of photos of artists and bands who’ve performed at the ICC over the years.

Here is Chen’s amazing shot of the great Irish singer Peter Coughlan, frontman for the band ‘Hungry Grass’. Franco took this photo when ‘Hungry Grass’ played the Irish Cultural Centre on St Patrick’s Day in 2018. Many of you, I am sure will remember that unforgettable gig, which truly raised the rafters.

What’s so amazing about Franco’s shot is that he manages to capture so brilliantly the sheer power of Coughlan as a live performer. Peter Coughlan has one of the most exceptional singing voices and whenever he performs, he always gives his all. His singing has been commended by hundreds of people including Elvis Costello, who heard Peter sing acapella at the Ceiliúradh concert at Royal Albert Hall. Also appearing in this photo is the brilliant fiddle player Mark Conyard.