Limited edition run of 90.
Size: 320 mm by 450 mm.
Paper: Antalis Edixon 300gm white card.
The Story: My 1989 Folk Festival poster features an Escher vision of the pubs of Ballyshannon. While setting up to take a photo of Melly’s Bar one morning, who should step outside, pulling the door neatly behind him, only Mick Melly Sr himself. He was fresh from clean up operations after the night before, followed by a wee snifter to keep himself right. Back in those days you could judge the craic to be had in a pub by the amount of smoke that hung in the air- Melly’s was one of the smokiest!
After having the snap in my possession for 33 years it wasn’t until I began drawing the scene that I noticed the vague reflection of the old townscape in the etched glass of the pub window. Of course when I went back to get a better look at the fine buildings involved I found my view blocked out by an almost empty modern shopping centre- such is ‘progress’ in a heritage town. So, I sort of made it up from my knowledge of what was & is there…… backways!