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In Pictures: Laois band Paper Planes and Hudson Taylor the latest to rock Portlaoise

Hudson Taylor Kavanagh's
Hudson Taylor Kavanagh's

After more than 500 days of shut down, live music has finally returned to Laois in the last week.

From Friday, August 27 to Saturday, September 11, Kavanagh’s @ Old Fort Quarter have been hosting live performances in front of audiences.

This is located in the school yard of Scoil Mhuire just off Main Street in Portlaoise.

On Tuesday night, a local band and a group from Dublin combined for a brilliant show – Paper Planes and Hudson Taylor.

Tadhg O’Dywer, Llyod McCarthy, Anna Kelly and Ellen Rowney make up Paper Plans and they warmed up the crowd nicely.

Hudson Taylor is an Irish folk/Americana duo formed in 2011. The band comprises brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson-Taylor.

The multi-instrumental siblings honed their craft busking on the streets of their hometown of Dublin as well as cities all over Europe.

They have featured at Electric Picnic over the years and were at their very best again yesterday.

Photographer Alf Harvey has been covering the various gigs over the last number of days.

Below we have pictures from this one:

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Lauren Harding, Kiera Edinborough, Aoife Wosser, Niamh Brennan, Chloe Galvin and Tadhg Casey at Hudson Taylor and Paper Planes in The Old Fort Quarter Portlaoise hosted by Kavanagh’s Pub as part of their Festival of Gigs.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
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Sean and Annette Dunne at Hudson Taylor and Paper Planes in The Old Fort Quarter Portlaoise hosted by Kavanagh’s Pub as part of their Festival of Gigs.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
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Fiona Cross and Thelma Dunne at Hudson Taylor and Paper Planes in The Old Fort Quarter Portlaoise hosted by Kavanagh’s Pub as part of their Festival of Gigs.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
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Amy Ramsbottom, Amy Sherlock and Aoife Parnell at Hudson Taylor and Paper Planes in The Old Fort Quarter Portlaoise hosted by Kavanagh’s Pub as part of their Festival of Gigs.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
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Clodagh Cross and Paul Hyland at Hudson Taylor and Paper Planes in The Old Fort Quarter Portlaoise hosted by Kavanagh’s Pub as part of their Festival of Gigs.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
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Orla Daly, Rebekah Daly, Lauren Daly, Lea Hanlon, Gemma Deegan and Nadine Bermingham at Hudson Taylor and Paper Planes in The Old Fort Quarter Portlaoise hosted by Kavanagh’s Pub as part of their Festival of Gigs.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
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Liam Dunne, Laura Marie Maher, Avril O’Sullivan and Martin Carroll at Hudson Taylor and Paper Planes in The Old Fort Quarter Portlaoise hosted by Kavanagh’s Pub as part of their Festival of Gigs.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
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Peter O’Neill, Leticia O’Neill, Gary O’Neill and Sandra O’Neill at Hudson Taylor and Paper Planes in The Old Fort Quarter Portlaoise hosted by Kavanagh’s Pub as part of their Festival of Gigs.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
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Andrew Conroy, Chloe Knowles, Annabel Laffan and Gary Hofmeister at Hudson Taylor and Paper Planes in The Old Fort Quarter Portlaoise hosted by Kavanagh’s Pub as part of their Festival of Gigs.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
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Kieran Dooley and Stephen Aldritt at Hudson Taylor and Paper Planes in The Old Fort Quarter Portlaoise hosted by Kavanagh’s Pub as part of their Festival of Gigs.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
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Dorothy Clarke, Jacinta Bracken and Rose Dooley at Hudson Taylor and Paper Planes in The Old Fort Quarter Portlaoise hosted by Kavanagh’s Pub as part of their Festival of Gigs.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
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Niall Bracken, Chantel Condron, Conor Bracken and Lauren Fitzpatrick at Hudson Taylor and Paper Planes in The Old Fort Quarter Portlaoise hosted by Kavanagh’s Pub as part of their Festival of Gigs.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
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Hudson Taylor in The Old Fort Quarter Portlaoise hosted by Kavanagh’s Pub as part of their Festival of Gigs.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
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Hudson Taylor in The Old Fort Quarter Portlaoise hosted by Kavanagh’s Pub as part of their Festival of Gigs.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Kavanagh's Hudson Taylor 15
Ellen Rowney of Paper Planes in The Old Fort Quarter Portlaoise hosted by Kavanagh’s Pub as part of their Festival of Gigs.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
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Anna Kelly of Paper Planes in The Old Fort Quarter Portlaoise hosted by Kavanagh’s Pub as part of their Festival of Gigs.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
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Tadgh O’Dwyer of Paper Planes in The Old Fort Quarter Portlaoise hosted by Kavanagh’s Pub as part of their Festival of Gigs.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Lloyd McCarthy of Paper Planes in The Old Fort Quarter Portlaoise hosted by Kavanagh’s Pub as part of their Festival of Gigs.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
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Hudson Taylor in The Old Fort Quarter Portlaoise hosted by Kavanagh’s Pub as part of their Festival of Gigs.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Kavanagh's Hudson Taylor 15
Paper Planes in The Old Fort Quarter Portlaoise hosted by Kavanagh’s Pub as part of their Festival of Gigs.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.