Behind the scenes with the Cork heads and Eamonn High!

We got a visit from Tommy Baker of Your Man’s Puppets in early July to shoot a series of promotional clips for the festival – lucky us!  In the clips, Eamonn High, one of Tommy’s characters, is constantly interrupted as he visits Cork landmarks by a mysterious group of figures – the “Cork Heads”, acted by a team of performers from Dowtcha Puppets.  We’re very proud of the resulting videos; if you see them on Facebook or Twitter, share away! Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the day’s shooting, courtesy of  photographer Sasha Lambert:

performing's tiring work
performing’s tiring work

Eamonn High

watching kids interact with the puppets is always great; they're so engaged!
watching kids interact with the puppets is always great; they’re so engaged!
Dowtcha's Davy Dummigan
Dowtcha’s Davy Dummigan

Action! Cork Heads

One of the Cork heads took a shine to this lady out enjoying the sun...
One of the Cork heads took a shine to this lady out enjoying the sun…
Even adults forget the puppeteer and talk to the puppet!
Even adults forget the puppeteer and talk to the puppet!

Cork heads

Katie Keegan gets all up in Eamonn High's face during an encounter in Cork's English Market
Katie Keegan gets all up in Eamonn High’s face during an encounter in Cork’s English Market

pop-up show!

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