This site is an archive, a place to publish and share the live music gigs, bands and events shot aroung Ireland.


Kimberly Lightholder, an american-born ex-pat, working as a freelance music photographer in the Midlands.


I've been on the net since 1996 in many forms. The Music Photography site started in late 2007.


I am inspired by many things, a large portion of which aren't even photography related. I've found a huge influence on my photography through music, and a majority of the freelance work I get is from photographing bands and live gigs.

As the community in the midlands is in huge support of the bands and music that play here, I thought I'd share the archive with everyone.


I currently shoot with a Nikon D80, a Nikkor 50mm 1.4, a Tamaron 28-70mm f3.5, a Sigma 70-300mm f/4 and occasionally a Sigma 18-50mm kit lens. I also own a Nikkor SB-800 which is rarely used as I prefer to shoot with available gig lighting to better document the experience.

Lightholder.com is maintained and created by myself, Kimberly, commonly referred to as Kimotay. The functionality is powered by ZenPhoto, and the theme was coded my me.


All photos published under lightholder.com are under copyright. Other sites that publish photos from lightholder.com have written permission to do so. Publishing, reproduction, distribution, printing or any other usage of photos found on lightholder.com is not allowed without written consent.

I am always willing to let people use my photos, just please ask me, and link back to lightholder.com. If you are interested in using a photo from lightholder.com, simply send me a quick email, or you could even hire me as a photographer for you.

Commercial Usage

Approval for commercial use is available, and requires a usage agreement and payment for publication rights.To obtain commercial usage rights, please contact me.


Almost all of the photos on lightholder.com are available as prints. If you are interested in a print, please contact me using the online form and include a link to the photo you are interested along with any print size information you already have. I will contact you with details and pricing.

©1996-2018 Kimberly Lightholder. All rights reserved. Images and content are the property of Kimberly Lightholder.

Downloading, reproduction, duplication or publication not allowed without written consent from Kimberly Lightholder.