I spent an enjoyable 15 minutes listening to these wonderful musicians on Shop St., Galway last weekend before approaching them to ask if I could take a few photographs. No problem. I also found out that they were from Slovakia but the language barrier prevented us from having a more in depth conversation.
I usually like to let people know I'm taking their photograph as it gives them a chance to react to the camera and have some involvment in how they want to be portrayed. I was rewarded in this shot with the young violin player's gaze straight into the lens.