Ronnie Norton

Visual Arts Department

Ronnie is Dublin Ireland born and raised, a commercial photographer since 1974, currently running one of Dublin’s top Commercial/Advertising photographic studios. Apart from his studio work he has been a photographic educator and mentor and was the first ever non american to be appointed to the board of the Professional Photographers of

America and was heavily involved in the campaign for image- makers rights and copyright ownership. When not involved in photography, the rest of his time is spent as a Bluegrass and Beyond radio host with 6 hrs of radio each week and more shows on the horizon. He is currently an international correspondent for WSM’s Route 650 Roots Americana streaming channel. With his longtime colleague Steve Averill, Graphic Artistic guru to U2 and lots more besides they started a much loved and highly regarded Roots Americana eZIne and website running for over 20 yrs and a very vibrant source of artist and output information in all aspects of the whole world of Rootsy music. He will be the man on the ground in Dublin and keeping a watching brief on all the PR and Publicity imaging for the festival.