One of those great moments

One of those great moments

Just saw Winifred Horan and Mick McAuley and Colm O Caoimh at a house concert earlier this evening, wonderful wonderful music, wonderful playing. And no mics between us and them, what a treat. Great playing, wonderful lift, real joy in every tune and every song. And some great waltzes, I think waltzes are underappreciated these days, so it was great to hear some played with enthusiasm and verve. Not to mention seeing lots of old friends—most of the audience knew each other, the crowd split pretty evenly between local musicians and local set dancers.
So lets hear from all of you, what have been some of your favorite musical moments recently?

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A session I played in last night - had great rhythmic drive -
maybe even too *much* of it. Also there was a pair of migrants
from Iran shouting and stamping their feet …

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The Iranians started dancing with two Spanish girls they had
just met … a complete multicultural experience

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Matt Malloy, solo, main stage at Glastonbury. 1985. Saturday afternon.
The biggest PA you can imagine.

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Maybe 1985 is recent to you llig, but it _was_ last millennium…

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I didn’t know Matt Molloy played piano accordion… :-p

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Me gusta.

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A ceilidh I was at a couple of years ago. It was about 1am and we were doing the final Strip the Willow of the night. The atmosphere was absolutely electric. Best ceilidh I’ve been to in a long while, and I can still remember the cold shower I had when I got home afterwards 🙂

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In the aftermath of the previous day’s Peckish Weed gig, Harpo & Spliffle Delekto were luxuriating in Mr Choudhry’s Hallal Deep Space Nine sinking pints of so-called Irish cider. I joined them in their misery. After half an hour of cromulent conversation we headed to the Wig Museum.
Norman Vader was already there, his box for his box still shut at his feet. Polishing up his bugle in readiment was the late Mr Crumplehorn and Ken Lazi fiddled with her G & T.
We sat down around the table: Norman Vader at the head of course. To his right: the Late Mr Crumplehorn, to his left sat Ken Lazi. I sat next to Ken and opposite Mr Crumplehorn and Harpo. Spliffle Delekto held his musical bed warmer like the champion he is.
For hors d’oeuvres there was a lively set of tangy jigs and then a portion of spicy reels. For the main course Jobox Squeezer joined us as we lapped up the gravy. Spliffle just sort of sat there, stunned. Harpo sprinkled some choice songs and we were joined by Annabel.
We played and played until dessert, brandies, port and cigars. Then we had more brandy, port and cigars followed by additional brandy, port and cigars. We finished the evening/ night with further brandy, port and cigars

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Winifred Horan is fantastic!!

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yhaalhouse, Don’t know why that counts as one of those great moments. Sounds like just another night at the pub…. 😉

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I saw Andy Irvine solo performance a couple of nights ago. Fantastic!

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I just saw Winifred, Mick, Seamus and the whole gang play a show in Colorado on Oct. 9th, the last stop on this year’s Solas tour. A great "last" show for sure. They were headed up to Montana the next day to do some recording and photo shoots for their upcoming "Shamrock City" Album. A great moment for me as my seat was 5 feet from the band. As I’m a flute player, I enjoyed seeing Seamus play in person, though he spent most of the evening on banjo and guitar of course..

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Al Brown: It was ‘just another night in the pub’ but the quality of the music was absolutely top hole!
I’m lucky to enjoy many ‘great moments’ in such a casual informal way.