Tunes on St Patrick’s Day.
There cannot be many things more appropriate to do on March the seventeenth than play some tunes in a traditional style session with one’s mates.
BUT finding a venue to do such a thing is becoming increasingly difficult year by year.
Due to the promotion of ‘Paddy’s Day’ as a jolly good excuse for ‘amateur drinkers’ of all persuasions to go and get enebriated has meant most pubs where we normally play are crammed with drunk shouty idiots with comedy hats and a stupid ‘Everyone’s Irish Today’ attitude.
This year (2018) it is made even worse by being on a Saturday (at least if it falls in the week there’s a chance of an afternoon sesh) and because there is a ‘important’ England versus Ireland butch sporty/ footbally thing which will be on the TVs in pubs and will cause amplification of the pseudo-nationalistic raucous drunken behaviour.
Little chance for six or seven people with acoustic instruments sitting down and playing tunes!!