the mad greek’s fifty-seven comments

  • Re: O’Connell’s Trip To Parliament

    Here's a little crumb of info on the tune background: more…

  • McEvoy’s video

    The link that ceolachan posted doesn't work any more, but here's, I think, a youtube of the same clip: more…

  • Friday session has ended

    Yep. The Friday night session is now a thing of the past. It was my first session. You never forget your first. Thursdays continues on. more…

  • Re: McKinnon’s Irish Pub

    Just got an e mail from the session leader/organizer that the session has had to leave McKinnon's, so it's no longer happening there. She said she'll be looking for a replacement venue. more…

  • Re: Áras Chrónáin Ionad Cultúir

    Sunday session still happening? more…

  • Sessions in Wicklow area Sunday & Monday?

    I got a recommendation this past summer from a musician who grew up in Wicklow for a session he said was on Sunday afternoon in Ashford. I don't see it listed here. Does anyone know anything about it? Also, I plan to be in Co. Wicklow Sunday and Monday Ap... more…

  • Re: Backstage Pizza Cafe

    Just talked to the cafe. They said no session until further notice (they also said, oh, yeah, that would be a good idea. We should put it back on the schedule. Hunh?!?). more…

  • Re: Lillie’s Union Square

    I went about a year and a half ago. The session was anchored (as opposed to led by the collective musicians), and there was a small circle of about 10 chairs. The level of playing was very high, and with the limited seating, there was a bit of pressure t... more…

  • Session on hold for now

    The pub is closed for renovations and a shift in management. The fate of the Friday night session remains undefined (the new management may have other plans for Friday nights). For now, we're getting together at the houses of some of us regulars, which ha... more…

  • RIP People’s Pint Session.

    Well, as you could probably tell from the Winding Down and Cutbacks comments above, the pub was not fully behind the session, and last month, we were declared deceased. We had a very nice potluck and session at a local musician's house that featured a cak... more…