Last night's gig was great fun. If you ever have a chance to catch a show at the Fifth Province Pub do so. It's a nice venue...not too loud and just big enough to handle a crowd. The five of us managed to bring a few fans and the regulars stuck around and danced. That's always the most satisfying thing to me...dancing. People waltzed and jigged and got good and drunk. It was an Irish pub. I want to do it again...and it looks like we might be able to do so.
The proprietress wants us back in the autumn. They are booked through October in the pub. Perhaps even more astounding is that there is a chance that we could get a slot in the larger concert space at the IAHC and not simply the pub. Gaelic Storm, Seven Nations, The Young Dubliners and others have graced the stage...and actually will be appearing with The Tossers this July at the Gaelic Festival! I would love a chance to appear on that stage. One of the Girls has never given a full on concert. We've appeared at many a pub and even the occasional church lawn. But a concert? With lights? And a sound engineer?! That would be something else. That's a rare occasion.
I'll be sure to let you all know how it goes.
Oh, for what it's worth, all the instruments are in one piece. The Orpheum No. 1 banjo held its own really well. It was a great time...sans flambe. I'll post pictures soon.