This isn't a song session (although I suspect there will be some singing along), but a handful of us wound up organizing this event, and it should be a lovely evening. Please help us spread the word!
A special evening of Irish, Scottish, and Maritime songs
Robbie O'Connell, Dan Milner, & Ed Miller
Friday, February 18th, 2011, at 8pm
First Parish Watertown
35 Church Street, Watertown, MA
$20 General Admission, $15 seniors, students, and parish members
6:00-8:00 pm, Tuesday, January 25 at The Skellig, 240 Moody Street, Waltham, MA
Song session to follow.
We're accepting late signups! If you sign up with your dinner order soon, there's a decent chance they'll still be able to accommodate you:
The Skellig provides the core of a Burns Supper menu as a dinner special (est $15) for preregistered guests. Guests may also order off the regular menu; pre-orders will speed your service at the event.
Late registrants take their chances with availability of food and seating. Remind your friends to sign up today!
Starting immediately (i.e. July), the Skellig Song Session will be on fourth Tuesdays rather than fourth Mondays. Other details (Skellig back room, 7-10pm) are unchanged.
The reason for this is that the Skellig has started a (rather loud) weekly blues jam on Mondays in the front room, whereas Tuesday nights feature a purely acoustic Irish session in the front room, which is far more compatible with singing in the back room and doesn't require us to stop at 9:30. I know that no change is good for everyone, but I think this one is for the best. Please spread the word -- and, if you see any old calendar entries or fliers, please update them or take them out of circulation.
Since the Skellig sing this month falls on the birthday of the birthday of the celebrated Scottish poet Robert Burns, we're planning a Burns Supper at the beginning of the evening, transitioning between 8 or 8:30 into our regular pub sing (doubtless with plenty of Scottish and drinking songs).
This formal dinner will feature the eating of a traditional Scottish meal, the drinking of Scotch whisky, and the recitation of works by, about, and in the spirit of the Bard of Scotland.
While preregistration is not required, the Skellig has asked us for an estimated head count for the Burns Supper. If you think you are planning to join us FOR THE SUPPER, please sign up (the sooner, the better) here:
There is no fixed price; we will order off the Skellig menu, with some
Scottish-themed specials available. Regularly scheduled pub sing to
follow with a theme of Robert Burns songs and poetry.
More about Burns Suppers, see:
If you have not already done so (and are on Facebook), please check out our Facebook presence; the Greater Boston Traditional Song group.