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Concert Fri. 2/18: Robbie O'Connell, Dan Milner, & Ed Miller

posted Jan 28, 2011, 8:46 PM by Jeff Keller

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
with
Robbie O'Connell, Dan Milner, & Ed Miller

$20 General Admission, $15 seniors, students, and parish members
Details: http://www.bostonsongsessions.org/concert_feb-18-2011
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/154946

Sign up now for Skellig Burns Supper 2011!

posted Jan 9, 2011, 7:49 PM by Lynn Noel   [ updated Jan 21, 2011, 4:19 PM by Jeff Keller ]

6:00-8:00 pm, Tuesday, January 25 at The Skellig, 240 Moody Street, Waltham, MA
Song session to follow.

Details: http://www.bostonsongsessions.org/skellig-burns-supper

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:

http://www.tinyurl.com/skelligburns2011

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!

Skellig Song Session schedule change

posted Jun 30, 2010, 10:47 AM by Jeff Keller

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.
--Jeff

Burns Supper at the Skellig: Monday, Jan. 25, 6-8 pm

posted Jan 17, 2010, 8:58 AM by Jeff Keller

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:
   http://tinyurl.com/skelligburns2010

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:
    http://www.robertburns.org/suppers

Join Our Facebook Group

posted Dec 12, 2009, 8:43 AM by Jeremy Kessler

If you have not already done so (and are on Facebook), please check out our Facebook presence; the Greater Boston Traditional Song group.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=85177365628

New, improved URL!

posted Feb 7, 2009, 3:22 PM by Jeff Keller

We now have a domain for this site: http://www.bostonsongsessions.org

January Skellig Song Session: Birthday Wassail, Burns Night, & More

posted Dec 21, 2008, 12:00 PM by Lynn Noel

Location:
The Skellig Irish Music Pub
240 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453 US
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When: Monday, January 19, 7:00PM    Add to my iCal Calendar
Phone: 978-985-2707
The Waldo Wassail lives on! You are cordially invited to celebrate multiple events at January's Skellig Song Session:
  • Sixth Annual Waldo Wassail, rescheduled to the 25th day of Christmas
  • T.T. The Bear's Reunion (you know who you are)
  • Lynn's first and only Annual 49th Birthday (1/22)
  • Burns Night for the Poet Robert Burns
  • Birthday Cakes and Ale for All Us January Babies
Pick your party, they're all in the back room of the Skellig on Monday 19 January. Thanks to Jeff Keller and Anabel Graetz (co-founders of this monthly session) for suggesting such a happy solution. Kudos to Peter Masters and Cathy Mason of the Annual 33rd Night Party for inspiration to continue that tradition, and to Hal and Oran for the idea of calling out the Auld Gang for a reunion of our 1980-1985 Monday sessions at T.T. the Bear's.

Please bring a song and/or Burns recitation to share, musical instruments, and foolery gear. We will hold the Nth Annual Pooh reading of Chapter 6, address the haggis, fathom the bowl such as the landlord can provide, and send me (Lynn) off in fine style for my knee replacement the following Wednesday.

I look forward to whooping it up with all you wassailers, and then spending my actual birthday recovering in the peace and quiet of Newton-Wellesley Hospital. All I want for my birthday is a brand new knee!

GUESTS, FOOD, & DRINK The Skellig is a public house. Please bring anyone you wish. The bar will be open, and as usual for sessions, those who would like dinner are invited to come at 6:00 and order from the menu.

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