April 9: a Trio of Events

bodhran.jpgTonight: Irish Dancing
Time: 6:30 pm

Tonight: Specialist Pub Quiz
Time: 7:30 pm

Tonight: Merlins Rest Folk Jam
Time: 9:00 pm

It’s just nuts, you know, how much is going on tonight. In addition to all the general mayhem and laughter around the bar, we’ve got a few fine events free and open to all.

NUMBER 1

First up, Irish dancing with the Lóma Mór Irish Dance Club. This is the first of three funding raising events from the Lóma Mór cultural group. If you can spare a bit for them, please do. They’re keeping alive an Irish tradition here in the US. At 6:30 pm, they’ll offer some instruction. And between 7:00 and 9:00, they’ll offer plenty of dance opportunities.

NUMBER 2

Layered into this will be the weekly Specialist Pub Quiz at 7:30, hosted, as usual, by our Welsh publican and torture-master John Dingley. The specialist quiz varies from our Sunday Pub Quiz in that it focuses on a specific topic, such as the cinema. But just like the Sunday quiz, the specialist quiz offers you one participation point for each quiz you attend. Your participation points are added to your final score. The first person to reach 50 on this aggregate scoring system wins the money in the pot…and John Boy puts up to $40 per week in. Recently one of the pots crested $200. That’s not bad scratch for just telling people what you already know! Play often and bring your friends or make new ones. Teams of up to four are allowed.

NUMBER 3Irish Scottish Welsh British Isles pub Minneapolis Minnesota Celtic beer

The Merlins Rest Folk Jam! Each week the jam brings together local musicians and friends to enjoy a few pints together and move some music. A great range of instruments appear in this–various guitars, mandolins, percussion elements, fiddles, etc. It’s really a rather unique event, quite unusual in American pubs. No mics, no amps. Just some musicians gathered around a table or two and trading sounds and stories. Music starts after the quiz and dancing, so target 9:00 pm for this.

NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO…

Please know that we’re pleased as punch to have your support and encouragement up here. It’s been a fantastic year for us bringing a tv-less pub for the people back to the neighborhood. Cheers to you all for making our first year of operation such a joy.

We’ll celebrate it all next week….

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