Weekend Update & Dickson News

Greetings, friends. And welcome to a triple news day. It’s a three-for-one! I’ll try to do proper updates on Saturday and Sunday, but I’m going to get most if it out right here since I’ll be on the road and am not certain how well the internet connection will be.

Following this Friday through Sunday news, we’ve posted information on a celebration of Tim Dickson’s life, who we lost recently.


Join us for the weekly Kilt Night and Live Celtic Music. Music starts around 8:30 or 9:00 pm.

Our live music is done just as it is back in the Isles: local session musicians set up at the front of the pub–gathered simply around a couple tables–and play without microphones and amps. They play as music is best played: unscripted and with musicians working off of one another. It’s an absolute joy.

Great craic and perfect for yer pint. So tell a tale, share a laugh, and get the weekend rollicking. Cheers!


The Hot Club of East Lake and Papa John–who is so much better for you than those corporate pizzas!–will provide the jazz. These guys are absolute gems in the Twin Cities. We’re proud to have them in the pub every Saturday night.

Music starts about 9:00 pm.


The weekly Sunday Pub Quiz starts at 8 pm and delivers 25 questions, two points per. Participation earns you one point that adds to your final score. The more quizzes you take, the larger your aggregate score grows. For example, you score 42 points and this is your third quiz. You finish with an aggregate of 45.

Why is this important? Because our publican and quizmaster John Dingley adds up to $40 per week to the kitty. When someone scores 50, they win the pot and everyone’s participation points reset. Sometimes the pot has swelled to around $400, so drop in every week with your team of up to four. It’s a general knowledge quiz (history, politics, geography, etc.) and it’s loads of fun. A fine way into the week.

Also, our friend Sam Fiske will provide the music an hour before and 30 minutes after the quiz. It’s a little thing we like to call Sam’s Sandwich. Great jazz to liven up the evening even more. See you soon!

So get a pie and a pint and make it a pleasant conclusion to your weekend.


Tim Dickson's Death Has Saddened Us AllThe following comes courtesy of Tim’s sister, Jane:

To Tim’s dear friends –

A celebration of Tim Dickson’s life will be held:
10 A.M., Monday, May 12, 2008
St Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove, Minneapolis (across the street from the Walker Art Ctr)

All of Tim’s friends are welcome. In lieu of flowers, send donations to:
Signal Hill Trust
Security State Bank
PO Box 250
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Thank you to all who offered hugs and tears when we visited Merlins last Saturday. My family looks forward to seeing you on Monday.

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