June 4: $400 Pub Quiz Tonight!

Tonight: Specialist Pub Quiz
Time: 7:30 pm
Music: Weekly Folk Jam immediately following the quiz

Over at Elphabachan’s blog we caught her writing about a birthday celebration, cottage pie at Merlins Rest, and Al Franken’s visit to the pub on Monday night. Give her page a read.


Holy smokes! Tonight we’ve got the Specialist Pub Quiz at 7:30 pm. It’s the other side to Dingley’s Torture, the first being his Sunday night quiz.

The Wednesday Specialist Pub Quiz has a guiding theme or topic…but that topic is announced only as a surprise at the outset of the quiz. Gah! But it’s worth it.

Each week John Dingley, our Welsh publican, puts up to $40 in the pot. You get 1 point for each quiz you participate in and those points are added to your aggregate score (quiz score + participation points). We someone scores 50 on the aggregate, they win the prize! It’s $400 at the moment. Heavens!

We need at least 7 teams competing to put the quiz and money in play, though. So bring your trivia ringers! Get out on a Wednesday night and spirit yourself through the mid-point of the week with a pint and some intelligent laughs. The Folk Jam follows.


We aren’t just stopping with the quiz tonight–which, by the way, can be attached to a cash prize if you score high enough–we’ve got the weekly Folk Jam with Bill Watkins (he of Silly Wizard fame) and friends. The Folk Jam, like our Friday night Celtic musician session, is played without amps or mics. It’s an Isles pub-style gathering of musicians simply working off one another’s lead while sharing a few pints and playing at a table or two right in the pub rather than in a performance zone.

Good time and great music.

The Folk Jam starts after the pub quiz. See you tonight!


Single-Malt Tasting with Fiona (the Whisky Wench), 7:30 pm.


* Kilt Night: All night!
* Music ahead of Bill Watkins’ reading: 5:00 pm
* Reading from The Once and Future Celt, about 6:15 pm
* Live, traditional Celtic Music, 8:30 pm –

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