There was a huge crowd, inside, outside on the patio and lined-up at the door. The bagpipes kept everyone entertained early in the evening and more than a few people dancing in the aisles, while the band kept everyone pumped until the wee hours. The Whiskey Dicks invited me up a few times for a few tunes and we had a blast. Lot’s of Maritimer’s and Newfoundlander’s and of course a handful of Irishmen. My opening tune into the pub was On Raglan Road, a classic Irish tune by Patrick Kavanagh. One of the celebrating Irishmen enjoying a few pints recognized the tune and mentioned it to me later in the evening. Very smart indeed.
The crew at the Trap; Ginger, Patrick, Tony et.al. did a great job keeping things going. I’m certainly looking forward to next year…and the countdown clocks have begun once again.