Wow! Quite the Vancouver St. Patrick’s Day party with bagpipes and Whiskey Dicks

It’s over. Whew. Quite the party at the Atlantic Trap & Gill. I’m not sure how the other St. Paddy’s Day parties went in Vancouver, but it would be tough to beat the one at the Trap.

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.

About Mike Chisholm

Bagpiper, writer, fisherman and father born and raised in Nova Scotia, now living in Vancouver area.
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