Monday, June 1, 2015

Irish Session at Midnight Brewery, Friday, June 5th, 6-8:30pm

I'm organizing another special Irish music session at Midnight Brewery.  This will be my 6th time doing so.  By "organizing" what I mean is that I invite some of the best area players of Irish traditional music (people better than myself) to come play some tunes at this great brewery!  It's pretty easy to do when you think about it.

If you like listening to Irish jigs, reels and hornpipes and maybe the occasional song, then come have a listen.  If by some crazy chance you are reading this before 6pm Friday June 5, 2015 and you play Irish fiddle or accordion, etc., then feel free to bring your instrument and join in the fun.
Photo from May 2014 session at Midnight Brewery
This will be the first session since the brewery expanded to its new adjacent location in September, so I'm really excited.  If it all works out we should have 8 to 10 experienced players taking part, ranging from fiddle to flute to banjo to concertina to uilleann pipes to bodhran to to guitar and tenor guitar.  Sessions can be unpredictable but we've been fortunate to always have some good juju at these Midnight Brewery sessions.  I'm hoping this time is no different, or even better.

I took a break from practicing this past Saturday to visit Midnight Brewery and they've got some excellent beers on draft at the moment, including an Irish Red, a Southern English Brown Ale, an Oatmeal Stout, a Rye Porter, a Vanilla Double Stout, an IPA, a Pale Ale, a Belgian Tripel and more.  What I like about Midnight is they seem to make solid versions of classic beer styles without feeling the need to get too "innovative" or fancy.

Irish Session

Friday, June 5, 2015

Midnight Brewery
2410 Granite Ridge Road
Rockville, VA 23146

I definitely couldn't do this without the help and participation of the very talented players we are fortunate to have in the Richmond area.  Midnight Brewery is located a little bit west of Richmond, about 45 minutes from Charlottesville, so I'm hoping that some trad players from the C'ville area might make it out as well.

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