The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #69968   Message #1194765
Posted By: erinmaidin
27-May-04 - 06:24 AM
Thread Name: Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Festival
Subject: RE: Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Festival
The Radisson sounds right. I think they moved it to that hotel a few years back but I will never ever ever forget the great craic we had back at the Holiday Inn Oak Lawn...including the annual skinny dip in the pool! Neither will the staff...they still set the alarms and cameras when I come in for a stay.
My first time traveling in for Gaelic Fest in Chicago I'd gone specifically to see Liam Clancy and was sad to arrive in a downpour so just made my way to the hotel. Sat in the bar, guitar next to me, drowning my sorrows and a fella came over and sat across from me drowning his and he asked me "can you play that yoke" so I sang for him a sad song..and he cried...and he sang for me a sad song and I cried and there we both were sitting there crying and drowning in Guinness and he introduced himself. You guessed it! Liam Clancy! He's a lovely man and I'm happy to say we've remained friends these past many years.