The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #69968 Message #1198448
Posted By: JedMarum
02-Jun-04 - 08:56 AM
Thread Name: Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Festival
Subject: RE: Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Festival
They shut the power down for a while. I was first up on the North stage on Sunday - but the weather cleared, and folks started arriving, so they switched on the power and I did half of my set (about 40 minutes). Then I loaded up and left immediately. We hit some pretty serious weather heading south, so I am not surprised they had to shut the festival down again during Sunday afternoon. I guess I was lucky to get half my set in!
I ran into Tommy twice at the hotel, and chatted briefly. I didn't meet Rory, but enjoyed his playing for Tommy's set Sat evening.
I hope to make it over to your side of the pond soon. My stuff plays a bit on the radio over there, so maybe one day I'll arrange a tour. It's probably about the only way I'll get there now.