The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18577   Message #184996
Posted By: DonMeixner
25-Feb-00 - 06:53 PM
Thread Name: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
The Flyin' Column is at The Hotel Syracuse on St. Pat's weekend for three jobs in two days. 8:00-12:00 on Friday and 2:00-6:00 and 8:00-12:00 on Saturday.

For 30 years we've opened with "Come In". We sing a broad mix of Irish and Scottish vocal stuff. And we have a very fine fiddler for dance sets. "Stack O Barley", "Siege of Innis", "Walls of Limerick". If The Clancy's have sung it, we probably do as well. We do a lot of rebel songs that can be considered historical. The newer songs we do are more like "Song For Ireland", "Emigrant Eyes", "When New York Was Irish". We try to avoid Tin Pan Alley. An we have a few originals we do as well. We have been likened to The Clancy's with drums, The Beach Boys gone Irish, One fellow said You sound like the Kingston Trio doing it right finally. I think those are all compliments.

We are pretty busy year round. Anxious to play at the drop of a hat. But after 30 years as a band we are getting a little old in some quarters. Probably only 25 years left in us.