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Thread #100040   Message #2001565
Posted By: GUEST,Seonaid
19-Mar-07 - 08:31 PM
Thread Name: so how did your St. Pats Day gig go?
Subject: RE: so how did your St. Pats Day gig go?
Top this one --
We played at a wedding reception --
-- OK so far, yeah? --
-- with *two* brides, of whom one was the groom! They had both bridesmaids (sopranos) and groomsmaids (baritones), in gorgeous gowns of either purple or green.
Umm, different, yeah?
We played some "trad" love & wedding songs (Mairi's Wedding, Eileen Aroon, Fanny Power, etc.), plus one I wrote about a wedding at an Irish pub in Santa Monica (based on a true story!), and capped our set with "Twa Bonnie Maidens" (which brought down the house).
All very tastefully done, though, and with an elegant, catered banquet afterwards. Happy couple, nice and generous people; I'd play their gigs again any time.
Still -- um -- different, as St. Pat's gigs go!