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Cobblestone pub, Dublin - threatened by developers

Thompson 10 Oct 21 - 02:28 PM
Tattie Bogle 10 Oct 21 - 02:46 PM
GUEST,Peter Laban 10 Oct 21 - 03:19 PM
Steve Shaw 10 Oct 21 - 06:31 PM
Rusty Dobro 11 Oct 21 - 04:18 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 11 Oct 21 - 04:44 AM
Steve Shaw 11 Oct 21 - 04:52 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 11 Oct 21 - 05:04 AM
Rusty Dobro 11 Oct 21 - 05:22 AM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 11 Oct 21 - 10:52 AM
GUEST 11 Oct 21 - 05:36 PM
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Subject: Cobblestone pub
From: Thompson
Date: 10 Oct 21 - 02:28 PM

Sorry if this is already a thread - searched and couldn't see anything likely.
The Cobblestone pub is in danger; the developers who are Dublin's new lords are larding the city with giant hotels, and one of these is planned to gobble up the Cobblestone.
Folkies have been out demonstrating with music trying to save this haven of traditional music.
Irish Times: Cobblestone trad music pub: Hundreds protest plan for hotel


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Subject: RE: Cobblestone pub
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 10 Oct 21 - 02:46 PM

There’s quite a long thread about it over on the session.org, a website dedicated to Irish Traditional Music (ITM). It’s definitely the place to go in Dublin to hear “pure drop” ITM, and get away from “Wild Rover” sessions!


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Subject: RE: Cobblestone pub
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 10 Oct 21 - 03:19 PM

It's really a shame this is happening.

To be honest I have never been. I missed the opportunity to take in the place when I was asked to take the piper's chair for what turned out to be the final installment before the lockdowns of the concert series Na Piobairi Uilleann run there,'Session with the pipers', but decided against accepting the invitation. It would be a terrible loss if the venue were to be lost.


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Subject: RE: Cobblestone pub, Dublin - threatened by developers
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Oct 21 - 06:31 PM

I went there in 2006 and played a set of tunes, solo, on my harmonica...I was hoping that I'd be joined...! It is a great place for our music.


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Subject: RE: Cobblestone pub, Dublin - threatened by developers
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 11 Oct 21 - 04:18 AM

This is terrible news. It’s not as easy as you might think to find a really traditional pub session in central Dublin, but we took the tram out and enjoyed a great evening in possibly the most crowded room I’ve ever been in. As we came away, though, I remember thinking that it was becoming hemmed in by soulless modern blocks, and wondered what the future might hold.
If you get the chance to go, it’s well worth the journey (any journey!).


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Subject: RE: Cobblestone pub, Dublin - threatened by developers
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 11 Oct 21 - 04:44 AM

'possibly the most crowded room I’ve ever been in'

All other things aside, that is one of the reasons I have not undertaken the trip: I hate being in crowded pubs and playing music against the roar of drinkers is not something I enjoy. But YMMV and the Cobblestone should be shielded from whatt is now looming over it, it is an important part of the Dublin music world.


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Subject: RE: Cobblestone pub, Dublin - threatened by developers
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 11 Oct 21 - 04:52 AM

I know it was 15 years ago, a snapshot visit and that times may have changed, Peter, but when I was there, crowded though it was, the clientele were very respectful of the musicians.


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Subject: RE: Cobblestone pub, Dublin - threatened by developers
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 11 Oct 21 - 05:04 AM

I don't doubt that Steve.


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Subject: RE: Cobblestone pub, Dublin - threatened by developers
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 11 Oct 21 - 05:22 AM

Ditto to Steve’s post above.


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Subject: RE: Cobblestone pub, Dublin - threatened by developers
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 11 Oct 21 - 10:52 AM

Quite apart from the many music sessions, at several levels, which The Cobblestone hosts, it’s been the venue for “The Night that Larry was Stretched” singing sessions for a number of years. Colloquially known as “The Larry”, this has introduced traditional singing to a younger generation than those, like myself, who frequent the venerable Goilin Singers Club! Indeed, the latter institution spent several years in the Cobblestone at one stage …

Regards


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Subject: RE: Cobblestone pub, Dublin - threatened by developers
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Oct 21 - 05:36 PM

Billy Connolly giving a taste of what session in the Cobblestone is like.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_lFGCgS3dwU&feature=share


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