My only official St. Paddy’s gig this year was at an elder center in Old Saybrook, CT in the afternoon. This was a raucous affair. The staff was wearing some interesting costumes, which were, literally paraded in front of the folks to MacNamara’s Band (another performance highlight in my checkered career). I worked up a variety of popular Irish tunes, some worked, some didn’t, but it was the right audience to find out. The response to this green madness was wonderful. The old folks are simply glad you’re there. Amen.
I got a call from Ron to see if I was up for Peaberry’s that evening. One gig is not enough on a St. Pat’s day, so I said sure. We headed up to Simsbury, and signed up. A good open mike, with Danielle shucking her swing/jazz for folk. What’s up with that? A long drive to play two songs, but worth it.
Gotta play on St. Patrick’s Day!