January 27, 2008
Sunday Music " Black Velvet Band " by the Dubliners
Lets go back in time to when Peggy O'Neill's bar in Bay Ridge was one of the more rocking traditional Irish bars in all of NYC. (*)
They had lots of traditional bands there in the 1980s and 90s, and the one song that was guaranteed to bring down the house -- Irish, Norwegians, and regular Americans-- was " The Black Velvet Band ".
I don't think that the Dubliners ever played there. But they would have felt right at home if they had.
(*) Before the kids messed with a sure fire moneymaking formula by turning it into a quasi disco or whatever they thought they were trying to do.