The world from my corner of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn-- Free Speech Zone -- E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org--
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.
Posted by The Phantom at 12:25 PM
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What about that song you would bang your wrist on the bar 3 times?
That would be "The Wild Rover"
If I get two requests, I will play that one today.
Can you play "The Wild Rover"
How shocking about Lowen's John Rossi. I read a detailed account of it in the Bay Ridge Rover. What a loss to our little corner of the Ridge.
Wasn't Luke Kelly barred from entering the country because he was an avowed Communist?
Wild Rover on deck for next weekend
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