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Monday, March 10, 2008

Irish Day!

St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching and this year it lands on a Monday. This happens every few years and in the past it has generally meant that even though it would normally be a night at the Plough, on the most Irish Day of the American calendar, the Irish dancers got the boot in favor of the Plough making money. Can't blame them - for an Irish pub, it's like Black Friday, the one day a year that will make up for all those other days that you don't break even.

Well this year, we're dancing at the Alameda Ceili, which we rent for the same price as any other night of the year. So we're having a blow-out! I got permission to have treats in the lobby, so we're going to have a bit of a potluck. I also suspect we'll have a nice big beginning class full of folks who want to try it.

In my fine tradition for St. Patrick's Day, I'm taking the day off and dancing myself senseless. Driving With Fergus is doing their annual show at Oakland City Center. Hopefully enough folks will come out and good dancing will occur. Lunch after that, then I hope to go find some more places for some pick-up dancing, or go relax and read a good book, or something else. Then off to the ceili at 8. Maybe dinner somewhere walking-distance before hand? We'll see. Anyway, I'll be celebrating my way. While for most Americans use St. Paddy's Day as an opportunity to sip green beer while singing Danny Boy in that pub they overlook for the rest of the year, I'll be dancing my legs off, sharing good times with good company and good music.

Add to that the SF Celtic Festival on Saturday in Oakland and it will be a week of dancing til I drop. The line-up Scott has pulled together is absolutely amazing. Can't wait!

1 Comments:

  • I'm off that day as well. Dinner before Ceili would be great. There at least 3 tacquerias a chinese place and a thai place within 2 blocks of the Ceili.

    By Blogger Chris, at 11:35 AM  

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