Monday, March 10, 2014

Sunday Irish Music Session at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights

There was an informal session at the great pub Nighttown yesterday. Actually, it was a practice for the group The Bog Trotters. I knew a few musicians--Mary Ann Ratchko-Gamez, the great whistle and flute player, and her husband Feliciano (guitar). Bill Kennedy was sitting in on tenor banjo (don't think he's part of the group). There was another tenor banjo player, a mandolin player, a bodhran player (who also played electric bass on some songs). One thing I really enjoyed was the singing. Some groups just play their songs; this group has some good voices and some wonderful songs. There's great Irish music all over Northeast Ohio!

Feliciano (guitar), Mary Ann (whistle), Bill Kennedy

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