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erinmaidin St Pat's Day - Unamplified (10) RE: St Pat's Day - Unamplified 19 Mar 07

We went "accoustic" here in South Dublin. At least it started that way. Then the fiddle player decided he wasn't being heard so he plugged into his mini-amp, and a bass player turned up and of course, they can NEVER hear themselves well enough, so not only was he plugged in but kept turning himself up. We had a great uillean piper who had no problem being heard. Myself, the singer, amidst all of this, kept myself above water. There were a couple songs requested that were (by my terms) "gentle" for St.Patrick's so I warned the audience and said they were special requests for special regulars of the pub and I recieved the quiet necessary to carry them off. However, the evening was stained (as is usually the case on St.Patrick's so I always brace myself for it) by the drunkest sot in the place approaching me and telling me that it was "shite". That didn't bother me at all and I just laughed and walked away...but when he followed me and asked me had he offended me, in all innocence (bollocks) I just turned and said quite seriously "How could it have been otherwise, when I've spent my entire evening working my hardest to see that eejits, such as yourself, had a good time". Maybe he'll be kinder to next year's entertainment.

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