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Thread #97737   Message #1928540
Posted By: Les from Hull
06-Jan-07 - 03:59 PM
Thread Name: Are the sessions real in Ireland?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Are the sessions real in Ireland?
I've (nearly) always been made to feel welcome at sessions and gigs in Ireland, but you have to understand what's going on, who's getting paid (or not), and say a nice please and thank you as any guest in another country should do.

The point that bbc makes about not wanting to drink is a good one, but the most times I've heard negative comments it has been something of the nature of 'them feckers there sitting all night over one drink'. There is no cover charge so that the only way the publican can recover any expenses is by increased sales (alcohol or non-alcohol). And the profits on non-alcoholic drinks are probably higher anyway. So expect to have a glass of something in front of you, even if it's just bottled water, or buy a bag of crisps.

Les