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Monday, February 11, 2019

A Sunday afternoon of Irish music

Pam and I went to an Irish bar in Bethesda yesterday because a friend of mine was playing there.

The band is Swampoodle, named after an Irish neighborhood in DC that once was in the area where Union Station now stands. The show was a fundraiser for next year's St. Patrick's Day Parade, and it was the band's first public performance. My friend Dan Costello is on the left playing the accordion in the above photo.

The afternoon's entertainment also included Irish dancers, and below is a shot of some of the younger dancers:

This last picture is another one of the band when Dan put down the accordion and played guitar. He sang on this song and also played harmonica on a few numbers. The songs were a mix of Irish and rock.

We were joined by some other friends: Dan Porter and Eric Rickford. The beer was good and the food acceptable. Everyone had a good time.

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