Almost 2 years ago, to the day, I wrote this bit about pubs. I was reminded of the post last night as TJ and I sat in McGonigels Mucky Duck and listened to some awesome live music. Must be something about the third weekend in January that draws us to the pub. Don't you just love it when you decide to do something at the spur of the moment and it turns out to be even more fun than you had hoped ? Some things happen for a reason! That was last night.
Since we had yet another open weekend, and since it is January, listening to live music at a pub sounded like a great idea to both of us. A little pub food, some good beer and a little wine, a small intimate venue and the music of Circa Paleo (whom we had not heard of before last night) proved to be one perfect, nostalgic night for me. If you enjoy Celtic folk music then give them a listen, they are that and much more. Their sound reminded me of some of the Canadian folk groups we love, sort of Texas Renaissance Festival meets Cape Breton Island (which was the inspiration for one of their songs).
I had a smile on my face the entire night and I could not stop tapping my foot or hand or some body part to the music all night long. As if that were not enough...when the band came back for their second set they announced that they were going to give away one of their hoodies. No, I did not win the hoodie. They called a girl to the stage and then they told her, much to her dismay, that she was not going to win a hoodie....instead.....as a guy she immediately recognized, walked up onto the stage and knelt down in front of her and.... proposed!!!....she was going to get engaged! Yeah, I cried. It was soo sweet! She said "yes" and got the guy instead of a hoodie. It was just that kind of night.
We sat at the same table as the girl doing the sound board. Excellent table! We visited with her a bit and found out that she is in a band as well. Another Irish Celtic sounding band complete with a bagpiper. I was just looking for something to do when my sister comes to visit next month and because "it was that kind of night", she told me they are playing at the Mucky Duck the night my sister is here. Yup, it was that kind of night. Looks like we will be back next month.