A’ blasadh: Laphroaig Uisge Beatha, Ìle, Alba

Firkin Friday Feature: Laphroaig Flight. During our Friday Happy Hour 4-8pm, we will be offering your choice of 4 Laphroaig Whiskies from our house selections at a discount.

Iain-Ramsay-in-kilt-Laphroaig-dated-1934-from-Marcel-LAP0891From Laphroaig, Islay, Scotland,
Like the islanders, Laphroaig may seem a little aloof at first, but make the effort, broach acquaintance and we can guarantee you’ll have a warm and genuine friend for life. Take it neat or with a splash of soft water. Roll it around on your tongue. Release the pungent, earthy aroma of the blue peat smoke, the sweet nuttiness of the barley and the delicate, heathery perfume of Islay’s streams.

The award winning family of Laphroaig Whiskies ranges from the rich, pungent 10 Year Old to the smooth and exceptionally rare 40 Year Old*. But whatever Laphroaig you choose, you can sense 200 years of loving care distilled into every bottle.

* We have great selection, but not the 40 year. Oh, how we wish we did! Slàinte!

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Firkin Friday: Frey’s Farmhouse Brewing

Frey'sFarmHouseFrey’s Brewery

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Beginning Scottish Gaelic Classes

GaelicBannerThe next Beginning Scottish Gaelic language classes is Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 7:00pm. Instruction is by Scott Morrison from An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganach(The American Scottish Gaelic Society or ACGA) $10 per class, www.acgamerica.org .

CompleteGaelicCoverOur instruction book is Complete Gaelic, A Teach Yourself Guide by Boyd Robertson, Iain Taylor
Mcgraw-hill, Jan 12, 2011 – Foreign Language Study – 448 pages


Classes take place at Liam Flynn’s Ale House, 22 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. Classes take place every other week. Changes will be emailed to class list.
Contact: Liam Flynn #(443)956-1702
Ale House #(410)244-8447

See our Parking information and directions above in the menu bar.

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New Thursday Jazz Session


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Tennents Lager On Tap @ The Pub!


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Growlers For the New Year!

growlersGet great local ale, cider or mead for your party or dinner at Liam Flynn’s Ale House Bring your own approved* growler or buy one from us and fill up!

Charm City Mead Original or Rosemary styles comes in lovely 500ml bottles, a great gift. CCMead

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Book Your Party TODAY!

Liam Flynn’s Ale House offers a cozy spot for your party. Relax with your friends, family, staff, and clients by celebrating with us. We take reservations of 4-80 people. It’s simple, just call.

Contact Liam Flynn’s Ale House: (410)244-8447

Liam Flynn: (443)956-1702

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The Adventures Of John Paul Jones: Scottish Folk Music

Alan Reid and Rob Van Sante perform at Liam Flynn’s Ale House 11/06/14, located @
22 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Show time: 8:00 P.M.
Tickets $15.00
Alan Reid and Rob Van Sante in concert Thursday, November 06, 2014, at, 22 W. North Avenue in Baltimore, MD.
Tickets are $15.00. Show time is 8:00 P.M.  Seating will begin 7 P.M. Tickets & information, call 443-956-1702.
ALAN REID and ROB van SANTE, after an invigorating summer of solo projects and recording a new CD, are now eager to hit the road with a series of concerts in the U.K., Germany and France.
*Alan and Rob present a lively show featuring Alan’s compositions and traditional material, rooted largely in
the music of the Scottish landscape, its cities, countryside and its coastline. From achingly beautiful ballads (like The Riccarton Tollman’s Daughter and The Pleasure will be
Mine) to an entire musical cycle centered on the life and times of Scottish native John Paul Jones, Alan has long fostered a reputation for his songs (forged in his Battlefield Band years) which have been lauded for their strong melodies and historical content. Ably complemented by Rob’s voice and supported by his tasteful accompaniments the duo offer a heady blend of seamless harmonies underpinned by sensitive arrangements on piano, guitars and accordion and topped by an engaging delivery peppered with dry humour and pithy anecdotes.
Alan and Rob present a lively show rooted largely in the music of the Scotland, its rich and varied history and landscape providing much of the inspiration for their material. Combining their musical talents the duo offer a heady blend of seamless harmonies underpinned by sensitive arrangements on piano, guitars and accordion and topped by an engaging delivery peppered with dry humour and pithy anecdotes.
ALAN REID was born in Glasgow and became a vital member of
celebrated Scottish folk group Battlefield Band from 1969 till 2010.
He helped cement the band’s international reputation with his story-style songwriting and sensitive renditions of traditional song. From achingly beautiful ballads (like The Riccarton Tollman’s Daughter and The Pleasure will be Mine) to an entire musical cycle centered on the life and times of Scots native John Paul Jones, Alan has long fostered a reputation for songs in English and Scots that are strong in melody and historical content.
In 2009 he was nominated in the Scots Traditions Awards in the ‘Composer of the Year’ category. He also contributed in Linn
Records’ mammoth 12 CD recording of the entire Robert Burns song catalogue. More recently his writing featured in the National Theatre of Scotland’s 2014 production of the musical ‘The Glasgow Girls’ while his singing and speaking talents were utilised in ‘The Life and Times of Scrooge’, the solo album of Finnish rock star Tuomas
Holopainen of metal band ‘Nightwish’.
Rob was born in Holland but has lived almost all his adult life in the
north of England. His early life was steeped in music (his mother was a piano playing child prodigy) but guitar has always been his
first love. He was influenced by rock and blues as a teenager, but
it was when he arrived in England that he was introduced to and
found a love of folk music.
Since then he has become a well known figure in the English folk scene, playing with a host of folk luminaries and recording many of them in his studio in his home town of Leeds. Rob’s most recent project has been recording, producing and engineering the latest album of veteran songwriter John Connoly  (writer of the ever popular ‘Fiddler’s Green’). Rob plays and sings on the album and gigs with John whenever the opportunity arises.
Alan and Rob formed their duo in 2000 and performed occasionally
while still working with Battlefield Band until 2010 when they both departed the band. Since then they have regularly toured the
U.K. , North America. Europe. Australia and New Zealand. They
have released four critically acclaimed albums, the latest of which is entitled ‘Rough Diamonds’ (2014). As well as a concert act which features many of Alan’s songs and
a choice selection of modern and traditional folk songs sung by both the duo have a special show built around their third CD ‘The
Adventures of John Paul Jones (2012).
This was performed as a musical drama at the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival in 2012
and at the Edinburgh Festival in 2013. There is also a multi media
version of the John Paul Jones story consisting of song, storytelling and slides.
• For more information on Alan Reid and Rob van Sante please visit our website:
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Traditional Irish Music Sessions, Every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

Sessionbanner1Traditional Irish Music played by a traveling band of Internationally known, local talent. If you know the style, join in. Everyone else, relax and enjoy the free music that encourages lively conversions.

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Appalachian Old Time/Blue Grass Music Sessions

The Old-Time Jam at Liam Flynn’s will take place on Tuesday from 7:30-10:30 p.m. This jam session is on a bi-weekly basis on Tuesday nights. Alternating Tuesdays we feature Blue Grass Sessions.922989_10152855426410594_1463157619_n-1

The Old Time jam is open to anyone who wants to play although this is going to be an advanced, “fast” jam. We’ll be playing old-time tunes up to speed. That being said, anyone is welcome to join the jam or just listen. My father Ken Kolodner (fiddle and hammered dulcimer) and I will lead the jam but others are more than welcome to lead tunes. We’ll just make sure things stay organized. For those of you who are beginners, I suggest you come on out, have a bite to eat or something to drink and at least listen to the jam. You’ll be surprised at how much you can learn just by listening.


The Blue Grass jam is free and open to those that love the music.

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