Scottish singer/song writer Alan Reid of the Battlefield Band joins Maryland’s Calico Jenny MeNeely for a night of bonnie brogue & baldy ballads. $10, Scot-Irish Menu. Outdoor seating & handicap accessible.
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The rollicking (sometimes) raucous (sometimes) and always exhilarating music of Scottish singer/songwriter Alan Reid comes to the Liam Flynn Alehouse on Saturday, July 26 from 8-11:30 p.m. Joining him for the evening will be saucy singer/songwriter Janie Meneely (Calico Jenny), best known for adding the lady’s side of the story to legends old and new.
Alan Reid was one of the principal players and songwriters in Scotland’s prestigious Battlefield Band before he set off on a solo career. His music is rimmed with imagery of the rocky Scottish coastline as he sings about the characters and events that have colored Scottish history. He will be joined by local singer/songwriter Janie Meneely whose own songs weave a tapestry of Chesapeake Bay lore, shot through with insight from the female perspective.
“Alan’s songs are deeply evocative of the people and places of his homeland,” says Meneely, who met Reid while he and his singing partner Rob van Sante were on a brief tour of the mid-Atlantic earlier this year. “He manages to capture the essence of ‘place’ by telling a simple story, using the language of the people he’s writing about, and deftly sketching the landscape with a few quick strokes of the pen.”
Meneely herself is no slouch when it comes to capturing the local flavor of the Chesapeake Bay. Whether she’s recounting a ghost story (she’s got one for nearly every part of the Bay) or sharing a piece of Bay history, her songs bring the people and places of the Bay to life. But her songwriting ranges far beyond the confines of the Chesapeake. Listen for songs about pirates, ghost ships, irate sirens and a lively ditty about how her ancestor came to America.
Both artists create characters that range from rascals and roustabouts to surly mermaids and rakish watermen. Joining together on harmonies and instrumentation, the two bring their rich store of music as well as a penchant for humor and for telling the story behind the songs in ways that pull the audience even deeper into their musical journey.
Expect material new and old. Expect to sing along. Expect to be entertained.
Hundred’s of Thousands of summer curiosity seekers will descend upon the Midtown Districts for Artscape 2014. We sit on top the festival across the street from the Station North Stage. The weather looks good this year and the pub now has outdoor seating! Parking tip: Park Above North Avenue, there’s lots more than just street parking. Better yet, use rail or bus to Penn or North Avenue Lite Rail Stations. Come enjoy local farm food, ale and cider.
Friday & Saturday Night Comedy.
Artscape’s funniest event is back! LOL@Artscape features local and regional standup comedians during Artscape After Hours.
Note: Performances are free and open to festival goers 18 years and older.
Size are limited. $20. Pick up at the pub or special arrangements can be made for shipping. Going fast! These shirts are also limited by keeping up with the annual comings and goings of the “Irish” pubs in the Baltimore Area. Email: liamsalehouse(at)gmail.com
Weekly Jam Sessions* Free & Open-
Thank you Citypaper, Best of Baltimore, for highlighting this Session Night. Monday=Manouche Jazz, Tuesday=Appalachian OldTime/BlueGrass, Weds.=Irish Traditional. All Free (For now…)
Folks, we need your help to continue to offer great Traditional Music to Baltimore. To do this, we need you to spread the word and come in, have pint, listen to this beautiful music. Savor the Sessions! We need you tonight! Free Event, let’s keep it that way!
Monday 7:30pm: Manouche Mondays-Come bounce to the sounds of Django Reinhardt eprformed live as guitarist Michael Joesph Harris leads the only Baltimore, weekly gypsy jazz session!
||Tuesday 7pm: Appalachian Music Sessions- weekly, alternating Old Time & Blue Grass
Wednesday 8pm: Traditional Irish Music Session.
|Join in or Just enjoy Traditional Irish Music from local, Internationally known musicians. Free Event.
*Session: A music session, traditional music session or simply session is a term often used to describe a social gathering of musicians. Sometimes a music session is referred to as a jam session. Much of the music at such events revolves around traditional music for the area or popular songs. A suitable venue might be a local hotel, public bar, village hall or private home. The events usually occur at regular intervals and weekday is normally chosen so that it does not interfere with paid weekend gigs. At a session musicians usually play or sing for pleasure and simply socialise with each other. Frequently the musicians are unpaid and the players and singers are under no obligation to attend. However, some musicians (usually experienced) are paid to ‘lead’ a session and to encourage others to join in. Leaders also help to ensure that there will be music for members of the public who might wish to listen without participating. The hospitality of the landlord is very important. Sometimes he or she might offer a round of drinks or tea, coffee and food. This small token of friendship is very often appreciated by musicians. – Wikipedia.
Traditional 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.