I’m posting a few photos my husband Dave Chance took the night Amanda Bernhard and her husband Jonathan Kennedy played at the Cobblestone Pub. We’d met them at the Fulbright Orientation weekend, and invited them to stay over at our place so they’d have the chance to visit the Pub.
Both Jonathan and Amanda play uilleann pipes. Amanda also plays fiddle.
Amanda is the Irish language Fulbright to Ireland this year. They are both studying Irish–at the Master’s degree level–at the a university in Galway. Amanda has been blogging about their adventures. You might want to visit her site to learn about on the other coast of Ireland, where many people still speak Irish day to day.
So they brought their instruments to the pub & played? That’s awesome. Is that a wood flute? I never knew there was such a thing, but I guess it makes sense. They probably started out that way. It’s good to see how much Irish you’re soaking up, mostly at pubs!
Say hi to Dave for me. Lynda
Hi Lynda! A lot of pubs have pick up sessions. A the Cobblestone there are pick up sessions every night in the main bar area, and there is a back room for more organized events (that have a cover charge). You’ll see when you come to visit me. 😉
Yes, wooden flutes are common here.
[…] You may have seen my blog post about Tom Mulligan and his Cobblestone Pub (https://shannonchance.net/2012/10/16/my-family-at-the-cobblestone-pub/) and about Fulbright Amanda and Jonathan playing there (https://shannonchance.net/2012/10/18/ful-brighting-at-the-cobblestone-pub/). […]
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