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1,000 Members Meetup Celebration and Streams of Whiskey CD Release Party

  • Jun 1, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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Recently, our little Meetup group passed a huge milestone: The 1,000-members mark. This calls for a celebration and we have a very special night in store for you.

From 6-10 on this night, we'll have the upstairs lounge reserved at one of our favorite "pre-game" venues: The Failte Irish Whiskey Bar on 2nd Ave., b/w 29th and 30th. No one else there, just us. So if you've never been to one of our events before--and most of you haven't--this will be an excellent opportunity to get to know the group. You'll be among friends and fellow Celtic music fans, so come on out and raise a glass to the group. They have an amazing whiskey selection there, the best pub grub in New York and they pour a good pint besides. You can arrive whenever it's convenient for you.

If you attended our summer happy hours of two and three years ago, then you know that this kind of event in and of itself will be a lot of fun. But the night gets better from there. Because by 10, we'll head down the street half a block to the home of Irish music in New York for the last 26 years, Paddy Reilly's Music Bar. And we're going there to hear one of our favorite bands: the East Coast's top Pogues tribute band, Streams of Whiskey. This won't just be any Streams of Whiskey show, but a CD release party to celebrate the debut of the band's new self-titled CD of their interpretations of traditional Irish folk songs once recorded by either The Pogues or Shane MacGowan and the Popes.

You may recall that our group was instrumental in getting Streams of Whiskey their first-ever gig at Paddy Reilly's in May 2010. Since then the band, featuring members from Ireland, the UK and the US, has played in venues all over New York City, including an annual St. Patrick's Day gig at BB King's. They've played in Yonkers, Boston, Philadelphia and New Jersey, and this Memorial Day weekend will make their debut at the prestigious Chicago Irish Fest.

So we hope you'll come out and support this meetup group and this band. It promises to be an outstanding evening from start to finish. Good company, good music, good drink, lots of good craic. What more could you want? There is a catch though. In order to reserve the upstairs bar at Failte, we need at least 35 people to show up. There are 1,037 of you in this group. So just 3.3% of you need to show up to make this happen. And yes, you can bring a friend or two.

No cover at Failte, cash bar and food to order. There will be a $5 cover at Paddy's, but all proceeds go directly to the band. I'm not sure if any copies of the new CD will be on-sale yet.

I'll have more details about drink specials as we get closer. For now, please sign up and plan to show up, it's going to be a lot of fun and it's about time we put this group back on the New York social scene map again.

See you there!

 

 

 

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  • mady

    enjoyed seeing everyone again-sorry could not stay late

    June 2, 2012

  • Don

    Jigging Awesome!

    June 2, 2012

  • Patrice

    What a fun night. Failte's private upstairs bar was a great place to meet before the concert and grab a bite and catch up with old and new friends. Then onto Paddy Reilly's to hear one of the best local Celtic bands. Besides the fact they are great musicians, they look like they are having a great time up on stage.

    June 2, 2012

  • Mary Z

    Great fun! It was nice to see everyone.

    June 2, 2012

  • Linda

    I HAD THE BEST TIME!! Last night was my first Celtic Music Meetup event. What a delight! I enjoyed meeting everybody -- a warm and welcoming group of people! Having the first part of the evening at Failte, where people could talk and become acquainted before moving down the block to lively and noisy Paddy Reilly's, was a good move. I was blown away at Paddy Reilly's!!! STREAMS OF WHISKEY WAS PHENOMENAL!!! Superlatives all around!!!

    June 2, 2012

  • Adria H.

    Great time and great venue!

    June 2, 2012

  • Dennis

    Lots of fun from start to finish. Great hanging out with everyone in our private lounge at Failte, then on to Paddy's where Streams of Whiskey put on an awesome show to a packed house. Wish I could have stayed for the second set.

    June 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Last night's meetup was excellent! The people that I met were all very nice and friendly! Music was fantastic! Many thanks to the meetup organizers for planning such a great evening!

    June 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    GREAT MUSIC........... GREAT NIGHT

    June 2, 2012

  • Susan B

    Lots of fun.
    Thanks Dennis.

    June 2, 2012

  • Sile

    WOW - Streams of Whiskey really rocked the house tonight - love this band and was so glad to see so many of us having a great time on a soggy, rainy night

    June 2, 2012

  • Dennis

    RSVPs are now closed, but if you decide to join us tonight, we'll be upstairs at Failte from 6-10, with the entire space reserved for our group. Then on to Paddy Reilly's, where Streams of Whiskey should start at about 10:30. See you there!

    June 1, 2012

  • Danielle

    Congratulations, Dennis - 1,000 members is quite an accomplishment!

    May 30, 2012

  • Sile

    Céad Míle Fáilte to our 1,000 Members. Look forward to seeing lots of familiar and new faces to celebrate our NY Celtic Music Milestone. LOVE Streams of Whiskey.

    May 18, 2012

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