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Well I just got word that Lannigan's Ball is going to happen!

Now most of you haven't heard the story about Lannigan's Ball. Basically, it goes like this. We perform a song called Lannigan's Ball. It's a wonderful jig that has about a zillion lyrics packed within three minutes time. The story is about a man squanders away all of his money until he's flat broke. But lo and behold, his dad dies and he inherits nice sum of money. Now, this isn't the guy who learns lessons. No, rather, he promptly decides to throw one heck of a part...a sorta wake for his dearly departed dad.

So he tells all his friends to come to this party. He tells them to invite their friends, who in turn invite their friends. And everyone gathers to partake of this joyous occasion. There's lots of alcohol and some great dancing, including from the narrator who even went to Dublin to learn to dance. (The chorus being "Six long months I spent in Dublin. Six long months doing nothing at all. Six long months I spent in Dublin learning to dance for Lannigan's Ball") Well as the evening progresses, one little accident happens and the ball turns into a brawl.

Okay, I'd like to leave out the brawl, but Lannigan's Ball would be the perfect event to put on and have a riotously good time. At long last, I even found someone (The Captain from the Texas faires) who has volunteered his land and time to organize the event. If you'd like to help, please drop contact us and stay tuned to the Lannigan's Ball homepage for more information as I learn it. It takes place in August and I should know the exact date soon enough.

--posted by Marc Gunn of the Brobdingnagian Bards, Celtic Folk Music
  Tuesday, July 24, 2001


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