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Review of O'Malley's Irish Pub

Andrew and I arrived in Kansas City on Tuesday. We're staying with a friend from Kansas City Renaissance Festival from a few years back and we went down to a pub in Westport before crashing. Yesterday was spent catching up on email and recording the latest Renaissance Festival Podcast. I was barely down with the audio part when it was time to leave for O'Malley's Pub in Weston.

The drive up was quick and easy. Easier than we anticipated in fact. So we arrived at 6pm and found the pub was closed up. So Andrew and I sat outside and jammed a little bit when Emilee, our photo goddess who travels just about anywhere within a 600 mile radio of Oklahoma, it seems, showed up. We chatted and tested out the "Jedi Drinking Song Prequel" on them when Lisa arrived. Then as we were chatting with them, we saw a group of people knocking on the O'Malley's door too. They came over. We started chatting and learned that one of the lasses there was Also from Austin! That was too cool. So maybe we'll have one extra person in attendance on at the Elysium gig with Voltaire. Finally, the doors of the pub opened and Michael showed us around.

Wow! We heard about the great atmosphere, but never know what to expect. This is one cool place. The pub is built in an old Brewery. The actual location of the drinking and music is located in the cellar of this small building with two naturally cool buildings. The top level is small and stoney with a low ceiling and earthy flavor. The bottom level is much larger and usually open on weekends, but since the whole place is usually closed on weekdays, this was a special treat and we were on the top floor.

A good thirty folks showed up for the show. It was awesome to see. Because I can't tell you how many people suggested we book here, or somewhere in Kansas City. Especially since we won't be at the Kansas City Renaissace Festival this year. So now that we're doing this for a living, I hope to pull off more shows up here in the future.

We're definitely learning a lot on this tour. But I am about ready to get home. I was dreaming of my kitties last night. Mreow!

One more show to go in Denver, Colorado at the Opus Fantasy Arts Festival. Another brilliant show before we drive home.


--posted by Marc Gunn of the Brobdingnagian Bards, Celtic Folk Music
  Thursday, May 18, 2006


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