A Torrent of Talent Comes to the Aid of the Sunday Irish Radio Shows
And, lo, the clouds masseth in the sky and unleasheth a whole heap o’ water. Yea, verily, the water did riseth up to filleth up Bethlehem Piketh and lots of other roadth. Lightning and thunder was there, and hailstones and winds, even. And the Lord looked down from on high and said, to no one in particular, ”Holy cow … did I do that?!”
You betcha. No one would have been surprised if frogs and locusts had suddenly showed up. It was that bad.
Did any of the flooding stop dedicated Irish music fans as they made their way to Shanachie Pub on Sunday for a benefit to support local Irish radio shows? Well, maybe it stopped some, but lots of other people just strapped on their water wings and floated on into Ambler for an afternoon jam-packed with local musical talent.
Gerry Timlin, your genial emcee and co-owner of the Shanachie, presided over the entertainment, which included the Bogside Rogues, the King Brothers, McDermott’s Handy, members of the Morrigan, the Jameson Sisters (Maura and Lessa, also known as Ellen Tepper and Terry Kane), and more.
And, yea, the fans hung around for the fun and saw that it was good.
We’ve captured lots of the aforementioned fun.