Sunday, February 27, 2011

Pogue Mahone, Toronto, ON

Gord, Sister Sarah and I went to Pogue Mahone this afternoon to see Sandy MacIntyre and Steeped in Tradition ... they play there every Sunday from 4pm to 8pm and admission is free.

Sandy MacIntyre (Cape Breton fiddle) is one of today's most prominent players and teachers of Cape Breton fiddling. He has also composed well over a hundred tunes, many of which have become classics of the Cape Breton style.

I've seen this band quite a few times and really enjoy them. They play mostly fiddle jigs and reels (which I love) with the occasional old twangy country song.

There was a good-sized crowd made up apparently of regulars.

We had supper there. Gord and I both had fish 'n chips which was delicious.

Sister Sarah doesn't eat meat and had nachos ... it was a huge meal!

There were Highland dancers ...

Like a true kitchen ceilidh, others jumped in to entertain .... some singers and some fiddlers to give Sandy and the others a break.

Here are me, Sister Sarah and Gord.

Always a fun time seeing Sandy MacIntyre and Steeped in Tradition!

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3 comments:

Cindy said...

Hi Teena,
That band sounds wonderful and your food is making me hungry. You always show the greatest food photos!
Hugs, Cindy

Teresa said...

Seems as though you are having lots of fun with Sister Sarah.

Tatiana said...

Looks like an awesome time, I love old-school fiddlers.