Irish Music is Live and Played Well in Dentry’s
AS MANY as 20 musicians can be found playing at Dentry’s on Saturday nights, including fiddle, whistles, uillean pipes, tenor banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, bodhran and guitar, even a hurdy gurdy or harp.
VANCOUVER – Dentry’s Irish Grill has long entertained Point Grey and especially the UBC crowd with live Celtic music and they are now home to an Irish seisiún as well as regular Saturday night entertainment.
Tuesday night features an Irish seisiún (traditional Irish music session) starting at 8:30 PM where you’ll find a gathering of some of Vancouver’s finer musicians playing jigs, reels, hornpipes, polkas and airs, with the occasional song added in for flavour.
As many as 20 musicians can be found playing, including fiddle, whistles, uillean pipes, tenor banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, bodhran and guitar, and even a hurdy gurdy or harp now and then.
Skilled musicians who play in the genre are welcome to join in and have included visitors from the U.S., Ireland, Scotland and Germany.
This is a rare sight, and lives at the heart of Irish celebration and culture. There are not many places in the Lower Mainland where you can walk in, order a Guinness, and enjoy this caliber of traditional Irish music with friends and family of all ages.
Saturday Night Live at Dentry’s features regular appearances by the duo Sloe Gin Sideshow (often with guests).
Sloe Gin Sideshow is the re-branding of The Craic, after the return to Dublin of bandmate Sean O'Hara.
Michael Viens (Blackthorn) and Elegwen Ó Maoileoin (Damanta) combine to play an extensive array of instruments and their repertoire of Irish-East Coast-Folk-Pop songs, heretically ranges from Christy Moore, to Lunasa, to Britney Spears or even Jay-Z/Hugo.
Other groups to play Saturday night have included: Copper Sky, Roolya Boolya, and The Whiskey Dicks.
On June 23, the annual Fiesta Days Saturday afternoon jam session will be held.
This is a gathering of Morris Men (www.vancouvermorrismen.org) and teachers and students from Celtic Traditions (www.celtictraditions.ca) who participate in the Fiesta Days parade earlier in the day, and meet at Dentry’s for a fun afternoon of songs and tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland and wherever their whim may carry. All are welcome to enjoy.
More info on Fiesta Days can be found at: www.pointgreyfiesta.org.
As Dentry’s logo states “Ol, Ceol agus Craic” – Drink, Music and Fun!