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So he first gig of the Che Do Bheatha festival for me was to play at Scott's bar at 10pm on the Friday night.
After meal with JR and his endlessly patient wife Rhona we head for kilkee at about 8:30pm driving along back roads through alternatin stormy and dry weather arriving at the bar at about 9pm. Access to the stage area was easy through the side door, so having got the gear in I set the PA etc. whilst JR went off to check on some details with Joe at he Greyhound the organiser of the festival.
All set by 9:45pm and started playing promptly at 10pm. I played one set through till 12:15am, taking the shortest of breaks to switch from acoustic to electric at around 11:30pm
There was a good audience with a steady flow of people coming in and out, did my walk about on acoustic rather than electric for a change, managed to get out of the side door and in the front to take a few by surprise as I emerged from behid them.
Overall a good success with enquiries about a wedding boking for next October!
Tonight is O'Mara's which is a little further down the same road at 7pm