Oct 282013
 

I’m getting old.  There was time when I’d be fine after an all-nighter on Friday, a beer festival on Saturday and a housewarming/birthday party on Sunday, but not any more.  I’m sicker than a flight to Lourdes.  Sicker than a priest in a playground.

Nile Rodgers started it.  It was all his fault with his infectious Chic disco-rhythms at the Milk Market, spreading good cheer, happiness and general light-hearted dancingness, though I can’t dance.  I can’t talk.

Limerick was bouncing with good-humoured people, good cheer and friendliness on Friday night, and Nile Rodgers brought a stupendously great bunch of musicians and singers with him to reward all the fans who turned out, but let me make a confession.  I never really got the disco idea.  Discos and night-clubs were never really my thing and I suppose, in truth, I was probably a bit of a musical snob too, back when Disco was big, but I have to tell you, this fellow educated my head and my feet and for that I thank him.

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Yeah.  Astonishing.

Nile Rodgers and Chick at Limerick Milk Market

Nile Rodgers and Chick at Limerick Milk Market

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Nile Rodgers and Chick at Limerick Milk Market

 

Nile Rodgers and Chick at Limerick Milk Market

 

Nile Rodgers and Chick at Limerick Milk Market

 

Nile Rodgers and Chick at Limerick Milk Market

 

Nile Rodgers and Chick at Limerick Milk Market

 

Nile Rodgers and Chick at Limerick Milk Market

 

Nile Rodgers Chic Limerick Milk Market

Ah Jesus, it was great and then everyone went back to Dolans for more fun, including Nile Rodgers, his bass player and his drummer.  I don’t know what time I got home and that’s a good thing these days, but unfortunately, another challenge lay in store for me the following day when Nancys held the annual beer festival, with brews of a strength up to 11%.

Good God.

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Nancy Blakes Beer festival

 

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Nancy Blakes Beer festival Straffe Hendrik

And here’s the landlord making a reasonable, subdued presentation to his patrons.

Sometimes, you just have to love Limerick.

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  4 Responses to “Holiday Weekend in Limerick with Nile Rodgers and Beer Festivals”

Comments (4)
  1.  

    You’re making me homesick. That looks like one belter of a weekend right there!

  2.  

    I was at the beer festival in Nancy’s. I thought it was a great day out and full credit to the owner and his staff who were excellent throughout. Great beer and atmosphere, looking forward to next year!

  3.  

    I thought disco was only for girls and hairdressers, but I have to admit, I really enjoyed Nile Rodgers and Chic. He has a very impressive catalog of songs and the backing singer with the braided hairdo . . . .omg, stunning !! Agreat night and great crowd. Sold out I believe.

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    Judging by the barmaids’ attire, with some kwak in me, my head would have exploded I’d say. :(
    Better off hiding under the bed….

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