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Old 31.12.2010, 13:56
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Open Mic -The Next Session

McGee's Irish Pub is happy to announce the next Open Mic Night on Sunday 16th January 2011 from 7.30pm. All aspiring musicians welcome to join us and perform in front of a warm and appreciative audience. If you don't play or sing, come along and support the local talent. Free live music and great beer and food!
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Old 31.12.2010, 14:35
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McGee's Irish Pub is happy to announce the next Open Mic Night on Sunday 16th January 2011 from 7.30pm. All aspiring musicians welcome to join us and perform in front of a warm and appreciative audience. If you don't play or sing, come along and support the local talent. Free live music and great beer and food!
Yeah. These sessions can be a lot of fun. Went to one at a music school in Zurich to watch a friend's son (a drummer) and his crew in action. They were very good and he's since gone on to win lots of awards.

The main highlight for me, however, was when a thoroughly dishevelled looking drunk dude took to the stage. At first I thought he was a comedian but no, he got up to sing - and in all seriousness at that!

Well, his singing - when he remembered the words - consisted of a lot of mumbling and was dreadful, plus he almost fell over a couple of times (once nearly onto the couple sat next to me). Hehehe. Laughter wise, what did it for me, was that absolutely noone else in the audience, apart from the couple and I, even remotely saw the funny side of this whole thing. Even then, the couple fought hard to control themselves. Everyone else looked on with stone faces from start to finish, even my friend and his son! In the end, when I could no longer hold back, I had to quickly excuse myself to the Ladies Room to burst out with laughter and without being glared at!

A similar kind of thing happened when my sister and I went to the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club in New York but that, however, is another story! . . .
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Re: Open Mic -The Next Session

I'm glad to say that all those that took part last time were more or less sobre...not that I'm against an inebriated performance as long as it has a certain "quality".
If the next Open Mic has the same quality of performances as our last one, I'll be more than happy.
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Any rules on covers? (IE have to pay a fee to play a cover?)
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McGee's Irish Pub is happy to announce the next Open Mic Night on Sunday 16th January 2011 from 7.30pm................... Free live music and great beer and food !
"Chris the spoon", this sounds fantastic.

Can you make a 'Social events' page for this please?
(hot tip - everyone agreeing to go should 'subscribe' to the thread. that way you'll get first hand notice of any changes closer to the event).

(re: bold font in quote) I realise only the music is free, but I love the ambiguity of the sentance
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Old 03.01.2011, 15:02
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"Chris the spoon", this sounds fantastic.

Can you make a 'Social events' page for this please?
(hot tip - everyone agreeing to go should 'subscribe' to the thread. that way you'll get first hand notice of any changes closer to the event).

(re: bold font in quote) I realise only the music is free, but I love the ambiguity of the sentance
Great idea re the Social Events page! Cheers.
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Re: Open Mic -The Next Session

Dammit! I'll be away from the 13th til the 28th... guess I'll see you all there in February, then...
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Old 04.01.2011, 20:05
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Re: Open Mic -The Next Session

I shall put this in the Social Events with pleasure. Hopefully I won't be reprimanded by the "Higher EF Powers" for promoting an event in the wrong forum section. But as Veteran Billhardie says "the music is free".
Oakley3 - no rules on covers. We just want good music and fun and encouraging support for all acts. Ishaka - thanks for all your input.
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Any rules on covers? (IE have to pay a fee to play a cover?)
Brief intro: Hi! I'm Jack, the host/co-organiser/co-founder/sound guy/roadie.

No rules on covers, anything goes! To give you an idea of what goes on, the majority of tunes played last time were covers, performed by solo singer/guitarists... There was also a pretty cool acoustic ska-sounding band, and a few duos, a decent mix of Swiss and expats. If you want to play, come along!

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I tried to do this, but it got moved here to commercial events
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Re: Open Mic -The Next Session

Aha, Chris is waaaay ahead of me
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I tried to do this, but it got moved here to commercial events
Hmmmm... that seems odd.

Usually commercial events are the platform for something if you intend to profit from it.

If this is just a night at the pub with an 'open mic' good times, and a beer etc. I can't really see the problem.

Well, I still want to go to this anyway, and anyone keen to join me on a 'Social basis' is more than welcome.
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Old 05.01.2011, 16:44
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Re: Open Mic -The Next Session

Proper "Social Event" launched in the Social Events section.


Sign up

Bring your friends

This sounds like a lot of fun.


(If this gets enough momentum, do you think we could reserve a corner at the bar as a 'meeting point'?)
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Re: Open Mic -The Next Session

Yeah, I thought it was odd too. Maybe because i said i was organising it - but then I did declare my non-financial interest. But anyway... cheers!

I should think reserving a table is possible - even desirable based on last time - but Chris the Spoon is your man for that kind of thing.
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Guys, I'm back in CH from the desolation of Guernsey (!)

When's the next one???

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Next one if Sunday 13th February at 7.30pm
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Re: Open Mic -The Next Session

Hi guys!
I'm more than eager to come along and play a few songs! How many songs are people playing? And any news re: the next open mic?
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Re: Open Mic -The Next Session

Hey Johana,

Cool! The next one is Aril 10th, from 7.30pm onwards @ McGee's Irish pub.

You can also now check out the website (and join the mailing list)

Theoretically there is a '3 song rule', but that's only to make sure everyone gets to play and is pretty flexible - and there's no reason why you can't do more than one lot of three songs.

hope you can make it!

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Old 01.04.2011, 19:06
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Should be there on the 10th, been away the last couple of times.

Looking forward to it!

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I should also be free.


Is there a 'Social Event' posted for this yet?

(I only ask as the new EF format post upcoming events on the home page now........ EXTRA exposure)


Live music....... BRING IT !!!
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...social event created.

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