|Session of a lifetime at Chief O'Neills in Chicago|
|Written by Marty Bostick|
|Thursday, 05 February 2009|
I just wanted to take a minute to say how much fun I had the other night at Chief O'Neills pub in Chicago, IL. I have to travel to Chicago about every other month and I try to always take my Fiddle with me to play in sessions when I go.
The last time I visited Chief O'Neills pub and enjoyed the session so much that I decided to go again on this trip. Man was I pleasantly surprised. Right before things started, I looked up from my table and who had walked through the door? Liz Carrol. As if my favourite fiddler of all time was not enough...about five minutes after that, Jimmy Keane (James) showed up to play accordion.
Oh baby was it a great session. We played from 8:00pm till about 11:30 or so. Getting to sit and talk with the two of them between sets was awesome. I got the honor of kicking off a few myself and it was great.
Since Liz is a Chicago Native, she shows up from time to time at the pub. I can honestly say that I don't know if I will ever get a chance like that again.
If you are ever in the area, stop by on Tuesdays and join in to play.