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Lower Deck, February 28, 2004
We received a comment from Dwyer MClorey from Lurgan in Armagh; he's been to The Lower Deck on many occassions and its always nice to see him, he gets up to sing the Boy's from The County Armagh along with Patsy. Here's what he had to say about last Saturday:
Anyone who had the pleasure of being in the Lower Deck in Dublin last Saturday (Feb 28th) witnessed a very special night's entertainment. Without a doubt, Ireland's greatest balladeer, Patsy Watchorn and his band, served up all the classic hits that have been his hallmark over the years. From the 'Rare Auld Times' to 'The Flight of Earls', the audience were spoiled with a list of hit songs that not too many artists around today can boast.
The solo version of 'Raglan Road' was one of those rare moments that do not come around too often, the atmosphere in the venue was electric. Add songs such as 'Sean South from Garryowen', 'The Ballad of Billy Reid' and other ballads recalling great Irish heroes, and the evening's entertainment was a massive success. The humour and craic coming from the stage added greatly to the overall night, and the whistle playing of Brian 'The Furrier' Furlong playing a lament to the heroes of 1798 and Boolavogue, was worth the admission fee of 7 Euro alone. An excellent night's entertainment, without a doubt, the best on offer in Dublin any Saturday night. They can keep the Point Depot and the large international acts, give me Ireland's greatest balladeer Patsy Watchorn any night of the week. If only every night of the week could be like this!!