Tonight’s Hootenanny at Pat and Mary Savelli’s basement Pub was a real blast! Even though I left about halfway through, due to my health stuff, I had a great time meeting people, playing and singing some rousing music, and even managing to get a bunch of photos while I was there. 🙂
The players, as well as the audience (although the audience members also sang, since this was, after all, a hootenanny!) were a mix of folks who the Savellis know either from Fin Tan, the Celtic band from Dayton, Ohio, which is one of the bands Pat is in, or from the Society for Creative Anachronism, which is how I met them.
The Savelli’s basement Pub is really cool. Not only is there a stage, there are even stagelights. Plus pub tables and plenty of seating for the audience. There was a really friendly ambience down there, well deserving the moniker of “Pub.”
Here we are before the music really got rolling. You’ll notice that beverages were flowing a’plenty. We had to wet the whistles in order to sing!
Then it was time to make MUSIC! First the ever-important tuning and arrangement of our music notebooks.
OK, now the real deal. Let’s play and sing!
The “audience” were no slackers either–they sang right out!
Then it was break time:
I left before I got too tired to make the hour’s drive home. I made it, safe and sound. 🙂
It was a really fun time at the Savelli Pub Hootenanny, with great people and terrific music. Mary and Pat put a lot of work into assembling a songbook of about 54 songs, none too difficult, but all ones that we wanted to play, sing, and hear. That is no mean feat! As we played, they kept thinking of new tunes that they would add for the Second Hootenanny’s playlist. 🙂
I hope that there will indeed be a Second Annual Savelli Pub Hootenanny, but also that the Savellis don’t wait an entire year to have it! ❤