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Jordans Bar, Saturday 27th Oct 2018 at 9am
The annual early morning miscellany of Booze, Blaas ‘N’ Banter will again open this years Imagine Festival’s history day, on Saturday 27th October at 9am in Jordan’s American Bar, on Waterford’s South Quays.
A feast of short local maritime, labour and social history talks will be infused with music, poetry and song by many of Waterford’s favourite poets, musicians and singers.
Female poets and writers will be a big feature at this years event and will include Lynda Gough, Alana Daly Mulligan and Nicola Cooney. In intro’s to monologues and poems the rise of the #MeTo Generation, 100 years of votes for women and the Repeal movement will be referenced.
Dave Lordan the renowned performance poet and documentary filmmaker will also feature again this year.
The maritime themed talks will include :
Special musical guests this year are ‘ Francie White and Omega3 ‘ whose set will feature the red hot music of Delta blues slide kings, Memphis Mommas, Chicago bottleneck, love songs, murder ballads as well as rip roaring Alt/Country Americana.
The regular house band of Pat Galvin, Jim Casey plus the other banter stalwarts Tom Mullane, Dyksie Walsh, Cathy Desmond, Martyn Travis, Mathew Roach and Lackendara Dillion will all feature too.
Complimentary Blaas with fillings, provided by master bakers MD Walsh, master butchers Jack Molloy & Sons and fishmonger Billy Burke, alongside tea and coffee will be available throughout the gig. Our genial hosts Andy, Cathy and Anna Jordan will serve beers, wines, spritzers, Margarita’s, Tequila’s and cocktails as per usual house tariffs.
Chef on the day will be as ever, the lovable raconteur Peter Atkins alongside his staff of Brenda and Mary.
The event is emceed by Lynda Gough and floor manager is Fredia Ryan.
The morning is sponsored and organised by Waterford Council of Trade Unions in association with the Imagine Festival.
Jordan’s is fully licensed for singing and dancing and all are welcome.
Jordan’s Bar, 123 Parade Quay, Waterford.
Tel: (051) 875 024