Monday, December 8, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
So far Flying Monkey Amber, Mac's Beer and Four-Finger Stout have arrived. Be sure to stop by the Pub or Restaurant this weekend for the first sips of Flying Monkey Amber brewed in Weston, MO.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
If for any reason you missed Searson, please...please...PLEASE don't miss this show.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
It took more than 100 workers and volunteers to make the weekend a success. It took nearly twenty of the best Irish acts in the country and 20 marvelous vendors. It is hard to say thanks enough to everyone involved. The town of Weston joined in more than ever, with Irish music up and down Main Street. The Celtic Ranch led the way and even went as far as organizing the vendors for this year's event. RJ's helped the atmosphere on Main with live Irish music of its own.
The top photo is the fest as it opened Saturday morning. On the right Peter and the kitchen staff frantically try to keep up with the hungry crowd. Michelle guided the outdoor kitchen crew until the bitter end, selling whatever remained. (The kitchen sink was not eaten.) Justin relaxes the Tuesday following the fest. He was forced to drink a Coors from home as nearly every beer brewed in the last three months was consumed in three days. (Justin will be a busy man in the next few weeks.)
Once again, thank you to all who helped and visited. I'm sure everyone who lived through this one will remember the fun for many years!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Great guesses, but according to a poll taken in front of the O'Malley's food booth Quinn and Van were tops. Pictured here rocking the "Cream Ale Van" Stage the two newcomers drew record crowds. Tickets go on sale soon for their Weston Irish Fest performances October 10-12.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Pictured to the right is Corey stuck in a big dirt hole. Some one a hundred years ago obviously had the same idea we had. There was no tunnel. Just an arch to hold the wall up. On futher inspection there was never anything of interest. We managed to make a big mess, drink beer, and stare at dirt.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
"Jed Marum has his genetic roots in County Kilkenny, Ireland. Those genes must come from a long line of bards and storytellers to judge from his recorded output. I have collected a number of albums from this troubadour and he never fails to deliver."Listen folks, put this guy together with local favorite Mason Brown who rounds out the Lone Star Stout duo and you have one helluva show. Musicianship doesn't come at a higher level than this. You owe it to yourself to get up here and see these guys.
Show starts at 8:oo on Friday and Saturday night. Cover is $5 at the door.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Think of it. You can come tonight and be all roomey and free without wearing beer or someone's second hand beer after drinking far too many. And yes, though they are five strong in this picture -and will be for the fest- Adam and Gino will be in their original duo configuration tonight.
Get here early. Show time starts at 8:00pm. If you don't you won't find a seat and people will point and laugh.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
...I posted just because "I wanna"? No, I'm not drunk. I'm not under the influence of any illicit drugs nor have I been spoken to by a short, bald man wearing a shoddy trench coat. Sometimes, sitting in the wee morning hours one just feels like venting. I've spent the past four hours or so plodding and planning over some inane excel spreadsheets wondering if I should poke my eyes out with a sharp stick or drink until I can't feel feelings. I haven't done either yet. Such is the fate of a professional procrastinator. Perhaps I'll sleep on it. In the meantime please enjoy this picture of batboy.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
After a wee bit of food and handcrafted beer it was back on the road towards Waterloo. We arrived about an hour before the start of the fest so we stopped in to check out Jameson's Pub, the host of the festival and home of one of the festival stages. We were then honored to be joined for a pint by Patrick and Twigger of Gaelic Storm, the headlining act for Friday night. We also had the pleasure of meeting three new acts, Langer's Ball, Exorna, and Wylde Nept - hope to see them in Weston sometime soon. After a great night at the main stage it was back to Jameson's for a bit before calling it a night.
Saturday started with breakfast at Morg's Diner - as stereotypically delicious as you would imagine. Then back at the hotel lobby we had a chat with the Young Dubliners and Larry Kirwan of Black 47 before heading to the festival with Michael, one of the entertainment coordinators of the Minnesota Irish Fair whom we first met at O'Malley's when he came down with The Wild Colonial Bhoys. Enjoyed sets by The Cottars, Cherish the Ladies, Young Dubliners, Black 47, The Trinity Irish Dancers, and The Kildares. Also got to see our friends Marty and Brian from Switchback and met a great new act called Rising Gael. Then it was back to Jameson's for a few pints and more music provided by The Sandcarvers and Wylde Nept. A few pints later it was time to call it a night.
Slept in nearly up to check out time on Sunday. Got that taken care of, and then headed to Morg's for brunch with Michael. Caught the tail end of Young Dubliners set, then hung out with them for a bit before they headed out of town. We are looking forward to seeing them again in Weston on October 11th. We then enjoyed a great set by The Dublin City Ramblers to finish up the fest. Hope to make it back next year -