Kilts Night is the first Thursday of every month at Doolin's Irish Pub
Kilts Night gang celebrates with Doolin's chef Jorge Franco – a Guatemalan-Canadian who can wear a kilt! Todd Wong, Debbie Poon, Jorge, Terry “Bear” Varga, Marion Poy and Tim Renaud (bassist for the band Halifax Wharfrats).
Kilts Night on Thursday was also Doolin's 6th Anniversary. I arrived about 6pm, to hear Mark Downey singing U2 songs on his acoustic guitar. Mark and I met for the Celtic Fest event “Battle of the Bards.” He played Irish poet William Butler Yeats, and I played Scottish Poet Robert Burns. Guess who won… Toddish McWong & Battle of the Bards at Celtic Fest
It was a fun evening with lots of entertainment. I had a great chat with Kathleen from The Celtic Connection newspaper. She took a picture of me, and wants to do an interview about my upcoming Gung Haggis Fat Choy Dinner for 2009 – the 250th Anniversary of Robert Burns' birthday.
Our Kilts Night gang contains a number of our team paddlers from the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team. We really enjoy the celtic-tinged Canadiana music performed by the Halifax Wharf Rats led by Brian and Michelle, with Rick on drums and Tim on bass.
Doolin's manager Jay Mangan tied down the ballons so that patrons had a better view of the Irish step dancers! – photo Todd Wong
Three high-steppin' lassies performed some Irish dancing – photo Todd Wong
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