WATCH: Legendary county Waterford pub’s virtual lockdown sessions reaches milestone … but the music doesn’t stop there
A hugely popular traditional county Waterford bar famed for its traditional music has been getting lots of publicity for trying to keep the music alive during lockdown.
The Marine Bar in Pulla, just outside Dungarvan on the main Waterford – Cork road, has been putting on nightly online sessions called the ‘Digital Fireside Sessions’ since the Covid-19 lockdown began. This week the sessions hit a major milestone as it hosted its 100th session.
They are not going to stop there, however, as the Marine Bar has confirmed they will continue their nightly sessions all the way up until July 20, when pubs can finally re-open following after what will be more than four months of having their doors closed.
As well as having local musicians performing for the fireside sessions, the Marine Bar has had contributions by musicians from all Europe, North America and all over Ireland.
Christy and Eoghan O’Neill performed the 100th session of the beautiful Irish folk song, The Wild Mountain Thyme.
The Marine Bar took to their Facebook page to thank the musicians and patrons who have tuned in and confirmed the fat lady has not yet sang.
“We’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone who’s helped us get to the big 100!
“What started as a simple idea has grown a life of its own, way beyond anything we could have expected. Thank you to every single one of you who has contributed to our Sessions – from Germany, the UK, America, Canada and every corner of Ireland! We’re blown away!
“We’re going to keep this going until ours doors open again on the 20th July, where we can do the real thing!” they added.