Arts and Entertainment
Best Irish Music
J. Patrick’s Irish Pub
Published: September 22, 2010
1371 Andre St., (410) 244-8613, home.netcom.com/~leemarsh/jpatrick.html
For years, J. Patrick’s had traditional Irish music on Sunday nights. It was a great way to wind down the weekend, sipping on Guinness just a few feet from accomplished Irish musicians effortlessly whipping off reels. Well, the pub stopped the Sunday night performances due to diminishing turnout, but you can hear great Irish music the rest of the week (except Wednesday). Monday is beginner’s night, if you want to bring your fiddle, guitar, or bodhrain and learn the chops. Tuesday and Thursday are pickup nights for more experienced musicians, and Friday and Saturdays they bring in professional acts. The Sunday night tradition may be gone for now, but the rest of the week still brims with great traditional Irish music. It’s as close to Doolin as you can get around here.