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Bedubya Non-Drinkers & Irish Sessions (17) Non-Drinkers & Irish Sessions 20 Apr 01

I am an American who plays a bit of Irish music and is considering a trip to Ireland. Doing some session playing would definitely be on the agenda. Problem is neither the wife nor I drink anymore and we are not sure about Irish pub-goers' attitudes toward non-drinkers. If someone were to offer to buy a drink, is "Sorry, I don't indulge" an acceptable response or would someone be offended. Here in the States, where the penalties for being caught driving drunk are far worse than they were a few years ago, ordering a Coke in a bar is no longer a cue for snickering. Input on Irish attitudes from genuine Irish or Yanks whove made the pilgrimage would be greatly appreciated.


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