Mudcat Café message #107056 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13097   Message #107056
Posted By: Mandochop
20-Aug-99 - 10:14 PM
Thread Name: Favorite pubs - tell us about yours
Subject: RE: Favorite pubs - tell us about yours
Hey All Lets not leave out Mulhaney's Harp and Fiddle in the strip district of Pittsburgh, PA. There are seisiuns there every Sunday afternoon and ceillidhs every tuesday night. Mulhaney's great just because it's the only good traditional pub in Pgh, but as far as pubs go, I think it has quite a bit of character. The walls are covered with signs directing the way to Sligo and to Westport and with old vintage parlor guitars and fiddles. The Yeats poem "Th Fiddler of Dooney is framed in the entranceway. Half the pub is a restaurant in front of the stage and he other half is the bar. On a Tuesday evening in the winter you can go back and forth between Bruce Foley (former member of the Irish Tradition) and members of the local band Hooley blasting reel sets out for the dancers, and the cadre of (the incomparable) Pittsburgh sports fans watching the Penguins game at the bar. All in all, Mulhaney's is just a great atmosphere and if you're ever in Pittsburgh, be sure to stop by. Rob