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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:17 pm 
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I'll be spending a week in Philadelphia starting this Friday.

I'd like to try to take in a couple of sessions. Probably Fergie's Pub on Saturday. On Sunday I see two: The Bard and Plough & Stars. They overlap.

Anyone familiar with these?

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 Post subject: Re: Philly Session
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:37 pm 
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No replies, but no problem. Fergie's and Plough & Stars are both active, warm and welcoming. Great time was had by me. Thanks, all!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:58 pm 
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CT, maybe you can briefly document the sessions - times, days, locations, etc. - for us here when you get home and/or have time.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:15 pm 
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Sure, MT. Both of these are good, straight traditional sessions, and are right in the middle of Philly's fascinating historic district.

Fergie's Pub, 1214 Sansom Street. Session runs from about 4:00 to 6:00 (or so) on Saturdays. Last week was smallish --- about six of us. Three were very strong players, one was a beginner, and two of us held down the middle ground. Great atmosphere and people, but tight quarters here.

Plough & Stars, 123 Chestnut, (near 2nd Street). This runs from about 5:00 to 9:00 on Sunday. This is a bigger place, and a bigger session. There were maybe ten players this week, but it's often bigger. This session included some singing, and was a bit more "performance-like" than the Fergie's session, (but still very relaxed and non-intimidating). This pub is also a full-fledged restaurant with a great dinner menu.

There was some overlap of players, and all were warm, friendly and encouraging --- much like the folks at my wonderful weekly session at Tir Na Nog Pub, here in Raleigh, NC. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:22 pm 
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Good stuff, CT. Thank you, sir!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:27 pm 
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crookedtune wrote:
Fergie's Pub, 1214 Sansone Street. :)


Just a small correction in case anyone does a search for this location. I noticed the misspelling as I used to work in Philly :wink:

Fergie's Pub‎
1214 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 928-8118

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[ Spelling corrected. Thanks, Russ. :-) - Moderator ]

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Memories... It has been too long since I have been to Philadelphia. Is the session at Fergie's held upstairs?

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No, downstairs, back right corner. Intimate and comfy.

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