Jul 31, 2006

A Pint And A Grammy

Matt Molloy's
Bridge Street - Westport, Ireland
This pub, owned by flautist Matt Molloy of The Chieftains, was another one of my dad's stops while he was in Ireland.

I'm guessing that there aren't very many pubs in the world that have a Grammy Award sitting on the bar, but this one does and it's the real deal.  The Chieftains won the award for Best Traditional Folk Album at the 35th Annual Grammy Awards for their 1992 album An Irish Evening, which was recorded live at the Grand Opera House in Belfast 15 years ago today.

I haven't listened to this album before, but I'm definitely putting it on my list.  The band was joined on stage for several songs by Nanci Griffith and Roger Daltrey of The Who.