Pub Reviews

John McCullagh November 10, 2004

This was another successful ‘Rock Night’ for the Warrenpoint INF (Irish National Foresters on The Promenade) in what must surely be the heart and soul of the Newry and Mourne music scene!   Headlining was the group ‘Existing Threat’ who bashed out their own brand of Death Metal.  This four-piece from Newry may not be […]

John McCullagh July 2, 2004

The ‘Railway Bar’ session unfortunately missed by our Oz visitors John and Annette Macan proved one of the best for a long while.  We had three visiting sessionists, an excellent bluegrass banjoist from Belfast, another prize-winning banjo player and a singer/guitarist.  We also had many ‘student’ sessionists who join us this time of year, among […]

John McCullagh December 24, 2003

Comment was earlier promised on the perilous state of survival of one of the longest lasting traditions in our town, the social club.  In the nineteenth century, the middle classes had their hotels and private Clubs  for their exclusive entertainment.  The working men’s clubs filled a niche for the other five eighths.  In Northern Ireland, […]