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Murphy’s Lagh Whistler, B.C. July 2009


We went to Whistler at the end of July for our annual parents and kids crazy trip. This time, we had a little more “adult” time, as the kids are getting older and respond well to babysitters.   

We went to the Irish pub, The Dubh Linn Gate two nights in a row and listened to Murphy’s Lagh, made up of Damian Brennan and Shamma Sabir. So amazing. Old Irish tunes and lots of Beatles, U-2 and Van Morrison covers. We had fun pounding on the table for one of the Irish numbers. I suggested they play Norwegian Wood, so they obliged. Shamma was an amazing fiddler. I don’t think she ever missed a note. She’s ranked with the top 10 fiddlers of Canada. Damian, with pleasant Irish brogue and tenor vocals, played acoustic guitar. They play regularly in Vancouver and Whistler, but haven’t made it to Seattle yet. Bummer!  








February 6, 2010 Posted by | Concert Season 2009, Damian Brennan, Murphy's Lagh, Music, Shamma Sabir | , , | Leave a comment