Dún Laoghaire Music Club / Jack's Bar

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Dún Laoghaire Music Club / Jack's Bar

Postby shelsforever » Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:46 pm

I've absolutely no time for Facebook and Twitter,and the 101 other social networking sites that are out there. However on Saturday-night I attended an absolute gem of a venue in Dun Laoire down near the Peoples Park.Jack's Bar is one of two bars in the antiquated Christian Institute Building.Admission is Five euro(Inclusive of Food),and there were three bands on, the place was hoppin'. Admission is by Membership only(In my case I was invited) and you have to be over 50.On arrival, and thru' the course of the night people introduced themselves to me(Social networking in Person),unlike the faceless friends one has on FB and Twitter etc.Maybe next time I attend the venue, I might meet some of the people that post here.PS- I met Strum there. :D
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Re: Reflections on Jack's Bar.

Postby Rocker » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:13 am

Shelsforever,

When I saw your post I was apprehensive about opening it as I thought it might be a poem. I really never understand poems. But, this Jack's Bar sounds just the place.Many a night and many a year I spent in that building at Weight Watchers...to no avail. But a social club for my age group ..just the ticket. Now the next question is how does one get a membership?
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Re: Reflections on Jack's Bar.

Postby Strum » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:38 pm

Folks, I was at the AGM last night and we badly need new Members. The finances are down this year by not a lot, but it's enough to cripple the Club. It's not the rent or usual bills but the CoCo RATES!
There is plenty of activity in the Club. Two full size Snooker Tables, Darts, TV, etc. Bar upstairs 6 nights a week. The Club is in a Snooker League and still hold what's called, I think the D/L Kings Cup. Some amazing players in the Club.
Friday night, Bingo.
Saturday Night, Texas-hold-em Poker. At 11:30 there is a Jam in the upstairs Bar. Anybody can sit in and play whatever or sing or whatever.
Bar prices are a lot cheaper than the Pubs by the way. :D
The club also holds fundraisers like Auctions and Quiz Nights. (This Saturday night is an Auction with bric-a-brac etc)
Race Nights on the big screen in the main Hall which is also our music venue.
We have a stage, another Bar and our own PA system etc.
We have a resident Band called "Reflections" who play once a Month Saturday Nights, with "guests" in "Jack's Music Club" which is the name of the Venue. Next Band night. 20th October.


The main hall is also a great venue for parties etc and if you need a live band, there you go, we have one.
No age restriction as mentioned below. .

Club Membership is as follows.

Single: 85:00 euros
Couples: 150 euros
Retired Single: 75 euros
Student: 75 euros
Retired Couples: 130 euros

You can come down anytime folks just to check it out first.

If interested you can contact Liam Barnes at liambarnes15(AT)gmail.com or phone him on....(Eh I'll have to edit this because I don't have his mobile number)

Hope to see some of you there. :D



We are here. You all know it to see. :D

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Re: Reflections on Jack's Bar.

Postby Strum » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:16 am

I designed the new Club Crest. Printed out on really good quality Shirts yesterday. Whatcha reckon? :D


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Re: Reflections on Jack's Bar.

Postby Rocker » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:41 am

Yes. I reckon you did a great job. You must explain to me the sword. It is nice to have an emblem. Unites the members.
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Re: Reflections on Jack's Bar.

Postby jwdalk » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:29 pm

I used to play badminton there, back in the day when you could have a pint or two and drive. It was always a very popular venue for visiting teams, slipping upstairs after the match for a swifty. I remember watching the start of the First Gulf War there after a match.
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Re: Reflections on Jack's Bar.

Postby Strum » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:24 pm

Rocker wrote:Yes. I reckon you did a great job. You must explain to me the sword. It is nice to have an emblem. Unites the members.


Rocker, The original Wooden Club Crest/Plaque which is over a Century old, only had the Sword and what looked like badly painted Chains. I did a good bit of searching for whatever significance it meant and came across a few things. The Hand holding the Sword is breaking away from Chains and means Victory. Red also means Victory. I took license to add the Green which signifies a Snooker Table. Hence the Black semi-circle for the Pocket.

I'll post the original Plaque. :D



Folks, we have a new Music Club starting tomorrow night and every Wednesday night from now on. C'mon folks don't be shy now.
Bring any instrument along, sit in, or your voice is enough if you don't play.
Bar open so you can lounge around and just listen. Usually loosens up a few Tongues. :D

PM me for my number to let you in if interested.


Check it out here.

http://www.meetup.com/Dublin-South-Music-Makers/
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Re: Reflections on Jack's Bar.

Postby Strum » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:48 am

Folks, this is some Club. Last night three Bands, and later on into the early morning jamming. Get yer Ass down here Grammer!
Oh what a Night! :D

A shot of "Reflections" (Resident Band)


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Steve Kendra from York. Amazing guy. Picked up the Guitar late in life and writes the most amazing songs.
Marilyn was impressed as always. :D


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Re: Reflections on Jack's Bar.

Postby Strum » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:22 pm

A member emailed me about having a member meet in the Club for Xthing. This is not possible because we can't open Jacks Bar for what, maybe ten of us at the most? It's just not practical, staff, electricity etc...BUT!
This Saturday night is the Annual Xthing Party and you are all very welcome to come along.
Hope to see you there! :D
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Re: Reflections on Jack's Bar.

Postby Strum » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:26 pm

Off in a minute to try something new. I'll be playing TWO sets of Bongos tonight simultaneously. Yeah with only two hands. See you later Grammer. ;)
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Re: Reflections on Jack's Bar.

Postby Strum » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:18 am

Deadly Grammer! Great night as usual. Nice to play along with you at last. An honour! :D
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Re: Reflections on Jack's Bar.

Postby Strum » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:36 am

Dancer wrote:Is there a video???? :mrgreen:



Yes, many. :D


Hahaha he's not home yet. :lol: 8-)
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Re: Reflections on Jack's Bar.

Postby grammer » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:14 am

Hiya Strum :D :D :D
Dancer :lol: :lol: :lol: wish I could find a smiley to suit the ocassion :lol: :lol: :lol:
Yeh Strum is the bongo king :D :D :D :D
nice to meet up again -youl'd think me and Strum lived a million miles away from each other :D :D :D
eehhhhhh what video????????
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Re: Reflections on Jack's Bar.

Postby Rocker » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:51 am

We seemed to have missed a great night.
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Re: Reflections on Jack's Bar.

Postby Rocker » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:17 pm

Strum,

Thats a great site. Didn't know so much was going on.
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Re: Reflections on Jack's Bar.

Postby Navanman » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:19 pm

Strum,
Funny I only heard about this meetup.com thing 2 weeks ago. Apparently it is getting very big. I think the music idea is excellent as a gettogether session. See they have meetups for everything on the website. By the sounds of it your night was a great success.

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Re: Reflections on Jack's Bar.

Postby grammer » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:50 pm

had a look on FB Strum but I can't find Grammer on there Saw you playing your Bongos
alright . Looks like a great night out .

:D :D :D :D
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Re: Reflections on Jack's Bar.

Postby Strum » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:33 am

Dancer wrote:I had a look on FB Strum but I can't find Grammer on there


I didn't even look myself Dancer. One of the group was taking videos. Maybe Grammer's rendition of Stairway to Heaven didn't go down so well :?:

Dancer wrote: Saw you playing your Bongos alright.


:oops: :oops: :oops: :D
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Re: Reflections on Jack's Bar.

Postby Rocker » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:56 am

O.K so now you have us gummin to hear more. There will be queues outside the place next Wednesday. Do you allow lookers and gawkers or is it only performers? I could sing along in me off key croak!
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Re: Reflections on Jack's Bar.

Postby Strum » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:12 pm

You're very welcome to come and have a drink and listen or join in Rocker. Any songs you have the lads and lassies can accompany you. 8 - 10:30
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Re: Reflections on Jack's Bar.

Postby Rocker » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:48 am

Now that is a great spot. Nice folk, convivial atmosphere and talented playing and singing.We went down tonight and were royally welcomed. We said we were just there for the beer, and mighty fine it was too.But, couldn't resist singing (croaking) along. Well recommended for anyone who would like to get out there and play, by the end of the night the roof was raising.
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Re: Reflections on Jack's Bar.

Postby Strum » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:57 am

Aww Rocker sorry I couldn't make it down tonight. Did Grammer miss it too? Glad you had fun anyway. Hope to see you next time. :D
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Re: Reflections on Jack's Bar.

Postby grammer » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:44 pm

Ahhhh pity Rocker
No was'nt there last night Strum -had a prior as they say.
In the new yer PG.
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Re: Reflections on Jack's Bar.

Postby Strum » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:02 pm

Another great night and what a surprise, Rocker you arrived after saying you wouldn't. Was lovely to meet you at last and what a nice lady.
I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the time you took out to research my family and all hand written out for me. Wow! Impressive to say the least. I was lost for words. Thanks so much Rocker and hope to see you there again soon. :D xxx
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Re: Reflections on Jack's Bar.

Postby Rocker » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:06 pm

Strum,

That was some night. Suddenly had some time to myself and raced down to D/L. Great to meet you too. The sound when everyone was playing was fabulous. The lads running it keep it moving and giving everyone a chance to perform is spot on makes for a friendly night. Some class acts and a lovely atmosphere. Thank you for putting out the word about the club.
I am a divil for family stuff and hope it is the right one!!!
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