This past Father’s Day I treated myself and hubby to some sweet music at Erin’s Pub on Water Street, St. John’s, Newfoundland. The sign proclaimed that the band Generations was playing from 4-8 pm. The first time we just read it and walked on by as it was only 3 pm. But the second time after a beer at Shamrock City, we were going in for some toe tapping jigs and reels! The accordion player was someone we had heard before at the Ferry Last Pub in Portugal Cove.
A few seats were free near the windows so we got ourselves comfy and settled down for a couple hours. There were old ones and young ones all up stepping it out. There was one eighty+ year old lady who was a real beauty asking everyone to dance, including my old man! She was charmed to get male or female up dancing with her.
A photographer showed up while three different drummers tried their well honed skills on the drums. There were only two accordion numbers in the 120 minutes but they were simply grand. The accordion player’s parents and grandparents were swinging it around the small dance space. I noticed a handsome young girl eyeing the 21 year old musician.
Never saw a single person drunk but I did witness some fancy steps going down. The old fellers from the Ducats were playing like they were teeny bobbers! Everyone had a fine time. I had play by play commentary as a woman to my left knew the band and their relations!
Needless to say we hope to return many more times to come to hear the Generations and many other local bands.