April's Celtic session will be held this Friday which is the 3rd of April . The session starts at 7pm and runs through until midnight , so come along anytime you like. There is no cost to come along to our monthly Celtic session all you need is a love of Celtic music , it does not matter if you play an instrument or not, but if you are thinking of learning to play a traditional instrument there are plenty of talented musican's on hand to offer you some advice. Many of the instruments played at the session are not so common so it's a great chance to hear the best Celtic music in Niigata ken . Pictured below is a photo that was taken at one of our monthly sessions
Today my daughter Lisa made this fantastic black Isle beer coaster pyramid on top of our kegerator !
Last night we closed up early at Albannach and headed across town to our friends Irish pub called Robin, this pub has a great loyal following and serves up great tap beer and has very tasty meat pies made by my wife. I have been attending Robins St Patricks day parties since they opened and now with more Celtic musicians in Niigata the St Patrick day party is even better. Last night I joined in with my trump / Jaw harp and had a great time. My wife also got to play another members Irish harp which she really enjoyed. In the slide show below are a few photos taken at last nights St Patrick's day party.
Last night our monthly Celtic session was held at Albannach and it was a fantastic session with about 30 people enjoying the best Celtic music in Niigata . Last nights session was also the change over of the session leader Takahashi san who has been organizing the monthly Celtic sessions at Albannach since the 1st one in Feb in 2014 . The new session leader is Orihara san who is from Niigata city , but works on Sado Island. I would like to say a big thank you to Takahashi san for all his hard work at promoting our Celtic sessions and thank to Orihara san for taking over the monthly sessions. The sessions have grown a lot since the 1st one and have become very popular . The next session will be on the 3rd of April . Below is a set of photos that were taken at last nights session.
Just arrived this afternoon and now on tap Black Isle Yellowhammer 4% ABV & Porter 4.6 % ABV . Fantastic tasting organic beers from Scotland just in time for tonight's monthly Celtic session . Come along and check out the best Celtic music in Niigata from tonight from 7pm - 12am
On Friday 6th of this month we are having our monthly Celtic session, the session just keeps on getting bigger all the time with many new musicians coming along each month. If you want to learn a traditional Celtic instrument or just want to listen to the best Celtic music in Niigata ken , come along any time between 7pm - 12am .
The dates have been decided for this years Niigata Craft Beer Festival which are the 27th and 28th of June. It's a weekend so if you are in town then, come along and check out the fantastic range of craft beers available. Of course Albannach will be there again this year with our importer of Black Isle organic beer from Scotland . Looking forward to seeing you all at the beer festival
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