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Old 06-01-2018, 11:18 AM   #1
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Default Pub Jam at McVeigh's 2018

Here we are into the joyous month of June so the ball is rolling to get our traditional pub jam event in place to celebrate the Gordon Lightfoot Massey Hall concerts, June, 2018
The venue is McVeigh's Pub on the southwest corner of Church and Richmond Streets in downtown Toronto.
We'll get things underway Saturday, June 30th at 2PM and wind down around 5PM giving folks a bit of time to ready themselves for the Saturday night concert just around the corner at Massey Hall. Lots of restaurants close by and McVeigh's has a food menu as well.
No need for the scarfs, hats and gloves this time of year so things should run a tad "lighter."

As usual we'll have our "Lightfoot intoned" instruments on stage if you feel inclined to step up there and crank out a tune or two.
If anyone needs help with anything please send a private email here and we'll ensure you are "cared4."
Also public transit is available from Toronto's Pearson Airport as well as the Toronto Island "Billy Bishop" airport. The information can be accessed at : ttc.ca
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Old 06-05-2018, 12:44 AM   #2
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Hey Ron,

Thanks for all your efforts to make another pubjam happen.

As always, very much looking forward another fun afternoon at McVeigh's with the talented fans of Lightfoot.

Looking forward to seeing you.

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Old 06-06-2018, 10:32 AM   #3
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Thanks Brian,

Yes, we're really looking forward and things are gearing up to make it a great party.
This time we've recruited a pro sound person to help move things along a little smoother.
All are welcome to step up there and just sing "what you feel."
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Old 06-08-2018, 02:36 PM   #4
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Oh cool, I've missed the last couple of jams unfortunately but plan to be at this one. If you can fit me in for a tune or two, that would be great. But otherwise, happy to listen, too.
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:02 AM   #5
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Hi TG.
Just hop on board the train. As long as we've been having the jams nobody has been left out of getting their chance up there.
Being a "pot luck" type of gig, until we can do a count of the numbers then we can sort out the rest.
Things are picking up. Just got word that Brady Corcoran and Andy Mauck will be joining us.
All very exciting.

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Old 06-18-2018, 12:14 PM   #6
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Excellent! Should be a blast as always.
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Old 06-28-2018, 11:03 PM   #7
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So sorry I won't be there to join you guys! I will definitely be there in spirit, and will think back on the great McVeigh's experiences I've had.
Too bad there's not a webcam.
Sing loud and maybe I can hear you down here in Austin!

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Old 07-01-2018, 01:16 PM   #8
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Hi there Melissa.
You really would have enjoyed the fun gig yesterday at McVeigh's.
There'll be more on the event later after the the thoughts that are spiralling in my brain begin to unravel.
The concerts are just unbelievable.
Well be telling everyone all about it!
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Old 07-03-2018, 08:02 PM   #9
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Hey Ron,

Congratulations another enormously successful pub jam. So many very talented people; I was there from 2 until 5 and it seemed like a few minutes.

Two clear highlights - 1. The fellow who played the cello (I realize that is a weak rhyme). But who wants to drag a cello to downtown Toronto on the hottest day of the year?

2. Your duet of Marvelous Toy with Seamus (sp?) on "percussion". That was priceless.

So very much hoping we do it all again in a while when they re-open Massey Hall.

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Old 07-03-2018, 09:56 PM   #10
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Thanks so much Brian. You are very kind and I recall you always attended the pub jams.

What I really love about this event is the fact that we never know how it's going to manifest.
Over the years it's been a judgement call sometimes when lots of folks want to step up for a song and nobody has ever been left out.
This time we didn't have to juggle figures, times, etc. because only a few showed up so the pressure was off and we could "just let it ride."
But yes, it sure was a special day for us all. Having Jason there doing professional sound really helped make things run smoothly. Jason tells me he really enjoyed the experience of working with a cello on stage for the first time.
Things still are beginning to unfold and I'll be sure to tell Seamus how much you enjoyed his contribution.
There will more as we sort out our facts and figures before we put posts up here.
I treasure this opportunity and strive to get things right but these days it takes a little more time.

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Old 07-04-2018, 04:41 PM   #11
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I can certainly echo Brian's sentiments. The time at McVeighs was delightful. Not too many better things to do on a sweltering afternoon than hang out with friends and listen to wonderful musicians play the tunes we all love. Thanks to all for providing such a great experience.
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Old 07-04-2018, 05:14 PM   #12
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this is just so great to hear!



congratulations once again, Ron - i dont know if i have a more favourite instrument than cello, even though i have never held a real wooden one


i had to venture in the heat (i dont like vehicle AC much but i gave in, bigtime) with 2 teens up to almost Lake Superior, ironically, ultimately to an ice arena ... i am back, and the drive was with solo, with windows down, sometimes just the sound of the warm air going by, other times, GL and other Canadiana ... you were on my mind... i'm not trying to be clever (ok, just a bit)... you really were! all of you - the Mass-onians, and McVeigh-ites


standing by for more... enjoy PMB(uzz)


and well done, char + jenney ... head Shriners .... flashback 20 yrs, wow
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Old 07-04-2018, 07:52 PM   #13
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Hi friends.
Your words are so endearing. It's an inspiration for me and I thank you.
It was a weekend like non other.
More on the way.
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:57 PM   #14
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Hey again Ron. I meant to acknowledge Jason for his job on the sound in my original note. I told him on Saturday, but it bears repeating. Great sound. Great afternoon. I don't think there is much else to say.

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Old 07-05-2018, 12:59 AM   #15
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man, a lot of work filming those pub videos, char ... good to see Myk! really like the cello in Pussywillows, so rich .... nice mic on the camera, and steady hands!
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Old 07-05-2018, 02:25 PM   #16
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