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 Cooley-Keegan Branch of San Francisco
Cooley-Keegan Branch, San Francisco - Tour this site!
Wren Boys '02

On Thursday, December 26th, a small group of stalwart dancers and musicians gathered at Michael Murphy's House to brave the cold and embark on yet another year of Wren Boys celebrations. Our schedule would see many pubs that night, and a few private homes:

The Shannon Arms
The Lundy's
Sam McGuire's Pub
Durty Nelly's
Terry's Lodge
The Black Thorn
Catherine Scanlon's
The Blarney Stone
Ireland's 32
Plough and Stars

At each stop, our musicians played lively tunes and the dancers did a few figures of a set or two. There was on one in the '32, so we decided to give that stop a miss this year. At the Blarney Stone, the bar tender called a free round for everyone in the bar who would get up and dance, so the entire bar ended up dancing the Siege of Ennis. After that, we collected our drinks and headed off again.

Our Musicians this year were Angeline Leleux (fiddle), Richard Ferry (flute) and Kenny (banjo), and they played brilliantly!

Music at the Blackthorn

Dancing here and there

Dancing at the Blarney Stone

On the side walk in front
of the Scanlon's home

The musicians at the Plough

Dancing at the Plough

Step dancing at the Lundy's 

Piping in the Scanlon's home

Michael Murphy Dancing
at the Blackthorn

More dancing here and there

Updated Tuesday, February 04, 2003
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