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Dirty 30's Prohibition Party - A tribute to St. Patrick's Day

  • Lunn's Mill Beer Co. 515 Carleton Road Lawrencetown, NS, B0S 1M0 Canada (map)

It was time of drinking & dancing ....and we are celebrating St. Patrick's Day in style at Lunn's Mill! Dress up in your best 1920's or 1930's costumes and dance away to The honest to goodness jug, tea kettle, harmonica, guitar and banjo playing bunch!

All 3 members of The Vaudevillian grew up loving tunes from
the 1920’ and 1930’s. Piedmont Johnson grew up in North Carolina right down
the way from where Elizabeth Cotton wrote her well known tune, Freight Train, and while Piedmont started drinking bourbon at a real young age- he naturally became a blues musician. Norah Spades spent lots of her childhood in a trailer park out in the country near Carlisle, Ontario with her grandma listening to old gospels on
the radio. Occasionally the disc jockeys would play a tune they thought was a gospel number, though lo and behold it was a dirtier, hokum song, sung in their earlier days with an obscure track title. Back then many gospel singers had odd pasts and when one tune would accidentally
play out, grandma would blush and shriek out causing Norah to dance wildly with laughter! This spurred Norah to fall in love with old hokum numbers! Jitterbug James founded The Vaudevillian when he was merely a tot at 15 years old, receiving an old record player from his grandma and Leadbelly records. He fell in love with
the old recordings and vinyl process and began learning old tunes that only handfuls of people who were still alive had heard before. Mastering his craft of playing the guitar, banjo and harmonica, Jitterbug began writing his own songs influenced by historical events in the 1930’s.

Earlier Event: March 10
Live Music Irish Jam Sundays
Later Event: March 17
Dúlamán in performance