The music started when Young John Gallagher took the stage before a packed house in Riley’s Outdoor Pavilion. An hour later, The Connolly-Davis Band followed suit before an SRO crowd inside the pub. For the rest of the day, Riley’s delivered a double-track of Irish-trad and Celtic-rock that also featured The Danny McGoo Duo, John Walsh, and The Wild Geese. St. Patrick himself even made an appearance (portrayed by Rich O’Malley), as did a freshly distilled barrel of whiskey, courtesy of Ryan Kanto and the newly opened Quantum Spirits of Carnegie.
Brother Mark is in town from Colorado, I’m back from L.A., and now will be getting together at Riley’s Pour House on Friday, July 7. We’ll start at 8:00 and won’t stop until midnight. Longtime bandmate Duane Davis will also be on hand to back us up on bass.
Special surprise guests? Absolutely, but you’ll need to be there to find out who.
Riley’s is located at 215 East Main Street in Carnegie. If you’re anywhere near there, plan to stop in and find out why the family that plays together stays together.