Tuesday, December 3, 2013

X-MAS AT-MOS: December music, events, & closures

There is so much happening in the next few weeks! 

We love this time of year - winter is just descending with its early evenings and light dustings of snow (or lashings of  cold, wet rain), everyone is coming home to visit their families and see old friends, and good food and drink is in incredible abundance. We're hoping you'll get a visit in over the holidays - meet a friend for a pint of our cask conditioned, house-brewed bitter, grab a hot toddy and maybe get right cozy with a Fisherman's Pie. But definitely mark your calendars for a few of these stellar events!

Dec. 3 - X-Ring night, while we have one large group in at 6pm, we're still open for walk-in traffic, and with lots of room!

Dec 8, 15, 22, 29 - Irish Music Sessions every Sunday night!    Probably our favourite night of the week here at The Townhouse - if you haven't taken in the tunes yet, try to catch them one of these nights. No cover.

Dec. 7 - bar/lounge area open, Private Function at 6pm will be taking over the dining room, limited seating available from 6-9!

The Modern Grass getting in the mood - photo credit: The Coast.ca

Dec. 12 - The Modern Grass - Swinging' around the Christmas Tree
The Modern Grass was born in early 2011 in Halifax, NS and have since released 5 albums and toured the nation extensively and relentlessly. The groups latest award winning album, High on the Mountain, (Music Nova Scotia country/bluegrass album of the year & roots/traditional album of the year) explores new territory in folk, roots, and bluegrass music alike. Climbing high up into the Appalachians, rolling and tumbling all the way down, rising next to an East St. Louis diner under dim streetlight, down to the Banks of the Mississippi and south to New Orleans; The Modern Grass Be - bops, doo- wops, and yeehaws it's way through roots music freely, setting the mood for real life rambling, gambling and heartbreaking storytales.
" The Chieftains of newgrass "    - Glen Meisner, CBC

Dec. 19 - Antigonight Spoken Word & Poetry fundraiser event - More info to follow!

Dec. 21 - The Sin and The Swoon

 Antigonish native Michelle Tompkins returns from Montreal with her partner,  Michael James O’Brien. The music they play pays tribute to the sounds of old time country music and harmony singing of the Louvin Brothers and the Everly Brothers, along with the occasional nod to George Jones and Tammy Wynette.

See more at: www.sinandswoon.com

Dec. 23-26 Closed for Christmas

Dec 27 - 29 Open for the awesome in-between-Christmas-and-New-Year's weekend! Lots of food and beer specials and general good fun to be had!

Dec. 31 - The Townhouse's New Year's Eve Bash - a multi-course, fancy-dress celebration of Local Food paired with Maritime Craft Beers, with Karaoke and Open-Mic Confessional! More details to come very soon! Tickets will be sold in advance.

Jan 1 - 2 Closed for general recovery!

But don't slow down too much - there's still lots to come in the New Year !!!

Jan 11 - The Minnikins, Ruth and Gabe are getting together for a string of shows, sibling revelry? More here

Jan 23 - Fiver, Simone Schmidt, previously of country duo One hundred Dollars, and currently touring as part of country-psyche group The Highest Order comes down to play you some of her eerily beautiful tunes - all the way from Toronto! More here.

Feb 8 - Tracy Philippi of Experience Craft Beer is coming down to lead another guided craft beer tasting! Tickets will be sold in advance, details to come in January.