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March 17, 2008



I saw the Dubliners in, of all places, Slough back in the early 70's. Some jerk in the audience was giving them a hard time and heckling them between every song. I will always remember the riposte from one of the D's....

"If someone puts a price on yer head.... take it!" That shut him up.

Dave Mathews

I wonder what that mosh pit looked like, jumping up and down to the music. I understand what you mean when you said "no one sings an Irish song like Shane." I had to follow the lyrics on his part of the song, but his way of singing rocks!

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