Gathering at an Irish Pub for a bit of singing gives us the perfect excuse to dabble in celebratory song — and in our usual Revels style, we’ll sing glass-raising songs from many cultures! Dust off your vocal chords and get ready to join in on rollicking tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland, Quebec, and other cultures from around our globe.
Find us again at the traditional Irish pub and restaurant that has hosted our January Pub Sings for the past 7 years: McGinty’s Public House in Silver Spring! Sláinte!
We’ll be easy to find—head to the second-floor bar area and follow the sounds of good cheer. Food and drinks may be ordered beginning at 6:00pm. Singing will begin at 7:00 pm and formally end at 9:00pm, with a brief intermission. All songs will be SING-ALONGS, with songsheets and song leaders provided. Kids and teens are welcome — there may be a song or two that celebrate the virtue of drink, but not many. If you would like to lead a song, email email@example.com by Wednesday, January 27.
As per usual, we’ll sing a song or two toasting the January 25th birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns. No mini-Burns Supper ceremony this year (our apologies to the folks who actually like haggis), but we’ll still raise the roof with a piper and ‘Auld Lang Syne’ as written by Burns himself. And we’ll include some traditional Revels favorites for good measure!
Admission may be available at the door, but we strongly recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance online (no fees!) because seating is limited and we regularly sell out in advance. Ticket proceeds go entirely to Washington Revels; food and beverage may be ordered separately from the McGinty’s regular menu at your expense.
Order Tickets Online
Sunday, January 31, 7:00-9:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm)
LOCATION: McGinty’s Public House
, 911 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Free parking available on weekends in the nearby Wayne Avenue and Fenton Street Garages.
[In advance] Adults: $20; Youth (ages 13 to 18): $15; Kids (12 and under): $10 –No fees!
[At the door, space permitting] Adults: $23; Youth (ages 13 to 18): $18; Kids (12 and under): $13