Canada: Enjoying The Session

It takes an Irish man to make a session and thats just what happened last night, sitting in a pub called Dora Keogh’s (next door to Allen’s where we had been on Saturday night after the game) we were enjoying the sessiosn – a few fiddle players, uilleann piper, flute, box etc. Up stepped my father for a song, brought the place to pure silence. Welcome to Toronto!

Spent the day crusing around, drove out to Unionville, an old-style town smack bang in the middle of all the modern developments around the city, enjoyed some good coffee, took in some of the sights and sounds. Also managed to something I wouldn’t normally do – go to mass.

Though it was being more of a tourist attraction, the church seemingly an “eco-friendly” one but really interesting to see how mass was held in this huge building – so far removed from your average parish church, floor to ceiling windows staring out at massive condos, a huge sound system and a priest with a wireless mic, sharing the mass between two alters at either side of the church.

The Guinness isn’t fantastic but the local brews are impressive. Off to the Ontario Science Centre (I think) for a few hours this afternoon, see what the craic is there… The body has finally settled into local time as well, makes things a little easier in the morning!

Author: Ken McGuire

Runs Event Media and The Devious Theatre Company and writes about food at Any Given Food. You'll find me on Twitter here and here.