Tir na nOg Irish Pub in Moore Square hosts diverse crowds as it offers different events everyday. Sun. is the PineCone Irish Jam Session, Mon. is comedy night, Fri. and Sat. nights offer local Celtic and Irish music and/or local DJ's. Local Band-Local Beer is every Thurs. night, starting at 9:30pm. WKNC 88.1 and Younger Brother Productions book North Carolina musicians to play on the Tir na nOg Irish Pub stage as music lovers enjoy N.C. craft beers. Big Boss Brewing Company and Aviator Brewing Company are among the large selection of draft and craft beers the venue has on tap. The bar is in the center of the pub with friendly and knowledgeable bartenders awaiting beer lovers.
Tir na nOg Irish Pub's layout was thoughtfully planned out as the stage area is separated from the restaurant seating so that you can also enjoy the delicious Irish- and European-style food on the pub's menu.
Octopus Jones is a four-piece band from Raleigh. They like to call themselves a psychedelic, boogie rock band. Their instruments, including synthesizers and electric guitars, create a sound that gets their audience dancing as much as the band.
Octopus Jones has been together since 2010 and is made up of Danny Martin on lead vocals and guitar, Tyler Morris on guitar and vocals, Clay Carlisle on bass and Darrin Cripe on drums. Their first album was released in 2011 and is called "Treat Yourself." They're releasing their new album in the next few months! Danny's outgoing personality encourages the audience to cheer with "spirit fingers" and excites them enough to want an encore. They perform about once a month in Raleigh, so if you're looking for a different music experience, be sure to check them out! You can find their live schedule here.
Written by Kristen Hill. All photos in this post contributed by Kristen Hill of Kristen Abigail Photography.