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The Mermaid Inn

Open Mic (music, comedy, poetry)
Second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 9pm

Hosted by Mike McNichol

7673 Winston Road
Philadelphia, PA

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  • Submitted by Ray Naylor
  • Last updated: August 18, 2013

Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, Dec 13
  • Tuesday, Dec 27
  • Tuesday, Jan 10
  • Tuesday, Jan 24
  • Tuesday, Feb 14

? When is a good time to arrive to get a good slot for the Bothy open mic? I assume you must sign up in person?
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Doug Shaw (7/2012)
? My ska band is interested in performing here. As a full ensemble we are a 10 piece (though we rarely get all ten people at the same time.) Would you be able to accommodate us?
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Jake Kitty (and company) (6/2012)
That spelling would be BRIGID! Thank you.
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Anonymous (12/2010)

I play solo instrumental banjo and also play banjo with a quartet also including female and male vocals, acoustic guitar and electric bass. I am interested in the open mic as both solo and ensemble.

What is the protocol in signing up to be assured to play that evening? Should I (or we) sign up before arrival or just arrive around 8:00 pm? Thank you.

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Sandy Bender (10/2010)

What a nice group of talented and supportive people! The host started off with a beautiful performance welcoming the crowd of about 35. I wish I'd gotten more names to go with all the pictures because many those I missed were really good.

Russ Edwards and Jim Sharp did some very nice originals.

Some young talent showing real promise included Kira singing with her skilled keyboard work. Her voice was seriously soulful. Brigette and Lisa had a soft easy natural delivery that had unmistakeable charm.

Scott and Friends Wow! what a dynamite group. Scott moves with the feeling and it rocks, the fiddle player and lead guitar were sensational, Dave Bennet on Bass was very cool, and the drummer pulled the whole thing together.

Jim West shared his considerable songwriting skills to the delight of the audience.

I came down from New Hope and it was definitely worth the effort. If you come, there is no amplification, so be sure to practice unamplified. The audience is respectful and listens. Great entertainment whether you are playing of just listening.

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Also at The Mermaid Inn:
Old Time JamFirst Tuesday of the month
Irish SeisiunLast Wednesday of the month
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