(Photos by Sandy Zimmerman and the Ri Ra Irish Pub)
I was invited to review dinner and The Black Donnellys Band, starring award winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Dave Rooney, and Guinness world record breaking guitarist/mandolin Dave Browne. World Guinness record holder Dave Browne and his partner Dave Rooney, one of the authentic Irish shows at The Ri Ra Irish Pub.
The mood changed as the duo sang emotional Irish songs from the heart with all of the feeling of being born in Ireland. Their songs have an infectious beat, you feel like moving to the music and some may even get up and dance. Dave Browne announced, “If you know the words just sing along with us.” The Irish ballads tell stories of the past and are part of their culture, bringing these stories from generation to generation.
Always accepting a challenge, Dave Browne won the Guinness World Record title for marathon guitar playing. Breaking world records seems to be easy to them (2018) succeeding with 60 gigs, in 50 states, in 40 days, and (2014) played 372 hours- Guinness world record for longest concert with multiple bands.
Donnellys Law: To Blaze a Trail, To never Fail, To travel the Road, To tell the Tale………..
I ordered their Strawberry Salad with a side of chicken and enjoyed the mix of ingredients- the crunch of walnuts, the juicy fresh strawberries, mixed greens and creamy Feta cheese awakened the salad for a flavorful taste with every bite. The large salad was almost covered by the chicken. They serve big portions at reasonable prices.
Don’t just visit Ri Ra on St. Patrick’s Day, everything is authentic for you to enjoy the Irish culture, food and music all year!
Show seats at the bar and tables, no cover or minimum.
Ri Ra Irish Pub is located at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, in the Mandalay Bay Hotel, 3930 S. Las Vegas Boulevard. For information,
call 702-632-7771. www.rira.com
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