Saturday, July 31, 2010

Traditional Irish Music in Santa Barbara

Traditional Irish Music in Santa Barbara is hale and hearty. Having spent four years in Ireland as a child I grew to love the Irish culture, especially Celtic music and dance.  I recently discovered Dannsair, a Santa Barbara group performing Irish music and have been listening with great pleasure to their third CD, The Galway Train.  The good news is that they are performing live on Thursdays at Dargan's from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm and on Sundays at the James Joyce, same time. If you're finding it a long time 'til St. Patrick's Day, this is your remedy.  Make your plans now for a long weekend with a unique place to stay. Book your reservation at The Bath Street Inn, we'd love to see you.

Deborah Gentry, Innkeeper Bath Street Inn

Saturday, July 3, 2010

French Festival

 You know the summer is truly underway when it's time for the French Festival in Santa Barbara. Held in Oak Park, just blocks from the Inn, the Festival celebrates Bastille Day and all things French.  The festival is free admission and is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 17th and 18th.  Soak up the atmosphere of a summer's day in a French village under the oak trees with little bistros serving crepes, baguettes and cheese, pastries, cafe au lait, and wine, of course.  Enjoy the non-stop live entertainment featured on three stages: Cancan dancing, opera, tributes to Edith Piaf and Maurice Chevalier, and songs on the so essentially French accordion.  Strolling jugglers, minstrels and troubadours liven up the scene.  Everything you need to plan that trip to Paris or Provence is here.  Don't forget the famous Poodle Parade held on Sunday.  We have a few rooms left for this weekend, so come to the Inn, park your car and take a stroll into France for the day.

Deborah Gentry, Innkeeper Bath Street Inn