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Dueling Pianos comes to Patrick’s Pub and Eatery

Monday, May 16, 2016  
Posted by: Emily Owens
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Dueling Pianos comes to Patrick’s Pub and Eatery
By The Citizen

Get ready for a new and exciting entertainment option in the Lakes Region of NH as Patrick’s Pub & Eatery, a long-time favorite for great food, fun and entertainment, add Dueling Pianos to their musical lineup.

“We’re excited to bring this really fun and interactive form of entertainment to the area” explains Patrick’s co-owner Allan Beetle.  “We think people will really enjoy the format, which includes playing their favorite songs on request”.

The Dueling Piano concept actually goes back to the late 1800s, when ragtime piano players would actually “duel” in an effort to see who could play better and faster.  The style was redefined in the 1980s, when players began taking song requests, often written on cocktail napkins, coupled with interjecting bits of humor through the show.

Lakes Region Dueling Pianos organizer Jon Lorentz calls the act a “no-holds-barred, musical free-for-all, where any style of music is fair game for requests.” Some of the musicians scheduled to “duel” include Matt Langley of Gilford, Lorentz of Belmont, Jim Tyrrell of Plymouth, and others will be included in the fold.  The piano players all sing, tell jokes and may also perform featured songs on other instruments.

The two-hour shows, which have free admission, begin every Friday at 9 p.m. starting May 20.   Patrick’s, a recent winner of the Best of NH 2016, will have full-menu service available until 11pm.

Patrick’s offers five nights of live music, including Open Mic Night (Tuesdays), Cody James (Wednesdays), Paul Warnick (Thursdays), Dueling Pianos (Fridays) and Pub Sessions, currently Acoustic Pop/Rock with a full rotation of Blues, Acoustic Rock, Irish and Jazz beginning in July.   For more information, visit, or call 603-293-0841.

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