For the month of March, Foleys Pub and Restaurant has pulled the plug on the traditional tune, and will even buy a pint of Guinness for anyone who sings a different Irish ditty.
Owner Shaun Clancy explains, I love the song, but Im sick of hearing it being butchered. Plus its a sad song, its like your team winning the Super Bowl and the crowd singing Ave Maria.
Clancy suggests patrons croon St. Paddys classics like Dirty Old Town and When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, and says, Im not crusading for traditional Irish music, but I know my staff doesnt want to hear Danny Boy 27 times a day.
If youre brave enough to break the bars belting ban, be prepared to put your money where your mouth is, as anyone who sings Danny Boy will have to donate $50 to charity.
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