hosted by: Jordan's American Bar


Online Free Event

Date and time:

Sat, 24th Oct:  

Sun, 25th Oct:  


9:00am | 9:00pm


Online Viewing:

Link to be announced here on Friday 23rd October

The highly popular early morning Booze, Blaa’s ‘N’ Banter annual hootananny extravaganza held in Jordan’s American Bar, on Waterford’s Quay’s goes online this year due to the Covid19 pestilence.

It’s organised by the Waterford Council of Trade Unions in association with the Imagine Arts Festival and is a homage to the madness and mayhem of the city’s early house dockers taverns of yore. The event involves short labour, maritime and social history talks, intermingled with music, poetry and merry making, where complimentary Waterford blaa’s, supplied by local bakers, along with filings from local butchers and fish mongers are served throughout. And hosted in the friendliest bar in town by Andy, Kathy and Anna Jordan.

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The line up includes:

Catherine Foley, Journalist, broadcaster author and filmmaker on Dan the Man Shanahan and Old Waterford Memories.

David Caroll, Author, on The History of Dunmore East RNLI.

Ian Lumley, National Heritage Officer of An Taisce on The Destruction of Waterford’s Built Heritage.

Dave Lordan, Poet, teacher, Web Designer and activist on HyBrazil, Atlantis and Poems of the Sea.

Emmet O’Connor, History and Lecturer on The Origins of the Waterford Left.

Andrew Doherty, Author, broadcaster and local historian.

Jack Burchill, award winning local historian.

Paul O’Brien, Writer and historian on Waterford and the Slave Trade.

Please note: We will also include some snatches from BBB in previous years.


Musicians and poets include:

Tom Mullane, Derek Flynn, Jim Casey, Pat Galvin, Dyksie Walshe, Louis Quinlan and many more.