Plat d’Etain: Bruno Has the “Irish” In


The French always surprise me with their intense enthusiasm for vacations and hobbies.  I once saw a group of French country western dancers performing on the promenade, boots, hats and all. They were good!


Last night Bruno of the Plat d’Etain restaurant had live Irish music.


The “mec” on the accordion was incredible!  It was like being in a pub in Ireland, except the musicians were French.


Most incredible was that this was not a regular band but individuals who like Irish music and they just got together, played and sang the songs in French.  “Star of the County Down” was a favorite.


Sens is a very small town but from time to time, especially when the weather is nice, some of the brasseries, bars and restaurants have music, and where there is music, there will be dancing 🙂


In the southern part of Haiti, there are black people with blue and green eyes.  It was explained to us that this was because, back in the day, a Polish ship went aground with a large number of sailors surviving the wreck.  With no way to get back home, and with the help of the local Indians and runaway slaves, the sailors settled in and made Haiti their home.  You have to wonder how these “Irish French” got to Sens 🙂


This night strengthened my resolve to go back to Ireland for a visit soon, rent a cottage in County Clare and go to the pub every single night.


Thank you Bruno!  We had a wonderful time 😀





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10 Responses to Plat d’Etain: Bruno Has the “Irish” In

  1. You had me at “go to the pub every single night”! Fun times.

  2. What fun – we went to an Irish night a few weeks ago in England before we got back to Spain and you just can’t help but smile and cry at the music! Hope you get to Ireland and the pub if anyone deserves it…you do 🙂

    • Things seem to be looking up and my husband retires in July. So many places to visit and revisit! We must go to Spain! I’ve never been and it looks like there is a lot of food I need to eat there 🙂

  3. Serena says:

    Quite a peculiar combination 🙂 I love Irish music, It’s so cheerful! Thanks for this lovely post!

  4. Jody and Ken says:

    This is so great! Small town pub/bar/brasserie live music. And great food. I hate you. Ken

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