Open Mike Productions celebrates St. Patrick's Day

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Fern Mckinstry kicks off the Open Mike Productions March 10 event with a rendition of “Danny Boy” by Frederic Weatherly.
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Left to right, Jimmie Doolittle and Mike Nichols back up Mckinstry.
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Judy and Mike Nichols played a variety of songs including Irish traditional songs and one about a squirrel that gets loose in a church.
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Bill Fox stepped up to the microphone to play some country songs.
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Each open mic night has a different theme each month. The March 10 event was decorated in shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day.
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Open Mike Board member Sandy Handrich draws a ticket for the door prizes.
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Dave Bugg added some rock n’ roll to the night with a rendition of Bob Seger’s “Makin’ Thunderbirds.”
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Mike Nichols plays the standard “Irene Goodnight” later in the evening.
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Jimmie Doolittle performed a range of songs including “Stand by Me” near the end of the night.
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The night ended with Mckinstry, who also emceed the night, singing “Amazing Grace.”

COMINS — Open Mike Productions held a St. Patrick’s themed event at its March 10 open mic night. The event started up with a potluck with music following at 7 p.m. Musicians participated in a round robin format. Performances at the event ranged from folk standards to rock n’ roll. The event also featured door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Open Mike Productions holds free monthly events on the second Friday of the month at starting at 6:30 p.m. with a potluck at the Comins Community Center.


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