A Storied Barn
The newly renovated performance space, The Barn, has show to brighten the holidays
Whiskey glass in his hands, a bohemian poet in Greenwich Village is remembering his childhood. Around him the room with its oak rafters, fire in the stone hearth, and the wooden sounding board of an old piano behind the bar recalls the White Horse Tavern, where Dylan Thomas drank in the last years of his short life.
The Barn at the Egremont Village Inn, newly renovated as a performance space, will welcome the winter with Thomas’s A Child’s Christmas in Wales, along with caroling and holiday music. Co-owners and brother and sister Nick Keene and Gigi Teely have plans for events like this through the winter.
The Barn opened over the summer and fall with concerts, comedy and theater. Keene and Teely are now setting up an internet café with pub fare, and they host a Thursday open mic with guitarist and singer/songwriter Eric Reinhard and Mark Tuomenoksa.
The Barn has drawn a local crowd from the get-go, and he and Teely have seen it grow. When they first opened, a couple came who had met there decades ago, when it was the Robbie Burns Pub—and that night was their anniversary. The local spirit warms the place, and she and Keene are welcoming it in.
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