One of the true signs you’re in an authentic Irish pub is the engaging music. We host live music throughout the month, including the latest sensation sweeping the area: dueling pianos. Catch fast finger work and dulcet tones every final Friday of the month from 8 to 11 p.m.
Brian Aglira manages The Philly Keys, and is often on hand at Kildare’s of West Chester for our dueling piano sets. Skilled pianists show off masterful musicianship by performing any and all crowd requests. He explains, “It’s all requests; we just leave it up to the audience. We play everything from hip hop to jazz to country, and we’re able to cover about 90 percent of what the audience throws at us.”
With a music library that spans a range of genres, Brian and company never disappoint. While they provide the sounds for the party, Brian says the party is what makes it worth it. “If the crowd is having a good time, then it is a good show. I love playing the crowd-pleasers like ‘ Piano Man,’ ‘Sweet Caroline,’ ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ and ‘American Pie’—all those kinds of songs.” When the crowd is engaged with the show, as they so often are in our Irish pub, those songs make for one hell of a good time.
Join us to watch two members of The Philly Keys fulfill crowd requests every final Friday of the month. The vibe goes great with friends, a glass of whiskey or a brew, and a few appetizers. Dueling pianos is also a great occasion for a night out; they’ll help you celebrate an event by performing a special song or light-heartedly roasting the person of the hour.
Kildare’s in West Chester is a destination: an authentic Irish pub that has something for everyone. We’re a place to bring the family for weekend brunch; cheer your favorite soccer (or American football) team; enjoy next-level fare at a business lunch, dinner with friends or special event; spend happy hour (questionable dance moves and all); and, of course, imbibe great beer, whiskey and other adult libations. Join us and find out why we’re not your average Irish pub.
Top photo credit: Photography by Ramy