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January 26, 2010

“Pints, Pairings and Poisoned Dwarf” combines ales from the Isles with dinner and music

Enjoy the Celtic sounds of regional favorite Poisoned Dwarf in the Williamsburg Lodge Restaurant during “Pints, Pairings and Poisoned Dwarf,” a special four-course dinner from executive chef Rhys Lewis served with a selection of ales from the British Isles Friday night, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.

Poisoned Dwarf’s traditional Celtic sounds focus primarily on Irish traditional music with acoustic instruments only. The Williamsburg-based band is made up of Colonial Williamsburg employees, including Stewart Pittman and Lance Pedigo from Fifes and Drums; Tom DeRose from military programs; balladeer Wayne Hill and Eric Hunter, from coach and livestock.

The sounds of the Irish flute, whistle, guitar, Scottish small-pipes, banjo, accordion, fiddle and various percussion instruments, including bones and bodhrán, bring such lively sounds to all Poisoned Dwarf performances, it’s nearly impossible to keep from dancing. Their love for playing their music is contagious from the very first note.

“Pints, Pairings and Poisoned Dwarf” is $39.50, including tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 1-800-447-8679. This is one of several special events during the Winter Concert Weekend featuring Kathy Mattea live in the Virginia Room of the Williamsburg Lodge Saturday, Feb. 27, at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. For information about all the dining and music events during the Winter Concert Weekend, visit For information about Poisoned Dwarf, visit

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a not-for-profit educational institution and cultural destination dedicated to the preservation, restoration, interpretation and presentation of the 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as the nation’s largest living history museum. Colonial Williamsburg offers more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels, including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six restaurants, a full-service 20,000-square-foot spa, the Golden Horseshoe golf courses and 66,000 square feet of conference space centered at the restored Williamsburg Lodge.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk and three hours south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs.

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