Thursday night about 8 pm is the time to be at Rollie's Wharf. The food and drink are incidental. The treat is the unamplified down east musicians. Some times as many a 25 fiddle players, piano, and a host of other instruments from spoons - accordion - tap dancing in a chair! Playing jigs, reels, waltzes, etc. The range of talent is from armature to professional. You can talk while listening and clink beer mugs.
The setting along the inlet to Sydney Harbor is lovely. You can watch lots of fishing and pleasure boats going to and fro and also the ocean going ferries servicing Newfoundland. These massive ships dock a short distance from the Rollie's. The huge front end of the ferry slowly tips up like the mouth of a pre-historic predator allowing all the traffic to enter and exit. Also passing and stopping by are cruise ships.
The toe tapping music is free. No one is paid. Rollie's is just a place that provides the space and the locals come to enjoy. You may be a stranger when arriving, but shortly there after you become one with and of the clan.
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