The first Ale gathering occurred in Chapel Hill, NC around the year 2000. The founding members all had a passion for music, good beer, and a strange draw to the atmosphere created by a dark room with Christmas lights on fade setting. On many a college night, founding member and songwriter Jimmy McElligott would gather with his friends to play tunes influenced by a wide range of sources. Appalachian and Irish folk were at the core, and early on the Dead and Dylan were heavily present as well. Above all else there was the Pogues, as their fusion of punk, Irish folk and genius songwriting felt akin to the soul of the Ale.
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