April Update

Hello Everyone - This past couple of weeks has been kind of rough on banjo players, if you haven't heard. A tip of the cover in remembrance and appreciation, a smile for memories of their presence and a tear of regrets for their absence go to Earl Scruggs: http://www.legacy.com/ns/obituary.aspx?pid=156751186 And Barney McKenna of The Dubliners: http://www.legacy.com/ns/obituary.aspx?n=barney-mckenna-banjo&pid=156870727 Some terrific sounds and dueling banjoes going on now up there, that's for certain I'll be appearing at Kevin Barry's starting on Saturday, the 14th and running through Monday, the 23rd. I'm filling in for Harry O'Donoghue on the near end and Brendan Nolan on the far end. Show time is 8:00 PM Of course there'll be the usual session - to which you're all invited to listen or participate - on Sunday evenings, at about 6:30, anchored by the Savannah Ceilidh Band. I go on when they wind it up. It'll be an interesting week in Savannah. The Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament will be going on 16-22 April at the Savannah Harbor Golf Resort, on Hutchinson Island, just a short drive or boat ride half-way across the Savannah River from Kevin Barry's. You never know who might show up in the pub, celebrating or licking their wounds. Arnie Palmer was there a couple of years ago. He was just the gentleman you'd expect him to be, even though he didn't feel like singing. I guess that's not his strong shot. So come on by and we'll share a few laughs and cries and songs and toasts and whatever else we can think of. Make sure you visit the Hall of Heroes on the second floor of the pub. You'll be glad you did. In the mean time, stop by my website for a visit. You can download some tunes there, see some incriminating photos and leave a note. Hope to see you soon. Join me in keeping in out thoughts our men and women in uniform. Incidentally, this week marks 67th anniversary of the beginning of the 82-day Battle of Okinawa (1st and 6th Marine Divisions and 7th, 27th, 77th and 96th Army Divisions suffered 65,000 casualties) Largest amphibious Pacific assault of World War II. Take care for now, Frank

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