April Update

Hello Everyone – I hope you all (y’all) had an enjoyable and safe Saint Patrick’s Day and Easter and at least had a nod in honor and recognition of the Centenary of the 1916 Dublin Rising. I had a great time with my pal, Jim Lloyd on 1 April playing at the benefit for the Department of Museums Programs at Heritage Center in Wytheville, VA. I’ve been blessed to have been able to work with some phenomenally talented people through the years, of whom Jim is the latest. As they say in another former British colony, “The craic was 90!” I look forward to being able to do it again. In the mean time, hope you’ll be able to join me this coming week at Kevin Barry’s in Savannah. Not so incidentally, Kevin Barry’s has again been ranked among the Top 10 Irish Pubs in the world on two additional Internet lists. Since it was not ranked at #1 on either list, it would lead any sentient person to understand that “da fix wuz in”. But I’m not bellyaching. As a fella I know says, “It is what it is”. Anyway, I’ll be on stage at Kevin Barry’s Monday – Sunday (11-17 April) Monday – Saturday, I start at 8 PM. On Sunday, I’ll start after the open session. The session runs roughly 6:30 – 8:30, 8:45 something like that. Everyone is very welcome to attend the session, participate, play, sing or just sit back and enjoy over a pint of something or other. As always, the session is anchored with a welcoming spirit and no small amount of talent by the Savannah Ceilidh Band. As if you’d have to be reminded, the Friday night is 15 April – Tax Day. This presents an excellent opportunity to celebrate or bemoan or meld the two – as an excuse to come in and have a drink or more supplied by the outstanding staff that are just salivating at the thought. You might even have a nosh. They’re pretty good here. Then we’ll sing and laugh and cry and all of that. As your man said in what are now obviously better times, “I’m damned proud to be paying taxes in the United States. Thing is, I could be twice as proud for half the money”. Hope to see you and take care for now, Frank

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