October 2018 Update Hello To All There – And to all there a very premature Happy Samhain ("sow-in" with the "ow" like in "cow”) and Happy Halloween on the same day! Talk about your coincidences! Anyway, I hope all of you are enjoying the somewhat cooler weather that the autumn is supposed to bring. I also hope that we don’t get no more them hurricanes and such – because after all to paraphrase Alfonso Bedoya in The Treasure of Sierra Madre, “Jurricanes? Jurricanes!? We doan need no stinking Jurricanes!!” OK enough of that. The week of 15-21 October (Monday – Sunday), I’ll be playing at Kevin Barry’s, 117 W. River Street, Savannah (912-233-9626). As usual, Monday thru Saturday, I start at 8:00. Sunday, I start after the session – if there is one. The sessions are open – everyone welcome – and usually run fm 6:P30 to about 8:30. They’re hosted by the talented and all-embracing Savannah Ceilidh Band. That being the case, I’m on stage at about 8:45. If there’s no session, I’ll go on at 8:00. If you could do me a favor for which I’d be most grateful, please let those who might be interested know that I’m available for bookings in 2019. Also available for voiceovers, freelance writing assignments, windows and background music for brit milah ceremonies. Right now, I’ll finish off by reminding you that you can catch and/or purchase some of my stuff at Youtube and also at Spotify, Apple iTunes, Google Music Store, Rhapsody, Deezer, Amazon, thru CD Baby or even at my website: www.frankemerson.com. Also, hard as it might be to believe, copies of “Frank Tells Tales” are STILL available at the gig ($10) or by mail ($11.50). Send your check made out to me at: 790 E. Spiller Street Wytheville, VA 24382 I’ll endorse the check, sign the book and send one of them back to you by return post. Have a look and listen at my website (www.frankemerson.com) leave a comment if you’d care to or even drop a line through snail mail, email or even Facebook. Take care for now and please join me in keeping in your thoughts and prayers the men and women in harms way at home and abroad. All the best, Frank P.S. Though it might embarrass him, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the fact that later this month will mark Vic Power’s 38th anniversary as the originator/owner/proprietor/publican of Kevin Barry’s. Back in 1980, by way of this establishment, Vic brought a more complete appreciation and understanding of Irish and Celtic culture, history and music to Savannah. Liberty Hall, on the second floor, designed and created by Taffy Millar and Danny Doyle, traces Irish republicanism from 1798 through the present day in a series of attractive and informative displays. Additionally, Kevin Barry’s is a past winner of Irish Pubs Global Awards. To this day it remains the best venue for listening to and participating in Irish music that I’ve ever seen. I’m proud and very grateful to have been a part of it through the years. I also must emphasize that Kevin Barry’s takes a back seat to no one in its respect and gratitude for, as well as recognition of, the roles played and sacrifices made - and still being made - by members of the armed forces, police, fire and first responders in the protection and preservation of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. For years now, various sources have named Kevin Barry’s one of the top ten - and often the top - military-friendly establishment in the world! Just have a gander at the Hall of Heroes, also on the second floor. Read some of the heart-felt comments left in the vistors’ log book. I hope you get a chance to stop by and spend some time in this very special place. If I’m there, make yourself known. We might could have a chat and maybe a couple of laughs. – F.