Post-Paddy's Day Update

Hello everyone - As I write this, it's snowing again here in SW Virginia. Good grief, never mind building an ark, I'm going to build a big old sleigh! We had a great St. Patrick's week in Savannah. Yes, as most of you know, they love the holiday so much there in the Hostess City, they try to extend it as long as they can on both ends. That's OK by me. It's a great time! I believe that the city said we had record crowds this year. It wouldn't surprise me a bit - what with festivities going on for the better of a week. We were packed all the time at Kevin Barry's. Between Carroll Brown, Harry O'Donoghue, Seldom Sober and myself, we had the place pretty well papered with tons of tunes. We were lucky enough to have the Irish Defence Forces Pipe Band participate with their renditions of traditional tunes and marches. From what I hear there were very few incidents in which the police had to be involved. Pretty much the usual of people being over-friendly, over served, over flowing or under dressed. We got to see a lot of old friends from all over the country and Ireland as well. Everyone got along just as nicely as a whole lot of peas in a big pod. For those of you that weren't able to make it this year, you missed a terrific party. Try to keep it on your calendar for next year, if possible. That's that. Now for a sad note. A long-time friend, Dubliner and fellow entertainer, Eugene Byrne passed away last Thursday. He'd been fighting the good fight against Cancer for a number of years and it finally outlasted him. He was an extremely talented man; one who was very generous with those talents and his time. He helped a lot of people and when he was in a position to throughout his long career, kept them in work. I know he kept the wolf from my door a few times. Many others can claim the same. He'll be missed. God rest his soul. I suppose that's all for now. I'll be appearing back at Kevin Barry's next Monday - Sunday (4-10 April). I understand that post time has been moved from 2030 to 2000, except for Sunday, when I'll follow the weekly session hosted by the Savannah Ceilidh Band tht runs from 1830-2030-ish. Take care out there and please join me in keeping our troops in thought and prayer. Drop a note if you feel like it, Frank

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