Update - 01 December 2011

Just a quick note to let you know I'll be appearing at Kevin Barry's in Savannah 5 - 11 December (that's next week) 8 PM start. The week encompasses the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, so I suspect we'll be seeing a lot of vets and sharing a lot of stories, thoughts and prayers ...and oh yeah, some songs, jokes and toasts as well. Irish, American and so forth. Don't forget the open session Sunday at 6:30. Anchored by the Savannah Ceilidh Group, everyone is invited to come listen and or participate. I'll take the stage when the session is over...probably around 8:45 - 9-ish. I'll have a few recordings with me if you're looking for stocking or stalking stuffers. Also here are some other thoughts for Christmas presents. ********************************************************************************************** This is a book by out pals Babe Heffron and Bill Guarnere, from So. Philly, as they like to point out. They still live there, about a block away from each other. They were in E Co., 506 PIR, 101st ABN, the outfit made famous by the film "The Band of Brothers" It's a great read and sounds exactly like these guys. Brothers in Battle - Best of Friends http://www.amazon.com/Brothers-Battle-Friends-William-Guarnere/dp/0425217280 ********************************************************************************************** My pal Bob Slaughter was in the 3rd wave at Omaha Beach. He was with D Co, 116th Infantry, 29th Division. He's a native of Roanoke, VA and was the prime mover behind the establishment of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA. Bob never pulled a punch in his life and he doesn't in this book either. Omaha Beach and Beyond: The Long March of Sergeant Bob Slaughter http://www.amazon.com/Omaha-Beach-Beyond-Sergeant-Slaughter/dp/0760331413 ********************************************************************************************** Then there's this one written by Dennis O'Rourke, Harry O'Donoghue, Robbie O'Connell,Seamus Kennedyand me. It's gotten some very nice reviews and you could use it as a road map of what to do and what not to do as you navigate the minefield of Irish folk music. You can get it through Dennis's website. He was the editor of the book and it was his brainchild. Its available in paperback and Kindle. All the information is at his website. Clean Cabbage in the Bucket and Other Tales from the Irish Music Trenches http://www.dennisorourke.com/ *********************************************************************************************** I guess that's about it for now. I hope you can make it in to Kevin Barry's next week. If not, I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and the best of luck for prosperous and peaceful 2012. I'm due back in Savannah 9-16 January (that's an extra day, as I'll be filling in for Brendan Nolan on the 16th). Please join me in keeping out troops and first responders in our thoughts and prayers this holiday season. Best for now, Frank

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