Update

Well, from all indications, the fundraiser for Andy M. Stewart did just fine. There was a packed house at Kevin Barry's on the 23rd of January. There were plenty of door prizes, lots of winners, lots of laughter and plenty of good times and music - all for Andy's well-being. Besides, Harry O'Donoghue, Dennis O'Rourke, Johnnie Kennedy, Carroll Brown and myself, Carroll also brought along his son Josh and their pal Mike Thompson. These two fine, young musicians were kind enough to lend their talents to the festivities. We all did single twists and then there was a lot of jamming done. It was a gas time altogether. We also kicked off a raffle - which is still going on if anyone is interested. The details are as follows: Grand Prize: A One week stay at Villa El Parque Condominiums in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. First Prize: 2 night hotel stay with dinner included in Downtown Savannah. Second Prize: Dinner for 2 at 45 South Restaurant, Savannah Third Prize: Celtic Music Gift Basket Tickets are only $5.00 each and the drawing will not be held until 19 February at 9:00 PM at Kevin Barry's. That is over the Irish Festival Weekend. (You can have a look at the details for the Irish Festival on my links page) Tickets can be purchased by mail thru Kevin Barry's Pub, 117 W. River Street, Savannah, GA 31401. Make your check payable to Andy M. Stewart. If you'd like to contact the pub for information, call 912-233-9626 and speak with Michelle. She can be reached by e-mail at contact@kevinbarrys.com. I just got back from my concert at Hawk's Nest State Park in Ansted, West Virginia. It was geat fun and a bit different, in that this was part of a dinner/show series that the state's department of parks and forests has been conducting for some time now to more and more enthusiatic reviews. They have quite a diverse and ambitious schedule of up-coming entertainment. It's really interesting and a great value what with overnight stay in the lodge overlooking the scenic New River Gorge included in the package. You can check out their website via my links page. This week I'm happy to be doing a concert at The Heritage Center here in my home of Wytheville, Virginia. Looks like we've got a good crowd for that one too. Next week, I'm off to my pal Pat Garvey's fine restaurant and pub: Mrs. O'Leary's in Gaithersburg, MD. Immediately after that, I'll be rolling back to Savannah for a week which ends off with the Savannah Irish Festival on Saturday and Sunday, the 18th and 19th. Although I'm not on the bill at this year's festival, I will be on stage back at the pub. Habitually, a lot of the performers come by the place after the festival shuts down for the evening. I might be able to coax some of them into getting up under the lights for just one more go at it. So come on by if you're in the area. That's about it for now. If you feel up to it, drop a note any time. All the best for nowand remember that it's a sure sign that you're addicted to coffee if you sleep with your eyes open.

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