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June 2019 Update - May 29, 2019

June 2019 Update


Hello to all of you –

According to Rogers and Hammerstein:

June is bustin' out all over
The feelin' is gettin' so intense,
That the young Virginia creepers
Hev been huggin' the bejeepers
Outa all the mornin' glories on the fence!
Because it's June...

June, June, June
Just because it's June, June, June!

I guess you get the point.

Since it is indeed coming on June 2019, that means that on the 6th of June we’ll all be observing the 75th anniversary of D-Day at Kevin Barry’s, 117 W. River Street, Savannah, GA 31401 912-233-9626. I’ll be appearing there for SIX nights this time around. Tuesday 4 June through Sunday 9 June. The 4th through the 8th, I’ll go on at 8 PM. On Sunday the 9th, I’ll go on after the session, (anchored by the Savannah Ceilidh Band) which runs from bout 6:30 – 8:30 ish.

In re Kevin Barry’s: it just added three more accolades to its impressive collection. The Thrill List, The Daily Meal and America’s Best Online all recently named Kevin Barry’s Pub among the very top echelon of Irish pubs in the United States.

But speaking of D-Day again, you might want to have a look at a program that was filmed to commemorate the 60th anniversary of D-Day. It’s called “The Long March of Bob Slaughter”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H-NpZJRkhg. Bob was a pal of mine who was with the 116th Infantry, 29th Division and went ashore very early in the assault at Omaha Beach 6JUN44. He was one of the prime founders of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA. We co-wrote a song from a poem he had written just after the war. It’s called “A New Dawn Forever” and it makes an appearance or two in the documentary.

Now about that tome “Frank Tells Tales”: unbelievably, they’re still available, still only $10 at the gig and $11.50 by post. USPS rates may have gone up, but not mine. No-sirree-
Bob (as Gabby Hayes used to say…starting to look a little like him, by the way) – not by a long shot. Just send a check to me and made out to me at the address below.

One more commercial announcement before I beg off. I recently listened and re-listened to a new recorded-live CD by my old pal George Casey. He’s from West Clare, but he had and has nothing to do with the somewhat inexact timetable of that enterprise. He emigrated from Ireland and immigrated to the US in 1970 and has been performing in ever widening circles on land and at sea ever since.

Oh, I neglected to mention that along the way some years back, George altered his act from folk singer to comedian. His resume is pretty impressive and stands in testimony to how really, really good he is. In addition, although his audience is an adult one, he is that rarity: a CLEAN COMIC! You don’t have to take my word for it, though. Have a look at his website http://www.georgecasey.com/ . You can learn about him, hear a sampling, see his schedule, buy his CD and even contact and book him, for crying eye!

You can download and in some cases purchase a bunch of my music from a number of sources, including Youtube and also at Spotify, Apple iTunes, Google Music Store, Rhapsody, Deezer, Amazon, thru CD Baby or even at my website: www.frankemerson.com.

By the way, I’m now looking to book engagements for 2020. It’s that time of year, don’t you know. So please spread the word if you or anyone you know might be interested. Thank you in advance for any consideration. Here’s a link to my Sonicbids EPK: https://www.sonicbids.com/band/frankemerson2/
I guess that wraps it up for this month.

Drop a line or an email or a Facebook commo if you feel like it. I’m glad to start a conversation at any time. In case I don’t see you next week, I’ll look for you down the road. In the mean time, please join me in keeping in your thoughts and prayers those men and women who, for our sake, go in harm’s way at home and overseas.

All the best always,
Frank

Frank Emerson
790 E. Spiller Street
Wytheville, VA 24382
276-613-0598
www.frankemerson.com www.ifreelance.com/pro/4448 Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum

May 2019 Update - May 2, 2019

May 2019 Update

As Jack Benny used to open his radio program and plug his sponsor at the same time, “Jello again!”

I hope everyone is swell and that Spring is busting out all over (I’d apologize for adapting/stealing from Rogers & Hammerstein, but they’re both beyond apologies now.)

Anyway, I’m looking forward to being back at Kevin Barry’s (117 W. River Street, Savannah, GA 31401 912-233-9626) for another chance to inflict my presence on innocent – and even some not-so-innocent – audiences next week. Starting promptly at 8:00, I’ll be on stage Tuesday thru Saturday: that’s the 7th thru the 11th. Along the way, we’ll recognize the 74th anniversary of V-E Day on the 8th and Military Spouse Day on the 10th. Military Spouse Day was first recognized by President Reagan in 1984.

Although my twist at Kevin Barry’s will finish the night before, I’ll take this opportunity to wish a premature Happy Mother’s Day to all whom it applies. Incidentally, a terrific Mother’s Day gift might be a signed copy of my book, “Frank Tells Tales”. They’re $10 at the gig and $11.50 by post. Just send a check to me at the address below.

I guess that wraps it up for this month. What follows is my boilerplate closing two paragraphs and contact information. Take care.

You can download and in some cases purchase a bunch of my music from a number of sources, including Youtube and also at Spotify, Apple iTunes, Google Music Store, Rhapsody, Deezer, Amazon, thru CD Baby or even at my website: www.frankemerson.com.

Drop a line or an email or a Facebook commo if you feel like it. I’m glad to start a conversation at any time. In case I don’t see you next week, I’ll look for you down the road. In the mean time, please join me in keeping in your thoughts and prayers those men and women in harm’s way at home and overseas.

All the best always,
Frank

Frank Emerson
790 E. Spiller Street
Wytheville, VA 24382
276-613-0598
www.frankemerson.com www.ifreelance.com/pro/4448 Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum

April 2019 Update - April 12, 2019

April 2019 Update



Hello to all there –



I trust everyone had a safe and happy and successful celebration of the Feast of St. Patrick. Did you? You can tell if your celebration was safe and happy and successful if you’ve ended up with the same number of eyes, ears, teeth and noses. Sometimes it takes a while to do an accurate accounting and file the after action reports, so I don’t expect all of you to have an answer right now. Congrats if you did and remember it’s less than a year until the next one, so you might want to get a head start on your preparations.



To the present day then: I’ll be at Kevin Barry’s Pub, 117 W. River Street, Savannah GA 912-233-9626 next week; Tuesday through Saturday, which is the 16th through the 20th.



The 16th is one day after the 15th, which may strike a bell as being Income Tax Due Day. I hope you all didn’t get burned too badly this year. I’m not sure how you all feel about it, but as for me - I’m proud to be paying taxes in the USA. The only thing is – and this is where the government is missing a chance for a good public relations coup – I could be ten times as proud for one-tenth of the taxes. Sort of a curly-cue take on the old tithing ploy. Do I hear any ‘amens’ out there?



So anyway, I am at the pub next Tuesday through Saturday starting at 8:00 PM each evening.



With me, I’ll have some copies of “Frank Tells Tales” which, as you may be aware is an anthology of derring-do stories of some of the death-defying, perilous, menacing, fuel-injected, pruriently-infused, politically-incorrect aspects of the fast-paced existence in the other-worldly world of folk music. They’re only a sawbuck each at the gig. By mail, they’re $11.50; just send a check in that amount to me at:



790 E. Spiller Street

Wytheville, Virginia 24382



You can download and in some cases purchase a bunch of my music from a number of sources, including Youtube and also at Spotify, Apple iTunes, Google Music Store, Rhapsody, Deezer, Amazon, thru CD Baby or even at my website: www.frankemerson.com.



Drop a line or an email or a Facebook commo if you feel like it. I’m glad to start a conversation at any time. In case I don’t see you this April, I’ll look for you down the road. That’s about it for now. Please join me in keeping in your thoughts and prayers those men and women in harm’s way at home and overseas.



All the best always,



Frank


Frank Emerson
790 E. Spiller Street
Wytheville, VA 24382
276-613-0598
www.frankemerson.com www.ifreelance.com/pro/4448 Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum

March 2019 Update - March 6, 2019

March 2019 Update

Hello to Everyone and Anyone –

We’ve come to that time of year again when we all honor the traditional death date of St. Patrick: 17 March 461. It’s also known as his Feast Day.

Many of us might attend mass or some alternative religious service, then we might participate in or put in an appearance at a marvelous shamrock-ish parade – before, during and after which we might consume various victuals and potables (green tinted or normal) to fully or perhaps more than fully celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick. And of course, there are those of us might even express jollity, exuberance, enthusiasm and devotion to age-honored Celtic tradition by giving a stab at singing and dancing.

Let me assure you that Savannah takes second place to no locality in its partaking in all of the above. And in Savannah, you’ll find no better place for this exhibition than on the two floors of Kevin Barry’s Pub, 117 W. River Street (912-233-9626) – complete with a balcony over looking the river and the hijinks taking place on River Street – but no green beer. Somebody has to draw the line, don’t you know.

On my Facebook page is a carbon-dated photograph of St. Patrick’s Day at Kevin Barry’s during the actual time of St. Patrick. Left to right are: Carroll Brown, myself, Harry O’Donoghue and Vic Power. The only one who kind of looks the same is Harry, though he’s now a leftie. Anyway, all of these characters will be making appearances throughout the celebration.

I kick things off as a solo on Wednesday and Thursday (13 &14) I believe Harry joins me on Friday (15). Saturday (16), Carroll, Harry and I go on right after the parade. Of course the St. Patrick’s festivities wouldn’t be complete without the fine talents of Colleen Settle and Michael Corbett (Seldom Sober – which is their nom de guerre and not their character trait). Yep they’ll be jumping in on Sunday (17) along with Carroll and me during the day. Harry may be coming in to join the crowd that evening. So you can see there’ll be lots going on: representatives from various Police and Fire Brigade pipe bands and – if we’re lucky, the Irish Air Corps Pipe Band will come in for a landing or two, some dancers, etc. etc. Vic Power will also be lending his presence and song stylings to the festivities now and again.

Wednesday and Thursday, the music will be starting at 8:00 PM, I believe. Starting times will be earlier and earlier as the weekend progresses, so cover charges will vary accordingly.

All in all it should be quite an entertaining and enlightening experience full of bonhomie presenting a wonderful opportunity to mend fences and make new friends.

Here’s to wishing you a happy, peaceful and safe Paddy’s Day and to hoping you can join us. If that sounded to you like it might have been a toast, you’re right - it was. I just had one. Feel free to have one yourself. Consider it a rehearsal.

All the best,
Frank

February 2019 Update - February 12, 2019

Hello Everyone –
I’m guessing and hoping that you are all doing at least fairly fair…or Nicely Nicely thank you, as Frank Loesser would have put it… and did.

I’ll go out on a limb here and say that I trust everyone had a Happy St. Valentine’s Day. Now, I don’t know how you feel about it, but I always questioned why a little, curly-headed, pseudo-human rug rat armed with a bow and arrow, which he unleashes on unsuspecting, defenseless, clueless individuals of all sexes, is the prevailing representative of Valentine’s Day. Sounds to me more like Chuckie in disguise than cute little Cupid, if you want to know the truth…though the little dickens can probably cause just as much mayhem. Max nix.

On to the point. I’ll be appearing at Kevin Barry’s, 117 River Street in Savannah 19-23 February. (912-233-9626). Make note, this is Tuesday through Saturday: my new 5-day week at the place.

Of course there is still music on Sunday and Monday – it’s just not me. Also, the open session is still going strong 6:30-8:30 on Sunday evenings. It’s hosted, as always by the popular Savannah Ceilidh Band.

I still have some copies available of that rare publication, “Frank Tells Tales”. They’re selling like hotcakes! I wish they were selling like books – although I’ve been told that served with maple syrup, they can be quite edifying. Anyway, I’ll have some at the gig for $10, or I’ll sign and mail one to you upon receipt of $11.50 sent to me at:

790 E. Spiller Street
Wytheville, Virginia
24382

Barring that, or even including that, you can download and in some cases purchase a bunch of my material – since I’ve been told that this is a common practice in these copyright-less days – from a number of sources, including Youtube and also at Spotify, Apple iTunes, Google Music Store, Rhapsody, Deezer, Amazon, thru CD Baby or even at my website: www.frankemerson.com.

I guess that wraps if up for now. Please join me in keeping in your thoughts and prayers those men and women in harm’s way at home and overseas.

Drop a line or an e-mail or a visit to my website, if you feel like it. I’m looking forward to seeing you down the road – maybe even next week!
All the best,
Frank

December 2018 Update - November 28, 2018

December 2018 Update

A Very-Early Season’s Greetings, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year to All of You Out There:

(Nearly had to take a breath on that even while typing it…I do aerobic typing, just in case you were wondering. I’m trying to start a fad. Think it’ll float?)

At any rate, welcome here to the final dispatch of 2018. I hope everyone had a heart-warming, tryptophan-producing Thanksgiving and that you’ve had a good kick-off to the holiday season.

I’ll be at Kevin Barry’s (912-233-9626) 117 W. River Street in Savannah all through Pearl Harbor Week, which is to say 3-9 December. The 77th observation of Pearl Harbor Day itself is on Friday, the 7th. I believe is well worth remembering and honoring all those who participated in the ensuing activities.

Monday thru Saturday, I’ll be on stage at 8:00 as is usual. On Sunday, assuming there’ll be a session, hosted by my talented friends the Savannah Ceilidh Band; I’ll go on after the session. The session itself normally runs from about 6:30 until about 8:30. If, for one reason or another, there’s no session, I’ll go on at 8:00 again.

What with Christmas coming on and all, you might want to think about gift giving (What a novel idea: giving gifts at Christmas, don’t you think?) Anyway, I still have some copies available of that rare publication, “Frank Tells Tales”. I dunno, but I think it might make a marvelously appropriate present. I’ll have some at the gig for $10, or I’ll sign and mail one to you upon receipt of $11.50 sent to me at:

790 E. Spiller Street
Wytheville, Virginia
24382

Barring that, or even including that, you can download and in some cases purchase a bunch of my material – since I’ve been told that this is a common practice in these copyright-less days – from a number of sources, including Youtube and also at Spotify, Apple iTunes, Google Music Store, Rhapsody, Deezer, Amazon, thru CD Baby or even at my website: www.frankemerson.com.

I guess that wraps if up for now. Ditto to what I said in the opening paragraph. In addition, please join me in keeping in your thoughts and prayers those men and women in harm’s way at home and overseas.

Drop a line or an e-mail or a visit to my website, if you feel like it. I’m looking forward to seeing you down the road – maybe even next week!

All the best,

Frank

One more thing: when you’re filling out your Christmas cards this year, if you will, please send one to the following:

A Recovering American Soldier
C/O Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001

November 2018 Update - October 31, 2018

November 2018 Update

Hello one and all –

Daylight Savings time ends on 4 November so, be sure to remember to set your clocks back otherwise you’ll be late or early for something or other, which would be OK or too-bad – one or the other. See how convenient and malleable Daylight Saving Time is? Or maybe it ain’t. No matter. It’s November so I should just shut up and get on with it.

Speaking of November, Tuesday the 6th is Election Day. I hope you will all get out and vote, except those of you who have done so already. The days of “Vote often and early for James Michael Curley” are – or should be, if there’s a God in Heaven – behind us.

Anyway, I trust everyone had a happy and safe Halloween. Let’s also take this opportunity to wish a Happy Birthday to Kevin Barry’s Pub - now going into its 39th year of operation.

Now that I mention Kevin Barry’s, I’ll be on stage there all next week, Monday thru Sunday (5-11 November). As usual, Monday thru Saturday, I begin at 8:00. Also as usual, if there is a Sunday session, which runs from about 6:30-8:30, I’ll go on just afterward – around 8:45ish. About the Savannah Ceilidh Band-hosted session, the last time I was in town and followed it, I was thrilled to see that they had a pretty packed room. It’s a good indication that these things are getting more and more popular, so come early, bring an instrument and/or your voice, enjoy yourselves and maybe even stick around for some of my stuff.

I should point out that Saturday; the 10th is the 243rd birthday of the United States Marine Corps. We’ll certainly be observing that at Kevin Barry’s. We will also be observing Veterans Day on Sunday the 11th. Since the date falls on a Sunday, the next day (Monday the 12th) is designated as a holiday so you can come by and join us with abandon. I might also note that this November 11th is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Of course, we’ll be making the proper observations of all these anniversaries with the appropriate music.

I guess that’s it for now. I still have a fair number of copies of “Frank Tells Tales” available. I’m not having you on. I still have some!! So get’em while they’re hot or at least luke warm. I’m sure one would make a perfect Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa present for anyone you hold dear – or something.

Please join me in keeping our men and women in harms way at home and abroad in your thoughts and prayers.

All the best for now,

Frank



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October 2018 Update - October 4, 2018

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.

September 2018 Update - September 6, 2018

September 2018 Update

To vary Victor McLaglen’s version of a traditional Irish greeting on entering a house, “God bless all out there!”

I trust you’re all well and recuperated having gotten the childers back to their three ARGHS. ARGH - which you may or may not know - is the pirates’ favorite consonant.

I do feel a bit sorry or the teachers – particularly on the first day of the new school year. Mark Twain described their job as trying to hold 35 corks under water at the same time. (Herding cats also comes to mind.) However, that the kids are in school again, means their parents have more energy to do inspirational, educational, constructive, adult activities such as joining me at Kevin Barry’s Pub and sharing a few songs, stories laughs, cries, drinks and hearty pub fare.

As luck would have it and for your convenience, I’ll be performing at Kevin Barry’s (117 W. River Street in Savannah, Georgia 31401 912-233-9626) all next week. Monday through Saturday, I go on at 8:00. On Sundays, there is usually an open session hosted by the talented, accomplished and welcoming Savannah Ceilidh Band. The session usually runs 6:30-8:30. I go on shortly after that. Sometimes, due to other commitments and/or family affairs, there is no session. In that case, I go on at 8:00.

Right now, I’ll finish off by reminding you that you can catch 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. As 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.

I guess that’s about it for this dispatch from the mountains of SW Virginia. 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. Incidentally and FYI, as they put it nowadays, I still have some openings for bookings in 2019. Just lemme know.

Take care for now and please join me in keeping in your thoughts and prayers the men and women in harms was at home and abroad.

All the best,

Frank

August 2018 Update - August 8, 2018

August 2018 Update

Hello All There –

I hope that everyone’s summer is going along swimmingly…probably not the best metaphor seeing as how we’ve been hit with vats of liquid sunshine recently – at least in my area of what now qualifies as bogland. My nose tingles in anticipation of the smell of burning peat as the wife cooks supper. I know, I know… that sounds a little chauvinistic and more that a little dated. Ah, just calm down - she won’t go for anyway it since we have an electric stove. But I can dream, can’t I?

OK that’s enough already. So to sort of start again: I hope you’re all hale and hardy and hearty and well met and looking forward to school starting back up.

Now this may come as a surprise to my son, Jared – but he’s the only one to whom it will – I’ll be performing at Kevin Barry’s Pub, 117 W. River Street, Savannah, Georgia (912-233-9626) 13-19 August. That’s Monday through Sunday. Monday – Saturday I go on at 8:00. Sunday, I go on after the Savannah Ceilidh Band-hosted open session. The session usually runs from 6:30-8:30 or in that neighborhood.

On Thursday the 16th, we’ll make it a special point to do some Ronnie Drew material. That should be a snap since yer man with The Dubliners seem to have done every song in the Irish Songbook of Knowledge. I think you all know most of them.

Right now, I’ll finish this off by reminding you that you can catch 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. Incidentally, copies of “Frank Tells Tales” are still available at the gig ($10) or by mail ($11.50).

790 E. Spiller Street
Wytheville, VA 24382

I guess that’s about it for this chit chat. Drop a line via email femerson@embarqmail.com or snail mail (see above). Please make yourselves known if you come to the gig; we’ll share a few songs, stories and laughs. If I don’t see you in person, please keep good and well anyway.

Join me in keeping out men and women in harm’s way at home and over seas in our thoughts and prayers.

All the best for now,

Frank

March 2018 Update - February 27, 2018

Hello to all –

It’s come to the time of year, as it were, for us to take stock, gird our collective loins and celebrate the feast day of the primary patron saint of Ireland, which is to say Saint Patrick (nee Maewyn Succat - which answer in the form of a question just might show up on Final Jeopardy).

The feast day, which is the supposed date of the saint’s death, falls on March 17 this year. Imagine that. In order to cover all the bases and leave some wiggle room for lunar inconsistencies, macguffins, global warming and cooling and I don’t know what else that might affect the accuracy of the date of the span of the 5th to the 21st centuries , Kevin Barry’s Pub in Savannah, Georgia observes and celebrates the saint’s day all week!!!

Below is the entertainment schedule for that week:

March 12: Harry O’Donoghue
March 13: Frank Emerson
March 14: Frank Emerson
March 15: Frank Emerson
March 16: Carroll Brown, Harry O’Donoghue, Frank Emerson
March 17: Seldom Sober (Colleen Settle & Michael Corbett), Carroll Brown, Frank Emerson
March 18: Frank Emerson and possibly Carroll Brown

Early in the week, there is a $2.00 cover charge and the entertainment starts at 8:00 PM. Later on in the week, the cover charge increases and the entertainment starts considerably earlier. For instance, on parade day (17th), it will start at about 1:00 PM. You can phone to solidify the information 912-233-9626.

All that being said, I hope you all have a safe, sound and thoroughly enjoyable observation of the feast day of Saint Patrick.

All the best for now and please join me in keeping those who go into harms way on our behalf at home and abroad in your thoughts and prayers.

Frank

February 2018 Update - January 31, 2018

Update February 2018

Hello Everyone!

I know, I know, this note is coming PDQ after the last one. I apologize for being such a pest. That’s just the way the bookings have turned out this time. Mea Culpa.

To get on with it then - my February appearances are a bit different than the usual. I’ll be at Kevin Barry’s in Savannah alright, but this month my performance dates there are Monday, the 5th through Friday the 9th. That’s just five nights. Shows start at 8:00 PM. The contact information for the place is 117 W. River Street, 31401. 912-233-9626 (www.kevinbarrys.com). It’s always, always a great craic!

On Saturday and Sunday (10 and 11 February), I’m fortunate and delighted to be one of the entertainers appearing at the 2nd Annual Low Country Irish Festival (www.lowcountryirishfest.com/), one of the prime founders of which is my friend and fellow performer, Carroll Brown. The festival is being held at the Omar Shrine Convention Center, 176 Patriot’s Point Street, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464. Information including festival times, contact info, ticket prices, stage schedules and directions is available at the above festival website. It should be a gas altogether!

Here’s hoping we can get together at one or both of these venues!

In the mean time, a premature Happy Groundhog Day! I hope it works out the way you want it to – sure, like anybody actually wants 6 more weeks of winter…well maybe the salt merchants do.

Please keep our men and women in jobs that put them in harm’s way – foreign and domestic – in your thoughts and prayers.

Frank

January 2018 Update - January 18, 2018

January 2018 Update

Hello Everyone!

2018. I’m having a hard time accepting the fact that this is the number of an actual year. It’s more like the number of feet in a half mile. I know it’s not, but it’s more like it.

Anyway, I hope that you all had a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Fulfilling Festivus and/or any other holiday that you celebrate. Also here’s wishing that everyone has a happy, peaceful and productive 2018. (There’s that number again. Can’t get away from it!)

To continue then: I’ll be back at Kevin Barry’s Pub next week Monday - Sunday (22-28).
Monday - Saturday, I’m on stage at 8:00. On Sunday, I start after the session finishes. Just to remind you, there is generally a traditional open session at Kevin Barry’s every Sunday that runs roughly 6:30 - 8:30. It’s hosted by the talented and welcoming Savannah Ceilidh Band. Everyone is invited to participate in or just listen to some highly entertaining songs and tunes.

I don’t know if you realized it or not but at Kevin Barry’s, you can reserve Heroes Hall or Liberty Hall on the second floor for a private event. There are a full-service bar and kitchen and room for up to 200 people. For information call 912-233-9626 (www.kevinbarrys.com)

An advance notice, which I’ll repeat next month, I’m fortunate to be playing at the Second Annual Low Country Irish Fest (https://www.lowcountryirishfest.com/) February 10 and 11 in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Access the event’s website for all sorts of information such as performers’ names and schedules, vendors, ticket prices and directions. It’s indoors at the Omar Shrine convention Center, so it’ll go on rain or shine. Should be a good time…or vary a quote from a Barney Rush song, which might be confusing but which I might be performing, “the craic will be ninety!”

I’ll have copies of “Frank Tells Tales” available for purchase. The book makes a swell gift and it’s hypoallergenic and gluten-free. It’ll be $10 at the gig or $11.50 through the mail. Just send a check made out to me at the following address:

790 East Spiller Street
Wytheville, Virginia 24382

I’ll autograph a copy made out to whomever you say and send it to you straight away. (If you don’t want it autographed, that’s OK too. I’ll have hurt feelings, but I’ll survive…I guess)

I hope to see you at Kevin Barry’s some time during the week. Have a bite to eat and stay for the evening.We can share a few songs, stories and toasts. If you feel like it, drop me a line or some such (Facebook, e-mail, etc) when you have the time.

Please join me in keeping out men and women in harms way at home and abroad in our thoughts and prayers.

Best for now,

Frank

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December 2017 Update - November 28, 2017

Post-Thanksgiving / Pre-Christmas greetings to Everyone –

I hope you all had a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving and that it was full-filling in every way. Get it? Don’t I have a way with words, though? Maybe not a good way but it’s a way, anyway.

Very glad I got my flu and pneumonia shots this year. Safe on that quarter. However, apparently they don’t work against this swine virus/bronchitis/gout thingy that I’m just getting over. I wonder if there’s a vaccine for it? Maybe I should just drink. Might not be a cure, but eventually I wouldn’t care.

At any rate, I’m feeling roughly fit as is possible for a person of my dissipated tastes, so I’ll be back on stage at Kevin Barry’s in Savannah 4-10 December. Of course we’ll be Remembering Pearl Harbor (76th observance) on the 7th with some appropriate music.

Monday - Saturday I go on at 8 PM. Sunday I’ll go on after the session, which is hosted by the highly entertaining Savannah Ceilidh Band. It’s an open session, so you’re welcome to join in. The session runs roughly from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Then it’s my twist.

This is the season for giving, so I’m giving you the information that I have plenty of copies of “Frank Tells Tales” available for purchase. They make wonderful birthday, Christmas, Arbor Day, Thanksgiving, Anniversary, Divorce, Annulment, Christening, Confirmation, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, etc. etc., etc. gifts. Did I mention Christmas?The book is $10 at the gig or $11.50 through the mail. Just send a check made out to me at the following address:

790 East Spiller Street
Wytheville, Virginia 24382

I’ll autograph a copy made out to whomever you say and send it to you straight away. (If you don’t want it autographed, that’s OK too. I’ll have hurt feelings, but I’ll survive…I guess)

With the exception of “A Christmas Postcard”, which I recorded with Carroll Brown and Harry O’Donoghue, I’m out of CDs right now. I will have a limited number of those CDs at the gig. If you’d like to have other material, you can download lots of my stuff through CD Baby. Just type in www.cdbaby.com and then enter “frank emerson’ in the search box. You can also find me on Spotify, Apple iTunes, Google Music Store, Rhapsody, Deezer and Amazon.

I guess that about does it for this rant. Here’s wishing you all a very Merry/Happy Christmas and a Happy/Merry - and prosperous – 2018. Hope to see you at Kevin Barry’s some time during the week. We can share a few songs, stories and toasts. If you feel like it, drop me a line or some such (Facebook, e-mail, etc) when you have the time.

Please join me in keeping out men and women in harms way at home and abroad in our thoughts and prayers.

Best for now,

Frank

October 2017 Update - October 3, 2017

Hello Everyone –

Before I get into my usual spiel, please allow me to express my prayers and condolences for all those killed and wounded and their families in the events that took place in Las Vegas and my appreciation and admiration for all those who provided aid and comfort as well as those who took steps to eradicate the cause and see to it that more carnage was not in the offing.

That said, I’ll be appearing at Kevin Barry’s in Savannah 9-15 October – that’s next week, as I write this. Monday – Saturday, I go on at 8:00 PM. On Sunday, I go on after the open session, which runs from about 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM and is hosted by the ever-talented and welcoming Savannah Ceilidh Band.

Speaking of Kevin Barry’s all of us who have anything to do with the place are keeping our fingers crossed that the pub will score some trophies at the Irish Pubs Global Awards Presentation, which takes place at the Mansion House in Dublin, Ireland on 11 October. Kevin Barry’s made the short list of finalists in 7 out of 12 categories that apply to North America.

*Irish Pub of the Year
*Best Entertainment Experience
*Best Irish Whiskey Experience
*Best Bar Person
*Best Marketing Campaign
*Best food Experience
*Best Cocktail Experience

I’m sure that I can speak for the entire Kevin Barry’s organization when I say win, place or show, thank you very much indeed to all those who took the time cast a vote or two in the pub’s column.

I have plenty of copies of “Frank Tells Tales” available for purchase. They make wonderful birthday, Christmas, Arbor Day, Thanksgiving, Anniversary, Divorce, Annulment, Christening, Confirmation, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, etc. etc., etc. gifts. The book is $10 at the gig or $11.50 through the mail. Just send a check made out to me at the following address:

790 East Spiller Street
Wytheville, Virginia 24382

I’ll autograph a copy made out to whomever you say and send it to you straight away. (If you don’t want it autographed, that’s OK too. I’ll have hurt feelings, but I will cope.)

I’m out of CDs right now, but you can download lots of my stuff through CD Baby. Just type in www.cdbaby.com and then enter “frank emerson’ in the search box. You can also find me on Spotify, Apple iTunes, Google Music Store, Rhapsody, Deezer and Amazon.

I guess that’ll do it for this rant. I hope that you can come by to see me this coming week. If you feel like it, drop an e-mail to me at femerson@embarqmail.com or stop by for a visit at www.frankemerson.com.

So long and God bless until next month and please join me in keeping those of us in harms way - at home and overseas - in our daily thoughts and prayers.

Frank

September Update - August 30, 2017

September 2017 Update

Hello All There –

Before I launch into my appearance announcement, let me ask you to join me in praying for those individuals struck by hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana and lost most, if not all of their possessions, and in some cases lives. I’m also praying for those incredibly brave civilians and all nature of uniformed personnel who dared everything and sacrificed much – in at least one case as I write this, a life – in continuous, courageous efforts to perform rescue operations during this calamity. Recovery, as you know, will take considerable time, indeed. We also might consider helping any way we can. God bless them all.

My September booking is at Kevin Barry’s, 117 River Street, Savannah, GA 31401 912-233-9626. I’ll be there Monday the 4th (Labor Day) through Sunday the 10th. Monday through Saturday, I go on at 8:00 PM. On Sunday, I go on following the open traditional session, which is more than ably hosted by the Savannah Ceilidh Band and runs from about 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. I hit the boards at about 8:45.

I have copies of my latest book “Frank Tells Tales” available for purchase at the gig for $10. If you prefer, I can put a copy in the mail upon receipt of your check for $11.50. I’ll be happy to sign the book for you. You can send your check to me at:

790 E. Spiller Street
Wytheville, Virginia
24382

As you know, it’s never too early to think of Christmas. Though I’m marking time about putting up my Christmas decorations so far this year, I do have copies of the CD “A Christmas Postcard”, which I recorded some years back with Carroll Brown and Harry O’Donoghue. It’s $10 as well at the gig. If you want it through the mail, it’ll be $11.50. If you want both through the mail, it’ll be just $21.50 for the two of them.

I guess that’s about it for now, I hope you’re all well and that maybe you can stop by Kevin Barry’s while I’m there. We can share a few songs, stories and toasts. And drop a line or some such (Facebook, e-mail, etc) when you have the time.

Join me in keeping those in harm’s way in your thoughts and prayers.

All the best,

Frank

August Update - August 2, 2017

Hello Everyone –

A note to let you know a few things:

1. I’ll be appearing at Kevin Barry’s Pub in Savannah 7-13 August. Monday Saturday, I start at 8:00 PM. (Not incidentally, 7 August is Purple Heart Day and the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Battle for Guadalcanal during World War II. We’ll be recognizing these points.) On Sunday, I get on stage after the Session, which runs from about 6:30 until about 8:30 (both PM), which means I’ll be starting at 8:45-ish (also PM). If there’s no session, I’ll kick things off at the Monday - Saturday time. I should mention that this session, which is always very capably and professionally hosted by the Savannah Ceilidh Band, is an open one. This means that everyone is invited to bring an instrument – including voice – and sit in, which is to say: participate. It’s OK too, if you’d just like to sit and sip and enjoy some fine Celtic traditional music.

2. The short lists of the 2017 Irish Pubs Global Awards have just been published. If you recall, this was the contest in which last year, Kevin Barry’s won the “Most Authentic Irish Pub” award. This year, Kevin Barry’s has made the short list – that is to say the final top ten out of all the pubs in North America in 7 out of 12 categories. They are as follows:

*Irish Pub of the Year
*Best Entertainment Experience
*Best Irish Whiskey Experience
*Best Bar Person
*Best Marketing Campaign
*Best food Experience
*Best Cocktail Experience

I’m sure that I can speak for the entire Kevin Barry’s organization when I say thank you very much indeed to all those who took the time cast a vote or two. Here’s keeping out fingers crossed for when the awards are presented in October.

3. I have plenty of copies of “Frank Tells Tales” available for purchase. They make wonderful birthday, Christmas, Arbor Day, Thanksgiving, Anniversary, Divorce, Annulment, Christening, Confirmation, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, etc. etc., etc. gifts. The book is $10 at the gig or $11.50 through the mail. Just send a check made out to me at the following address:

790 East Spiller Street
Wytheville, Virginia 24382

I’ll autograph a copy made out to whomever you say and send it to you straight away. (If you don’t want it autographed, that’s OK too. I’ll have hurt feelings, but I will cope.)

4. I’m out of CDs right now, but you can download lots of my stuff through CD Baby. Just type in www.cdbaby.com and then enter “frank emerson’ in the search box. You can also find me on Spotify, Apple iTunes, Google Music Store, Rhapsody, Deezer and Amazon.

I guess that’ll do it for this rant. I hope that you can come by to see me this coming week. If you feel like it, drop an e-mail to me at femerson@embarqmail.com or stop by for a visit at www.frankemerson.com.

So long and God bless until next month and please join me in keeping those of us in harms way - at home and overseas - in our daily thoughts and prayers.

Frank

June 20-17 Update - June 7, 2017

June 2017 Update



Hello and a little pre-mature Happy Start-of-Summer to All of You –



A quick note to let you know that I’ll be appearing at Kevin Barry’s in Savannah 12-18 June (That’s two days prior to Flag Day and the Army’s 242nd Birthday through Father’s Day).

So to be all-inclusive, I should add a pre-mature happy birthday to the U.S. Army and a pre-mature Happy Father’s Day.

Oh and lest we forget, a pre-mature recognition of the 802nd anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta.



(Sheesh…whole lot of preemies in this thing!)



Anyway, Monday-Saturday, I start at 8 PM. Sunday, I go on after the open session –hosted by the Savannah Ceilidh Band. The session runs from roughly 6:30-8:30.



I want to take this opportunity to publicly congratulate my friend Msgr. William O’Neill, a proud son of Tipperary and adopted son of Savannah, Georgia on the occasion of his Golden Jubilee of Ordination.

Can you imagine? Fifty years at the same job! I figure he must have quite a good boss.



I guess that winds it up for now. I do want to remind you that I have copies of “Frank Tells Tales” available for sale at the gig and at my house. The price at the gig is $10.

If you prefer, I can send you a copy by mail upon the receipt of $11.50 (That’s $10 for the book and $1.50 for postage). Just send a check to me at:



790 E. Spiller Street

Wytheville, Virginia

24382



Drop a note if you feel like it, or contact me at www.frankemerson.com, where you can also hear some of my music. Music can be downloaded at www.cd.baby.com (search name: Frank Emerson).

I can also be reached through Facebook.



On top of everything, I’m looking forward to accepting bookings and writing projects for 2018 along about now. 276-228-6726/276-613-0598.





Take care and please join me in saying a prayer for and keeping in mind our Police, Firefighters and members of the Armed Forces. Remember, there is a war going on.



All the best,



Frank


Frank Emerson
790 E. Spiller Street
Wytheville, VA 24382
276-613-0598
www.frankemerson.com www.ifreelance.com/pro/4448 Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum

Update April 2017 - April 14, 2017

(As a special treat, an old friend of mine, Cheryl Czapp, sent me a clip of a television show I had a part in some 30-odd years ago. It's called "Tippin at Matt Kane's". Here is the Youtube link. It's in 3 parts, but only the first two have video to accompany the audio. I hope you get a kick out of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ikOn1kGMKO.)
Hello Everyone –
A premature remembrance of Good Friday and a very Happy and peaceful Easter to all of you.
I trust that if you’re reading this, you survived the Paddy’s Day festivities and celebrations in your neck of the world. If you didn’t survive Paddy’s Day and are reading this, let me know your change of address.
I made it through the observance rituals at Kevin Barry’s in Savannah along with Carroll Brown, Harry O’Donoghue, Colleen Settle and Michael Corbett. Everyone is pretty much un-scathed…maybe some minor injuries and sub-dermal and dermal hematomas that shouldn’t scar or at least should scab over by next year. The place did quite a business. We saw lots of old friends, made some new ones and mended some fences – which is as it’s supposed to go. Right?
On top of everything though, I can’t heap enough praise on the wait staff, bartenders, kitchen crew, maintenance, management and of course the nonpareil security. They made out jobs as musicians just that much easier.
Two days after the Ides of April, I’ll be back at Kevin Barry’s for the week. The 17th – the 22nd, (Monday – Saturday) I’ll start at 8:00. On the 23rd (Sunday), I’ll go on after the session. The session, which is an open one and is hosted by the Savannah Ceilidh Band, runs from about 6:30-8:30. I follow on through the end of the night.
I guess that wraps it up. Drop a line or an e-mail or a Facebook commo if you feel up to it. (femerson@embarqmail.com, www.frankemerson.com, on Facebook – Frank Emerson) Some of my music can be downloaded and/or purchased at www.cdbaby.com (Search name: Frank Emerson).
Got a new book coming out momentarily: “Frank Tells Tales: Recollections, Explanations and Narratives from Years Spent Inflicting His Presence on Innocent, Unsuspecting Audiences”. It’s a re-working of my stories published in “Clean Cabbage…” I’ve added a lot of narrative, explanations and filling out that I hope will make the stories more understandable, informative and entertaining. I’ll have copies at the gigs but you can also order them through the mail for $11.50 ($10 for the book and $1.50 for the mailing costs).
So long for now, God bless you as well as our armed forces, police, fire and first responders.
Frank
790 E. Spiller Street
Wytheville, Virginia
24382

March - St Patrick's Day 2017 - March 8, 2017

St Patrick’s 2017

Hello to All out there –

Well Saint Patrick’s season is on us again. It seems to come around every year at this time, doesn’t it? I do hope everyone is girded up and ready to take on another one…And that everyone duly observes the Feast of Saint Patrick in an appropriate manner.

In Savannah, Georgia the feast day is extended somewhat. The parade, which in many quarters is said to be the largest in the country, is set for the day itself: 17 March. You can get all sorts of information about the event at the Official Site of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee (http://www.savannahsaintpatricksday.com/).

Ground zero for me will be Kevin Barry’s Pub at 117 W. River Street (912-233-9626).

Due to the volume and ebb and flow of people in all sorts of physical conditions, we can’t accept reservations.

The entertainment lineup is as follows:

15, 16,17, 18, 19, 20: Frank Emerson

!6,17,18: Frank Emerson, Carroll Brown, Harry O’Donoghue

17: Frank Emerson, Carroll Brown, Harry O’Donoghue and Seldom Sober (Colleen Settle and Mike Corbett)

So you can see, it’s spread out. We’ll be playing round robin upstairs and downstairs 16, 17 & 18 and kicking off the music during the day. Also on 16, 17 and 18, we’ll wind up the day with a trio in the downstairs listening room (Carroll, Harry and myself) along with some guests.

There is a special event cover charge on 16,17 & 18 so we don’t want you to be surprised. The regular cover charge is in effect on the other days (15,19 &20).

I guess that about covers it. Here’s hoping you can join us and here’s wishing you a premature happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day!

February 2017 Update - February 2, 2017

February 2017 Update

Hello Everybody!

Here’s hoping that you all are weathering the winter weather. One sure way to keep your cockles warm is stop by this coming week to Kevin Barry’s Pub in Savannah. I’ll be appearing there 6-12 February. Monday –Saturday, the shows start at 8:00 p.m.. On Sunday, I go on at about 8:4-ish p.m. I follow the open session, which runs roughly 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

That it’s an “open” session means that any and all musicians, singers, etc are very welcome to join in the fun. If you prefer, you’re also very welcome to just sit back, relax over a glass of your favorite poison and maybe some top-class victuals from the new, revised menu and enjoy some traditional Celtic tunes and songs. As always, the session is hosted by talented, welcoming members of the Savannah Ceilidh Band.

Drop note or an e-mail or message whenever you like at Facebook, femerson@embarqmail.com or www.frankemerson.com. Incidentally a lot of my music can be downloaded at www.CDBaby.com (search name: frank emerson)

As I write this, my pal Cahir (Cack) O’Doherty is on stage at KB’s through the 5th of February. Once again, I follow him in the 6th through the 12th.

I guess that’s about it for now. A premature Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you.

Join me in remembering our armed forces and LEOs.

God bless,

Frank

January 2017 Update - January 4, 2017

January 2017 Update

Hello and best wishes for the happiest, most prosperous, most peaceful - and any more superlatives that apply to you – of new years. (Though I’ve got to admit, it’s hard to believe it’s the year 2017. That just doesn’t sound quite right to me. But then again, nothing has sounded quite right to me since I found out that the Easter Bunny didn’t actually lay eggs. That was a shocker, let me tell you. And my wife was bummed out too!)

Anyway, to the matter at hand.

I’m happy to be kicking off the new year with an 8-DAY stint at Kevin Barry’s in Savannah (912-233-9626) It’ll go 9-16 January. Every night except Sunday, I’ll be going on at 8:00 PM. On Sunday, there is the traditional open session that runs from about 6:30-8:30 PM (I’ll take the stage around 8:45 ish). As usual the session is anchored and hosted by the Savannah Ceilidh Band. Everyone is welcome to come and participate or just listen to some pretty much traditional Celtic music.

[By the way, the rest of this week (4-8 January) at Kevin Barry’s, Dublin’s Fran Doyle will be holding forth.]

So that’s that. I hope you can join us all for some fine food and drink, some laughs maybe some cries (and not just from the bum notes, which a few and far between, mind you) and some lively, though-provoking chats. A great craic altogether.

Special note: a belated happy 55th anniversary/birthday to the U.S. Navy SEALS. This outfit was officially constituted by President John F. Kennedy on 1 January 1962..

Please join me in keeping a thought and/or a prayer for our troops and our guardians in blue, khaki and green.

All the best for now and God bless

Frank

PS. Drop note or an e-mail or message whenever you like at Facebook, femerson@embarqmail.com or www.frankemerson.com. Incidentally a lot of my music can be downloaded at www.CDBaby.com (search name: frank emerson)

NOV-DEC Update - November 26, 2016

Hello to Everyone –

Just a quick note this time as I’m feeling a little Punky Brewster. Spent a little too much time a few days ago in a hospital waiting room – otherwise known as a human Petri dish and so even though the checkup went fine, I brought home a little souvenir.

Anyway, to the point: I hope everyone had a pleasant, peaceful and fulfilling Thanksgiving and that all your teams won handily following pitched and energetic athletic competition.

Coming up, I’ve got a couple of decent gigs:

1. 29 November – 3 December (Tuesday – Saturday), I’ll be at Christy and Martin Marron’s fairly new venue: Grace O’Malley’s. It’s at 211 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510 (757-333-3330). Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, I go from 8-12, while Friday & Saturday I go from 9-1. I’m really excited to be appearing there. I’ve seen the place and it’s beautiful. All reports have it that the food is wonderful and that the place promises to be a great success
2. 5-11 December (Monday – Sunday), I’ll be at the best listening room in the states and winner of the most authentic Irish Pub award from Irish Pubs Global, Kevin Barry’s – 117 W. River Street, Savannah, GA 31401. On 7 December, we’ll be observing and remembering that this is the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which brought the USA into World War II. The entertainment schedule is such that Monday through Saturday, I go on at 8:00 PM. Sunday, I go on following the open session, which runs from about 6:30 to about 8:30ish. I go on at about 8:45ish or there abouts. The session, as always, is all-welcoming and is ably hosted and anchored by the Savannah Ceilidh Band.

Here’s hoping I get a chance to share some songs, stories laughs and a drink or two with you at one or both of these venues. Incidentally, I’ll have some copies of “A Christmas Postcard” for sale with me. They make good shtalking shtuffers (insert shmiley faish here). It’s a record I did with Carroll Brown and Harry O’Donoghue a few years ago. Also, you can download any of my records in their entirety or as singles at CD Baby.

Drop a note or comment at www.frankemerson.com or at my Facebook page or e-mail: femerson@embarqmail.com, if you feel like it. I look forward to hearing from you. Oh, by the way, there’s a new book in the works. I’ll tell you about it when I get a bit closer to publishing.

That’s about it from here. Take care now and a premature Merry Christmas. Please keep our troops in prayer and thought.

Frank

October Update 2016 - October 12, 2016

October 2016

Hello Out There -

I hope that you were able to persevere through Hurricane Matthew in the most reasonable shape possible. My sympathy for and condolences to those who had to suffer any losses. This was one for the books, alright. Let’s pray for no more of these things. Deal?

To this update then:

Congratulations to Kevin Barry’s Pub for winning the Most Authentic Irish Pub award in the world-wide contest conducted by the Dublin-based Irish Pub Global organization. There were over 1,000 entries from all over the world. In addition, the pub was also one of the finalists in the Pub of the Year and Marketing Campaign categories. Not only that, but our Brian Tillman was one of the finalists in the Bartender of the Year category (You wuz robbed.!) Any way, all-around congratulations to Vic Power and everyone involved. I’m flattered and proud to know you and be associated with you.

Speaking of Kevin Barry’s, I’ll be back on stage there 17-23 October. Monday thru Saturday, I start warbling at 8:00 and go on until whenever. On Sunday, I follow the open session, which is anchored by Seldom Sober and the Savannah Ceilidh Band. The session, at which you’re all invited to participate, runs from about 6:30 thru *:30 or so. I take the stage at 8:45ish or thereabouts and play until whenever yet again.

Just as an aside, congratulations and best of luck to Glyn Cozart and Brendan Chaney on the occasion of their nuptials on 15 October. This, of course, was the result of persistent pleading, begging, whining and groveling on the part of the new groom. (Get used to it Bren!)

That’s about it for now. Drop a line, an email or a Facebook contact, when you feel like it. Have a look and listen to my website. Better yet, drop in to Kevin Barry’s and we can share a few, songs, stories, laughs and drinks.

Please keep in mind our men and women in uniforms of all sorts.

Best for now,

Frank

Award for Kevin Barry's - October 3, 2016

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