Archive for June, 2006

I forgot one of the beauties in the everyday

Friday, June 30th, 2006

I watched the sun rise this morning, from the warmth of the hot tub.  I am always amazed at how quickly it goes from dark to light.  Momma rabbit and her two babies hopped out from their home, under the tub, after I had the jets off for a while, breakfasting on the very grass […]

Only 22 Days until Cleveland’s Irish Cultural Festival

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Only 23 Days Until Cleveland’s Irish Cultural Festival Hi Friends, As you know (maybe), I have been involved in putting on an Irish Festival in Cleveland for more than 20 years (www.clevelandirish.org).  It is only 23 days away – July 21-23.  If  you  are anywhere close, I hope you can make it.  I have met […]

Get Well Tommy!!!

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

I wrote this song when researching Tommy Makem’s chapter for my new book, Festival Legends, Songs & Stories. Tommy is called the Godfather of Irish music.  He has written more than 400 songs, with some huge hits.  His unwavering dedication to promoting and preserving the Irish culture is as legendary as he is. The words […]

Book Signings and Some Fun Events

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

I greatly appreciate all the support and kindness you have shown me in helping me get the Festival Legends series of books off the ground.  I hope you can continue to utilize this update to spread the word, as time and opportunity allow, over the rest of the summer. I sincerely thank you for your […]

A new baby !!! Congrats John Delaney of New Barleycorn!!!

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Yep, the bugger first somehow convinces the lovely Angie McDermott to marry him, ceremony was in July, then he tells me today that they are going to have a baby in December! AWESOME – All the best John & Angie!! – CONGRATS!

And God Said No

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

From:  Bredelicious, from Bob I made a few changes, but it is similar to Bob’s post, until the end. And God Said No I asked God to take away my pride, and God said, “No, it was not for Him to take away, but for me to give up.” I asked God to make my […]

Bill of Non-Rights

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

Bill of NON-RIGHTS…. From Jules, with a few changes The following has been attributed to State Representative Mitchell Aye from GA. This guy should run for President one day…  ”We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our […]

A few funnies

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

An elderly woman and her little grandson, whose face was sprinkled with bright freckles, spent the day at the zoo. Lots of children were waiting in line to get their cheeks painted by a local artist who was decorating them with tiger paws. “You’ve got so many freckles, there’s no place to paint!” a girl […]

New Book Singings Added

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

Festival Legends Soaring! Festival Legends: Songs & Stories, the biographical look at modern Irish music legends, is now available for purchase.  Featuring such folk and Irish music greats as Tommy Makem, Danny Doyle, Liam Clancy, Johnny McEvoy, The Dublin City Ramblers, Brendan Shine, Dennis Doyle, Batt Burns, Tom Sweeney, The Makem & Spain Brothers, Barleycorn, […]

I Got Interviewed

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

Friday, June 09, 2006 Interviewed by – Charmaine Moved to Arkansas 1. You take alot of pride in your Irish heritage. Have you ever been to Ireland? If so, how was the experience? I have been to Ireland twice.  The farm where my dad grew up is run by his nepheew, the 11th generation to […]