July 19th 2011


I hope this finds you well and in a good frame of mind. I wanted to get this update out before I leave for Ireland on Monday. I’ll spend a few days with my family before picking up our tour group on July 17 and heading up to Northern Ireland. I must say that I’m looking forward to this, our twenty first tour. There will be twenty of us jaunting around the North, exploring and enjoying the scenery. We should have some good photos when we get back and I’ll be sure to post some here on the website and on my Facebook page.

We’ve had quite a few people express interest in our Irish Music Cruise on January 29, 2012. Our itinerary takes us to Grand Cayman, Honduras, Mexico and Half Moon Cay and during our concerts at sea we’ll share some terrific music, songs and stories. Musicians include The Wolfe Tones, Archie Fisher, The Makem and Spain Brothers, Ciaran Sheehan, Seamus Kennedy, myself, Mairtin De Cogain, Haneke Cassel and more. Please call Debbie at 1 888 564-7474 and ask about the specials. Email: info@irishcruises.com

I’ve quite enjoyed performing at Indigo Alley in Fernandina Beach Florida and have scheduled another on Friday, August 5. It’s a lovely little venue in a lovely part of the world.

August will also see me back in Kevin Barry’s for several performances and on August 19 I’m delighted to once again be in concert at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Rincon, Georgia. Please check the calendar page for exact times.

We are currently booking our Celtic Christmas concert series. Should your church or local community be interested in this unique show, please contact me. The same holds true for house concerts, private performances, festivals or clubs.

My four sailings with Norwegian Cruise Lines begin on September 17 from Manhattan. Each cruise is a week- long and The Jewel sails to Canada and New England. Contact NCL or your travel consultant to book a cabin.

OK, I know this is a short writing and I have much to say on recent media events, e.g.: The Casey Anthony trial, The News of The World reporting scandal, the rape accusation leveled at DSK as he’s now known, the economy, the bloody heat down south, the upcoming Presidential election…but time is of the essence and I have yet to pack for the Shamrock Shore, so I’ll leave you now and get to it…we’ll chat again!

Thanks for all your continued support and enjoy life as best you can, it’s all we have really.

I will offer a toast to one and all whist in Ireland and shortly after I return will begin planning the 2012 Tour to Ireland.

All the best,

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