Thursday, January 07, 2016

Nov/Dec 2015/Jan 2016 - Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory - Volume 10, Number Six


Nov/Dec 2015/Jan 2016 - Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory - Volume 10, Number Six



I hope that 2015 was a great year for you.  I am very grateful for stable health and the many joys of friends, family and music.  I hope this holiday season has brought you boundless peace, love and happiness and a renewed spirit of resistance for the many struggles that lie ahead of us this year. I'm wishing us all an exciting, fun-filled, joyous, progressive and successful new year. I thank you for being a part of my life and my work.  

In this issue:
Tour Dates for 2016
The Ireland Tour - May 1-10
Solidarity wishes for IBEW Warrior Linda Horan
An Appeal for You Help


2016 Tour Dates
In January I'll be at the Western Workers' 30th Annual Labor Heritage Festival. Still looking for work.  Thinking about driving to Florida in March.  Looking for work on the way tthere and back.  Send me an email if you're interested and willing to put on a show.


May 1-10 - Dublin, 
Clonakilty (Co. Cork) and Ennistymon (Co. Clare)





Are you on the bus yet??
Ireland Tour Updates

I still have six empty seats for the 2016 Ireland Tour, May 1-10th. I'm certain that this will be my best tour ever. For this tour, fly into Shannon Airport (SNN) on arriving the morning of April 30th.  You'll take a cab to one of our favorite Bed and Breakfast establishments... Ashgrove House in Bunratty. 

Sheila and Frank Tiernan will welcome us to the the
Ashgrove House Bed and Breakfast in Bunratty on April 30th


Enjoy the picturesque village, and get a good night's sleep at Ashgrove House. No one is better at making you understand that you're not in the US any more.That first jet-lagged night is a great opportunity to meet your tourmates, too. We'll take a short nap after unpacking, and gather for an evening's adventure in Bunratty.  Our jet lag will keep us from staying out too late.  We'll retire back to the Bed and Breakfast for a comfy night's sleep.  

After our sumptuous full Irish breakfast, our wonderful tourmeister, bodhran player, turf-cutter, step-dancer and driver, Paddy Downes of County Clare will arrive so that we can begin our adventures.

Also, I'm thrilled to report that my dear friends Danny Donnelly and Caitriona McConnell Donnelly will be awaiting our arrival in Dublin.  After you've settled into your rooms you can join them for the first of the three banquets included in the cost of the tour.


Caitriona McConnell Donnelly, Me, Donal Donnelly




May 1, 2 and 3 -  The Harding Hotel, Dublin
http://www.hardinghotel.ie/


May 4,5 and 6 - The Clonakilty Hotel, Co. Cork

http://www.theclonakilty.com/index.html
"Welcome to our family run boutique style hotel in the heart of Clonakilty"
                                                                             Christopher and Patricia Byrnes


  May 7, 8 and 9 - The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, Co. Clare
The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, County Clare
http://www.fallshotel.ie/ 

The link to our driver +++ Paddy Downes' website:  http://www.downescoaches.com/II

The cost of the tour is $2300 ($500 single supplement) and includes nine nights in lovely Irish-owned hotels, all ground transportation, all breakfasts, three group banquets, admission to all heritage sites and all musicians' and docents' fees.

You'll pay for your transportation to and from Ireland, and to the Bed and Breakfast, as well as the first night's charge for the Bed and Breakfast.  You'll pay for your lunches, your beverages, and the other six dinners. You'll love every part of this tour - especially your tourmates and tourleaders.

If this sounds like I designed it for you (and I did!) Contact our tour concierge, Vicki Belinoski vbelinoski@austin.rr.com
and she'll be able to answer any of your questions. There are six seats left.  I hope that one of them is yours! You''ll be welcome indeed!


Friends and Family

Linda Horan, a dear friend and union activist/warrior, is receiving hospice care in Alstead, New Hampshire.  She is a great advocate of Labor History and Culture, workers' rights, and she has done so much for her friends, her community and her union.
Send a card to: Linda Horan, 7 Summer St., Alstead. NH  03602  

My husband suffered a pretty severe heart attack at the end of November.  He was able to return to Sweden on December 15th and he's convalescing there.  I am very afraid that his transatlantic travel has come to an end.  I knew this day would come, but I sure wasn't expecting it this soon.  I'm sad and lonely and broke.

The joy in my life comes from having my son Daniel and his wife Monique living 11 miles from me instead of in Zimbabwe!  Sebastian and Nico are so dear.




2016 Appeal - Please Read!!



It was August 16 of 2010 when the amazing doctors at Pittsburgh's Hillman Cancer told me that I had small cell lung cancer - a deadly killer.  They told me that they would do everything they could do give me "a good year," but they made no promises after that.

The 1 year survival rate is 20%... there is no 2 year survival rate. To make matters much worse, the cancer spread to my brain.  I was fairly certain the end was near. Chemotherapy is useless on brain cancer.  There's an impenetrable barrier to the brain.  The only treatment is radiation.  After more than 20 radiation sessions, they released me. Radiation causes fatigue and memory loss. Rather than abating over time, my fatigue and memory loss seem to be increasing.

I've just celebrated the 5th New Year's Eve that I thought I would never see. Four birthdays that I thought I would never see.  I've gotten to spend time with my two grandsons - whom I feared would have no memory of me. I am grateful beyond belief...  especially to you, dear readers.

But my unexpected survival is posing new, but I hope, solvable problems. Over the last 5 and 1/2  years I  have spent the $130,000 that arrived here in mostly $50 contributions from more than 2000 of you.  My current financial situation is not nearly as dire as it was in August of 2010, but it's pretty rough.  

I can't work as often as I have in the past - I don't have the strength or stamina to keep the crazy schedules I used to keep.  I need your help to make ends meet, and to pay off the substantial debt that I incurred in 2015. I hope you can send a $20 contribution to me. 
by check:


Anne Feeney
2240 Milligan Avenue 
Pittsburgh  PA  15218

Or by Paypal to:           anne@annefeeney.com

If times are tough for you, please disregard this message. I know lots of folks are really up against it. I hope I get to see you somewhere in the coming year and thank with with all my heart for your generosity, kindness and support over the years.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

MY LAST GIG OF 2015


To entertain, educate and inspire you I join forces with Citizens' Band and General Strike at the marvelous Alberta Rose Theater - 

https://www.albertarosetheatre.com/


Joe Hill 100 Years Tribute - A Benefit Concert for KBOO Radio and Sisters of the Road Cafe
Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7:30PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 6:30

$15 General Admission

Performers include:
Citizens Band
Anne Feeney
General Strike
Joe Hill - the Man Who Never Died

Labor singers, union activists and lovers of freedom gather together to celebrate the life of Joe Hill

Presented in association with the NW Oregon Labor Council

ALBERTA ROSE THEATRE
3000 NE ALBERTA STREET
PORTLAND, OR 97211

You can help to fund the Joe Hill 100 Roadshow wherever you are:

I hope to see you tonight!


Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope your holiday weekend is filled with family, friends, food and fun.
Dan and Monique are hosting Thanksgiving this year for Sebastian and Nico, me and Julie, Amy and Kimberly and more!

(STILL 6 seats left for my Ireland tour! C'mon!!!)

love to all from beautiful Portland, OR!

Anne Feeney
http://annefeeney.com
http://cdbaby.com/all/unionmaid - Buy CDs!
412-877-6480 (cell)

"Anne Feeney is the greatest labor singer in North America." -- Utah Phillips


Anne Feeney
http://annefeeney.com
http://cdbaby.com/all/unionmaid - Buy CDs!
412-877-6480 (cell)

"Anne Feeney is the greatest labor singer in North America." -- Utah Phillips

Monday, October 05, 2015

October 2015 - Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory - Volume 10, Number Five




So long, summer!




Dan and Sebastian at Swallow Falls, Deep Creek Lake, MD

You are very welcome on my 2016 Irish Tour  
May 1-10 - Dublin, Clonakilty (County Cork)
and Ennistymon (County Clare)


Seats are going fast for the 2016 tour of Dublin, Clonakilty, and Ennistymon, County Clare in my beloved Ireland - only 8 seats left.  See the real Ireland at Ireland's pace.   Our luxury coach accommodates 33, but we limit the tour to 24 so that we aren't crowded on the tour.

Please contact our fabulous liaison, treasurer, and oracle, Vicki Belinoski - vbelinoski@austin.rr.com to reserve a seat or get more information.  Also, my August Fellow Travelers' Advisory is available at http://fellow-travelers-advisory.blogspot.com/ and includes a lot more of the tour details. Paddy just sent me the hotels where we are confirmed:

May 1, 2 and 3 -  The Harding Hotel, Dublin

http://www.hardinghotel.ie/


May 4,5 and 6 - The Clonakilty Hotel, Co. Cork

http://www.theclonakilty.com/index.html
"Welcome to our family run boutique style hotel in the heart of Clonakilty"
                                                                             Christopher and Patricia Byrnes


  May 7, 8 and 9 - The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, Co. Clare
The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, County Clare
http://www.fallshotel.ie/ 

The link to our driver +++ Paddy Downes' website:  http://www.downescoaches.com/

Also, I'm thrilled to report that my dear friends Danny Donnelly and Caitriona McConnell Donnelly will be awaiting our arrival in Dublin.  After you've settled into your rooms you can join them for the first of the three banquets included in the cost of the tour.
 
 
 
 
On Mayday 2015 Jan Hammarlund of Stockholm Sweden and I drove to from Pittsburgh to Chicago for a very special event. The 2015 Joe Hill 100 Roadshow began at the monument to the Haymarket Martyrs. From Chicago to St Paul with 8 stops along the way ..  Honoring Joe's idealism, rebel spirit, inspiring and funny songs, and legacy of resistance, we joined JP Wright, Bucky Halker, Li'l Rev Revenson and many other great musicians as we played 10 performances in as many days.  The performances were great -- educational, inspiring and entertaining. The shows were either free with a hat-pass or a $5 cover. Most nights there was less than $100 for each musician, and no allowance for travel or expenses.
The tour planners wanted most of the shows to be free or very inexpensive.  Our wages are to come from the Go Fund me site set up to finance the tour. Due to a number of technical problems, the donation website did not go up until after our tour was over on May 10th.  I don't think most activists even know that the site exists.  To date it hasn't topped $1100 - which is going to be split many many ways. The tour is continuing with terrific players -  Charlie King, Magpie, George Mann, Mark Ross and many more.  It will end on November 19th in Salt Lake City, where Joe Hill was executed.  If you can make a donation to the Joe Hill 100 GoFundMe site before November 19, it will go to all the musicians who participated in the important labor-of-love-of-labor.


https://www.gofundme.com/Joe-Hill100




Saturday, October 17th, 2015 2:00 PM
Pittsburgh IWW presents: The Joe Hill 100 Roadshow - with the Mike Stout Band, Smokestack Lightning and Anne Feeney
The Pump House at the Waterfront
Homestead, PA
http://iww.org
Price: $15/25 suggested
No one turned away for lack of funds
Sunday, October 18th, 2015 6:00 PM
Westmoreland County Labor Council Banquet
tba
Friday, October 30th, 2015 - Sunday, November 1st, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Labor Campaign for Single Payer
Hilton Hotel
Chicago, IL
http://laborforsinglepayer.org

Thursday, November 19th, 2015 8:00 PM
NW Oregon Labor Council presents Anne Feeney - Honoring the Legacy of Joe Hill
Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211
http://albertarosetheatre.com
Jim Cook is the contact
with GENERAL STRIKE and CITIZENS'BAND

Thursday, September 03, 2015

September 2015 - Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory - Volume 10, Number Four



THEN, on to SWEDEN - a tour with Jan Hammarlund


with Jan Hammarlund in Stockholm 2010


Saturday, September 5th, 2015 2:00 PM
Joe Hill Centenary
Sugarhouse Park
1400 E 2100 S
Salt Lake City, UT` 84106
I'll also be participating in some workshops. Look at your program for details
Friday, September 11th, 2015
Anne Feeney, David Rovics, Kristian Svensson in Consert
PANORA
Friisgatan 19 D
Malmo 21421
Sweden
+46 40 611 27 07
http://vansterdagarna.vansterpartiet.se/
Saturday, September 12th, 2015 7:30 PM
Anne Feeney and Jan Hammarlund
Nyatrols
Karlskronaplan 1
Malmo
http://www.nyatrols.se/
Vansterdagarna presents
Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 7:00 PM
Joe Hill 100 Road Show
Tellus
Misommarkransen
Sweden
http://www.tellusbio.nu/
Sunday, September 20th, 2015 4:00 PM
Anne Feeney and Jan Hammarlund in Concert
Joe Hill Huset
Nedre Bergsgatan 28
Gavle
Sweden
070-3186391
http://www.gavle.se/turism/sevart/gamla_g.html
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 8:00 PM
Joe Hill 100 Road Show.se
FolkKulturCentrum
Stockholm
Sweden
http://folkkulturcentrum.se/
Saturday, September 26th, 2015 8:00 PM
IWW presents the Joe Hill 100 Road Show.se
Kultarnatten
Norrskoping
Sweden
http://www.norrkoping.se/kultur-fritid/kultur/kulturnatten/
Monday, September 28th, 2015 7:30 PM
Anne Feeney and Jan Hammarlund in Concert
Anne Feeney and Jan Hammarlund in Consert
Sveavägen 41
Stockholm 11134
Sweden
http://www.scenrum.nu/frm_lokal_info.asp?lanid=01&lannamn=Stockholms%20l%E4n&kommunid=80&Kommunnamn=Stockholm&spelplats=Stockholm&lokalid=5015706&lokalnamn=ABF%2C%20Restaurang%20Cirkeln&niva=lokal
with special guest Goran Greider

Back to da 'Burgh with two exciting shows in October!!

SOUNDS LIKE FUN TO ME!!  SEE YOU THERE!! 




                              Saturday, October 17th, 2015 2:00 PM
The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Industrial Workers of the World Presents
The Joe Hill 100 Roadshow - with  Mike Stout Band, Smokestack Lightning and Anne Feeney
The Pump House at the Waterfront
Homestead, PA
http://iww.org
Price: $15/25 suggested

No one turned away for lack of funds



Come to Ireland with me May 1-10, 2016


Seats are going fast for the 2016 tour of Dublin, Cork City and Ennistymon, County Clare in my beloved Ireland.  See the real Ireland at Ireland's pace.   Our luxury coach accommodates 33, but we limit the tour to 24 so that there is a sense of spaciousness on the tour.


I'm running out of time to get this newsletter out. I posted a more detailed description of the tour last month - Please feel free to contact our fabulous liaison, treasurer, and oracle, Vicki Belinoski - vbelinoski@austin.rr.com to reserve a seat or get more information.  Also, my August Fellow Travelers' Advisory is available at http://fellow-travelers-advisory.blogspot.com/ and includes a lot more of the tour details.  



Some highlights from last month

THIS FABULOUS SHOW RAISED ENOUGH MONEY TO "BRIDGE THE GAP" FOR PAM PARKER





Posted on Facebook by JOHN NICHOLS right after the show!!
John Nichols
@NicholsUprising
Aug 22
The great @annefeeney singing labor songs@APWUnational Postal Press Association in Madison.
I HAD A GREAT TIME AT THE POSTAL PRESS ASSOCIATION CONVENTION IN WONDERFUL MADISON WISCONSIN!


Still cute....
NICO WITH ICE CREAM!
SEBASTIAN ON THE INCLINE!


That's all for now... Thanks for being part of my network of family, friends, folkie and fellow travelers.  I could not do this without you! See you in October!!

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