Tuesday, August 11, 2015

August 2015 - Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory - Volume 10, Number Three

This is Volume 10, #3 of the Fellow Travelers' Advisory.  It's my once-a-month missive to all my friends, family, fans, folkies and fellow travelers. Thanks for reading... I don't know what I'd do without you!!  

If you don't live near any of the places where I am playing, I'll bet that if you put on your thinking cap you'll come up with someone you know in one of those places.  If you'd be nice enough to forward my newsletter to them, or just leave a memo on their facebook page - tell 'em to turn out for some good old-fashioned hellraising music - I'd be so grateful.

Labor Day Weekend in Salt Lake City with 
Judy Collins, David Rovics and many of my favorite labor minstrels!!
After my adventures in Utah, I'm off to Sweden for a month with my husband, and he'll be coming back to the US with me. While I'm there, I'll be doing some shows with my pal, 
Jan Hammarlund

Friday, September 11th, 2015 - Sunday, September 13th, 2015
Joe Hill Road Show.se
(412) 877-6480
Sunday, September 13th, 2015 8:00 PM
tentative - Joe Hill 100 Roadshow.se
Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 7:00 PM
Joe Hill 100 Road Show
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 8:00 PM
Joe Hill 100 Road Show.se
Saturday, September 26th, 2015 8:00 PM
IWW presents the Joe Hill 100 Road Show.se

Dates to Save:
Friday, October 30th, 2015 - Sunday, November 1st, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Labor Campaign for Single Payer
Hilton Hotel
Chicago, IL
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
Jim Cook is the contact
Family News

Here's Sebastian with his adorable cousin Sonia
Nico knows how to make friends

Dan is still on the job-hunting trail.  Dan and Monique are on the house-hunting trail as well. Dan and Monique could have easily taken their wonderful family almost anywhere in the world --- I can't tell you how grateful I am to have them here in Pittsburgh!!
My sister Kathleen and my daughter Amy at Costa Rican Hotsprings (photo by my wonderful niece, Kimberly Sever... aka Bone Crawford)


This month I'm remembering Michael Krivosh, a true union heart,   Also Theo Bikel, Raybo, Phatjack,  Dan Knerr, Ronnie Gilbert, Slim Richey, Julius Margolin, Dick Mitchell, Stephanie Bledsoe, Tom Weldon and too many more.


I've got lots more details with more excitement still in the planning stage. On the morning of April 30th, you'll arrive at Shannon Airport on the beautiful West Coast of County Clare. You'll be met by Peter from Ace of Cabs. who will take you to your bed and breakfast in charming Bunratty.  After a brief nap, you can explore the village, perhaps do some shopping, have a pint at Durty Nelly's - a real landmark. You might consider the medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle for dinner.  It's a little pricey, and some would say "touristy" -but hey, we're tourists, n'es?t ce pas


We strongly recommend that you book your travel so that you arrive before 11 AM on April 30th  at Shannon Airport.  We also recommend a good night's sleep on Irish soil before the tour starts.  You are certainly free to make different arrangements, but this is what we recommend.  


After a sumptuous breakfast at Patricia or Sheila and Frank's lovely Bed and Breakfast, Paddy Downes will arrive with his luxury coach to take us all to Dublin.  We'll drive across Ireland on Mayday.  Perhaps we'll make a couple stops along the way, and arrive in Dublin in time for our first group dinner.  The next day, historic Dublin is ours.  Our exact plans in Dublin are still in the formative stage, but our time in Dublin will include a visit to Kilmainham prison, the General Post Office, Dublin Castle, the Four Courts, St. Stephen's Green, the Shelbourne Hotel. We'll also visit the Guinness brewery and take the tour if time permits.  We'll also hear some great music every night.

Our plan is to spend 3 nights in Dublin (1-2-3), 3 nights in Cork (4-5-6) and 3 nights in County Clare (7-8-9).  After breakfast on the 10th, Paddy will deliver you to Shannon Airport, if thvat is where you're going.  If you have other plans, we'll do our best to assist you.  I'll be adding more details next month.  We want you to have time for yourselves, to get a good night's rest each night.  We typically start our day at around 10 AM, after breakfast.  You early birds will have time for a little morning exploring.  The pace of our tours is Ireland's pace.  Some folks call it the "un-tour" - We ae very flexible, casual and relaxed.

The tour includes all ground transportation, 9 nights' hotel, all breakfasts, three wonderful group dinners, ferries,  admission to all heritage sites and more.  It's a great value. This is my 7th or 8th tour and they have all been fabulous.  I can host 22 people on the tour, and I hope that you're one of them.  I know at least 100 Irish songs (some of you may not know that) and I'm a great student of Irish history, jokes and beverages.

You are responsible for your transportation to Ireland, your cab to Bunratty, your first night at the Bed and Breakfast,  all your lunches, your dinners the other six nights of the tour, your beverages, tips and souvenirs.  You'll probably another $1000, depending on how much cool Irish stuff you can't resist... wonderful woolens, gorgeous jewelry, crystal and much more.

The cost of the tour is $2300, based on double occupancy.  It's a great value.  We have two single rooms, and the single supplement is $500, bringing your total to $2800.  

Your $800 deposit will guarantee your spot.  There are two more subsequent payments of $750. (Plus the other $500 if you're in one of the two single rooms.)  We accept credit cards, if that is most convenient for you. 

If you want to save your space right now, contact jo smith sensdjuni@gmail.com and she'll tell you what the next step is.   Jo is with Inishfree tours, our logistics folks.

Refund policy: 100% of money refunded up to 4 months out. Less than 4 months out, 100% refunded only if the slot can be filled. If slot can't be filled, 50% of all money refunded up to 3 months out and no refunds less than 3 months out. I suggest guests purchase trip insurance such as http://www.travelguard.com

Well, that's it for August.  See you in September!

Friday, July 31, 2015

July 2015 - Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory - Volume 10, Number Two

July 2015 - Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory - Volume 10, Number Two

Thanks so much for being family, friends, fans and fellow travelers. You are very dear to me and you make my life and my work possible.

You can preview, buy and/or download my recordings at:

July t&tposter Barb Ingalls


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OCF w horns
In Eugene
We did lots of radio shows on the tour - here's one from Ashland and the incomparable Wes Brain with the Brain Labor Report on KSKQ

Amy Sue and Dana Louise sing for their supper at the Ravioli Palace!


me Dana and Jared Kaplan... Alberta Rose PDX



Alberta Rose
On July 19th in Portland at the beautiful Alberta Rose Theater with Paul Benoit, Jared Kaplan on percussion (behind Dana Lyons... Emceeing the second set). Dana Louise, and her performing partner on this mini-tour - Amy Sue Berlin, my super-talented daughter! Not pictured but also performing with us that night:  Chris Chandler, Anne Feeney and Sean Shanahan.

At our last show in Tacoma I was thrilled to meet and sing with Heather Carawan, daughter of Candy and Guy Carawan. She's a lovely young woman. She, Susan Lewis and Tracy Weigman were my doo-wop gals on my fabulous girl-songs medley. An abundance of riches!

This 1960 photo of Heather's father, Guy Carawan, shows him leading a group of students at Virginia State University in "We Shall OverGuy Carawan 1960come," a song that he
adapted and popularized for the US Civil Rights movement.

August 2015 Gigs - DC and Baltimore
AUGUST 1, 2015 - 10 AM

Health Care Justice
I'll be joining thousands on the National Mall at 10AM on August 1st celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Medicare. I hope you can join us!!

AUGUST 15th, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Fruit of Labor and Black Workers for Justice are hosting a fundraiser for my dear friend and sister, Pam Parker on August 15, 2015 in Takoma Park, MD. It's at the Civic Center which is 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park at 7:30pm. We're suggesting $10 or more, but it's a free will offering.

Pam Parker, The Fruit of Labor, Luci Murphy, The DC Labor Chorus, the Charm City Labor Chorus, Joe Uehlein and I will be performing.

Pam Parker

My companera Pam Parker has Stage 4 kidney disease. She is facing dialysis and will need a transplant.  At this point she is unable to work and has no income coming in.   She spoke to a lawyer Tuesday about filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy to protect her house.  She's already behind on her mortgage.

Please join us on:

Saturday, August 15TH 7:30 pm
Takoma Park Civic Center
7500 Maple Ave

If you can't make it, I hope you'll consider sending a donation to help Pam through this terrible struggle. Click here to donate online


It is with great sadness that I report the passing of a real working class hero and cultural worker.  Dick Mitchell - retired IBEW, St. Paul, MN - a true blue union heart, father to Susan, Mark, Melissa, Barbara - died on June 18,2015. He was 69. 

Inspired by their visit to the Great Labor Arts Exchange in the early nineties, he and Lola (his wife of 30+ years) co-founded the Minnesota Solidarity Labor Chorus.  They also began hosting an annual labor cultural festival - The Art of Solidarity.  For many years, Dick also hosted the Labor Speakers Club, adult labor education modeled on Swedish study circles.  His daughter Sue recalled that speakers from the FMLN and Nicaragua spoke at the club.  Many prestigious academic and labor leaders spoke there as well, including Elaine Bernard, director of Harvard's Trade Union program.

Dick's papers will be archived at the East Side Freedom Library, St Paul, MN. He will be remembered.


Ireland - May 1-10, 2016

I'm very pleased to announce that the 2016 tour of Ireland is going to be a go - and these are the dates.  I can take 22 people with me, and I expect this tour to sell out.  There was a LOT of interest after last month's newsletter.  The cost of our tour is $2300 based on double occupancy.  That includes 9 nights' hotel, all ground transportation, all the fabulous breakfasts, admission to all heritage sites, three dinners, all docents,  Paddy Downes, our driver, is a skilled folk dancer, a fine bodhran player, and he can even cut you some turf.  He's a pretty good driver too ;) - Our 22 seat bus navigates even the tiniest of the wee byways of Ireland, so we won't miss a thing.

The breathtaking scenery, the fabulous music and the stories, jokes and lies are all included at no charge as well.  Paddy and I are still thrashing out the details.  You're responsible for getting yourself to Ireland, and we strongly recommend that you come in a day early and experience a lovely B&B to shake off the jet lag.

It's so wonderful to see Ireland at Ireland's pace, and we guarantee that.  Three days at each hotel, with gorgeious daytime trips and evenings with superb music, and perhaps a pint of Guinness stout.
let me know if you're interested.  We'll be in touch with you soon!

...... and now for the GOOD NEWS!!!

I complained to so many of you about my phone devouring all of my phone numbers, leaving me incommunicado...  It took me seven hours over two days, but Apple Help was finally able to get my phone numbers back for me. Hallelujah!

.... and now for the SUPER GOOD NEWS!!!!

My son Daniel and his wife Monique finished their four years in Zimbabwe and they decided to relocate to Pittsburgh!  Sebastian's 5th birthday approaches and Nico turned 2 in June and they're about as cute as they can be.  Dan just finished taking the Pennsylvania Bar Exam - They're house hunting. They're getting PA driver's licenses. They've picked a great pre-school for the kids.  But before they did any of that, Dan got us all Family Passes to Kennywood Park..

Kennywood Park
See you in August!!!!

Anne Feeney

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

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Upcoming Tour Dates as of June 24, 2015

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 - Saturday, June 27th, 2015
2015 Great Labor Arts Exchange
The Rosa Parks and Tommy Douglas Center
10000 New Hampshire Ave NW
Silver Spring, MD 20903
Price: see website
Thursday, June 25th, 2015 - Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at 2:00 PM
37th Annual Great Labor Arts Exchange
The Rosa Parks and Tommy Douglas Center
10000 New Hampshire Ave NW
Silver Spring, MD 20903
Sunday, June 28th, 2015 12:00 PM
Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 7:00 PM
BELLINGHAM!! Teamsters and Turtles - Together at Last! with Anne Feeney and Dana Lyons
Roeder Home
Bellingham, WA
Price: $15-25 suggested
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 8:00 PM
SEATTLE!! Teamsters and Turtles - Together at Last! with Anne Feeney and Dana Lyons
Capitol Cider
919 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
paul @ 206-214-6169
Friday, July 3rd, 2015 8:00 PM
OLYMPIA - Teamsters and Turtles - Together at Last! with Anne Feeney and Dana Lyons
Traditions Café and World Folk Art
300 5th Avenue SW
Olympia, WA 98501
Sunday, July 5th, 2015 5:30 PM
ABERDEEN - Teamsters and Turtles - Together at Last! with Anne Feeney and Dana Lyons
VFW Post #1-224
105 E Heron
Aberdeen, WA
Price: $15-25
proceeds from the show will, in part, benefit your wonderful lo-power community station:

as always, no one is turned away for lack of funds
Monday, July 6th, 2015 7:00 PM
PORT ANGELES - Teamsters and Turtles - Together at Last! with Anne Feeney and Dana Lyons
Port Angeles, WA
email to syvanenx(@)teleport.com
Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 7:00 PM
FLORENCE - Teamsters and Turtles - Together at Last! with Anne Feeney and Dana Lyons
Siuslaw Public Library
1460 Ninth St.
Florence, OR
Stuart Henderson is the presenter.
Friday, July 10th, 2015 - Sunday, July 12th, 2015
OREGON COUNTRY FAIR! Teamsters and Turtles - Together at Last! with Anne Feeney and Dana Lyons
Oregon Country Fair
Veneta, OR
Price: see website
we're confirmed!!! yay! look for us at Shady Grove on Saturday at noon and Sunday at Blue Moon at 2:30 pm
Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 7:30 PM
ASHLAND - Teamsters and Turtles - Together at Last! with Anne Feeney and Dana Lyons
Ashland First Congregational Church of Christ
717 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520
wes brain is the contact. brain@mind.net
Friday, July 17th, 2015 7:00 PM
BEND - Teamsters and Turtles - Together at Last!!
With Dana Lyons and Anne Feeney
Presented by the Social Justice Advisory Committee
Unitarian Universalists Fellowship of Central Oregon
61980 Skyline Ranch Rd
Bend, OR
Price: $15-25
no one turned away for lack of funds
doors at 7, show at 7:30
Saturday, July 18th, 2015 8:00 PM
EUGENE - Teamsters and Turtles - Together at Last! with Anne Feeney and Dana Lyons
418 A Street
Springfield (Eugene), OR 97401
(541) 345-7106
Lauren Regan is the contact - lregan@cldc.org
Sunday, July 19th, 2015 8:00 PM
PORTLAND - Teamsters and Turtles - Together at Last! with Anne Feeney and Dana Lyons
Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211
Monday, July 20th, 2015 7:00 PM
ASTORIA -Teamsters and Turtles - Together at Last! with Anne Feeney and Dana Lyons
Blue Scorcher
1493 Duane
Astoria, OR
Carol Newman is the contact.
Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 7:30 PM
TACOMA - Teamsters and Turtles - Together at Last! with Anne Feeney and Dana Lyons
First United Methodist Church
621 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Marilyn Kimmerling is presenting the show.mkimmerling@harbornet.com
Saturday, August 1st, 2015 12:00 PM
Health Care Rally
National Mall
Constitution Ave
Washington, DC
Saturday, September 5th, 2015 8:00 PM
Joe Hill Centenary
Salt Lake City, UT`
Friday, October 2nd, 2015 8:00 PM
Woody Guthrie Presente!
Lawrenceville, PA
Price: $15/25 suggested
No one turned away for lack of funds
Sunday, October 18th, 2015 6:00 PM
Westmoreland County Labor Council Banquet

Thursday, November 19th, 2015 8:00 PM
NW Oregon Labor Council presents Anne Feeney - Honoring the Legacy of Joe Hill
TBAJim Cook is the contact