Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Fellow Travelers' Advisory from Anne Feeney - JUNE 2007, VOLUME THREE, #3


June 2 - Baltimore, MD
June 18-21 - Las Vegas, NV
June 23 - Vancouver, BC
June 25 - Vancouver, BC
June 26 - Duncan, BC
June 27 - Victoria, BC
June 28 - Port Townsend, WA
June 29 - Bellingham, WA

Complete details of these and all tour dates appear at the bottom of this newsletter and continually update at -- I do my level best to keep this accurate but it's always a good idea to check with the venue to confirm time, etc.


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30 May 2007
Quiet Valley Ranch
Kerrville TX

Hi there

If this newsletter is disjointed it's because I've been camping in the rain for a week, but I hope you'll make time to read it, there's lots of important news this month..


Much love


This has been the rainiest Kerrville Folk Festival ever... we've had record low temperatures .. and some of the greatest music ever... I'm still floating (pun intended, too, I guess) from the fabulous sets turned in by my pals Steve James, Susan Werner, Small Potatoes ... so very much more too...

On Wednesday Chris Chandler does a concert at the beautifully renovated Threadgill Theater. I'll be doing a guest number, as will Adam & Kris, Oliver Steck and Stephanie Corby ... but the real star of the show will be David Morreale, Chris' wonderfullly talented new East Coast partner... this new show sizzles, and if you get a chance to catch Chris on the road ... do it!!



The personal highlight of the festival so far was singing with Peter Yarrow during his set last weekend. Besides sharing "Have Have You Been to Jail for Justice?" with him, I got to sing harmonies on one of my favorite songs of PP&M's - Peter's "The Great Mandela" -- I'm going to add it to my myspace for free download... check it out very soon at

My new song "Recordaremos Santiago Cruz" will be available for download as soon as Jack Erdie sends me the mp3... (hint hint jack) The words and the story are posted on my ( blog.

And I just put a new jukebox up on my ( myspace page, on my ( news page, and on my blog so downloading one song (or several) is easier than ever.



Just before coming to Kerrville I was minister-of-culture/faculty at the Regina Polk Institute for Union Women... it's a fantastic annual conference for union women from Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and thereabouts... This year's collective bargaining role play was negotiating a contract for migrant workers in North Carolina with the Growers' Association. Leticia Zavala from the Farm Labor Organizing Committee was our most informative advisor on this project and really opened our eyes to the serious problems of migrant workers in the US and the difficulty entailed in their struggle for dignity.

Just before the conference began we learned of the murder of Santiago Cruz, a 29 year old FLOC organizer. Santiago was staffing the FLOC office in Monterrey, Mexico. The FLOC office there is facilitating the process of obtaining H2A visas ... workers getting visas through the office need not deal with smugglers and coyotes ... spending $2-5000 to get across the border.

There were many unethical and corrupt people whose greedy livelihoods were challenged by FLOC's office. Santiago Cruz's murder was meant to deter the quest for justice in the fields.

I'm playing at three more of these wonderful union summerschools.. if you live on the west coast, I hope to see you in Olympia, Vancouver or Berkeley...

check the information in the tourdates section below... scholarships may still be available for those who qualify. don't pass up this great educational opportunity. These summer schools make you better union members, citizens and community members.


Lots of you wrote to comment on my Irish tour blog... many of you said you wished you could have come along... well, guess what? YOU CAN!!

I've been invited by some very wonderful, experienced Irish-based tour guides to host a tour of Ireland!! I can take a small group (14-20 folks) to Ireland in 2008...

It looks like it would most likely be a nine day tour and cost approximately US $1750 + transportation to Shannon... This includes all ground transportation and accommodations and several meals, as well admission to as a series of terrific cultural events featuring Irish poets and musicians. If you'd like to know more about a tour like this... email me right away to express interest and I'll keep you informed as plans develop.



PLEASE help me fill in these empty dates!!

If you would like to host a house concert I'll show you how... If you know of an event (banquet, rally, riot, conference) in progress on any of these dates, please let me know!!

June 30th off near tacoma, olympia - help!!

4th of July - a revolutionary independence day... could be anywhere within 3 hours of portland

Saturday July 7- Astoria, Goble, Corvallis, Bend???
Sunday July 8-
Monday July 9-
Tuesday July 10

I'll seriously consider almost anywhere in Oregon for these dates... Let me know if you can help..

ALSO, Labor Day is still open for me... If you'd like me to sing at you Labor Day 2007 event, drop me a line!



My son Dan marries his true love, Monique Murad on June 16th in Pasadena. We're overjoyed. More info at

My Aunt Claire turn 88 on June 4th. send cards to

Claire O'Connor
c/o Hitchcock House Assisted Living
102 Crepe Myrtle Court
Aiken, SC 29803

(If you already sent one to the Magnolia Lake Court address that I put in last month's newsletter, it will be forwarded. My sister Kathleen and I are surprising Claire with a birthday visit!)



I'm looking forward to seeing lots of you at the fabulous Oregon Country Fair... Founded by Ken Kesey, this Fair is one of my favorite annual tour stops -- here's my schedule so far... although I'll be doing something at Energy Park and Community Village too -- tba -- and lots of busking along the paths...

Friday, July 13th, 2007 12:15 PM
Blue Moon Stage

Friday, July 13th, 2007 5:00 PM
At the Rabbit Hole

Saturday, July 14th, 2007 12:30 PM
Hoarse Chorale

Saturday, July 14th, 2007 4:00 PM
Kesey Stage/Dancing Maple Theater

Sunday, July 15th, 2007 2:00 PM
Chez Ray's

Sunday, July 15th, 2007 dark:30
Chris Chandler's Library Show



I'm surprised at how many folks haven't found their way to ... it's a great website full of wonderful information and useful items (a ball point pen with a fold-out chart illustrating how our tax dollars are spent)...

They're also running a pool right now.... correctly guess the hour, minute and day that Alberto Gonzales steps down and win a few gallons of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream ... Yummm!


I'm planning on being in Sweden from September 5th through the 27th... I'd love to come sing for you in Sweden or Denmark (or Norway...)

Write me with your ideas..


Well, that's it... now on with...


Saturday, June 2nd, 2007 8:00 PM

Baltimore United for Peace and Justice presents Anne Feeney with Lea Gilmore
Govans Boundary Presbyterian Church
5210 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
Price: $10-20
(Lea Gilmore is a fabulous blues singer based in Baltimore who is disgusted with the war.)

Baltimore United for Peace and Justice wants to raise enough money to send several people to the national assembly of United for Peace and Justice in Chicago June 22-24th. Give more if you can, less if you can't.
Saturday, June 16th, 2007 8:00 PM

Dan and Monique's Wedding
Pasadena, CA

Monday, June 18th, 2007 12:00 PM
30th Anniversary of UAW Local 2320 - The National Organization of Legal Services Workers
Circus Circus
Las Vegas, NV

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007 8:00 PM
30th Anniversary of UAW Local 2320 - The National Organization of Legal Services Workers
Circus Circus
Las Vegas, NV
Tim Yeager is the contact

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007 8:00 PM
Music for Troublemakers!
Rhizome Cafe
317 E. Broadway (across from Kingsgate Mall)
Vancouver, BC
Price: $12-17 suggested
Pat Hogan is producing this concert

Monday, June 25th, 2007 8:15 PM
CUPE Summer School Performance with Judy Rebick
HEU Conference
Vancouver, BC
more details soon ... Juli Rees is the education director and coordinator of this conference

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007 8:00 PM
Music for Troublemakers Presented by Longevity John
Duncan Garage Showroom
201-330 Duncan St
Duncan, BC V9L-3W4
Price: $15 at the door is the contact
email him for advance tickets, group discounts, etc

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007 7:30 PM
House Concert
Ken Orchard and Sharon Hazelwood's
Victoria, BC
Price: $10-20 suggested for more info

Thursday, June 28th, 2007 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney in concert!
Water St
Port Townsend, WA
Price: your generous tips!

Friday, June 29th, 2007 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney in concert!
Bellingham, WA
Betsy Pernotto is organizing this show

Sunday, July 1st, 2007 9:00 AM
2007 Summer School for Union Women and Community Activists
The Evergreen State College Labor Center
2700 Evergreen Parkway
Olympia, WA 98505
This conference begins on June 27th and it's a great opportunity for women activists, union members and community leaders...

•Find your Voice •Become Inspired • Work for Change •Learn by Doing •Connect with Great Women •Have Fun!
"The school was so great - I want to come back next year and the next and the next! --2006 participant

Plan now! • Cost: $500 including room and meals, - $425 if you need to pay for childcare while you are away at the school, - $400 for Commuters (meals only).
• Have your Local/International and Labor Council budget for scholarships now.
• Talk to your sisters about attending.
• Limited number of scholarships available.

Questions? email Nina Triffleman at

Sunday, July 1st, 2007 8:00 PM
Adam & Kris and I do the big Canada Day + Anne's Birthday Show at
Sam Bond's Garage
Eugene, OR

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007 9:00 PM
with Adam and Kris!!!
Alberta Street Pub
Portland, OR
more details soon

Friday, July 6th, 2007 8:00 PM
Music for Troublemakers
Cafe Mundo
NW Coast and 2nd St
Newport, OR
more details soon

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007 8:00 PM
House Concert!
Ken and Janet Bates' place
Bandon, OR
more details soon

Thursday, July 12th, 2007 7:00 PM
Anne Feeney "Sing for Justice" Library Concert
The LibraryBromley Room-Siuslaw Public Library
1460 9th St
Florence, OR 97439
997-3132 (Library)- other: 997-2
Price: $donation for justice

Friday, July 13- Sunday July 15
Oregon Country Fair
Veneta, OR
complete schedule appears under the OCF story

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007 7:00 PM
Summer Institute for Union Women
UC Clark Kerr Conference Center
2601 Warring St
Berkeley, CA
see below
Contact: Karen Navarro
Phone: (510) 643-0910


Contact: Pam Tau Lee
Phone: (510) 643-7594

Attend the 26th Annual Summer Institute for Union Women for a week of learning, celebration, inspiration, and action. We welcome all women engaged in action to improve the conditions of working people. The Institute celebrates the solidarity of union and community-based women activists, and crosses the boundaries of age, race, occupation, and nation.

There will be classes and activities for women activists at every level of experience, from beginner to advanced. All classes will be presented in a supportive environment to enable the sharing of ideas, strategies, information, and experiences. Instructors are energetic and highly respected labor educators who understand the importance of providing a hands-on, dynamic educational experience. In addition to classes, there will be cultural events, solidarity actions, free time to sightsee, and exciting keynote speakers and plenary sessions.

Scholarship application deadline is June 15th!

Saturday, July 21st, 2007 7:00 PM
Watsonville, CA
Price: $10-20 suggested
Amy Newell is coordinating

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007 10:15 AM
Live on "Please Stand By"
KPIG-FM - streaming live at the URL listed below

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney with special guest Jon Fromer!
La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
Price: $10

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007 8:00 PM
Buried: The Story of the Sago Mine Disaster
Jerry Starr's Play in Production!
San Diego, CA
more info soon

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