Friday, July 27, 2007

Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory - AUGUST 2007, VOLUME THREE, #5

July 27th
Pittsburgh, PA

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Buried: The Story of the Sago Mine Disaster comes to San Diego!
Come to Ireland with Me!
Family News
Midwest October Tour - Your Help Needed
RIP Jackie Brown
THANKS to....
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The Tour



( Full details at the bottom of this newsletter and continuously updating at )


4, 5 & 6 - Detroit, MI
9-12 San Diego, CA
17 - Pittsburgh, PA


and then...Sweden, the Midwest, West Virginia, Portland, OR & Fort Benning, GA.. check the tour dates below!

"Buried: The Story of the Sago Mine Disaster" comes to San Diego!

My friend Jerry Starr has written a powerful play about the Sago Mine disaster ... His play was selected for inclusion in the Resilience of the Spirit Human Rights Festival 2007 in San Diego. I get to serve as the musical bridge between scenes, and I'm really honored to be part of this production. It's inspired me to write a couple new songs already and I'm hatching a couple more in time for this production at the 6th and Penn Theater in downtown San Diego. We'll be doing four performances - August 9th-12th. The cast features many extremely talented Equity actors and accurately tells the story of how these 12 miners' deaths were preventable ... The play also tells of the courage of the miners' wives during the disaster and in its aftermath.

If you know anyone who lives near San Diego, tell them not to miss this fabulous production. Details are below with the tourdates.


Almost 80 of you have expressed interest in my 2008 "Music, Politics, Poetry and History Tours of Western Ireland." My partner in this enterprise, Tom Piggot, is at this moment taking another tour group around western Ireland with my friend and colleague Johnsmith, but promises to send me a detailed day-by-day description very soon.

If you think you'd like to try a nine day tour of Ireland with me and Tom in 2008, send me an email - - and I'll send you detailed information. I love being in Ireland and these tours will also make it easy for me to spend more time in Sweden with my husband in 2008.

The $1750 cost of the tour includes all accommodations (usually small hotels), breakfasts, ground transportation (in a comfy tourbus), three evening meals and admission to numerous points of interest, as well as stipends for our poets, historians and musicians.

The $1750 does not include your transportation to Ireland, the other evening meals, lunches, snacks, pints of Guinness (optional, but highly recommended!), tips, etc.

After my tour of Ireland in September of 2006, I can attest that this is a terrific bargain for what you'll get... and you folks on my mailing list are incredibly cool... I can't wait to introduce you to each other! We'll have a ball... and if there's something in particular that you want to do while you're there, we'll try to include it in the tour...

Come along!


There are some pictures that my husband, Julie, took at Monique and Dan's wedding at -- the wedding was beautiful and lots of fun. No one told me ahead of time that part of my responsibilities included dancing with a belly dancer!

I finally got the pictures from Aunt Claire's 88th birthday up on the blog...

Still no word on my cousin Erin Grefenstette's pending blessed event... but Peggy and John Duncan's triplets turned two on July 15th .. I hope to have pictures for the blog soon...


Wed October 10th - Oshkosh, Kaukauna, Ft Atkinson, WI????
Thursday October 11th - Madison, WI????
Wednesday, October 17th - Chicago? South Bend?


In my December 2006 Fellow Travelers' Advisory I asked you to consider contributing to the mayoral campaign of Jackie Brown in Jacksonville, Florida. Jackie was a brilliant community leader with a great sense of humor and a fabulous flair with the media.

I was stunned to learn that my friend Jackie Brown died on Sunday, July 15th ... She was only 43. When I had breakfast with her in March she didn't mention that she was battling breast cancer. You can read more about her too-short life by clicking on the link below.



Jan Boyd, Briget Shields, Shirley Shultz, Kate Feeney, Julie, Monique Murad, Mary & Habib Murad, Pat Bennett, Tod Faller, Tim Yeager, Ellen Wallace, Michael Goodman, Sharon Sjerven, Jim Gorman, Joey Hartman, Pat Hogan, the Rhizome Cafe folks, HEU, Brian QTN, Chris & Liana Kennedy, Longevity John, Ken Orchard and Sharon Hazelwood, Frank and Salomae Hill, Oceanna, Betsy Pernotto and Bob Marshall, Al and Dottie Dale, Janet Stecher, Celia Matson, Nina Triffleman, Pete Kardas, Peter Wilde, Adam East, Kris Deelane, Daisy, Connie & Kenny & Anna & Miles Cohen, Anne Weiss & Eric, Joe McCray, 3 name Lynn, Aurora & Roan, Joe Swaja, Paul Bigman, Greg & Laurie, Van, Luigi & Erica, Ric & Joan, Suzanne Beers, Darryl Cherney, BR, Leila, Bridget and Roy, Jeanine, Madalyn, Diane, Stuart, Garry, Harry & Holly, Janet and Ken, Linda Dievendorf, Janet & Jim & Nate & Kate, Curtiss & Nikki, Caryn Simmons, Shelley Kessler, Pam Tau Lee, Kay Magill, Rita Roxas, Maureen Barnoto, Amy Newell, Nora, Sleepy John, Arden, Jon and Reed and Dave Fromer, Phyllis and Daniel at La Pena ... did I miss anyone? probably, undoubtedly... it's a start...



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Saturday, August 4th, 2007 9:00 PM
Music for Hellraisers
Goldengate Cafe
18700 Woodward Ave between Six and Seven Mile
Detroit, MI 48203
Price: $10-20 sliding scale
come early for a yummy vegetarian dinner! (I'm going to need a ride to and from this event from the Hyatt in Dearborn... any takers?)

Sunday, August 5th, 2007 5:00 PM
House Concert
Maureen and Al's Place
Inkster Rd
Southfield, MI
email al at to get exact directions and reserve a seat

Monday, August 6th, 2007 8:00 PM
USW Health, Safety and Environment Conference
Hyatt Regency
Dearborn, MI

Thursday, August 9th- through Sunday August 12, 2007 8:00 PM
Resilience of the Spirit Human Rights Festival 2007 presents Jerry Starr's Play "Buried: The Story of the Sago Mine Disaster"
6th at Penn Theater
3704 Sixth Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 688-9210
Price: $15-18

Friday, August 17th, 2007 8:00 PM
The Wonderful Four Shillings Short with Anne Feeney
and special guest Barney McElhone of "The Bards"
Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church
416 W North Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Price: $15 suggested
I'm so excited to bring this fabulous duo to Pittsburgh! Don't miss this show. Advance tickets via email after July 23rd using secure Paypal, VISA/MC or AMEX or Disc - email

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007 8:00 PM
depart for Sweden

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007 8:00 PM
ingridnilsson(@) is the contact

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007 8:00 PM
Return From Sweden

Friday, September 28th and Saturday, September 29th, 2007
PA Labor History Society
Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday, September 30th, 2007 10:30 AM
Music for UU Service
Allegheny UUs
Pittsburgh, PA
KikiPMA(@) is my contact for this.

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007 8:00 PM
Music for Troublemakers with Anne Feeney
Maitri Center
4120 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Price: $10-20 suggested

Thursday, October 4th
Natasha's in Lexington, KY

Friday, October 5th, 2007 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert
Louisville, KY
Walter and Kay Tillow are organizing this show... more details soon

Saturday, October 6th, 2007 6:00 PM
The Annual Eugene V Debs Award Dinner
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN
This year's award goes to the wonderful Barbara Ehrenreich

Sunday, October 7th, 2007 2:00 PM
March on Blackwater with Kathy Kelly Blackwater North
Mt Carroll, IL

Sunday, October 7th, 2007 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert
Unitarian Church
DeKalb, IL
dan kenney is the contact... more details soon

Monday, October 8th, 2007 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney & The Ornery Duffers
Independent Media Center
Champaign, IL
more details soon

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007 7:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert
Hubbard Park Lodge
Milwaukee, WI
more details soon

Wednesday, October 10th
at your house in Wisconsin???

Thursday, October 11th
at your house in Wisconsin???

Friday, October 12th, 2007 8:00 PM
House Concert
Larry Olds' House
3322 15th Ave S (upstairs)
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Price: $10-20 suggested
email Larry at larryolds(@) to reserve a seat. We'll be passing the hat for School of the Americas Watch to help finance transportation for the MN delegation... bring your checkbook!

Saturday, October 13th, 2007 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert
The Art Center
Winona, MN
alex is the contact

Sunday, October 14th, 2007 2:00 PM
Folk Forum - Oak Center
Route 1, Box 52BB
Lake City, MN 55041
Price: $15 suggested

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 7:30 PM
House Concert
Iowa City, IA
Price: $10-20 sliding scale
jamie(@) is the contact

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
Your house in Chicago?? South Bend???

Thursday, October 18th, 2007 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert for Community Legal Aid
Mohican State Park (tentative)
Loudonville, OH

Friday, October 19th, 2007 8:00PM
Concert to Honor Julius Margolin
1199 Auditorium
New York, NY
suggested $10-20 - proceeds to benefit
Julium Margolin Youth in Labor Scholarship Fund
more details soon

Thursday, October 25th, 2007 6:00 PM
Clearfield Cameron
Erie, PA
Roseanne Barker
more later

Friday, October 26th, 2007 6:00 PM
AFSCME District 86 Conference
Split Rock Resort
Lake Harmony, PA
Liz Long, Education Director
AFSCME Council 13, AFL-CIO
4031 Executive Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17111
1 - 7170 561-7066 is the contact

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert
Charleston, WV
more details soon

Friday, November 9th, 2007 1:00 PM
Pacific Northwest Labor Arts Festival Retreat
Bonneville Hot Springs
Portland, OR
This festival is sponsored by the NW Oregon Labor Council and others. More details soon. Jim Cook of General Strike is co-ordinating it

Saturday, November 10th, 2007 12:00 PM
Pacific Northwest Labor Arts Festival
Portland State University
Portland, OR
more details soon

Sunday, November 11th, 2007 8:00 PM
Pacific Northwest Labor Arts Festival Retreat
Bonneville Hot Springs
more details soon

Friday, November 16th- Sunday, November 18th, 2007
SOAWatch Vigil
School of the Americas
Fort Benning, GA

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Claire's 88th Birthday

Julie sent these gorgeous flowers to Claire for her birthday! What a guy!

Here's Claire reading Maureen Metcalfe's card to my sister Kathleen

Here we are outside the nursing home heading out for dinner

Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday dear Claire!

Happy Birthday to you!