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IN THIS ISSUE
Pics from Christmas in Zimbabwe
West Coast Tour Jan 10-20
NYC-FL Tour Jan 24-Feb ??
Ireland Tour Dates Set!! Reserve Now!
I hope you got through the holidays with lot of happy memories. My son Dan and his fabulous family sent me a ticket to spend Christmas with them in Harare, Zimbabwe. I had a glorious visit with Dan and his wonderful wife Monique. And I am very gratified to report that my two grandsons, Sebastian (3) and Nicholas (6 mos) are still cute... perhaps even cuter.
|Cheers and Happy New Year from Zimbabwe!|
|Mama Monique with baby Nicholas - perhaps the most mellow baby ever!|
|Sebastian - not mellow yet!|
|GoGo loves Sebastian (check out warthog in background) ... taken in Matopo|
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|The Mother Jones Monument in Cork|
|festival board member Gerd O'Mahony|
|our genial host at Maldron's|
On August 1 we'll head to Dingle, one of the music capitals of Ireland, and spend three days taking in breathtaking scenery by day and fabulous Irish music by night. We're staying at the Hotel Ostan Ceann Sibeal in Dingle. http://www.dingleway.com/accommodation/ballyferriter-hotel-hotel-ostan-ceann-sibeal.php We'll be providing a fine dinner one of our nights in Dingle, and fabulous music every night!
August 4th we'll take a scenic cross-country drive and return to Dublin. I'm still working on the whole Dublin itinerary, but it will unquestionably be the emotional high of the tour. We will discover so much about the history, spirit and culture of the Irish people - AND tour the Guinness brewery. Our last night, we treat you to dinner.
Let me know if you want to be one of the lucky 22 to make this tour with me in 2014 and I'll connect you to the wonderful folks at Innishfree Tours. This tour is a fabulous value... and you'll love the company of the wonderful folks who tour with me. send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sincere condolences to my dear friend Maryellen Deckard, whose mother passed. And I was saddened to learn of the death of Alma Speed Fox's beloved husband.
My whole family was rocked by the sudden death of my dear cousin Mick Madera.
On the joyous side, my cousin Caroline Metcalfe Hohal doubled the size of her family celebrating the arrival of twin sons Levi John (7 lb 13 oz) and Jude Patrick (8 lb 8 oz) on Jan 2nd. The boys have two older sisters, Meredith and Megan. Congratulations!
David Rovics, one of the foremost political songwriters I know - and certainly one of the most prolific - as a new cd out that is terrific. Check out http://davidrovics.com. David is a regular tourmate of mine, both here and in Sweden and Copenhagen. Jeremy Scahill got it right when he called Dave a "musical journalist."
And my daughter, Amy Berlin, just put together a 6 song EP that should be released fairly soon. She promises to post to https://www.facebook.com/amysueberlinmusic the minute her EP is available. I'm very much looking forward to hearing her debut recording!
Well, that's all for now. I love it when you write back.
California, here I come!