Things are going to be slowing down in Blarney-land for the next month or so. Brother Dan is getting his hand operated on in early November, so he'll be in a cast for a while. We'll still be doing a few special gigs, like Piggy Pat's Irish Happy Hour Anniversary, a couple dates back at one of our favorite haunts, Coleman's Irish Pub, and the legendary not-to-be missed A Very Blarney Christmas. Dan will, of course, be at these, maybe playing, maybe just "singing", and if the hand doesn't cooperate, Mark and fiddle player Shawn will ably handle the six-string chores. In the meantime, we're about to get hard at work on a new CD, so the time off is a good thing.