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Jim McCann: Barneyisms!

Barney McKenna & Jim McCannAs an world exclusive, we deliver a first glimpse at the long and eagerly awaited book about Barney McKenna's witty, funny, wise-cracking quotes - in other words, the definitive collection of Barney McKenna’s amazing sayings. Before anything else, we like to thank Jim McCann, who, as most of you know, is working on the book, and who has shared a few bits with us. Consequently we share these with you! The current status of the book is 'still in production'; besides writing, there is a lot more administrative and business stuff to be taken care of, so we can not give you a publication date yet.
We start with a short anecdote taking place at the famous O’Donoghue's:

This same lady friend used to often accompany Barney to O’Donoghue’s pub, and often didn’t see him again for the rest of the evening while Barney was at the centre of a crowd of musicians in the “back room”, enjoying one of the wonderful sessions for which that pub became famous.
Naturally, whenever any of the Dubliners was present, the pub was so full that moving around became almost impossible. One night, Barney shouldered his way through the crush and, to the lady’s astonishment, triumphantly placed a creamy pint of Guinness in front of her. Her astonishment was understandable, as Barney was not known for such solicitude towards his guests, or indeed for any compulsion to buy a drink at all. "Oh, thank you, Barney," she said with a degree of bemusement, "That’s very sweet of you". "No problem", said Barney gallantly. "It was for Joe Leary, but he’s drinkin’ Beamish."

Come back soon to read another sneak preview generously submitted by Jim McCann.
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