A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

A Prairie Home Companion once again took a short trip to Europe this year. On March 3,
Garrison and the band performed in Berlin, Germany at the New Berlin Cabaret Theater.
And on March 10, GK appeared on stage in Dublin, Ireland at Vicar Street.
Garrison's European Travelogue

March 10 & 11: It was a good trip. I left the U.S. knowing that Dad was in bad shape and he died Thursday but I know where he was and how he died and who he was with and what was on his mind and it was all for the best. And my wife and little girl had to cancel coming over, but that was for the best too ---- to have a sick child in a strange city is a horror. And someday we'll come back to Germany and Ireland and do more shows. A person has all sorts of regrets in life but you never regret the adventures, the foreign cities, the ambitious trips. More from GK

The Dublin Show

Listen and view photos from March 10 show at Vicar Street in Dubin, Ireland.

The Berlin Show

Listen and view photos from the March 3 show in Berlin, Germany at the Neues Berliner Kabarett Theater.

Photos from the Tour

A sunny day in Dublin, the River Liffey, Trinity College and St. Stephen's Green.

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Travel Tips for GK and Crew

Do you know something about Berlin or Dublin and want to share your travel expertise with Garrison and the crew?

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Guest Interviews

Frank Harte:
Storyteller in Song

Gayle Tufts:
An American Entertainer in Berlin

Guest Biographical Information

Berlin Comedian Harmonists
Gayle Tufts
Max Raabe

Frank Harte
Deirdre Monaghan
Maighrëad and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill

Prairie Home Mind Tickler
Congratulations to the winners who are all now (or will soon be) proud owners of an A Prairie Home Companion baseball cap!!

Dublin Show Winners
Kristin Johnson - New York, NY
Sean Davidson - La Junta, CO
Burt Issak - Santa Rosa, NM
Monique Updeita - Chicago, IL
Catherine R. Smith-DuGay - Tampa, FL

Berlin Show Winners
Roberta Lathram - Fairfield, OH
Juergen Wuest - Kaiserslautern, Germany
Emily Chen - DeKalb, IL
Kathryn Thomas - Hopewell, VA
Pete Paeth - Missoula, MT

Pat Donohue:
About Berlin

Guitarist Pat Donohue recalls his time in the German capital and the night on stage with the GAS Band and Wynton Marsalis.

European Map Scramble

Unscramble a map of Europe...not for the faint of heart.

Information on our Host Cities





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