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Live in the Clubs: Jaklitsch mixes music, philanthropy

Frank Jaklitsch, who is scheduled to perform at Caffe Lena on Saturday, will donate all proceeds of the concert to the Community Hospice Africa Partnership.
Frank Jaklitsch, who is scheduled to perform at Caffe Lena on Saturday, will donate all proceeds of the concert to the Community Hospice Africa Partnership.
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Without Eamonn McGirr’s help, Frank Jaklitsch would never have gotten his start in Albany. Today, Jaklitsch is one of the Capital Region’s elder statesmen on the Irish music scene, alongside such artists as Kevin McKrell and the members of Hair of the Dog. But when he first moved from New York City to Albany in 1988, he had a tough time even getting a bar gig in the area. “I’d go from being in a ...


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