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One hundred thousand welcomes to you to my official blog of all things Irish from me, Diane Byrnes, host of the Echoes of Erin radio show on WEDO Radio 810AM.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Dateline Irish - May 21

Echoes of ErinThe Ireland Report with Davy Kettyles from Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh and an today's exclusive interview is with Brenna Briggs, Author of ‘Liffey Rivers Irish Dancer – Girl Detective Mystery’. The Dateline Irish Sponsor for May 2006 is BrandMill - Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations.

“THE YEAR OF REMEMBRANCE" - Raymond McCreesh & Patsy O’Hara, 25th Anniversary of their death on Hunger Strike.

Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh
presents a program about the Writers of Ireland, show a Video with scenes of their homes, at Synod Hall, Oakland at 2:30pm. Information Earl McCabe at 412.761.1844; or email Jack Webber or call him at 412.885.5540.

Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle
, 24th St. & Penn Ave. in The Strip; is now closed on Sundays through August. 412.642.6622.

The Pittsburgh Ceili Club
has changed Dance Classes to Tuesday Nights prior to the Ceili.

The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh is searching for Host Families for the Wider Horizons Programs; if you can help, please call the Institute at 412.394.3900. Sign up to receive The Common Ground, The Ireland Institutes’ Newsletter by contacting Bridget McNamee at bmcnamee@iiofpitt.org

Irish Centre of Pittsburgh, 6886 Forward Ave., Squirrel Hill – will offer Irish Language Classes taught by Peter Gilmore; contact Karen Adamson, Gaelic League at 724.947.9417.

Monday, May 22
The Pour House Singers at Paddy's Pour House at 7:30 p.m. 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412.279.0770. Bring your instrument, voice and yourself for a fun night.

Tuesday, May 23
Paddy's Pour House. It’s Irish Night with Dennis Murphy at the Bar and an Open Invitation for all AOH Members to come and socialize with AOH Sean MacBride Division 32; Guinness and Half & Half Specials from 7:00 p.m.

Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave. in The Strip, 412.622.4462 - Ceili & Set Dance Classes from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., a Ceili to follow, all are welcome.

Thursday, May 25
The Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre continues its’ season. Information 412.561.6000. The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, May 4–28; The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, June 8-24; Boston Marriage by David Marnet, July 6-29; Endgame by Samuel Beckett, Aug. 17-Sept. 11; The Shaughraun by Dion Boucicault, Dec. 6-23; Beckett Fest August 25 –Sept. 11; Ireland Trip 412.561.6000 ext. 204 Jen Fleisher

Mullanney's Harp & Fiddle features Tony Egan on Vocals & Guitar 8:30 p.m.

Friday, May 26
Pittsburgh Folk Festival at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center – Friday 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Paddy's Pour House features Mark Guiser, Vocals & Guitar, 9:00 p.m.

Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle features Corned Beef & Curry at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 27
7-Aside Gaelic Football Tournament at Founders Field, a mix of Men’s Seniors, Ladies and current team members, 10:00 a.m.

Paddy's Pour House features Tony Egan on Vocals & Guitar, 9:00 p.m.

Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle features Red Hand Paddy at 8:30 p.m.

Cueball performing at Mark's Field Club, Wexford, 7:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m. (outdoor Cabana - acoustic performance)

Monday, May 29 – MEMORIAL DAY
Paddy’s Pour House in Carnegie and Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle BOTH CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY

Tuesday, May 30
Tony Egan is performing at Kelly’s Riverside Saloon in Bridgewater, Beaver County, 8:30 p.m

A look ahead to June and July:

Saturday, June 24
AOH St. Patrick’s Division 4, North Hills will sponsor ‘Irish Day at Schitzen Park’ off Babcock Blvd. in Ross Twp. Entertainment with The West O'Clare and Michael Murphy and the Shannon River Band. All day activities, great outdoor setting and uncover in case of rain. Email Patrick O’Brien or call him at 412.939.0408.

Thursday, June 29 to Sunday, July 2. Irish Summerfest, Eastlake Ohio

Thursday, June 29
Andy Stewart Recognition Night at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 24th Street & Penn Ave., in The Strip. Beginning at 5pm – Happy Hour w/ Free Appetizers; Entertainment with Laughrey Connolly, Terry Griffith, Mike Gallagher, Tony Egan, Dave Hanner, and Guaranteed Irish. Donation $10. Raffle & Door Prize. Email Diane Byrnes or call her at 412.781.6368.

July 21 – 23
Cleveland’s Irish Cultural Festival at Berea Fairgrounds – 1.800.485.8013. Entertainment includes: Tommy Makem, Foster & Allen, Gaelic Storm, Seven Nations, Irish Sopranos, Cherish The Ladies, Eileen Ivers, Johnny McEvoy, Tommy Fleming, New Barleycorn, Dermot Henry, Cathie Ryan, Young Dubliners, Jimmy Carton, Quagmire, Brendan Shine, David Munnally Band, Two Time World Irish Dance Champion Garrett Coleman from Pittsburgh, plus much more.


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