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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, June 11, 2006

Dateline Irish - June 11

WEDO 810 am
Sunday's, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Irish/Celtic Radio Programming
78 GRANT AVE. June 11, 2006

The Ireland Report Sponsor - June 2006 - Allpointe Mortgage, with Jim Carr

Dateline Irish for June 2006 is sponsored by BrandMill – Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations - marketing experts who will transform your business through fact-based processes and innovative marketing systems designed to achieve dramatic, measurable and profitable results. For more information email Stephen Wayhart or call him at 412.401.0555.

As we commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising and the 25th Anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strikes, listed on Dateline Irish are the anniversary dates of execution and death by hunger of these 26 men

Sunday, June 11

Pittsburgh Banshees vs Cleveland St. Pats @ Founders Field, 1:00 p.m.

Pittsburgh Celtics vs Cleveland St., 2:30 p.m. Email Rob Tierney. There will be a Post-Match Tailgate at the park following the games

CueBall performing at Border's, Pittsburgh Mills, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m, Arnold Family Band w/acoustic set from members of Cue Ball.

Echoes of Erin – The Ireland Report from Dublin with Ann Bray.

‘Raised on Songs & Stories’, a Concert with Deirdre Bonner (Dungloe, Co. Donegal) on vocals & guitar, accompanied by Morgan Campbell on guitar & banjo, at The Commodore Barry Club, Carpenter Land and Emlen St. West Mt. Airy, near Philadelphia. Sponsored by The Philadelphia Ceili Club. Admission $10. Information Jim at 215.248.0502, Email: philaceili@aol.com

The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh - The IIoP 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 Rob Tierney

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

Monday, June 12

Paddy’s Pour House and the "Pour House Singers" welcome all, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 13

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412.279.0770. 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 24th St. & Penn Ave. In The Strip - Ceili Dancing from 7:30 p.m., all are welcome. Pittsburgh Ceili Club will resume dance classes in the fall.

Thursday, June 15

Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre continues its season. Information 412.561.6000. 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 x204 Jen Fleisher.

Friday, June 16

Paddy's Pour House features Single Malt, 9:00 p.m.

Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle features Celtic Rock with Red Hand Paddy, 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 17

Paddy’s Pour House features Kick Off the Summer with Captain Morgan Parrott Bay from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m; Sean McClorey on Vocals & Guitar 10:00 p.m.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Celtic Rock with Red Hand Paddy, 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 18

Echoes of Erin, guest Host, Jim Caldwell with IAUC, AOH Div. 1, KOE. The Ireland Report with Davy Kettyles, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh.

Wednesday, June 21

Claddagh Irish Pub, 407 Cinema Drive, South Side Works, presents Tommy Sands with Moya & Fionan Sands performing, 412.381.4800.

Friday, June 23

Paddy’s Pour House features John McCann & Bob Banerjee, ($2 Cover), 9:00 p.m.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Mark Guiser on Vocals & Guitar, 9:00 p.m.

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 & The Shannon River Band. All day activities, great outdoor setting and uncover in case of rain. Information: Patrick O’Brien 412.939.0408.

Paddy’s Pour House features Tony Egan on Vocals & Guitar, 9:00 pm.
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Laughrey Connolly, 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 25

Echoes of Erin The Ireland Report with Mairtin O’Muilleoir, Managing Editor, Andersonstown News Group. Guest – Maggie Van Cleave, Director, Conway Mill Trust.

Pittsburgh Celtics vs Detroit Padraig Pearse @ Founders Field, 1:30 p.m. Email Rob Tierney.

Pittsburgh Banshees @ Detroit St. Anne

Wednesday, June 28

The Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform, ILIR, will sponsor a ‘Lobby Day’ in Washington, DC. The Senate has recently passed their version of an immigration bill, and now it will be entering the House of Representatives. The version already created by the House is much more conservative than the Senate’s bill and provides no path to legal status. Senator John McCain said the ILIR helped changed the minds of five senators, and that is because of the voices heard in Washington on March 8th. If anyone is interested in going to Washington, please let me know and I’ll forward the information. Email Diane Byrnes.

Thursday, June 29 through Sunday July 2

Irish Summerfest at Classic Park, Eastlake Ohio

Entertainment with The Fenians The Peelers The Elders Searson The McMorrows, Trish O’Brien, Cahal Dunne Ciaran Sheehan Swallows Tail Ceili Band from Co. Mayo, The Whole Shabang, Fiddlers 3 The New Barleycorn Callahan & O’Connor Mossy Moran Fergie & the Bog Dogs Jeff Ward Band East Side Pipe & Drums & Dance Troupes. Admission $9.00 at gate. Irish Mall, Irish Food & other refreshments. Free Parking. Information Patrick Coyne 440.942.0938. Only 2 hours from Pittsburgh.

Thursday, June 29

Andy Stewart Recognition Night at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 24th Street & Penn Ave., in The Strip. Beginning at 5:00 p.m. – Happy Hour w/ Free Appetizers; Entertainment with Laughrey Connolly, Terry Griffith, Mike Gallagher, Tony Egan, Guaranteed Irish, Dave Hanner, and. CD Release Party ‘It’s All In The Song – A Tribute to Andy M. Stewart’ recorded by these performers and available for sale. Donation $10 at Door. Raffle & Door Prize. Information Diane Byrnes 412.781.6368 or Email: diane.byrnes@verizon.net Print Flyer http://www.pittsburghirish.org/stewart.htm

Friday, June 30

Paddy’s Pour House features Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher, 9:00 p.m.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Irish Entertainment, 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 1

Paddy’s Pour House features Irish Music at 9:00 p.m.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Irish Music at 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 8

“The Year of Remembrance” - Joe McDonnell 25th Anniversary of his death on Hunger Strike.

Sunday, July 16

Pittsburgh Banshees vs Detroit St. Anne @ Founders Field, 1:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh Celtics vs Detroit Wolf Tone @ Founders Field, 3:00 p.m. Email Rob Tierney.

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, The 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 more. 2 Hour Drive from Pittsburgh.

Saturday, July 22

Pittsburgh Celtics vs Baltimore @ Founders Field, 3:00 p.m. Email Rob Tierney.

Sunday, July 30

Pittsburgh Banshees & Pittsburgh Celtics @ Cleveland @ Avon Lake OH.

Thursday, July 13

“The Year of Remembrance” – Martin Hurson, 25th Anniversary of his death on Hunger Strike.

Tuesday, August 1

“The Year of Remembrance” – Kevin Lynch, 25th Anniversary of his death on Hunger Strike.

Wednesday, August 2

“The Year of Remembrance” – Kieran Doherty, 25th Anniversary of his death on Hunger Strike.

Saturday, August 3

Pittsburgh Celtics & Pittsburgh Banshees presents ‘Race Night’ at the Ukrainian American Citizens Club, 304 Mansfield Blvd. Carnegie. Admission $10. Doors open 7:00 p.m. Information: Annie Flaherty 412.243.4034 or Rob Tierney 412.478.2799. Email Rob Tierney.

Tuesday, August 8

“The Year of Remembrance” –
Tom McIlwee, 25th Anniversary of his death on Hunger Strike.

Friday, August 11

AOH Sean MacBride Division 32 will hold their 12th Annual Greater Pittsburgh Irish Open Scramble at Fort Cherry Golf Club, McDonald PA. 7:15 a.m. Registration, 8:00 a.m. Shotgun. Package includes 18 holes of golf & cart, continental breakfast, snacks at 9th hole, hot buffet dinner, prizes on all par 3’s. Hole-in-One wins a 2007 Toyota Yaris sponsored by Rohrich Toyota. Email Stephen Wayhart.

Sunday, August 13

Pittsburgh Celtics Semi Final Playoff, details TBA.

“The Year of Remembrance Committee” will present the 25th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1981 Hunger. Details to Follow.

August 14 – 20th

The World Fleadh, and Irish & Celtic Music Festival in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry featuring Concerts, Céilís, Master Classes, Demonstrations, competitions, sessions and more. Performers - The Waterbus, La Bottine Souriante, Capercaillie, The Sharon Shannon Big Band, Carlos Nunez, Solas, Kilfenora Ceili Band, Tulla Ceili Band, Matt Cunningham Band, Lunasa, Kila, Begley & Murray plus many more. Email enquiries@theworldfleadh.com Phone in Ireland 011-353-68-28008.

Wednesday, August 16

“The Year of Remembrance” - Roger Casement, 90th Anniversary of his hanging at Pentonville Prison, London, for the 1916 Easter Rising.

Sunday, August 20

Gaelic Football Midwest Final, TBD.

Thursday, August 17 to SUNDAY, August 20

Milwaukee Irish Fest - http://www.irishfest.com/

Sunday, August 20

“The Year of Remembrance” – Mickey Devine, 25th Anniversary of his death on Hunger Strike; the last of the Hunger Strikers to die.

The Irish American Unity Conference (IAUC) will sponsor a Mass in honor of the Hunger Strikes at St. Mary’s at the Point, Stanwix Street, Downtown Pittsburgh, 10:00 a.m. Information Jim Caldwell 412.580.3759 or 412.653.1782.

Saturday, September 23

Pittsburgh Ceili Club annual Club Picnic at Rose Barn in North Park Information Maureen Strotmeyer 412.487.3031.

October 5 – October 8, 2006

Daughters of Erin and Knights of Equity 2006 Convention at the Dearborn Inn in Detroit. Information

Friday, October 6

“The Year of Remembrance” – Hunger Strike Program, details TBA. Information Jim Caldwell 412.580.3759 or 412.653.1782.

Sunday, October 22

Samhain, The Celtic New Year Celebration at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, (Mullaney’s Castle). Fundraiser for Echoes of Erin. Doors Open at 4:00 p.m. Details TBA.

January 22 – February 1, 2007

Irish Festival Cruises – 10 Day Panama Canal Cruise onboard Holland America’s VOLENDAM. Sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale and call on Half Moon Cay, Aruba, Curacao, the Panama Canal, Colon and Limon, Costa Rica. Tommy Makem, The Dermot Henry Band, The Black Brothers, Frances Black, Bogside Rogues, Paddy Reilly, Cherish the Ladies , Tom Sweeney, John McGillian and John Brennan, John Gleeson, World Champion Irish Dancers. Information: you must book passage with Irish Festival Cruises to take part in this Irish extravaganza. Call 1.800.441.HARP for details.


Check Performance Schedules, Etc.
Aran from Johnstown PA - http://www.people.iup.edu/rahkonen/Bands/Aran.htm
George Balderose - http://www.pittsburghpiper.com/
Carnival of Souls - http://http://www.carnivalofsouls.com/
Cue Ball Music - http://www.cueballmusic.com/index.asp
Cahal Dunne - http://www.cahaldunne.com/
Tony Egan - http://tonyegan.info/
Michael Gallagher - http://www.mike-gallagher.com/
Terry Griffith - http://www.pittsburghirish.org/griffith
Guaranteed Irish - http://www.guaranteedirish.info/
Hooley** - http://www.hooley.info/
Laughrey Connolly- http://www.laughreyconnolly.com/
John McCann - http://www.johnmccannlive.com/
Michael Murphy & TSRB http://www.michaelmurphy.us/
Red Hand Paddy - http://www.redhandpaddy.com/
Rolling Scones - http://www.rollingscones.com/
The Rank Strangers- http://www.therankstrangers.com/
Several local individuals and groups have music available for purchase on http://www.cdbaby.com/ **Hooley’s CD ‘Cuts From The Turf’ is now reissued and available at cdbaby.com.


June 4 Marilyn Holt, Carnegie Library, on Genealogy
June 18 Father’s Day, Guest Host, Jim Caldwell, IAUC, AOH Div 1, KOE
June 25 Maggie Van Cleave, Conway Mill Trust
July Moya Hinds, Conway Mill Trust in Belfast


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