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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.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Dateline Irish - July 16

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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.

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Sunday, July 16
Echoes of Erin – Interview with Moya Hinds, Director of Conway Mill in Belfast. The Ireland Report with Davy Kettyles, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh.
Junior Celtics vs Detroit Junior Wolf Tones at 11:00am.
Pittsburgh Banshees vs Detroit St. Anne @ Founders Field, 1:30pm.
Pittsburgh Celtics vs Detroit Wolf Tone @ Founders Field, 3:00pm. rtierney@hotmail.com
Black 47 are performing at Hartwood Acres Amphitheatre. Free Concert, 7:00 pm.
An Irish Session takes place at Murphy’s Tap Room, Braddock Ave. in Regent Square from 8:00pm to 10:00pm.
Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre continues its’ season. Information 412.561.6000. Website: http://www.picttheatre.org/current.html; Marriage by David Marnet, July 6-29; Endgame by Samuel Beckett, Aug 17-Sep 11; The Shaughraun by Dion Boucicault, Dec 6-23; Beckett Fest August 25 –Sept. 11; Ireland Trip 412.561.6000 x204 Jen Fleisher
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 at rtierney@iiofpitt.org http://www.iiofpitt.org/
Tuesday, July 18
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 pm.
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave. In The Strip - Ceili Dancing from 7:30 pm, all are welcome.

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.

Friday, July 21
Paddy’s Pour House – features Mark Guiser on Vocals & Guitar at 9:00 pm.
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Celtic Rock with Red Hand Paddy at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, July 22
Bodhran Workshop with Master bodhran player and drum maker Albert Alfonso at The Celtic Connection 409 Lincoln Ave. in Bellevue. Beginner 10:00 am – 11:30 am; Intermediate 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm. Register online at http://www.hooley.info/drumworkshop.html or contact Les Getchell at les@hooley.info
Pittsburgh Celtics vs Baltimore @ Founders Field, 3:00 pm rtierney@hotmail.com
Steel Thistle Pipes and Drums, a juvenile bagpipe band from Pittsburgh under the direction of Patrick Regan, will conduct a benefit concert at Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Concert Hall in the College of Fine Arts building at 7:30 pm. Admission $10 Adults, $5 Children 12 and under.
Paddy’s Pour House – features the music of Laughrey Connolly at 9:00 pm.
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Celtic Rock with Red Hand Paddy at 9:00 pm.
George Balderose will play smallpipes and great pipes with Evan Kennepp at The Elephant Castle, 12599 Perry Highway, Wexford from 10:00 pm to 11:15 pm.

Sunday, July 23
Echoes of Erin – will be Presented by Jim Caldwell, TYORC, IAUC, AOH, KOE. The Ireland Report with Mairtin O’Muilleoir, Managing Editor, Daily Ireland, Andersonstown News in Belfast.
The Kane Sisters from Connemara, County Galway, Ireland, will perform in Concert at the Rex Theatre on the Southside, 7:30 PM For more information http://www.hooley.info/calendar.html

Friday, July 28
Paddy’s Pour House – features a new Traditional Group Single Malt at 9:00 pm.
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Irish Music at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, July 29
Paddy’s Pour House – features Ballad Singer Mike Gallagher at 9:00 pm.
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Irish Music at 9:00 pm.
George Balderose will play smallpipes and great pipes with Evan Kennepp at The Elephant Castle, 12599 Perry Highway, Wexford from 10:00 pm to 11:15 pm.

Sunday, July 30
Pittsburgh Banshees & Pittsburgh Celtics @ Cleveland @ Avon Lake OH.

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 5
Pittsburgh Celtics & Pittsburgh Banshees presents ‘Race Night’ at the Ukrainian American Citizens Club, 304 Mansfield Blvd. Carnegie. Admission $10. Doors open 7:00 pm Information: Annie Flaherty 412-243-4034 or Rob Tierney 412.478.2799.

Tuesday, August 8
“The Year of Remembrance” – Tom McIlwee, 25th Anniversary of his death on Hunger Strike.

Wednesday, August 9
Millish - What do you get when you mix an Irish flautist, a Middle-Eastern-inspired percussionist, and bluegrass-inspired guitar and a fiddle? A nontraditional Irish musical foursome named Millish. The Group will perform at the Shadow Lounge as well as the Pittsburgh Irish Festival in September.

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. 7:15am Registration, 8:00am 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. Information: Bill Delaney 412.531.2764

Sunday, August 13
Pittsburgh Celtics Semi Final Playoff, details TBA.
“The Year of Remembrance Committee” will sponsor a Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, 17th Street & Liberty Ave. at 3:00 pm, The 25th Anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strikes Commemoration. We will walk in procession through Spring Way (alley way parallel to Liberty Ave. and Penn Ave.) led by John Walsh, piping us to The Fire House Lounge 2216 Penn Ave. in The Strip. (One block down from Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle). Beginning at 5:00 pm, a program of Readings, Poetry and Music with Sean McClorey will follow. Second Program in our series commemorating the Hunger Strikers of 1981 and the Easter Rising of 1916. Event on second level, no elevator. Free Admission.

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. http://www.theworldfleadh.com/ 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.

Thursday, August 17 to SUNDAY, August 20
Milwaukee Irish Fest - http://www.irishfest.com/

Sunday, August 20
Gaelic Football Midwest Final, TBD.
“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, 10am. Information Jim Caldwell 412.580.3759 or 412.653.1782.

Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 11
Pittsburgh Irish Festival at Chevrolet Amphitheatre at Station Square. Gates open Friday 4:00 pm. Free admission until 6:00 pm. Performing – Tommy Makem, Gaelic Storm – NEW this year – The Elders, Homeland, Millish, Pipeline, Makem and Spain Brothers, Cahal Dunne, Dennis Doyle, local groups, Pittsburgh Emerald Society Pipe Band, Story Teller Alan Irvine, local Irish Dance Schools and two time World Irish Dance Champion, Garrett Coleman. Gaelic Mass Sunday at 10:00 am. Information 412.422.1113 or http://www.pghirishfest.org/

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 http://www.knightsofequity.com/daughters.html

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 pm. 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.


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