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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.

Monday, July 24, 2006

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July 23, 2006

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The Ireland Report Sponsor - July 2006
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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 23

Echoes of Erin – will be Presented by Jim Caldwell, TYORC, IAUC, AOH, KOE. The Ireland Report read by Jim Caldwell, County Allegheny.

The Kane Sisters from Connemara, County Galway, Ireland, will perform in Concert at the Rex Theatre on the Southside, 7:30 p.m. Click here for more information.

Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre continues it's season. Information: 412.561.6000; 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 Aug. 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.

Tuesday, July 25

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.

Friday, July 28

Paddy’s Pour House features a new Traditional Group Single Malt at 9:00 p.m.

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

Saturday, July 29

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

Sunday, July 30

Echoes of Erin – The Ireland Report with Mairtin O’Muilleoir, Managing Editor, Daily Ireland, Andersonstown News in Belfast and an Interview with Paula McDonald, with Gaelscoil an Lonnáin, Irish-medium, Pre-school and Primary Education, in Belfast.
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.

Tuesday, August 8

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

Saturday, August 5

Laughrey Connolly and The Rivermen share the bill at Bobby Magees Irish Pub, Mosside Blvd / Routes 48 & 130 in Monroeville 412.372.4337.

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. 7:15 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 3s. 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 p.m., 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 p.m., 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 – 20

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. Information: Email or 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

Saturday, August 19

IONA, Pan-Celtic music will perform at Grace Episcopal Church, Sycamore & Bertha Sts. In Mt. Washington at 7:30 p.m. Information: 412.521.2460.

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, 10 a.m. Information: Jim Caldwell 412.580.3759 or 412.653.1782.

Saturday, August 26

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. Free Admission if you purchased a horse.

Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 11

Pittsburgh Irish Festival at Chevrolet Amphitheatre at Station Square. Gates open Friday 4:00 p.m. Free admission until 6:00 p.m. 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 a.m. Information 412.422.1113.

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.

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.


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