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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 - June 25

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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, June 25

Echoes of Erin – The Ireland Report read by Diane Byrnes; Guest is Maggie Van Cleave, Director, Conway Mill Trust

Pittsburgh Celtics
host Detroit Padraig Pearse @ Founders Field, 2:30 pm. rtierney@hotmail.com. Website: http://www.pittsburghcelticsgfc.com

Pittsburgh Banshees
travel to Detroit to play St. Anne.

Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre continues its’ season. Information 412.561.6000. 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/

Philadelphia Ceili Group will present a concert of Traditional Irish Music and Song featuring Deirdre Bonner on guitar and vocals; accompanied by Morgan Campbell on banjo and vocals at The Commodore Barry Club (Irish Center), Carpenter Lane and Emlen St. in West Mt. Airy. Information Jim McGill at philaceili@aol.com or call 215.248.0502.

Tuesday, June 27

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.

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@verizon.net

Thursday, June 29 through Sunday July 2

Irish Summerfest at Classic Park, Eastlake Ohio - http://www.irishsummerfest.org/ 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 pm – 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; Special Guest will be Andy M. Stewart himself, direct from Scotland.
Friday, June 30
Paddy’s Pour House features Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher, 9:00 pm.
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Irish Entertainment, 9:00 pm.

Saturday, July 1

Paddy’s Pour House – ‘Get Twisted at the Pour House’ T Girls’ 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm; music with Tony Egan at 9:00 pm.
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Irish Music at 9:00 pm.

Tuesday, July 4
Paddy’s Pour House is closed for holiday.
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle is closed for holiday.

Wednesday, July 5
Irish Day at Kennywood Park sponsored by Irish Centre of Pittsburgh All Day Tickets only $12.95. Irish Entertainment. Information Mac McCaffrey 412.951.7068 or Rich Henry 724.864.2228.

Friday, July 7
Paddy’s Pour House – features the music of Tony Egan at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, July 8
“The Year of Remembrance” - Joe McDonnell – 25th Anniversary of his death on Hunger Strike.
Paddy’s Pour House – features Ballad Singer Mike Gallagher at 9:00 pm.

Wednesday, July 12

Irish Centre of Pittsburgh 6886 Forward Ave. in Squirrel Hill is offering Irish Language Class for intermediate and beginner learners from July 12 to August 16, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Six weeks for $60. Information Peter Gilmore, teacher, at 412.422.3931.

Friday, July 14
Paddy’s Pour House – features Ballad Singer Mike Gallagher at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, July 15
Paddy’s Pour House – features Songs & Stories with Sean McClorey at 9:00 pm.

Sunday, July 16
Pittsburgh Banshees vs Detroit St. Anne @ Founders Field, 130pm.
Pittsburgh Celtics vs Detroit Wolf Tone @ Founders Field, 300pm. rtierney@hotmail.com

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.

Saturday, July 22

Pittsburgh Celtics vs Baltimore @ Founders Field, 3:00 pm rtierney@hotmail.com
Paddy’s Pour House – features the music of Laughrey Connolly at 9:00 pm.

Friday, July 28
Paddy’s Pour House – features a new Traditional Group Single Malt at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, July 29
Paddy’s Pour House – features Ballad Singer Mike Gallagher at 9:00 pm.

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 7pm. 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.

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: Stephen.Wayhart@brandmill.com

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. Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strikes. A program will follow at a venue to be determined.

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.

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, 10am. 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 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.

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.


January 8 Dan Devinney & Denny Donnelly, AOH County Board
January 15 Bridget McNamee, Director of Development, Ireland Inst of Pgh
January 22 Interview with Congressman Tim Murphy, R., Pennsylvania
January 29 Interview with AOH National Archivist, Michael Cummings

March 19 CXL Guest Jack Goodrich, Goodrich & Goodrich, Attorneys At Law
March 26 Interview with Holly Thuma, Director, Dancing At Lughnasa

April 16 Easter Rising Program – Theme throughout the month will be the 90th Anniversary of the 1916 Rising and into May

May Theme for the month 25th Anniversary of 1981 Hunger Strikes
May 21 Interview: Brenna Briggs, Author, http://www.liffeyrivers.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


January Goodrich, Goodrich
February Goodrich, Goodrich
March Goodrich, Goodrich
April AOH Division 1, SH
May AOH Division 4, NH
June Jim Carr, Allpointe
July Jim Carr, Allpointe
August Knights of Equity
September AOH County Board
October AOH Division 32,
November IAUC
December Open


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