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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.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Dateline - January 14

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Sunday, January 14
Echoes of Erin - The Ireland Report from Dublin with Ann Bray. Guests in Studio, Denny Donnelly & Kevin Donohue, AOH County Board.

The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh - is searching for Host Families for their programs throughout the year. If you can help please call Brenda Mackin or Teresa Stayduhar at 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/

The Irish Centre of Pittsburgh will utilize a Paper Recycling Program to help raise funds for the Centre. Save your catalogs, magazines, newspapers, junk mail, office paper, fax paper, notebooks and folders and deposit them in the bins at the Irish Centre, 6886 Forward Ave., in Squirrel Hill.

Miss Smiling Irish Eyes – Eligible applicants, (ages 17 to 22; single woman; Irish by birth or descent; active promoter of Irish ancestry) send a Resume, 5”x7” photo to Miss Smiling Irish Eyes, PO Box 1917, Pittsburgh PA 15230, by February 28.

St. Brigid’s Court – Nominee Applicants send biography, explain illness and describe challenges and adversity experienced, plus photo to Saint Brigid Court Committee, PO Box 99516, Pittsburgh PA 15233, by March 2.

January or sometime in the First Quarter - “The Year of Remembrance Committee” – will sponsor another program on the Hunger Strikes of 1981 Program details TBA. Information Jim Caldwell 412.580.3759 or 412.653.1782. Email:
diane.byrnes@verizon.net OR sarahm1916@stargate.net

Tuesday, January 16
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, 412.642.6622 - Ceili Dancing from 7:30 pm, all are welcome. Pittsburgh Ceili Club offers Dance Classes at 6:30pm, $3.00.

Wednesday, January 17
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave. In The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Karaoke Night with Frank Cindrich, 8 pm, he’ll make you a STAR!

Thursday, January 18
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Tony Egan on vocals & guitar at 8:30 pm

Friday, January 19
Paddy’s Pour House features Sean McClorey on vocals & guitar at 9 pm.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Corned Beef & Curry at 9 pm.

Saturday, January 20
A Taste of Ireland’ Concert & Social at
The Irish Centre of Pittsburgh, 6886 Forward Ave., Squirrel Hill, with NA GAELS, an Irish band performing Irish Traditional Music. Tickets $12.00 Members, $15.00 Non Members includes refreshments. Information Big Mac at 412.951.7068 Email: macattack1916@yahoo.com Guinness is featured ‘Taste’.

Paddy’s Pour House features Dove’s Crossing at 9 pm.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Celtic Rock with Red Hand Paddy at 9 pm.

Sunday, January 21
Echoes of Erin - The Ireland Report from Enniskillen, County Fermanagh with Davy Kettyles.

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.

Thursday, January 25
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Brad Yoder, a local musician that has won the best local acoustic performer for three years running. Brad does not play Irish music but we thought that this would be a very nice change of pace at 9 pm.

Friday, January 26
Paddy’s Pour House features The Rivermen at 9 pm.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Tom Callahan, Ballad Singer from New York area, at 9 pm.

Saturday, January 27, 2007
Irish Seisiun / Night of Irish Music at St. Joseph’s Social Hall, at corner of East State Street & Case Avenue in Sharon, PA; 7:00 pm. Food & beverages available for purchase. Information: Ted Miller 724.528.3137 or 724.866.2203.

Allegheny County Board Ancient Order of Hibernians will sponsor a Cash Bash at West View Firemen’s Banquet Hall. Doors open at 6:00 pm. For Tickets call Dan Devinney 412.687.2459.

Paddy’s Pour House features Tony Egan on vocals & guitar at 9 pm.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Irish Music at 9 pm.

Sunday, January 28
Echoes of Erin - The Ireland Report with
Mairtin O’Muilleoir, Managing Editor Andersonstown News Group.
Friday, February 2
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Rose & Thistle, from Warren, Ohio. High energy, upbeat Irish group, 9 pm.

Sunday, February 4
Echoes of Erin - The Ireland Report with Patricia Sharkey, Editor, Donegal Newsletter

Tuesday, February 6
Continuing The Dream’ – Event honoring Late Mayor Bob O’Connor, sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, at Heinz Hall at 7:30 pm. High-profile Western Pennsylvania arts organizations will combine their singing, dancing and theatrical talents, including
The Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance. Tickets on Sale Monday, January 15th - 412.392.4600; online at www.pittsburghsymphony.org or at Heinz Hall Box Office

Saturday, February 10
The East Side Irish American Club presents The Elders in Concert at the Club. The Elders, based out of Kansas City, perform their own brand of Irish / Celtic music. Details TBA.

Saturday, February 24
Saint Teresa of Avila, 1000 Avila Court, Pgh PA 15237, is sponsoring ‘Irish Fest 2007’ featuring an Irish Mass at 6pm, Irish Dinner and Irish Entertainment with
Guaranteed Irish & the Burke School of Irish Dance. Information 412.367.9001. Tickets $25, Raffles & Door Prizes.

Sunday, February 25
Irish American Unity Conference will present Terry Kirby & Bobby Lavery as they speak about their experiences as prisoners in Long Kesh; their transition into politics; and the Peace Process. Event takes place at
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 3:00 pm. Information: sarahm1916@stargate.net

Monday, February 26
Wolfe Tones in Concert at Finnegan’s Wake, 20 General Robinson St., on The North Shore, 7:00 pm. Tickets-$25. 412.478.2799, 724.413.9013, 412.366.6896. Sponsored by LAOH Div. 11, Pittsburgh Celtics GFC, & Pittsburgh Banshees LFC.

Wednesday, February 28
Miss Smiling Irish Eyes
– deadline for receipt of Applications. Send to Miss Smiling Irish Eyes, PO Box 1917, Pittsburgh PA 15230.

Friday, March 2
St. Brigid’s Court – deadline for receipt of Applications. Send to Saint Brigid Court Committee, PO Box 99516, Pittsburgh PA 15233.

Saturday, March 3
Calliope, Pittsburgh Folk Music Society presents Buílle with Niall Vallely, Paul Meehan, Caoimhín Vallely, & Brian Morrissey. in Concert, 8:00 pm, Carnegie Lecture Hall. 412.361.1915. Email: Calliope@calliopehouse.org Tickets at ProArts 412.394.3353. Irish Traditional Music at its BEST!

Friday, March 9
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Button Party
at Mitchell’s Restaurant, 304 Ross Street, Downtown Pittsburgh. 5:00 pm, $25.00.

Sunday, March 11
Irish Night at Central Catholic H S’s McGonigle Theatre featuring The Brendan Foley Memorial Concert / Row On For Brendan at 6:00 pm. Special Guest, Performing Artist
Tommy Sands, Singer, Songwriter from County Down, NI.

Friday, March 16
Pittsburgh Ceili Club’s Kick-Off Ceili at Epiphany Church, 7:00 pm, downtown Pittsburgh. Music with Pittsburgh Seisiun Musicians. Tickets $30, Dinner, Dancing, Auctions & Raffles. Contact Maureen Strotmeyer, 412.487.3031.

Saturday, March 17
St. Patrick’s Day Parade beginning at 10 am at Mellon Arena.

Pittsburgh Ceili Club’s Post Parade Party at Noon. Tickets $15, Children under 12, half price. Information 412.487.3031

The Irish Centre of Pittsburgh – St. Patrick’s Day Mass at 4:00 pm, then social of Tea & Baked Goods; festivities later in evening.

Tuesday, March 27 – Sunday, April 1
Going on SALE JANUARY 29 – PNC Broadway Across America- Pittsburgh presents RIVERDANCE at Heinz Hall, 7:30 pm. 412.456.1390.
Tickets Online: ProArts

Friday, April 27
AOH Division 1
, South Hills will sponsor their Annual Night of Irish Music, 7:00 pm with
Mike Gallagher, Step Dancers and Michael Murphy & The Shannon River Band at Castle Shannon Fire Hall. Information: Rich O’Malley 412.401.3945.

Saturday, May 17
The Irish Centre of PittsburghGael Force Concert. Details TBA.

Sunday, July 8
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is sponsoring Irish Day at PNC Park for a Pirates game. Details TBA.

September 7,8, & 9
Pittsburgh Irish FestivalHAS CHANGED SITES. The new Venue is adjacent to Sandcastle; between the waterpark and Costco, near the Waterfront.


Jan 14 - Denny Donnelly & Kevin Donohue, Allegheny Co. Board, AOH, Cash Bash

Feb 18 - Jack Goodrich, Goodrich & Goodrich, Attorney’s At Law


January, February & March - Goodrich, Goodrich Attorney’s At Law, Pittsburgh PA 15222 412.281.1455
April AOH Division 1, SH
May Knights of Equity
June AOH Division 4, NH
July Open
August Open
September AOH County Board
October AOH Division 32
November IAUC
December Open


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