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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, February 10, 2007

Dateline - February 11

Sunday’s, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Irish / Celtic Radio Programming
Email: diane.byrnes@verizon.net
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Sunday, February 11
Echoes of Erin - The Ireland Report with Ann Bray from Dublin. Interview with Terry Kirby & Bobby Lavery in California, talking about their visit to Pittsburgh on February 25th.

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.

Tuesday, February 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 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, February 14
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, February 15
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Tony Egan, originally from County Offaly on Vocals & Guitar at 8:30 pm.

Friday, February 16
Paddy’s Pour House features Dove’s Crossing at 9:00 pm, then The Great Guinness Toast at 11:00 pm.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features The Great Guinness Toast beginning at 7:00 pm. Entertainment with Seamus Kennedy beginning at 9:00 pm and interspersed between the Guinness Toast activities.

Sean-nós Milwaukee 2007 – Dedicated to the promotion of the Irish Language and the Sean-nós style of singing.

www.uwm.edu/dept/celtic/seannos.htm Further Information UW-Milwaukee's Center for Celtic Studies. Email: celtic@uwm.edu or call: 414.229.2608 / 6520.
· 7:30 pm Ceolchorim / Concert at the Peck School of the Arts Recital Hall on the UW-Milwaukee campus near Kenwood Boulevard and Downer Avenue.
· 10:00 pm Oíche Airneán/Late night reception and session at the Knickerbocker Hotel 1028 E. Juneau Avenue.

Saturday, February 17
Sean-nós Milwaukee 2007

· 9:00 am Tae agus Bricfeasta/Tea with light breakfast at the Hefter Conference Center 3271 N. Lake Drive.
· 10:00 am Ceardlanna/Morning singing workshop with Éilís Ní Shúilleabháin and dancing workshops with Ronan Regan and Maldon Meehan at the Hefter Conference Center 3271 N. Lake Drive.
· 12:00 pm Lón agus Ceolchorim/Lunch at the Pabst Theater 144 E. Wells Street followed by a short concert.
· 3:00 pm Ceardlanna/Afternoon singing workshop with Éilís Ní Shúilleabháin and dancing workshops with Ronan Regan and Maldon Meehan at the Hefter Conference Center 3271 N. Lake Drive.
· 5:00 pm Tae agus Bunsmaoineamh i láthair/Tea and keynote address by Sean Williams of Evergreen State College on Seosamh Ó hÉanaí/Joe Heaney at the Hefter Conference Center 3271 N. Lake Drive.
· 8:00 pm Dinnéar agus Seisiún/Dinner at the County Clare Pub's O'Connell Room 1234 N. Astor Street with session and dancing to follow!

Pittsburgh Ceili Club will sponsor a February Ceili at the Morningside VFW, 1820 Morningside Ave., music with the Pittsburgh Seisiun Musicians. Information Mary Anne McGill, 412.363.8686.

Paddy’s Pour House features Tony Egan on Vocals & Guitar at 9:00 pm.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Seamus Kennedy at 9:00 pm.

Sunday, February 18
Echoes of Erin - The Ireland Report from Enniskillen, County Fermanagh with Davy Kettyles. Interview with Matt & Shannon Heaton, Musicians & Singers, performing tonight, see below.

Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents Irish & Celtic Folklore and Mythology at Synod Hall, Craig St., Oakland at 2:30 pm. Free Admission, Information 412.761.1844.

Matt & Shannon Heaton from Boston, will perform at Murphy’s Tap Room, 1106 S. Braddock Ave., Regent Square, 7:00 pm, Tickets $5.00. A Session will follow performance. Sponsored by Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann.

Thursday, February 22
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle is the featured Venue for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fundraiser # 1, hosted by Patrick Connelly and Sean O’Connell. Raffle Baskets and Door Prizes. Terry Griffith and Guaranteed Irish will be performing beginning at 7:00 pm.

Friday, February 23
Paddy’s Pour House features The Rivermen at 9:00 pm.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Fieldstone, from north central Pennsylvania, performing Irish / Celtic music with 2-time defending state fiddle champion, 9:00 pm.

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.

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

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Fieldstone, from north central Pennsylvania, performing Irish / Celtic music with 2-time defending state fiddle champion, 9:00 pm.

Sunday, February 25
Echoes of Erin - The Ireland Report with
Mairtin O’Muilleoir, Managing Editor Andersonstown News Group. Guest in studio, Jack Goodrich of Goodrich & Goodrich, Attorney’s At Law

Irish American Unity Conference will present Terry Kirby & Bobby Lavery, “From Long Kesh to the Good Friday Agreement – Reflections by Two former Irish Republican POW’s” 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, 3:30 pm. Information: sarahm1916@stargate.net or 412.782.2715 or Jim Caldwell 412.580.3759. The kitchen will be open for your dining pleasure.

Monday, February 26
Wolfe Tones in Concert SOLD OUT!! Finnegan’s Wake, 20 General Robinson St., on The North Shore, 7:00 pm. Sponsored by LAOH Div. 11, Pittsburgh Celtics GFC, & Pittsburgh Banshees LFC. No Tickets Available at Door!!

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

Thursday, March 1
Animal Friends and Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle are teaming up to host the Annual O’Bark and McBrew event “Happy Hour with Heart”. Diane Byrnes, Host of Echoes of Erin will be a Guest Bartender. Come on out all you animal lovers and support my efforts behind the bar and help Animal Friends. 5:30pm.

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 on Concertina, Paul Meehan on Guitar, Caoimhín Vallely on Piano, & Brian Morrissey on Banjo, Bodhran, Whistles & Percussion. 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!

Wheeling Celtic Celebration, Wheeling WV – One Day Festival. Entertainment with MacDonald Pipe Band, Gallowglass, Mike Gallagher, Brigid’s Cross, Maidens IV, plus more. There are Children’s Activities and a Celtic Marketplace. Information: 1.800.828.3097. Wheeling Artisan Center, 1400 Main St., Wheeling WV.

Sunday, March 4
Echoes of Erin - The Ireland Report with

Patricia Sharkey, Editor, Donegal Newsletter. Guest in studio, Congressman Mike Doyle.

Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents a Book Review “The Greener Shore” by Morgan Llywelyn; review by Rosemary Prostko. Brunch at Duranti’s Restaurant, 1:30 pm.

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
AOH Allegheny County Board and AOH Division 9, Oakland Irish
, will sponsor their Communion Breakfast and Mass at the Sheraton at Station Square, Ballroom # 3 at10 am. Mass celebrated by Bishop Paul J. Bradley. Breakfast & Program to follow Mass. Tickets $20 through Bob Kennedy; 412.338.2711, Email:
kennedy.kcdlaw@verizon.net. Deadline February 28th.

Irish Night at Central Catholic H S’s McGonigle Theatre featuring The Brendan Foley Memorial Concert / Row On For Brendan at 6:00 pm. Performances by Hooley, Maggie & Sally Folan, Guaranteed Irish, Pittsburgh Irish Reelers, and Special Guest, Performing Artist

Tommy Sands, Singer, Songwriter from County Down, NI. Tickets $20 preferred seating; $15 regular seating, $5 per child – Arlene 412.621.9339 or Email: arlenej.miller@gmail.com also available at St. Brendan’s Crossing, The Irish Design Center, Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle & Acoustic Music Works in Squirrel Hill. Reception after show

Friday, March 16
Pittsburgh Ceili Club’s Kick-Off Ceili at Epiphany Church, 7:00 pm, downtown Pittsburgh. Music with Rolling Scones. 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. Rolling Scones performing. Information 412.487.3031


Knights of Equity & Daughters of Erin Post Parade Party at The Sports Rock Cafe, 11th and Smallman Streets, 12:00 Noon. $5.00 Cover. A Buffet will be available, $9.00. Music by Aran from Johnstown, PA.

The Irish Centre of Pittsburgh – St. Patrick’s Day Mass at 5:00 pm, then social with Tea & Baked Goods; festivities later in evening.

The Renaissance & Baroque Society is presenting a Concert of ancient Gaelic Music with Quadriga Consort - “Rolling in the Isles” at Synod Hall, 8:00 pm. Order tickets through website: www.rbsp.org or 412.361.2048. A Pre-Talk will take place from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Seven (7) musicians from Austria: voice, recorders, viols, harpsichord, percussion. Revel in the warm sounds and vibrant beats of Gaelic music. Seamlessly blending the traditions of monastery and tavern hall, Quadriga Consort takes listeners on a musical journey through the highlands and lowlands of Scotland. Jigs, Reels, and Strathspey’s blur the boundaries between folk and art music.

Sunday, March 18
Echoes of Erin - The Ireland Report from Enniskillen, County Fermanagh with Davy Kettyles

Knights of Equity & Daughters of Erin, St. Patrick’s Day Banquet, 6:00 pm. Venue to be determined. Information: Mac McCafferty 412.951.7068, Email: macattack1916@yahoo.com

Tuesday, March 27 – Sunday, April 1
PNC Broadway Across America- Pittsburgh presents RIVERDANCE at Heinz Hall, 7:30 pm. 412.392-4900. Tickets Online: ProArts. Presented by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Saturday, March 31
Tartan Day Festival
sponsored by
St. Andrew’s Society at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 384 Fox Chapel Road, Fox Chapel 11:00 am, Entertainment, Vendors, Celtic Cousins with St. David’s Society & Echoes of Erin, Re-enactors, Genealogy, Vendors, & Food.

Saturday, April 14
Daughters of Erin Spring Card Party at Mitchell’s Restaurant, 304 Ross St., Downtown.

Friday, April 27
AOH Division 1, Msgr. Charles Owen Rice, 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, April 28
Little Sisters of the Poor
will sponsor a Benefit for the Little Sisters with
The Andy Cooney Band, direct from New York, at Central Catholic High School in Oakland; 7:30 pm. Tickets: 412.307.1100.

Saturday, May 19
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.


Feb 11 - Terry Kirby & Bobby Lavery, Long Kesh to Good Friday Agreement
Feb 18 - Matt & Shannon Heaton, Performing in Pittsburgh tonight
Feb 25 - Jack Goodrich, Goodrich & Goodrich, Attorney’s At Law

Mar 4 - Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Doyle


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
December - Daughters of Erin


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