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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, March 03, 2007

Dateline - March 4

Sunday’s, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
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Sunday, March 4
Echoes of Erin - The Ireland Report with
Patricia Sharkey, Editor, Donegal Newsletter. Guest in studio, Pennsylvania 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.

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.

Tuesday, March 6
Now through March 30, An Exhibition of New Works by nine artists from Northern Ireland at the Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Purnell Center for the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave. in Oakland. Tuesday’s through Sunday’s, Hours 11:30 am – 5:00 pm. Information 412.268.3618.

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, March 7
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, March 8
Michael Lamb’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Kick-Off Party
, Finnegan’s Wake, 20 E. General Robinson Street, North Shore, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Music with Guaranteed Irish. Michael Lamb is a Democratic Candidate for Pittsburgh City Controller-2007. Donation $25.00, payable to The Committee to elect Michael Lamb, PO Box 1835, Pittsburgh PA 15230.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Mark Guiser on Vocals & Guitar at 8:30 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.

Paddy’s Pour House enjoy Irish Deserts while listening to Sean McClorey performing at 9:00 pm.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Corned Beef & Curry at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, March 10
AOH Wheeling Division
will host a St. Patrick’s Day Party at 6:00 pm at Camelot’s, 1 Community Street, featuring Ballad Singer, Terry Griffith. You don’t have to be a member to attend.

Paddy’s Pour House features Dove’s Crossing at 9:00 pm.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features the debut performance of the 9-piece group Easter Rising at 9:00 pm. The group started up while attending the Roman Catholic seminary The Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. Although some members of Easter Rising no longer study for the priesthood, they all remain committed as a band to the purpose of Easter Rising the fostering of communio for whoever has ears to listen. The Easter Rising Band is comprised of Josh Mincher- Vocals; John Egan- Guitar; Will Egan- Vocals, Mandolin, Fiddle, and sometimes Piano; Al Wolf- Vocals; Eric Wolf- Bass guitar; Gordo- Vocals, Accordion; Jake Willig- Drums; Liam O’Mara- Vocals, Bodhran; Pete Hansen- Vocals, Bodhran; Their influences have been The Pogues, The Chieftains, The Clancy Brothers, The Dubliners, The Turfmen. Easter Rising has a traditional Irish music sound blended with rock-and-roll, bluegrass and soul music. It is something we have come to term “Folk n’Roll, Irish Soul.” From the most riotous rebel songs to the most rousing ballads Easter Rising produces a sound and experience that never disappoints. Come and participate in the communio.

Sunday, March 11 Daylight Savings Time Begins Today
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

Tuesday, March 13
Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412.279.0770. It’s Irish Night with Dennis Murphy at the Bar and music with Potter’s Reel at 7:00 pm; Guinness and Half & Half Specials from 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, March 14
Paddy’s Pour House has Open Auditions for the ‘Irish Idol’ from 7:00 pm to 10:00pm.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features the Celtic Rock Group, The McCabes in Concert, at 8:30 pm. Based in New York City leader of the band Sean McCabe, singer, songwriter, poet and musician is originally from Dublin and has assembled an eclectic lineup with Ryan Cavan on drums, Daniel Paccine on bass, Rick Snell on guitar, Matt Mancuso on fiddle, and himself on guitar and vocals. The McCabes are fast and furious! They’ll delight you and entice you and have you dancing in the aisles!

Thursday, March 15
Paddy’s Pour House features Matt Hughes from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Finnegan’s Wake with Red Hand Paddy at 8:30pm. What will happen to the Widow Finnegan? Your presence is requested so you can pay your respects.

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.

The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh presents an Evening with Hugo O’Neill (Hugo Mac Ui Neill Buidhe), Chief of the O’Neill Clan Worldwide & President of the Standing Council of Irish Clans at the Double Tree Hotel, Downtown Pittsburgh from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for a cocktail reception. All are welcome, Donations appreciated. Information 412.394.3900. Website: www.oneillsummerschool.com.

Paddy’s Pour House features Laughrey Connolly at 9:00 pm and the Guinness Girls from 10:30 pm to 12:30 am.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Celtic Rock with Red Hand Paddy at 9:00 pm.

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

Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh will hold their St. Patrick’s Day Banquet at the PAA, 5th Ave. in Oakland. Speaker Fr. Sean Kealy, CSSp “Ireland in America” at 12:00 Noon.

Paddy’s Pour House is open at 11:00 am, entertainment with Tony Egan.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle is open at 11:00 am, music begins INSIDE on Stage at 12:00 Noon with Mark Guiser, 6:00 pm with Michael Murphy & The Shannon River Band.; 8:00 pm with Red Hand Paddy . Outside under the Tent – 4:00 pm Hooley; 7:30 pm Guaranteed Irish.

Pittsburgh Ceili Club’s Post Parade Party at Noon at Epiphany Church Hall. 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.

St. Patrick Celebration at the North Hampton Fire Hall, 5149 Pioneer Road, Gibsonia (behind the Eat ‘n Park on Route 8). $15.00 per adult includes Dinner, Snacks, Dessert, Beverages and Entertainment with Cue Ball. Information 724.443.6781 or 724.444.7622.

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.

Philadelphia Ceili Group presents it’s annual St. Patrick’s Ceili, 8:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Commodore Barry Club, Carpenter Lane & Emlen Street, West Mount Airy, Philadelphia. Instructions in Ceili with John Shields and Cass Tinney, 7pm to 8pm. Music with Kevin McGillian, Jimmy McGillian and Judy Brennan. Tommy Moffit is special guest, receiving a special award for his dedication & preservation of Irish Traditional music and culture in Delaware Valley. Tickets $15, includes Tea & Scone. Information: Jim McGill 215.248.0502, Website:

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 Awards Banquet, 6:00 pm. Venue to be determined. Information: Mac McCafferty 412.951.7068, Email: macattack1916@yahoo.com

Wednesday, March 21
The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh presents ‘An Evening with poet Desmond Egan’ at the PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music (across from the AJ Palumbo Center), Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, at 7:00 pm. Admission Free, program includes reception. Information 412.394.3900.

Thursday, March 22
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Ballad Singer, Terry Griffith at 8:30 pm.

Friday, March 23
Paddy’s Pour House features Dove’s Crossing at 9:00 pm.

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

Saturday, March 24
Paddy’s Pour House features Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher at 9:00 pm.

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

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.

Wednesday, March 28 through Saturday, March 31
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Tom O’Carroll, Singer, Musician, Folklorist, originally from Dublin. Wednesday & Thursday at 8:30pm; Friday & Saturday at 9:00pm.

Friday, March 30
Paddy’s Pour House features Mark Guiser on Vocals & Guitar at 9:00 pm.

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.

West Virginia Feis at Mountaineer Park in WV. Volunteers are needed, contact Jim Graven at 724.834.0233.

The Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra presents Music of the British Isles, Upper St. Clair Theater, Upper St. Clair High School, 1820 McLaughlin Run Road. Information 412.279.4030 and
www.artsnet.org//pco. Special Guests Carnival of Souls.

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. Tickets $15.00.

Saturday, April 28
Little Sisters of the Poor will sponsor a Benefit with
The Andy Cooney Band, direct from New York, at Central Catholic High School in Oakland; 7:30 pm. Tickets: 412.307.1100 or Email: littlesisters@mindspring.com Advance tickets must be purchased by April 14. Proceeds benefit the elderly Residents at the Little Sisters of the Poor Home.

Friday, May 5
The Irish Centre of Pittsburgh will sponsor a Night of Races at The Centre. Admission $10 per Adult; $15 per Couple, includes refreshments, door prizes; there will be an ‘Irish’ Auction, 50 / 50 Raffle. Contact Lois Longo at 412.271.9229, Email: longolh@msn.com

Saturday, May 19
The Irish Centre of Pittsburgh – Gael Force Concert. Details TBA.

Sunday, July 8
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is sponsoring Irish Day at PNC Park for Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs. Game time 1:35pm. All inclusive package – Discounted Outfield Reserved Ticket (Section 139-145); Early entry to Riverwalk events (Gates open at 10:30am); Irish music and entertainment; Pirates Irish Day Cap; Voucher to be redeemed for Authentic Irish Cuisine. Call Patrick Rusiski at 412.325.4489. Price: $25.00 per package, plus S & H.

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


Mar 4 - Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Doyle
Mar 11- Tommy Sands, Performing tonight at Central Catholic

Apr 29 -Howard Elbert, Chairman Pittsburgh Celtics Gaelic Football Club

January, February & March -
Goodrich, Goodrich Attorney’s At Law, Pittsburgh PA 15222 412.281.1455
- AOH Division 1, South Hills
May -
Knights of Equity
June - AOH Division 4, North Hills
July -
Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh
August - Open
September -
AOH County Board
October - AOH Division 32, Carnegie
November -
December - Daughters of Erin


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