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Monday, April 23, 2007

Dateline - April 22

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78 GRANT AVE. April 22, 2007

AOH, Monsignor Charles Owen Rice
Division 1, South Hills

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During April and succeeding months, the posting to the Blog for Dateline Irish will be a bit different. The first Sunday of each month Dateline will be posted in full. The succeeding weeks within the month will have ONLY new listings, PLUS events of the current week. You can read further down the Blog to see other events for April and beyond.

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Sunday, April 22
Echoes of Erin, The Ireland Report with Mairtin O’Muilleoir,
www.apublishersblog.blogspot.com Andersonstown News www.irelandclick.com, rebrand as the Belfast Media Group. Telephone Interview with PA. Congressman Tim Murphy.

Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents Tommy Costello, Theater Arts Department at Pitt, will speak on ‘Irish Theatre and the Abbey Theatre’. Information Jack Webber,
jfwnamesman@aol.com or 412.885.5540. Free Admission

The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh - is searching for Host Families for their programs throughout the year. The first group of Wider Horizons Participants arrive May 4 through June 28; the second group arrives July 2 through August 30. These young folks are coming from Monaghan & Armagh and Tyrone & Donegal. If you can help please call 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/

Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre – now through April 29 is Julius Ceasar. ‘Stuff Happens’ May 10 - June 2; ‘Hedda Gabbler’, June 14 - 30; ‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore’ , July 12 – Aug 4; ‘Private Lives’, Aug 16 – Sep 9; ‘Pride & Prejudice’ Dec. 6-22. Performances at the Charity Randal Theatre in the Stephen Foster Memorial. Info; PICT 412.561.6000. Tickets www.proartstickets.org or 412.394.3353.

The Irish Centre of Pittsburgh, 6886 Forward Ave., in Squirrel Hill.
o Another fundraiser for the Centre is the Calendar Lottery for the month of MAY. Contact Lois Longo at 412.271.9229 or email
lhlongo@verizon.net. Lois is raising funds for the Restrooms at the Centre.

o And yet another opportunity to raise funds for the Centre – Kathy Yates is taking orders for Irish Note Cards. See designs at

Monday, April 23
The Wind That Shakes The Barley’ – AOH Division 32 and The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh present an ‘Irish Night’ at the Regent Theatre, Braddock Avenue, Regent Square, at 8:00 pm. Tickets Discounted at $5.00. Call Ed Blank 412.884.5555, Email:
Edwblank@aol.com or Ireland Institute at 412.394.3900, Email: rtierney@iiofpitt.org.

Tuesday, April 24
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, April 25
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave. In The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Karaoke with Frank Cindrich at 8:00 pm.

Thursday, April 26
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave. In The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Brad Yoder at 8:00 pm. ‘Local Artist’ of the Year in 3 out of the last 4 years by readers of City Paper. Multifaceted song writer, singer and musician; he’s a Pittsburgh local talent.

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.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Laughrey Connolly at 9:00 pm.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave. In The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Irish Entertainment at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, April 28
International Family Festival at Hung Armory, ‘Children of the World’ from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Hosted by Sacred Heart School in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. Entertainment includes
Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance at 5:00 pm and The Burke School of Irish Dance at 8:00 pm., plus others. Admission $5.00 children, $7.00 adults. Information 412.441.1582.

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.

Poetry of Ireland Produced by Jack Webber, Co-Sponsored by the Gaelic Arts Society at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Southside Works, 27th & Carson Streets from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Free Admission. Information
jfwnamesman@aol.com, 412.758.5446.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Mark Guiser on Vocals and Guitar at 9:00 pm.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave. In The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Celtic Rock with Red Hand Paddy at 9:00 pm.

Sunday, April 29
Echoes of Erin, The Ireland Report – ‘
Craic Radio’ from Dublin. Guest in Studio is Howard Elbert, Chairman of the Pittsburgh Celtics Gaelic Football Club.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish will sponsor a Parish ‘Irish’ Dinner with Ham or Beef Stew, Colcannon & Irish Potato Soup, and Homemade Soda Bread from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Entertainment with The Bell School of Irish Dance and a Special Appearance of St. Patrick! Children’s activities & Raffles. All items available for Takeout.

Thursday, May 3
Enter The Haggis in Concert at Club Café, 7:00 pm, 12th & Carson Streets on The Southside.

Saturday, May 5
The Irish Centre of Pittsburgh will sponsor a Night of Irish Races, 7:00 pm 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. Name a Horse ONLY $10.00! By April 28th.

Pittsburgh Ceili Club is sponsoring ‘Cinco de Mayo Ceili’, at the Morningside VFW, 1820 Morningside Ave., Morningside from 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm. Music by the Pittsburgh Seisiun Musicians. Cash bar, coffee & tea provided. Admission $10. Information 412.363.8686.

Friday, August 17 – Monday, August 20
Take A Trip to the Milwaukee Irish Fest, contact Diane Byrnes 412.781.6368. Entertainment includes:
The Barra MacNeils, Beoga , Blackthorn , Blarney, The Celtic Tenors, Cherish the Ladies, Aoife Clancy, Liz Carroll, Damien Dempsey, John Doyle, David Munnelly Band, Eddi Reader, The Elders, Enter the Haggis, The Fuchsia Band, Gaelic Storm, Ladies of Longford, Liadan, Denis Liddy Ceili Band, Leahy, Tommy Makem, Makem & Spain Brothers, Millish, Cathie Ryan, Scythian, Seanchai & the Unity Squad, Seven Nations on Saturday only.


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