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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.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Dateline - April 29

ECHOES OF ERIN, WEDO 810 am
Sunday’s, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Irish / Celtic Radio Programming
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Diane V. Byrnes DATELINE IRISH
78 GRANT AVE. April 29, 2007
PITTSBURGH, PA. 15223 PROGRAM # 997
412.781.6368


April SPONSOR - AOH, Monsignor Charles Owen Rice
Division 1, South Hills

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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.

· 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 http://www.proartstickets.org/ or 412.394.3353.

· 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.

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 http://www.irishcentrepbh.org/.

Tuesday, May 1
· 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, May 2
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave. In The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Karaoke with Frank Cindrich at 8:00 pm.

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

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

Friday, May 4
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Dove’s Crossing at 9:00 pm.

· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave. In The Strip, 412.642.6622 features the sounds of Mark Guiser on vocals and guitar at 9:00 pm.

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.

· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Ballad Singer Mike Gallagher at 9:00 pm.

· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave. In The Strip, 412.642.6622 features The Susko Brothers at 9:00 pm. If you liked The Wild Geese, you will like this 4-piece band that is very similar. Tonight is their debut performance at the Harp & Fiddle.

Sunday, May 6
· Echoes of Erin, The Ireland Report with Patricia Sharkey from Donegal; Editor Donegal News Letter; Hunger Strike themed program and telephone interview with Judge Seamus McCaffery.

Thursday, May 10
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features Trivia with Johnny Connolly at 7:00 pm; proceeds benefit the Pittsburgh Celtics Gaelic Football Club Junior Team.

Friday, May 11
· “A Couple of Blaguards” by Frank & Malachy McCourt, starring Jarlath Conroy and Howard Platt at The Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman Street, Greensburg; 8:00 pm. Sponsored by The Westmoreland Cultural Trust and EZ to Use Big Book. Tickets 724.836.8000, online http://www.thepalacetheatre.org/.

· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Tony Egan at 9:00 pm.

· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave. In The Strip, 412.642.6622 features The Michael O’Brian Band from Johnstown, 9:00 pm.

Saturday, May 12
· Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Allegheny County Board will sponsor A Night at the Races at St. mary of the Mount, Sullivan Hall, 115 Bigham Street, Mt. Washington. $10 per Adult. Information Patti Flaus, 412.427.4728 or Sharon McGrath 724.273.3371.

· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Sean McClorey at 9:00 pm.

· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave. In The Strip, 412.642.6622 features The Michael O’Brian Band from Johnstown, 9:00 pm.

Sunday, May 13
· Echoes of Erin, The Ireland Report with Ann Bray in Dublin. Telephone Interview with Nancy Groce in Belfast, Northern Ireland at the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival.

Friday, May 18
· Fourth Annual Celtic Open Golf Outing sponsored by AOH Allegheny County Board. 8:00 am Shotgun start, Price per golfer is $85. Registration Denny Donnelly at 412.276.9312 or http://www.pittsburghirish.org/AOHCoBoard/index.htm

· 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 Corned Beef & Curry at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, May 19
· AOH PA State President’s Dinner in honor of Jim Green, Holiday Inn, Greentree. Mass at 5:00 pm, Open Bar 6:00 pm, Dinner 7:00 pm. Glenn Cannon, Master of Ceremonies. Entertainment The Mansfield Five. Information & Reservations: John McElvoy 412.431.7196, Email: jmcevoy311@comcast.net.

· Carlow University Day School Benefit, entertainment with na Gaels and Irish Dancers, 6:30 pm. Information Laurie Petty 412.578.8851.

· Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Irish Nationality Room at the University of Pittsburgh, William Pitt Student Union Ballroom. Information: Regis O’Malley 412.884.2060. Reception 4pm, Banquet 5pm, Guest Speaker from Ireland. See photo tour at http://www.pitt.edu/~natrooms,

· The All Ireland Athletic Club’s Spring Dance with Matt Cunningham’s Irish Ceili Band, 8:00 pm, at the VFW, East Pittsburgh. Tickets – Joan Connolly 412.373.7252 or Nellie Mannion 412.362.1963.

· The Irish Centre of Pittsburgh is hosting ‘A Taste of Ireland’ featuring Smithwick’s. Live music, $12 Members, $15 non-Members. Information: Mac at 412.951.7068 or Email: macattack1916@yahoo.com.

· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Ballad Singer Mike Gallagher 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, May 20
· Echoes of Erin, The Ireland Report with Davy Kettyles, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. Telephone Interview with Pat Wilson in Belfast, Northern Ireland at the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival.

Friday, May 25 – Sunday, May 27
· Pittsburgh Folk Festival at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown Pittsburgh, 4 to 10 pm on Friday, Noon to 10pm on Saturday, Noon to 6pm on Sunday. More than 30 nationalities will be on display and perform. Information 412.278.1267.

Friday, May 25
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Dove’s Crossing at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, May 26
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Tony Egan at 9:00 pm.
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave. In The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Cue Ball at 9:00 pm.

Sunday, May 27
· Echoes of Erin, The Ireland Report with Mairtin O’Muilleoir, http://www.apublishersblog.blogspot.com/ Andersonstown News http://www.irelandclick.com/, rebrand as the Belfast Media Group.

Thursday, May 31
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave. In The Strip, 412.642.6622 it’s a non-Irish night with Dustin Switzer from Scranton PA at 8:30 pm.

Sunday, June 10
· Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh will sponsor an Irish High Tea at Epiphany Church’s McDowell Hall at 1:30 pm. Reservation $12.00, mail check to Frances O’Malley, 3036 Duncan Lane, Pittsburgh PA 15236 by June 4, 2007. Info 412.884.2060.8

Saturday, June 23
· AOH St. Patrick Division 4 in the North Hills will sponsor their Irish Day at Schitzen Park off Babcock Blvd. in Millvale. All day event. Details TBA.

June 27 through July 8
Smithsonian Folklife Festival featuring Northern Ireland, promoting Northern Ireland’s arts and culture, education, food and drink, tourism, trade and business. Approximately 120 musicians, artists, cooks and craftspeople from NI will take part. Website: http://www.rediscoverni.com/. This takes place at the National Mall in Washington DC. For more information, log onto http://www.culturenorthernireland.org/or http://www.artscouncil-ni.org/

Sunday, June 30
· Gael Force Concert at The Irish Centre of Pittsburgh, 6886 Forward Ave., Squirrel Hill. Details TBA.

Saturday, July 7
· Pittsburgh Irish Rowing Club will host The St. Brendan’s Cup Regatta at All-States Marina (412.741.6810) in Glendale (near I-79 off Rte 65). Teams participating – Albany, Annapolis, Boston, Columbus, Milwaukee, Philadelphia. If you are interested in rowing contact Patrick Clark at 412.761.3897 or Email: Patrick.j.clark@att.net. Or Christine Mulkerrin at camulkerrin@gmail.com.

Sunday, July 8
· Allegheny County Board AOH 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.

Wednesday, July 11
· It’s Irish Day at Kennywood Park sponsored by The Irish Centre of Pittsburgh. Funday Passes $20, Senior Passes $10 (proof of age). There will be Live Music & Irish Dancers. Information Mac 412.951.7068 Email: macattack1916@yahoo.com and Richard Henry 724.864.2228 Email: rlh7@earthlink.net.

Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22
· Cleveland Cultural Festival at Berea Fairgrounds. Information: 1.800.485.8013. Entertainment with John McDermott, Cherish The Ladies, Gaelic Storm, Eileen Ivers, Johnny McEvoy, Seven Nations, Liz Carroll & John Doyle, Dublin City Ramblers, Tommy Fleming, Tommy Makem, New Barleycorn, The Prodigals, James Kilbane, Dermot Henry, Dennis Doyle, Jimmy Carton, Brace Yourself Bridget, The Kilroys, Mossy Moran, Brendan Shine, Bruno Boys, Pete Kelly Ceili Band, Jerry Lynch, George Casey and more.

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.

September 7,8, & 9
· Pittsburgh Irish Festival – HAS CHANGED SITES. The new Venue is The Amphitheatre at Sandcastle, 1000 Sandcastle Drive, West Homestead PA., 412.422.1113; between the waterpark and Costco, near the Waterfront. Entertainment: David Munnelley Band, Makem & Spain Brothers, Glengarry Bhoys, plus more TBA.

Saturday, November 10
· The 2007 Balmoral Classic United States Junior Solo Bagpipe Competition & and Evening Concert, TBA at Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland. Information: George Balderose 412.323.2707 Email: info@bagpipe.org.

January 27 – February 3, 2008
Irish Festival Cruise aboard Celebrity Millennium to Eastern Caribbean, Ports of Call: San Juan, Tortola, Casa de Campo and Labadee. Entertainment with Tommy Makem, Cherish The Ladies, Mary Black & The Black Brothers, Bogside Rogues, Dermot Henry, Tommy Sands, John Gleeson, Mike Mazur, and more. 1-800-441.HARP.
GUESTS and INTERVIEWS 2007

Apr 8 - Easter Rising Program # 1
Apr 15 - Easter Rising Program # 2, Andy Cooney- Little Sisters of the Poor
Apr 22 - Pennsylvania Congressman Tim Murphy, phone interview.
Apr 29 - Howard Elbert, Chairman Pittsburgh Celtics Gaelic Football Club

May 6 - Hunger Strike Program, I
Interview with Judge Seamus McCaffery
May 13 - Nancy Groce, Northern Ireland at the
Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival
May 20 -Pat Wilson, Northern Ireland at the
Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival

SPONSORS OF THE IRELAND REPORT 2007

January, February & March - Goodrich, Goodrich
Attorney's At Law, Pittsburgh,PA 15222 412.281.1455
April - 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 - Irish American Unity Conference
December - Daughters of Erin

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