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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, June 24, 2007

Dateline - June 24

Sunday’s, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Irish / Celtic Radio Programming
Email: diane.byrnes@verizon.net
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Sunday, June 24
Echoes of Erin, The Ireland Report with Mairtin O’Muilleoir. Managing Director, Andersonstown News / Belfast Media Group www.apublishersblog.blogspot.com www.irelandclick.com.

The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh - is searching for Host Families for their programs throughout the year. The first group of Wider Horizons Participants arrived 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 – ‘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.

Tuesday, June 26
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 8:00 pm.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave. In The Strip, 412.642.6622 - Ceili Dancing from 7:30 pm, all are welcome. Dance classes curtailed until September.

Wednesday, June 20
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave. In The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Karaoke with Frank Cindrich at 8:00 pm.

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: www.rediscoverni.com. This takes place at the National Mall in Washington DC. For more information, log onto www.culturenorthernireland.org or www.artscouncil-ni.org

Thursday, June 28
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave. features Bill Toms, a member of the Iron City Houserockers. His solo or duo performances are becoming things of legend. The last Thursday of the month has become a showcase for local acoustic musicians whether they are Irish in style or not. 8:00 PM.

Friday, June 29
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave. In The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Corned Beef & Curry at 9:00 pm.

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

Saturday, June 30
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave. In The Strip, 412.642.6622 Ballad Singer, Tom Callahan from Buffalo NY at 9:00 pm. Excellent voice and a very broad repertoire of songs along with original material. A Must See!! www.tomcallahan-online.com

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

Sunday, July 1
Echoes of Erin, The Ireland Report with Patricia Sharkey from Donegal; Editor Donegal News Letter

Pittsburgh Celtics Gaelic Football Club at Cleveland, St. Jarlath. Info Email: rtierney@hotmail.com.

Thursday, July 5
‘2007 Maidens of the Mournes Fundraiser’, Jocilyn Delaney, Miss Smiling Irish Eyes, will represent Pittsburgh at The Maidens of the Mourne’ at Warrenpoint, County Down, Northern Ireland in August. Fundraiser takes place at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 7:00pm. Live Irish Music, Hors’deouvres, Beer, Wine & Soft Drinks included in Admission - $25.00. Information Maggie Cloonan 412.366.6896 or Jimmy Mullin 412.231.7084.

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
Echoes of Erin, The Ireland Report with Ann Bray in Dublin.

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, Ballad Singer Terry Griffith. Information Mac 412.951.7068 Email: macattack1916@yahoo.com and Richard Henry 724.864.2228 Email: rlh7@earthlink.net. Sponsored by The Irish Centre of Pittsburgh

Sunday, July 15
Pittsburgh Celtics Gaelic Football Club host a Cleveland, St. Pat’s at Founders Field. Info Email: rtierney@hotmail.com.

Pittsburgh Banshees Gaelic Football Club host the Ladies Cleveland St. Pat’s at Founders Field. Info Email: pittsburghbanshees@yahoo.com

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.

Sunday, July 22
Pittsburgh Celtics Gaelic Football Club at Detroit, Wolf Tones. Info Email: rtierney@hotmail.com.
Pittsburgh Banshees Gaelic Football Club at Detroit, St. Anne. Info Email: pittsburghbanshees@yahoo.com

Sunday, July 29
Echoes of Erin, telephone Interview with David Munnelly of The David Munnelly Band, performing at The Pittsburgh Irish Festival in September. Exciting Group!

Pittsburgh Celtics Gaelic Football Club host Cleveland St. Jarlath, at Founders Field. Info Email: rtierney@hotmail.com.

Sunday, August 5
Echoes of Erin, The Ireland Report with Patricia Sharkey, Editor, Dun-na-ngall Newsletter. Guest in studio is Brian O’Neill of ‘The O’Neill’ Clan, talking on ‘The Flights of Earls’ and the O’Neill Summer School in County Antrim.

Pittsburgh Celtics Gaelic Football Club a Friendly Game with DC Gaels in Washington. Info Email: rtierney@hotmail.com.

Pittsburgh Banshees Gaelic Football Club a Friendly Game with the DC Lady Gaels in Washington. Info Email: pittsburghbanshees@yahoo.com

Monday, August 6
The Year of Remembrance Committee will host Alan Brecknell with the Pat Finucane Center in Newry, County Down. He will address a Pittsburgh audience at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle. Mr. Brecknell is doing a Masters degree LLM in Human Rights Law at Univ. of Ulster at the Transitional Justice Institute. He will talk about PONI and HET i.e. the positive and negative aspects of historical investigations and why that leads us to advocate a bottom up approach to transitional justice. Donations accepted at the door. 50 / 50 Raffle. All proceeds benefit the Fat Finucane Center. From 6:30 pm. Dinner will be available from the menu. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Information: Sarah McAuliffe-Bellin sarahm1916@stargate.net or Diane Byrnes diane.byrnes@verizon.net.

Monday, August 6 – Sunday, August 12
The World Fleadh, Irish & Celtic Music Festival; Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland. Traditional & Celtic, Theatre Concerts, Contemporary, ‘Lord of the Dance’ Ceili’s, Dance Workshops & Demonstrations, Competitions, Master Classes, Food, Craft Fairs. 19 Stages and Venues throughout the town. Enquiries: 011+353+68+28008 Email: enquiries@theworldfleadh.com.

Friday, August 17 – Monday, August 20
Take A Trip to the Milwaukee Irish Fest, contact Diane Byrnes, Email: diane.byrnes@verizon.net or phone: 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.

Sunday, August 12
Echoes of Erin, Guest in Studio is Tony Novosel, Ph.D., Professor at Univ. of Pittsburgh; talking on his summer in Belfast.
Pittsburgh Banshees Gaelic Football Club – Midwest Final. Details TBA pittsburghbanshees@yahoo.com

Sunday, August 19
Pittsburgh Celtics Gaelic Football Club – Midwest Final. Details TBA. rtierney@hotmail.com

Friday, Sept 7 – Sunday, Sept 9
NEW VENUE Pittsburgh Irish Festival at 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, September 8
LAOH National President Dinner, Dorothy Flaherty Weldon at Radisson Hotel, Greentree PA. Mass celebrated at 3:30 pm by Rev. Francis X. Hanley, National LAOH Chaplain. Cocktails and Dinner to follow. Entertainment with Guaranteed Irish. Reservations: 724-258-3352 or Email: dorothyweldon@comcast.net.

Sunday, September 23
Pittsburgh Ceili Club will hold their PCC Picnic at Rose Barn in North Park; details TBA.

Friday, September 28
Boys of the Lough appear in Concert at The Hillman Center for Performing Arts at Shadyside Academy, 423 Fox Chapel Road. Tickets through ProArts www.proartstickets.org or 412-394-3353.

Sunday, September 30
Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh 2008 Opening Luncheon at Church of the Epiphany’s McDowell Hall. Information John Webber 412.758.5446 or Email: jfwnamesman@aol.com

Sunday, October 28
Samhain, The Celtic New Year Celebration – a fundraiser for Echoes of Erin at Mullaney’s Castle (Harp & Fiddle), 24th Street & Penn Ave. in The Strip, 4:00 pm. The Pub is converted into ‘Mullaney’s Castle’, Staff & Committee are dressed in costume. Donation $15.00. Entertainment: Ballad Singer Terry Griffith, na Gaels plus more. Costume Contest with prizes, Cultural Baskets

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 26 – February 2, 2008 Western Caribbean - Back to Back
Andy Cooney Cruse of Irish Stars 2008 aboard Costa Mediterranea, Ports of Call Key West, Grand Cayman, Roatan, Honduras, Cozumel. Entertainment includes: Ronan Tynan, Andy Cooney & his Band, Noel V. Ginnity, Paddy Noonan, Paddy Cole, Eamon Gillespie, Kathy & Andreas Durkin, Screaming Orphans, Celtic Fusion Dancers, Tom Comerford, Stephens green, Fintan Stanley, Jack McGuire & Bill Lewis. 1.800.499.2010.

February 2 – 9, 2008 Eastern Caribbean
Andy Cooney Cruse of Irish Stars 2008 aboard Costa Mediterranea, Ports of Call San Juan, St. Thomas, La Romana, Grand Turks. Entertainment includes; Ronan Tynan, Andy Cooney & his Band, Irish Sopranos, Willie Lynch Band, Eamon Gillespie, Pat & Fran Marnane, Celtic Fusion Dancers, Tom Comerford, Jimmy McPhail, Ken McBride, Shay Mac, Jackie Nelson, & Bill Lewis. 1.800.499.2010

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, Matt Cunningham’s Irish Ceili Band, John Gleeson, Mike Mazur, and more. 1-800-441.HARP.


June 3 - SPECIAL Part 1 - The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem Revisited
June 10 - SPECIAL Part 2 - The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem Revisited

July 1 - Brookline Buddies
July 29- David Munnelly, of County Mayo and the David Munnelly Band

August 5 - Brian O’Neill of The O’Neill Clan
August 12 -Tony Novosel, PhD. Professor, on the North of Ireland
August 26 - Earl McCabe, President, Gaelic Arts Society of Pgh

Sept 2 - Matthew Craig, Pittsburgh Irish Festival
Sept 23 - Interview with Boys of The Lough


January, February & March - Goodrich, Goodrich Attorney’s At Law,


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