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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.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Dateline - July 8

Here is a list of the coming week's events plus new listings.

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Sunday, July 8
Echoes of Erin, The Ireland Report with Ann Bray in Dublin.
The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh - is searching for Host Families for their programs throughout the year. The next group from the Monaghan and Portadown Partnership participants arrive the end of August; from Counties Armagh, Cavan, Down, Louth, Monaghan and Tyrone. 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 ‘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, July 10
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, 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, na Gaels, Burke Irish Dancers, Bell School of Irish Dancing. 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.

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

Friday, July 13
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave, in The Strip, 412.642.6612 features The Susko Brothers at 9:00 pm.

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

Saturday, July 14
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave, in The Strip, 412.642.6612 features Cue Ball at 9:00 pm.

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

Sunday, July 15
Echoes of Erin, The Ireland Report from Enniskillen with Davy Kettyles.

Pittsburgh Celtics Gaelic Football Club host 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.

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. His presentation will be on “Political Collusion and the Quest for Reconciliation, Truth Recovery and Healing in Ireland”. 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.

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.

Friday, September 7 – Sunday, September 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.

Friday, September 21
"Halfway to St. Patrick's Day" concert with
The Dublin City Ramblers at "Molly Brannigan's Traditional Irish Pub and Restaurant" 660 Washington RD. Mt. Lebanon. Information 412.341.7827.

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, 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

Friday or Saturday November 2 or 3
The Year of Remembrance Committee
and the Allegheny County AOH Hunger Committee will host a dual program ‘An Gorta Mor’ / The Great Hunger and an Irish Music Event. Details TBA. Information Diane Byrnes 412.781.6368
diane.byrnes@verizon.net or Sarah McAuliffe-Bellin sarahm1916@stargate.net.

Saturday, November 24
Pittsburgh Celtics, Pittsburgh Banshees and Pittsburgh Junior Team will host their Annual Dinner Dance at the Sokol Club on the South Side. Details TBA

July 1 Brookline Buddies – Joe & Kathy McGee, The O’Tooles’s - Danny & Mary Jo Marty & Dina

July 8 - Guest Hosts - Terry & Jan Griffith
July 22 - Guest Host – Jim Caldwell
July 29 - David Munnelly, of County Mayo performing at Pgh Irish Fest
and Stephanie Black, Author of the River Liffey Series

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, 412.281.1455
AOH Division 1, South Hills
Knights of Equity
June AOH Division 4, North Hills
Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh
August AOH Division 21, Garfield
AOH County Board
October AOH Division 32, Carnegie
Irish American Unity Conference
December Daughters of Erin


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