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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.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Dateline - August 19

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Sunday, August 19
Echoes of Erin, Guest Host, Jim Caldwell with the IAUC, AOH, KOE, TYORC, The Ireland Report from Enniskillen with Davy Kettyles.

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 ‘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 O’Neill Summer School held in Counties Antrim and Donegal in September; space is filling quickly and you need to book reservations as soon as possible - www.oneillsummerschool.com.

Tuesday, August 21
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, August 22
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave. In The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Scythian at 8:00 pm. ‘In past times the Scythians were a bunch of pre-Mesopotamian barbarians who didn't use forks or phonics’. These guys are a bit more refined performing dynamic music. An absolute MUST see! They are out of the Washington DC area; instruments played by the band include: a couple of fiddles, a couple of bass, harmonica, mandolin, rhythm guitar, accordion, drums & other percussion plus vocals. A really fun, exciting and dynamic group!

Friday, August 24
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 Music with Mark Guiser on Vocals & Guitar at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, August 25
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 Irish Music with Michael Murphy & The Shannon River Band at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, August 25 through Sunday, September 30
Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival
, Saturday’s and Sundays for 6 weekends held at the festival grounds in West Newton, PA. 724.872.1670, Email: http://www.pittsburghrenfest.com/. Wide variety of entertainment including Terry Griffith. Celtic Weekend September 22 & 23.

Sunday, August 26
Echoes of Erin, The Ireland Report with Mairtin O’Muilleoir. Managing Director, Andersonstown News / Belfast Media Group www.apublishersblog.blogspot.com www.irelandclick.com. Guest in studio, Earl McCabe, President, Pittsburgh Gaelic Arts Society and Jack Webber.

September 1 – 3 Labor Day Weekend
Pittsburgh Celtics Gaelic Football Club are preparing for the NACB Playoffs over Labor Day weekend in Chicago.

Friday, September 7 – Sunday, September 9
Pittsburgh Irish Festival at Riverplex Amphitheatre at Sandcastle, 1000 Sandcastle Drive, West Homestead PA. 412.422.1113; between Sandcastle Waterpark and Costco, near the Waterfront. Entertainment: Gaelic Storm, Makem & Spain Brothers, The Screaming Orphans from Donegal, David Munnelley Band, Makem & Spain Brothers, Glengarry Bhoys, The Celtic Tenors with Matthew Gilesnan, Darryl Simpson and James Nelson, Cahal Dunne, Dance Schools, Bagpipers, Story Tellers, Gaelic Sports – Hurling, Football, Curragh Racing, and more.

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.

Pittsburgh Celtics Gaelic Football Club will play a Friendly at the Pittsburgh Irish Festival against the Mason-Dixon Brigade from Frederick MD; a new club composed of 100% American fellows.

Saturday, September 15
St. Peter Grade School Reunion
at St. Peter Church Hall on the North Side, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm, closing with Mass at 7:00 pm. Information: Janet Barrett Hulcha 412.367.3397. Website: www.stpeterparish.org click on Grade School Reunion Pages.
Friday, September 21
The Dublin City Ramblers in Concert at "Molly Brannigan's Traditional Irish Pub and Restaurant" 660 Washington RD. Mt. Lebanon. Information 412.341.7827. Opening for The Ramblers are Cue Ball at 8:00 pm; The Ramblers at 10:00 pm. Tickets in Advance $20, Door $25.00.

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 http://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

Saturday, October 13
LAOH Division 11 will sponsor their 2nd Annual Halloween Dinner / Dance. Details TBA.

Thursday, October 18
The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh, in conjunction with Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, Pittsburgh, will present an evening of entertainment with Irish Fleadh Champions in Music and Dance, at Cefalo's in Carnegie. More information to follow.

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, Sutch Sounds - adamsutch.tripod.com/ on Harpsichord, Aaron on Mirambula, Ron & Darlene on Guitars, and Michelle on Harpsichord, 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.

Friday, November 9
The Balmoral Classic, hosted and produced by The Balmoral School of Piping will host a Reception from 7:00pm to 11:00pm at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Avenue in Oakland. Admission $20. Tickets: 412.323.2707, Email: George@bagpiping.org.

Saturday, November 10
The 2007 Balmoral Classic United States Junior Solo Bagpipe Competition from 9:00am to 5:00pm; US Invitational Junior Solo Piping Championship at Mellon Institute Auditorium, 4400 Fifth Ave in Oakland. Admission FREE. Evening Concert with the St. Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band at Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave. in Oakland at 7:30pm. Tickets: http://www.proartstickets.org/ or 412.394.3353. Information: George Balderose 412.323.2707 Email: George@bagpipe.org.

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

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.

July 2009 – The AOH Pennsylvania State Convention will take place at the Radisson Hotel in Monroeville. Information: AOH Division 17, Kevin O’Donnell, Email: aohalpa17@hotmail.com.


August 5 Brian O’Neill of The O’Neill Clan
August 12 Tony Novosel, PhD. Professor, on the North of Ireland
August 19 Guest Host – Jim Caldwell
August 26 Earl McCabe, President, Gaelic Arts Society of Pgh & Jack Webber

Sept 2 Matthew Craig, Pittsburgh Irish Festival
Sept 9 Kharla Garner, Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival
Sept 16 Paula McDonald, Gaelscoil an Lonnáin, Belfast
Sept 23 Boys of The Lough


January, February & March - Goodrich, Goodrich 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 AOH Division 21, Garfield
September AOH County Board
October AOH Division 32, Carnegie
November Irish American Unity Conference
December Daughters of Erin


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