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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.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Samhain 2008

Samhain, The Celtic New Year Celebration took place on Sunday, October 12th at Mullaney's Castle in The Strip area of Pittsburgh. These next few photos show some of the results of our 'set up' for the day. We had marvelous weather, the first time in 10 years it was warm and sunny. Although we did hold it a week and a half early.

This was the 'aMAZEing Site' (the tables in front of the maze)! Created by Jim and Maureen Laffey.
This was a walk through the forest.

Jean Kaniecki, our 'Sprite' of the evening relaxing and having a bite to eat before she began her work as a 'Sprite'.


As he sits in the shadow, Bob Kaniecki is taking a short break after his hard work putting up the castle walls. During the evening Bob is our 'Pooka'.

Here we have our Cemetery, a bit bare with few leaves; they had not begun to fall yet.

Another view of the Cemetery.

The enterance to the Castle, surrounded by trees and our banners!

A view of the Castle from the side!
Another view from the other side!


This is Jim Laffey sitting in the forest, taking a break to prepare for the evening!
The 'Tree of Life' was our backdrop on the stage. It looks much better in person!

Chef Bryan Regan as he is preparing the Appetizer Table!

Do you notice the Dragon? he's that black item above the food!

This is my Warrior! Frank Cindrich was our 'Celtic Boar', a warrior of strength!

Tom Welch is our Gate Keeper; he collects the tithes of the folks coming into the Castle!

The Wenches were preparing to work the tables for the evening; (left to right) we have Samantha Cadden, Shauna McInness, and Michelle Howe.


My Warrior again; isn't he handsome??
Jim Laffey took 400 pictures of our event and soon I hope to post some of those photos.


Playlist - October 26

Sorry folks, this is really late to post.
ECHOES OF ERIN
Hosted by Diane Byrnes
ONLINE:
http://www.wedo810.com
Click on Program Guide,

go down the page to Echoes of Erin
October 26, 2008
PROGRAM # 1075

The IRELAND REPORT with

Mairtin O’Muilleoir, Belfast
Ireland Report News Correspondents
Patricia Sharkey, Donegal
Donegal Newsletter,
www.dun-na-ngall
Ann Bray, Dublin, Co. Dublin
Davy Kettyles, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
Mairtin O’Muilleoir, Belfast
www.apublishersblog.blogspot.com
Managing Editor,
Belfast Media Group
Irish Echo, www.irishecho.com/

Pittsburgh Irish Network,
www.pittsburghirish.org
September SPONSOR of The Ireland Report
AOH Sean MacBride Division 32, Carnegie


An Inspirational Moment -
Northern Gael / Reconciliation
by Ron Kavana
Old Ireland / New Ireland
by Ron Kavana
CD ‘Fenians to Civil War,
Free State to Modern Ireland’ ‘Irish Ways,
The story of Ireland in song, music and poetry’

Since Maggie Went Away
by A Parcel of Rogues
featuring Ronnie Drew
CD ‘Legends of Irish Folk’

Dicey Riley
by A Parcel of Rogues
featuring Patsy Watchorn
CD ‘Legends of Irish Folk’

Reels: The Blackbird Lass /
The Dublin Reel
by Packie Dolan on a fiddle duet
with Michael Coleman
CD ‘Farewell to Ireland – Erin’s Green Shore’

Honour of the Gael
by BibleCode Sundays
CD ‘ Ghosts of our Past’

Spanish Lady
by The McCabes
CD ‘Whatever Makes You Tick’

Irish Ways
by Ron Kavana
CD ‘Fenians to Civil War,
Free State to Modern Ireland’ Irish Ways,
The story of Ireland in song, music and poetry’

Tune: The Flight of the Earls
by Carlos Núñez w/ The Chieftains
CD ‘Brotherhood of Stars’



Record Companies
Blix Street Records www.blixstreet.com/
Compass Records http://www.compassrecords.com/
Dara Records http://www.dararecords.com/
Decca Records http://www.deccarecords-us.com/
Loftus Music http://www.loftusmusic.com/
Outer Green Records www.schoonerfare.com/ogrcatalog/
Red Biddy Records http://www.redbiddy.com/
Rego Irish Records http://www.regorecords.com/
Shanachie Entertainment http://www.shanachie.com/
ACM Records http://www.acmrecords.com/

Dateline - October 26

ECHOES OF ERIN, WEDO 810 am
Sunday’s, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Irish / Celtic Radio Programming
www.pittsburghirish.org/echoesoferin
diane.byrnes@verizon.net
http://echoesoferin.blogspot.com
ONLINE: http://www.wedo810.com


Diane V. Byrnes DATELINE IRISH
78 GRANT AVE. October 26, 2008
PITTSBURGH, PA. 15223 PROGRAM # 1075
412.781.6368

Dateline Irish sponsored by BrandMill, LLC - marketing experts who will transform your business through fact-based processes and innovative marketing systems designed to achieve dramatic, measurable and profitable results.

Sunday, October 26
Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM at 1:00 PM. The Ireland Report from Belfast with Mairtin O’Muilleoir, Belfast. www.belfastmedia.com.

The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh is seeking Host Families for young adults, 18-26, from Ireland and Northern Ireland. Call 412.394.3900, Website: www.iiofpitt.org.

Monday, October 27
Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features an Acoustic Jam Session 7:00 PM.

Tuesday, October 28
Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Irish Night, Harp & Guinness Specials from 8:00 PM. Dennis Murphy is now bartending on Thursday’s. 412.279.0770.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents Ceili Dancing at 7:30 PM 412.642.6622.

Thursday, October 30
“Window to Ireland’ classes at CCAC, Non-Credit Courses at Brentwood High School, 6:30PM to 8:30PM. This week ‘Irish Dance’ with Liz Shovlin Grinko – October 30, 2008. Information John Webber, 412.758.5446 or Email: jfwnamesman@aol.com.

Friday, October 31
Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Ballad Singer Sean McClorey 9:00 PM.



Saturday, November 1
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents The Guinness Oyster Festival. Beginning at 1:00 PM and continuing thru the day - Maddie Georgi , Dean Kostlich W/John Wiatrak, Sean McClorey , Tim and John , The McCabes (Outside Stage), Corned Beef and Curry (Inside Stage). Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh Game Watch.

Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 32 in Carnegie presents a ‘Luncheon & Fashion Show’ at Nevillewood. Doors open at 11:00AM, Tickets Onnie Costanzo 412.563.5187.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Ballad Singer Mike Gallagher 9:00 PM.

Sunday, November 2
Echoes of Erin, WEDO 810AM at 1:00 PM; The Ireland Report with Patricia Sharkey, Editor, Donegal Newsletter – www.dun-na-ngall.com. In Studio Guest, John Graf with FACT (Friends Against Counterproductive Taxation), Email: info@stopdrinktax.com.

Tuesday, November 4
Election Day.

Friday & Saturday, November 7 & 8
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents The Kreelers, at 9:00 PM.

Friday, November 7
Pittsburgh Ceili Club, Workshop & Ceili at VFW, 1820 Morningside Ave., Morningside. Workshop 7:00 PM, Ceili 8:00 PM. Information: Bob Kaniecki
412-486-2684.

The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800, presents Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher, 10:00 PM.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Tony Egan on Vocals, Guitar & Harmonica 9:00 PM

Saturday, November 8
All Ireland Social at the American Legion Hall, 5857 Forbes Ave. in Squirrel Hill, 8:00PM. Music with CCE Musicians. Information: Ray Connolly at 412-373-7252.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Jack Puskar on Vocals & Guitar 9:00 PM.

Monday, November 10
Pennsylvania Humanities Council in partnership with Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Dennis M. O’Brien presents 2008 Speaker’s Millennium Lecture with Pulitzer Prize Winner Frank McCourt. Venue: Hall of the House of Representatives, Harrisburg 1-800.462.0442, Email: phc@pahumanities.org. 7:00 PM “Ireland to America: An Immigrant’s Journey with Q&A; 8:00PM to 9:30PM, Book Signing & Dessert Reception. Event televised live on Pennsylvania Cable Network. Admission FREE, Seating Limited. Donation & Sponsorship accepted.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features an Acoustic Jam Session, 7:00 PM.

Wednesday – Saturday, November 12-15
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents Tom O’Carroll, 8:00 PM.

Thursday, November 13
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, features TRIVIA at 7:30PM to benefit the youth Gaelic Football Program followed by Tom O’Carroll, singer, storyteller, musician.

Friday, November 14
The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800, presents Christopher Laughrey, 8:30PM.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher, 9:00 PM.

Saturday, November 15
The Balmoral Classic, a national bagpiping celebration at the Hillman Center for Performing Arts on the Fox Chapel campus of Shady Side Academy, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Workshops on various instruments with the evening concert's performers and bagpipe workshops on smallpipes and Highland, border, and uilleann pipes from 10 am to 4pm; and closes with the evening concert by Bodega and Bruce Gandy. The concert is part of the Hillman Center's 2008-09 performing arts season and is co-presented by the Hillman Center and Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming, Award-Winning Scottish Band Bodega to Perform at 7:30PM. Information: info@BalmoralClassic.org or 412-323-2707.

Saturday & Sunday, November 15 & 16
Heritage Holidays at Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St. in The Strip. Celebrating Pittsburgh’s cultural diversity with many ethnic groups displaying their culture including the Irish. Information: Terri Blanchette, Director of Community Programs 412-454-6411, Email: tsblanchette@hswp.org. 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Thursday, November 20
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents TRIVIA, presented by Johnny Connolly at 6:30PM, followed by Irish entertainment. Trivia supports the Youth Gaelic Football Club.

Friday & Saturday, November 21 & 22
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents Seamus Kennedy at 9:00 PM.



Wednesday, November 26
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents Celtic Rock with Red Hand Paddy, 9:00 PM.

Sunday, November 30
Christmas Concert with singer / songwriter Mike Gallagher, fiddler Bob Banjeree & Irish whistle player Bob Pegritz at Synod Hall, (behind St. Paul’s Cathedral), So. Craig St., Oakland at 2:00 PM. Advance tickets $10, Door $12. Information 412-301-0599.

Friday, December 5
Pittsburgh Ceili Club, Workshop & Ceili at VFW, 1820 Morningside Ave., Morningside. Workshop 7:00 PM, Ceili 8:00 PM. Information: Bob Kaniecki,
412-486-2684.

Saturday, December 6
The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800, presents Christopher Laughrey, 8:30PM.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents 8th Street Rox, ‘non-Irish Music Night’, 9:00 PM.

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

December 3 – 20
Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre (www.picttheatre.org) presents ‘Dublin Carol’ at the Henry Heymann Theatre, at the Stephen Foster Memorial on Univ. or Pgh. campus; directed by Jackie Maxwell. Tickets: ProArts, 412.394.3353, online: www.proartstickets.org.

Saturday, December 13
All Ireland Social at the American Legion Hall, 5857 Forbes Ave. in Squirrel Hill, 8:00PM. Music with CCE Musicians. Information: Ray Connolly at 412-373-7252.

Friday, December 19
The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800, presents Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher, 10:00 PM.

Saturday, December 20
Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, features Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher, 9:00 PM.

Saturday, December 20
Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, features Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher, 9:00 PM.

January 31 – February 2, 2009
Irish Festival Cruise aboard Celebrity Cruise Line’s ‘Summit’ sailing the Southern Caribbean. Entertainment with Cherish The Ladies, The Black Brothers, Johnny McEvoy, Tommy Sands, Liam Tiernan, The Matt Cunningham Band, Don Stiffe, Donny Golden, Dan Stacy, and Maura O’Connell. 1-800-441-HARP. Online www.irishtours.com

July 2009 – The AOH Pennsylvania State Convention will take place at the Radisson Hotel in Monroeville. Information: Denny Donnelly, 412-276-9312, Email: ddon633@comcast.net and Patti Flaus, Email: pyecat54@comcast.net.

August 2008 – PBS, WQED TV presents Daniel O’Donnell in Concert. Details TBA.

LOCAL IRISH ENTERTAINERS WEBSITES
Check Performance Schedules, Etc.
Aran from Johnstown PA - http://www.people.iup.edu/rahkonen/Bands/Aran.htm
George Balderose - http://www.pittsburghpiper.com/
Carnival of Souls - http://www.carnivalofsouls.com
Ceann - http://www.ceannmusic.com/
Cue Ball Music - http://www.cueballmusic.com/index.asp
Cahal Dunne - http://www.cahaldunne.com/
Tony Egan - http://www.tonyegan.info
Michael Gallagher - http://www.mike-gallagher.com/
Terry Griffith - http://www.pittsburghirish.org/griffith
Guaranteed Irish - http://www.guaranteedirish.info/
Hiraeth - http://lugh.as.cmu.edu/Hiraeth.htm
Hooley - http://www.hooley.info
John McCann - http://www.johnmccannlive.com/
Corned Beef & Curry - http:// www.cornedbeefncurry.com/
Michael Murphy & TSRB http://www.michaelmurphy.us/
Na Gaels - http://www.pittsburghirish.org/nagaels
Jack Puskar - http://www.jackpuskar.com
Red Hand Paddy - http://www.redhandpaddy.com/
Rolling Scones - http://www.rollingscones.com
NEW Whiskey Limerick- http://www.whiskeylimerick.com


Pittsburgh Irish Dance Schools
Bell School of Irish Dance http://bellschool.com/about.htm
Burke Irish Dancers http://www.burkeirishdance.com/
Pittsburgh Irish Reelers http://www.pghirishreelers.com/
Shovlin Academy of Dance http://www.shovlinacademy.com/
Pittsburgh Ceili Club www.pittsburghceiliclub.org/

Pittsburgh Irish Sports
Pittsburgh Irish Rowing Club http://www.pittsburghirishrowingclub.com/
Pittsburgh Banshees www.pittsburghbanshees@yahoo.com
Pittsburgh Celtics www.pittsburghcelticsgfc.com/
NEW - Pittsburgh Hurling Club www.pitthurling.org/


Inspirational Moments
Sponsored by


January - Dorothy Flaherty Weldon, National President, LAOH and Martin J. Flaherty, Plumbing & Heating 412.531.3948
February - The Irish Society for Education and Charity
March - GDC Fine Jewelry, 724.864.5000
April - Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Maude Gonne Division 32,
May - Terry Callahan & AOH Allegheny County Hunger Project
June - Echoes of Erin.
July - Dorothy Flaherty Weldon, National President, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc. and Eyes On Regent Square – Eye Care Center with Dr. Maureen Weldon Kamons.
August - Pittsburgh Irish Rowing Club
September - Echoes of Erin
October - Echoes of Erin, ‘Irish Ways with Ron Kavana’,


GUESTS and INTERVIEWS 2008

Oct 5 - John Graf, Allegheny County Drink Tax
Oct 12 - Maryland Governor, Martin O’Malley on Irish Issues in the Obama Campaign. Samhain, Celtic New Year Celebration
Oct 19 - Fr. Aidan Troy, formerly of Belfast, now in Paris

Nov 2 - John Graf, Allegheny County Drink Tax
Nov - Eamon Friel, singer / songwriter from Derry


SPONSORS OF THE IRELAND REPORT 2008

January, February & March - Goodrich, Goodrich Attorney’s At Law, 412.281.1455
April - AOH Division 1, South Hills
May - http://www.knightsofequity.com/daughters.html
June - AOH Division 4, North Hills
July - Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh
August - AOH Division 21, Garfield-Bloomfield
September - AOH County Board
October - AOH Division 32, Carnegie
November - Irish American Unity Conference

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Playlist - October 19

ECHOES OF ERIN
Hosted by Diane Byrnes
ONLINE:
http://www.wedo810.com/
Click on Program Guide,

go down the page to Echoes of Erin
October 19, 2008
PROGRAM # 1074

The IRELAND REPORT with

Davy Kettyles, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
Ireland Report News Correspondents
Patricia Sharkey, Donegal
Donegal Newsletter, http://www.dun-na-ngall/
Ann Bray, Dublin, Co. Dublin
Davy Kettyles, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
Mairtin O’Muilleoir, Belfast
http://www.apublishersblog.blogspot.com/
Managing Editor, Belfast Media Group
Irish Echo, www.irishecho.com/

Pittsburgh Irish Network,
http://www.pittsburghirish.org/

September SPONSOR of The Ireland Report
AOH Sean MacBride Division 32, Carnegie
Interview with Fr. Aidan Troy,
formerly of Holy Cross Parish, Belfast
Now in Paris


An Inspirational Moment –

“Irish Ways by Ron Kavana’
Fenians, The Land League, Parnell
by Ron Kavana
CD ‘Fenians to Civil War, Free State to Modern Ireland’
‘Irish Ways, The story of Ireland in song, music and poetry’

Come By the Hills
by Loreena McKennitt
CD ‘Elemental’

Reel & Highland: The Dublin Lasses & John Doherty’s
by Kevin Rowsome
CD ‘The Rowsome Tradition’

Ireland’s Call
by Celtic Thunder
CD ‘Celtic Thunder’

Interview with Fr. Aidan Troy

Belfast Waltz
by Marie McVicker
CD ‘Dreams of My Land’

My Irish Molly-O
by Maura O’Connell w/ DeDannan
CD ‘Always’



Record Companies
Blix Street Records www.blixstreet.com/
Compass Records http://www.compassrecords.com/
Dara Records http://www.dararecords.com/
Decca Records http://www.deccarecords-us.com/
Loftus Music http://www.loftusmusic.com/
Outer Green Records www.schoonerfare.com/ogrcatalog/
Red Biddy Records http://www.redbiddy.com/
Rego Irish Records http://www.regorecords.com/
Shanachie Entertainment http://www.shanachie.com/
ACM Records http://www.acmrecords.com/

Playlist - October 5

ECHOES OF ERIN
Hosted by Diane Byrnes
ONLINE:
http://www.wedo810.com
Click on Program Guide,
go down the page to Echoes of Erin
Hosted by Diane Byrnes
October 5. 2008
PROGRAM # 1072
The IRELAND REPORT with
Patricia Sharkey, Donegal
Ireland Report News Correspondents
Patricia Sharkey, Donegal
Donegal Newsletter,
www.dun-na-ngall
Ann Bray, Dublin, Co. Dublin
Davy Kettyles, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
Mairtin O’Muilleoir, Belfast
www.apublishersblog.blogspot.com
Managing Editor,
Belfast Media Group
Irish Echo, www.irishecho.com/

Pittsburgh Irish Network,
www.pittsburghirish.org

September SPONSOR of The Ireland Report
AOH Sean MacBride Division 32, Carnegie
Guest: John Graf with
FACT
(Friends Against Counterproductive Taxation)

An Inspirational Moment –
“Irish Ways by Ron Kavana’
The Vikings and Brian Boru and
Weep Now for Poor Roisin
by Ron Kavana
CD ‘Pre-Historic Ireland to Norman Invasion,
Henry VIII to William of Orange’
‘Irish Ways,
The story of Ireland in song, music and poetry’

Risin’ Of The Moon
by Terry Griffith
CD ‘Songs From the Pub’

Mary Mac
by Jack Puskar
CD ‘Galway Bay’

Sentimental Irish
by Aerach
CD ‘Scorach’

Interview with John Graf,

Under a Violet Moon
by Richie Blackmore & Candice Night
CD ‘Blackmore’s Night’

Nancy Whiskey
by Birmingham Six
CD ‘Iron Rations’

Maurice O’Connor,
composed by Turlough O’Carolan
by Castlebay
CD ‘Tapestry IV Gentlemen’


Record Companies
Blix Street Records
www.blixstreet.com/
Compass Records
www.compassrecords.com
Dara Records www.dararecords.com
Decca Records www.deccarecords-us.com
Loftus Music
http://www.loftusmusic.com
Outer Green Records
www.schoonerfare.com/ogrcatalog/
Red Biddy Records
http://www.redbiddy.com
Rego Irish Records
http://www.regorecords.com/
Shanachie Entertainment http://www.shanachie.com/
ACM Records
http://www.acmrecords.com/

Dateline - October 19

ECHOES OF ERIN, WEDO 810 am
Sunday’s, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Irish / Celtic Radio Programming

www.pittsburghirish.org/echoesoferin
diane.byrnes@verizon.net
http://echoesoferin.blogspot.com
ONLINE: http://www.wedo810.com


Diane V. Byrnes DATELINE IRISH
78 GRANT AVE. October 19, 2008
PITTSBURGH, PA. 15223 PROGRAM # 1074
412.781.6368

Dateline Irish sponsored by BrandMill, LLC - marketing experts who will transform your business through fact-based processes and innovative marketing systems designed to achieve dramatic, measurable and profitable results.

Sunday, October 19
Echoes of Erin, WEDO 810AM at 1:00, the Ireland Report with Davy Kettyles from Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. Interview with Fr. Aidan Troy formerly of Belfast, now in Paris.

House Concert in Mt. Lebanon with Castlebay, a folk duo from Maine. Their instruments include Celtic harp, fiddle, whistle, guitar; sea shanties and storytelling. Information: Annie Trimble, amtrrimble@earthlink.net or 412-343-0498.

The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh is seeking Host Families for young adults, 18-26, from Ireland and Northern Ireland. Call 412.394.3900, Website: www.iiofpitt.org.

Tuesday, October 21
Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Irish Night, Harp & Guinness Specials from 8:00 PM. Dennis Murphy is now bartending on Thursday’s. 412.279.0770’.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents Ceili Dancing at 7:30 PM 412.642.6622.

Thursday, October 23
“Window to Ireland’ classes at CCAC, Non-Credit Courses at Brentwood High School, 6:30PM to 8:30PM. This week ‘Irish Music’ with Diane Byrnes – October 23, 30, 2008. Information John Webber, 412.758.5446 or Email: jfwnamesman@aol.com.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, features Ballad Singer, Terry Griffith, 8:00 PM.

Friday, October 24
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, features The Lisdoonvarna Festival, 7:00 PM, live music, Matchmaker, and more. 412-642-6622.

Benefit for the Douglas Bado family, and Oldies Dance with ‘Mansfield Five’ at Heidelberg Fire Hall. Doors open 6:30 PM. Tickets Advance Sales ONLY, $25.00 includes entertainment, Hot Buffet at 7:00 PM. Bernie Donnelly 412-279-8220 or Denny Donnelly 412-276-9312.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Jack Puskar, on Vocals & Guitar 9:00 PM.

The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800, presents Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher, 10:00 PM.

Saturday, October 25
Night at the Races to benefit both the Burke Conroy Irish Dancers and The Irish Centre of Pittsburgh. Doors open 6:30PM, Buffet Served 7:45PM, Races start 7:30PM. Admission $15 includes refreshments, BYOB. 10 Races / 10 Horses per race. Information: info@burke-conroy.com or 412-781-3273. The Burke Conroy Dancers will perform at 7:00PM.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents Weathered Road, 9:00 PM.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Mark Guiser on Vocals & Guitar 9:00 PM.

The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800 features Gary Prisby ‘By Request’, 9:30 PM.

Sunday, October 26
Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM at 1:00 PM. The Ireland Report from Belfast with Mairtin O’Muilleoir, Belfast. www.belfastmedia.com.

Monday, October 27
Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features an Acoustic Jam Session 7:00 PM.

Thursday, October 30
“Window to Ireland’ classes at CCAC, Non-Credit Courses at Brentwood High School, 6:30PM to 8:30PM. This week ‘Irish Dance’ with Liz Shovlin Grinko – October 30, 2008. Information John Webber, 412.758.5446 or Email: jfwnamesman@aol.com.

Friday, October 31
Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Ballad Singer Sean McClorey 9:00 PM.


Saturday, November 1
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents The Guinness Oyster Festival. Beginning at 1:00 PM and continuing thru the day - Maddie Georgi , Dean Kostlich W/John Wiatrak, Sean McClorey , Tim and John , The McCabes (Outside Stage), Corned Beef and Curry (Inside Stage), Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh Game Watch.

Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 32 in Carnegie presents a ‘Luncheon & Fashion Show’ at Nevillewood. Doors open at 11:00AM, Tickets Onnie Costanzo 412.563.5187.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Ballad Singer Mike Gallagher 9:00 PM.

Sunday, November 2
Echoes of Erin, WEDO 810AM at 1:00 PM; The Ireland Report with Patricia Sharkey, Editor, Donegal Newsletter – www.dun-na-ngall.com. In Studio Guest, John Graf with FACT (Friends Against Counterproductive Taxation), Email: info@stopdrinktax.com.

Tuesday, November 4
Election Day.

Friday & Saturday, November 7 & 8
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents The Kreelers, at 9:00 PM.

Friday, November 7
Pittsburgh Ceili Club, Workshop & Ceili at VFW, 1820 Morningside Ave., Morningside. Workshop 7:00 PM, Ceili 8:00 PM. Information: Bob Kaniecki 412-486-2684.

The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800, presents Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher, 10:00 PM.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Tony Egan on Vocals, Guitar & Harmonica 9:00 PM

Saturday, November 8
All Ireland Social at the American Legion Hall, 5857 Forbes Ave. in Squirrel Hill, 8:00PM. Music with CCE Musicians. Information: Ray Connolly at 412-373-7252.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Jack Puskar on Vocals & Guitar 9:00 PM.

Monday, November 10
Pennsylvania Humanities Council in partnership with Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Dennis M. O’Brien presents 2008 Speaker’s Millennium Lecture with Pulitzer Prize Winner Frank McCourt. Venue: Hall of the House of Representatives, Harrisburg 1-800.462.0442, Email: phc@pahumanities.org. 7:00 PM “Ireland to America: An Immigrant’s Journey with Q&A; 8:00PM to 9:30PM, Book Signing & Dessert Reception. Event televised live on Pennsylvania Cable Network. Admission FREE, Seating Limited. Donation & Sponsorship accepted.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features an Acoustic Jam Session, 7:00 PM.

Wednesday – Saturday, November 12-15
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents Tom O’Carroll, 8:00 PM.

Thursday, November 13
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, features TRIVIA at 7:30PM to benefit the youth Gaelic Football Program followed by Tom O’Carroll, singer, storyteller, musician.

Friday, November 14
The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800, presents Christopher Laughrey, 8:30PM.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher, 9:00 PM.

Saturday & Sunday, November 15 & 16
Heritage Holidays at Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St. in The Strip. Celebrating Pittsburgh’s cultural diversity with many ethnic groups displaying their culture including the Irish. Information: Terri Blanchette, Director of Community Programs 412-454-6411, Email: tsblanchette@hswp.org. 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Friday & Saturday, November 21 & 22
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents Seamus Kennedy at 9:00 PM.

Wednesday, November 26
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents Celtic Rock with Red Hand Paddy, 9:00 PM.

Sunday, November 30
Christmas Concert with singer / songwriter Mike Gallagher, fiddler Bob Banjeree & Irish whistle player Bob Pegritz at Synod Hall, (behind St. Paul’s Cathedral), So. Craig St., Oakland at 2:00 PM. Advance tickets $10, Door $12. Information 412-301-0599.

Friday, December 5
Pittsburgh Ceili Club, Workshop & Ceili at VFW, 1820 Morningside Ave., Morningside. Workshop 7:00 PM, Ceili 8:00 PM. Information: Bob Kaniecki
412-486-2684.

Saturday, December 6
The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800, presents Christopher Laughrey, 8:30PM.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents 8th Street Rox, ‘non-Irish Music Night’, 9:00 PM.

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

December 3 – 20
Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre (www.picttheatre.org) presents ‘Dublin Carol’ at the Henry Heymann Theatre, at the Stephen Foster Memorial on Univ. or Pgh. campus; directed by Jackie Maxwell. Tickets: ProArts, 412.394.3353, online: www.proartstickets.org.

Saturday, December 13
All Ireland Social at the American Legion Hall, 5857 Forbes Ave. in Squirrel Hill, 8:00PM. Music with CCE Musicians. Information: Ray Connolly at 412-373-7252.

Friday, December 19
The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800, presents Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher, 10:00 PM.

Saturday, December 20
Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, features Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher, 9:00 PM.

January 31 – February 2, 2009
Irish Festival Cruise aboard Celebrity Cruise Line’s ‘Summit’ sailing the Southern Caribbean. Entertainment with Cherish The Ladies, The Black Brothers, Johnny McEvoy, Tommy Sands, Liam Tiernan, The Matt Cunningham Band, Don Stiffe, Donny Golden, Dan Stacy, and Maura O’Connell. 1-800-441-HARP. Online www.irishtours.com

July 2009 – The AOH Pennsylvania State Convention will take place at the Radisson Hotel in Monroeville. Information: Denny Donnelly, 412-276-9312, Email: ddon633@comcast.net and Patti Flaus, Email: pyecat54@comcast.net.

August 2008 – PBS, WQED TV presents Daniel O’Donnell in Concert. Details TBA.

LOCAL IRISH ENTERTAINERS WEBSITES
Check Performance Schedules, Etc.
Aran from Johnstown PA - http://www.people.iup.edu/rahkonen/Bands/Aran.htm
George Balderose - http://www.pittsburghpiper.com/
Carnival of Souls - http://www.carnivalofsouls.com
Ceann - http://www.ceannmusic.com/
Cue Ball Music - http://www.cueballmusic.com/index.asp
Cahal Dunne - http://www.cahaldunne.com/
Tony Egan - http://www.tonyegan.info
Michael Gallagher - http://www.mike-gallagher.com/
Terry Griffith - http://www.pittsburghirish.org/griffith
Guaranteed Irish - http://www.guaranteedirish.info/
Hiraeth - http://lugh.as.cmu.edu/Hiraeth.htm
Hooley - http://www.hooley.info
John McCann - http://www.johnmccannlive.com/
Corned Beef & Curry - http:// www.cornedbeefncurry.com/
Michael Murphy & TSRB http://www.michaelmurphy.us/
Na Gaels - http://www.pittsburghirish.org/nagaels
Jack Puskar - http://www.jackpuskar.com
Red Hand Paddy - http://www.redhandpaddy.com/
Rolling Scones - http://www.rollingscones.com
NEW Whiskey Limerick- http://www.whiskeylimerick.com


Pittsburgh Irish Dance Schools
Bell School of Irish Dance http://bellschool.com/about.htm
Burke Irish Dancers http://www.burkeirishdance.com/
Pittsburgh Irish Reelers http://www.pghirishreelers.com/
Shovlin Academy of Dance http://www.shovlinacademy.com/
Pittsburgh Ceili Club www.pittsburghceiliclub.org/

Pittsburgh Irish Sports
Pittsburgh Irish Rowing Club http://www.pittsburghirishrowingclub.com/
Pittsburgh Banshees www.pittsburghbanshees@yahoo.com
Pittsburgh Celtics www.pittsburghcelticsgfc.com/
NEW - Pittsburgh Hurling Club www.pitthurling.org/


Inspirational Moments
Sponsored by

January - Dorothy Flaherty Weldon, National President, LAOH and Martin J. Flaherty, Plumbing & Heating 412.531.3948
February - The Irish Society for Education and Charity
March - GDC Fine Jewelry, 724.864.5000
April - Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Maude Gonne Division 32, Carnegie
May - Terry Callahan & AOH Allegheny County Hunger Project
June - Echoes of Erin.
July - Dorothy Flaherty Weldon, National President, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc. and Eyes On Regent Square – Eye Care Center with Dr. Maureen Weldon Kamons.
August - Pittsburgh Irish Rowing Club
September - Echoes of Erin

October - Echoes of Erin, ‘Irish Ways with Ron Kavana’,


GUESTS and INTERVIEWS 2008

Oct 5 - John Graf, Allegheny County Drink Tax
Oct 12 - Maryland Governor, Martin O’Malley on Irish Issues in the Obama Campaign. Samhain, Celtic New Year Celebration
Oct 19 - Fr. Aidan Troy, formerly of Belfast, now in Paris

Nov 2 - John Graf, Allegheny County Drink Tax
Nov - Eamon Friel, singer / songwriter from Derry


SPONSORS OF THE IRELAND REPORT 2008

January, February & March - Goodrich, Goodrich Attorney’s At Law, 412.281.1455
April - AOH Division 1, South Hills
May - http://www.knightsofequity.com/daughters.html
June - AOH Division 4, North Hills
July - Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh
August - AOH Division 21, Garfield-Bloomfield
September - AOH County Board
October - AOH Division 32, Carnegie
November - Irish American Unity Conference

Friday, October 10, 2008

Samhain 2008

Sunday, October 12 is Samhain, the Celtic New Year Celebration and a fundraiser for Echoes of Erin. It promises to be a very good time as the entertainmen is lined up, the decorations are finished, and the weather promises to be very good.




It is a bit early this year which will give you an opportunity to get in the spirit of 'Halloween' and maybe come up with some creative ideas for other parties.




Along with the musical entertainment, we have Michael Mykita, a physic entertainer, plus he will be reading palms throughout the evening. We have a few stories on some of our props. Danny and Mary Jo O'Toole, our King & Queen from 2007 will be dethroned and a new King & Queen will be crowned.


Danny & Mary Jo O'Toole at a summer event!



Doors open at 4:00 PM with music beginning at 4:30 PM, donation at the door is $15.00. There will be cultural basket raffles and a costume contest, so be creative. Costumes are optional, but I do have some nice prizes for the winners.




Frank Cindrich has been our 'Monk & Merchant' for the past several years; this year he has a new costume. You have to come check him out!


So come along and join us and keep Irish radio programming on the air.


Here are the details!





SAMHAIN

(Origin of Halloween)

CELTIC NEW YEAR CELEBRATION


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2008


At
MULLANEY’S CASTLE
24th Street & Penn Ave., in The Strip

With
Jack Puskar
Terry Griffith
Michael Mykita – Psychic Entertainer
and Palm Reading!!
Christopher Laughrey With Casey Deely
John McCann & Bob Banjeree –SPECIAL!

Cultural Baskets, Costume Contest with Prizes

Benefit for ‘ECHOES OF ERIN’, WEDO 810AM
Irish Radio Programming
Sunday’s at 1:00 pm

Dateline - October 12

ECHOES OF ERIN, WEDO 810 am
Sunday’s, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Irish / Celtic Radio Programming
www.pittsburghirish.org/echoesoferin
diane.byrnes@verizon.net
http://echoesoferin.blogspot.com
ONLINE: http://www.wedo810.com


Diane V. Byrnes DATELINE IRISH
78 GRANT AVE. October 12, 2008
PITTSBURGH, PA. 15223 PROGRAM # 1073
412.781.6368

Dateline Irish sponsored by BrandMill, LLC - marketing experts who will transform your business through fact-based processes and innovative marketing systems designed to achieve dramatic, measurable and profitable results.

Sunday, October 12
Echoes of Erin, The Ireland Report with Ann Bray from Dublin. Interview with Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley on Irish Issues in the Obama Campaign.

Samhain, The Celtic New Year Celebration, a fundraiser for Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, (Mullaney’s Castle) 24th St. & Penn Ave. in The Strip. Doors open at 4:00PM, Local Talent with Terry Griffith, Christopher Laughrey with Casey Deely & Duane Davis, Jack Puskar, Michael Mykita – Psychic Entertainment’ and Palm Readings, plus more with John McCann & Bob Banjeree. Costume Contest, raffle on cultural baskets. Donation $15.00 at Door. Information Diane Byrnes 412-781-6368, Email diane.byrnes@verizon.net.

The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh is seeking Host Families for young adults, 18-26, from Ireland and Northern Ireland. Call 412.394.3900, Website: www.iiofpitt.org.

Monday, October 13
Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features an Acoustic Jam Session at 7:00 PM.

Tuesday, October 14
Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Irish Night, Harp & Guinness Specials from 8:00 PM. Dennis Murphy is now bartending on Thursday’s. 412.279.0770.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents Ceili Dancing at 7:30 PM 412.642.6622.


Wednesday, October 15
Ged Foley in Concert at the Map Room, 1126 So. Braddock Ave., Regent Square at 7:30PM. Suggested donation $10-$20. Ged Foley, a gifted guitarist and fiddle player, Ged has performed with the Battlefield Band, House Band and Patrick Street. http://gedfoley.com and http://www.myspace.com/gedfoley.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents Searson in Concert at 8:00 PM. Searson hail from Toronto.

Thursday & Friday, October 16 & 17
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents Danny Burns and the Defectors, 8:00 PM.

Thursday, October 16
“Window to Ireland’ classes at CCAC, Non-Credit Courses at Brentwood High School, 6:30PM to 8:30PM. Each week a new topic – October 16, 23, 30, 2008. Information John Webber, 412.758.5446 or Email: jfwnamesman@aol.com.

Friday, October 17
The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800, presents Christopher Laughrey, 8:30PM.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Mark Guiser on Vocals & Guitar 9:00 PM.

Saturday, October 18
14th Annual ‘Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome Awareness’ at Hartwood Acres. This is especially for Maeve Mannion, age 2. Information Gina Marton 412-860-1252.

LAOH Division 11 will sponsor a ‘Celtic Halloween Fundraiser’ at St. Mary of the Mount Sullivan Hall, 115 Bigham St. Mt. Washington, from 7:00 PM. Entertainment by DJ – T. Tickets $15.00, BYOB. Information Maureen O’Toole 412.913.4184 or Clara Schillinger 412.734.1147.

The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800 features Corned Beef & Curry at 8:30 PM.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, features their debut appearance in Pittsburgh – Birmingham Six listen at – they sound pretty good!! www.myspace.com/birminghamsix out of Philadelphia, 9:00 PM.

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

Sunday, October 19
Echoes of Erin, WEDO 810AM at 1:00, the Ireland Report with Davy Kettyles from Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. Interview with Fr. Aidan Troy formerly of Belfast, now in Paris.


House Concert in Mt. Lebanon with Castlebay, a folk duo from Maine. Their instruments include Celtic harp, fiddle, whistle, guitar; sea shanties and storytelling. Information: Annie Trimble, amtrrimble@earthlink.net or 412-343-0498.

Thursday, October 23
“Window to Ireland’ classes at CCAC, Non-Credit Courses at Brentwood High School, 6:30PM to 8:30PM. This week ‘Irish Music’ with Diane Byrnes – October 23, 30, 2008. Information John Webber, 412.758.5446 or Email: jfwnamesman@aol.com.

Friday, October 24
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, features The Lisdoonvarna Festival.

Benefit for The Douglas Bado family, and Oldies Dance with ‘Mansfield Five’ at Heidelberg Fire Hall. Doors open 6:30 PM. Tickets Advance Sales ONLY, $25.00 includes entertainment, Hot Buffet at 7:00 PM. Bernie Donnelly 412-279-8220 or Denny Donnelly 412-276-9312.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Jack Puskar, on Vocals & Guitar 9:00 PM

The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800, presents Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher, 10:00 PM.

Saturday, October 25
Night at the Races to benefit both the Burke Conroy Irish Dancers and The Irish Centre of Pittsburgh. Doors open 6:30PM, Buffet Served 7:45PM, Races start 7:30PM. Admission $15 includes refreshments, BYOB. 10 Races / 10 Horses per race. Information: info@burke-conroy.com or 412-781-3273. The Burke Conroy Dancers will perform at 7:00PM.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents The Notre Dame Glee Club special performance.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Mark Guiser on Vocals & Guitar 9:00 PM

The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800 features Gary Prisby ‘By Request’, 9:30 PM.

Sunday, October 26
Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM at 1:00 PM. The Ireland Report from Belfast with Mairtin O’Muilleoir, Belfast. www.belfastmedia.com.

Monday, October 27
Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features an Acoustic Jam Session 7:00 PM.


Thursday, October 30
“Window to Ireland’ classes at CCAC, Non-Credit Courses at Brentwood High School, 6:30PM to 8:30PM. This week ‘Irish Dance’ with Liz Shovlin Grinko – October 30, 2008. Information John Webber, 412.758.5446 or Email: jfwnamesman@aol.com.

Friday, October 31
Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Ballad Singer Sean McClorey 9:00 PM.

Saturday, November 1
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents The Guinness Oyster Festival. Details soon.

Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 32 in Carnegie presents a ‘Luncheon & Fashion Show’ at Nevillewood. Doors open at 11:00AM, Tickets Onnie Costanzo 412.563.5187.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Ballad Singer Mike Gallagher 9:00 PM.

Sunday, November 2
Echoes of Erin, WEDO 810AM at 1:00 PM; The Ireland Report with Patricia Sharkey, Editor, Donegal Newsletter – www.dun-na-ngall.com. In Studio Guest, John Graf with FACT (Friends Against Counterproductive Taxation), Email: info@stopdrinktax.com.

Tuesday, November 4
Election Day.

Friday & Saturday, November 7 & 8
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents The Kreelers, at 9:00 PM.

Friday, November 7
Pittsburgh Ceili Club, Workshop & Ceili at VFW, 1820 Morningside Ave., Morningside. Workshop 7:00 PM, Ceili 8:00 PM. Information: Bob Kaniecki
412-486-2684.

The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800, presents Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher, 10:00 PM.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Tony Egan on Vocals, Guitar & Harmonica 9:00 PM

Saturday, November 8
All Ireland Social at the American Legion Hall, 5857 Forbes Ave. in Squirrel Hill, 8:00PM. Music with CCE Musicians. Information: Ray Connolly at 412-373-7252.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Jack Puskar on Vocals & Guitar 9:00 PM.


Monday, November 10
Pennsylvania Humanities Council in partnership with Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Dennis M. O’Brien presents 2008 Speaker’s Millennium Lecture with Pulitzer Prize Winner Frank McCourt. Venue: Hall of the House of Representatives, Harrisburg 1-800.462.0442, Email: phc@pahumanities.org. 7:00 PM “Ireland to America: An Immigrant’s Journey with Q&A; 8:00PM to 9:30PM, Book Signing & Dessert Reception. Event televised live on Pennsylvania Cable Network. Admission FREE, Seating Limited. Donation & Sponsorship accepted. You can watch online at Pennsylvania Cable TV. Contact phc@pahumanities.org to pre-register or for information.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features an Acoustic Jam Session, 7:00 PM.

Wednesday – Saturday, November 12-15
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents Tom O’Carroll, 8:00 PM.

Thursday, November 13
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, features TRIVIA at 7:30PM to benefit the youth Gaelic Football Program followed by Tom O’Carroll, singer, storyteller, musician.

Friday, November 14
The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800, presents Christopher Laughrey, 8:30PM.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher, 9:00 PM.

Saturday, November 15
Heritage Holidays at Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St. in The Strip. Celebrating Pittsburgh’s cultural diversity with many ethnic groups displaying their culture including the Irish. Information: Terri Blanchette, Director of Community Programs 412-454-6411, Email: tsblanchette@hswp.org. 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Friday & Saturday, November 21 & 22
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents Seamus Kennedy at 9:00 PM.

Wednesday, November 26
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents Celtic Rock with Red Hand Paddy, 9:00 PM.

Sunday, November 30
Christmas Concert with singer / songwriter Mike Gallagher, fiddler Bob Banjeree & Irish whistle player Bob Pegritz at Synod Hall, (behind St. Paul’s Cathedral), So. Craig St., Oakland at 2:00 PM. Advance tickets $10, Door $12. Information 412-301-0599.


Friday, December 5
Pittsburgh Ceili Club, Workshop & Ceili at VFW, 1820 Morningside Ave., Morningside. Workshop 7:00 PM, Ceili 8:00 PM. Information: Bob Kaniecki
412-486-2684.

Saturday, December 6
The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800, presents Christopher Laughrey, 8:30PM.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents 8th Street Rox, ‘non-Irish Music Night’, 9:00 PM.

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

December 3 – 20
Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre (www.picttheatre.org) presents ‘Dublin Carol’ at the Henry Heymann Theatre, at the Stephen Foster Memorial on Univ. or Pgh. campus; directed by Jackie Maxwell. Tickets: ProArts, 412.394.3353, online: www.proartstickets.org.

Saturday, December 13
All Ireland Social at the American Legion Hall, 5857 Forbes Ave. in Squirrel Hill, 8:00PM. Music with CCE Musicians. Information: Ray Connolly at 412-373-7252.


Friday, December 19
The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800, presents Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher, 10:00 PM.

Saturday, December 20
Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, features Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher, 9:00 PM.

January 31 – February 2, 2009
Irish Festival Cruise aboard Celebrity Cruise Line’s ‘Summit’ sailing the Southern Caribbean. Entertainment with Cherish The Ladies, The Black Brothers, Johnny McEvoy, Tommy Sands, Liam Tiernan, The Matt Cunningham Band, Don Stiffe, Donny Golden, Dan Stacy, and Maura O’Connell. 1-800-441-HARP. Online www.irishtours.com

July 2009 – The AOH Pennsylvania State Convention will take place at the Radisson Hotel in Monroeville. Information: Denny Donnelly, 412-276-9312, Email: ddon633@comcast.net and Patti Flaus, Email: pyecat54@comcast.net.

August 2008 – PBS, WQED TV presents Daniel O’Donnell in Concert. Details TBA.

LOCAL IRISH ENTERTAINERS WEBSITES
Check Performance Schedules, Etc.
Aran from Johnstown PA - http://www.people.iup.edu/rahkonen/Bands/Aran.htm
George Balderose - http://www.pittsburghpiper.com/
Carnival of Souls - http://www.carnivalofsouls.com
Ceann - http://www.ceannmusic.com/
Cue Ball Music - http://www.cueballmusic.com/index.asp
Cahal Dunne - http://www.cahaldunne.com/
Tony Egan - http://www.tonyegan.info
Michael Gallagher - http://www.mike-gallagher.com/
Terry Griffith - http://www.pittsburghirish.org/griffith
Guaranteed Irish - http://www.guaranteedirish.info/
Hiraeth - http://lugh.as.cmu.edu/Hiraeth.htm
Hooley - http://www.hooley.info
John McCann - http://www.johnmccannlive.com/
Corned Beef & Curry - http:// www.cornedbeefncurry.com/
Michael Murphy & TSRB http://www.michaelmurphy.us/
Na Gaels - http://www.pittsburghirish.org/nagaels
Jack Puskar - http://www.jackpuskar.com
Red Hand Paddy - http://www.redhandpaddy.com/
Rolling Scones - http://www.rollingscones.com
NEW Whiskey Limerick- http://www.whiskeylimerick.com


Pittsburgh Irish Dance Schools
Bell School of Irish Dance http://bellschool.com/about.htm
Burke Irish Dancers http://www.burkeirishdance.com/
Pittsburgh Irish Reelers http://www.pghirishreelers.com/
Shovlin Academy of Dance http://www.shovlinacademy.com/
Pittsburgh Ceili Club www.pittsburghceiliclub.org/

Pittsburgh Irish Sports
Pittsburgh Irish Rowing Club http://www.pittsburghirishrowingclub.com/
Pittsburgh Banshees www.pittsburghbanshees@yahoo.com
Pittsburgh Celtics www.pittsburghcelticsgfc.com/
NEW - Pittsburgh Hurling Club www.pitthurling.org/


Inspirational Moments
Sponsored by

January -Dorothy Flaherty Weldon, National President, LAOH and Martin J. Flaherty, Plumbing & Heating 412.531.3948
February - The Irish Society for Education and Charity
March - GDC Fine Jewelry, 724.864.5000
April - Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Maude Gonne Division 32, Carnegie
May - Terry Callahan & AOH Allegheny County Hunger Project
June - Echoes of Erin.
July - Dorothy Flaherty Weldon, National President, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc. and Eyes On Regent Square – Eye Care Center with Dr. Maureen Weldon Kamons.
August - Pittsburgh Irish Rowing Club
September - Echoes of Erin

October - ‘Irish Ways with Ron Kavana’,


GUESTS and INTERVIEWS 2008

Oct 5 - John Graf, Allegheny County Drink Tax
Oct 12 - Maryland Governor, Martin O’Malley on Irish Issues in the Obama Campaign. Samhain, Celtic New Year Celebration
Oct 19 - Fr. Aidan Troy, formerly of Belfast, now in Paris

Nov 2 - John Graf, Allegheny County Drink Tax
Nov - Eamon Friel, singer / songwriter from Derry


SPONSORS OF THE IRELAND REPORT 2008

January, February & March - Goodrich, Goodrich Attorney’s At Law, 412.281.1455
April - AOH Division 1, South Hills
May - http://www.knightsofequity.com/daughters.html
June - AOH Division 4, North Hills
July - Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh
August - AOH Division 21, Garfield-Bloomfield
September - AOH County Board
October - AOH Division 32, Carnegie
November - Irish American Unity Conference

Friday, October 03, 2008

Dateline - October 5

ECHOES OF ERIN, WEDO 810 am
Sunday’s, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Irish / Celtic Radio Programming
www.pittsburghirish.org/echoesoferin
diane.byrnes@verizon.net
http://echoesoferin.blogspot.com
ONLINE: http://www.wedo810.com


Diane V. Byrnes DATELINE IRISH
78 GRANT AVE. October 5, 2008
PITTSBURGH, PA. 15223 PROGRAM # 1072
412.781.6368


Dateline Irish sponsored by BrandMill, LLC - marketing experts who will transform your business through fact-based processes and innovative marketing systems designed to achieve dramatic, measurable and profitable results.

Sunday, October 5
Echoes of Erin, WEDO 810AM at 1:00 PM; The Ireland Report with Patricia Sharkey, Editor, Donegal Newsletter – http://www.dun-na-ngall.com/. In Studio Guest, John Graf with FACT (Friends Against Counterproductive Taxation). Email: info@stopdrinktax.com.
Our News Correspondent, Patricia Sharkey


The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh is seeking Host Families for young adults, 18-26, from Ireland and Northern Ireland. Call 412.394.3900, Website: http://www.iiofpitt.org/.

Tuesday, October 7
Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Irish Night, Harp & Guinness Specials from 8:00 PM. Dennis Murphy is now bartending on Thursday’s. 412.279.0770’

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents Ceili Dancing at 7:30 PM 412.642.6622.

Wednesday, October 8
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents Sean McCabe at 7:00 PM.

Thursday, October 9
“Window to Ireland’ classes at CCAC, Non-Credit Courses at Brentwood High School, 6:30PM to 8:30PM. Each week a new topic – October 9, 16, 23, 30, 2008. Information John Webber, 412.758.5446 or Email: jfwnamesman@aol.com.

Friday & Saturday, October 10 & 11
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents The Malones at 9:00 PM.

Friday, October 10
The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800 features Singer, Songwriter & Musician Mark Dignam, 10:00 PM.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Ballad Singer Sean McClorey at 9:00 PM.

Saturday, October 11
Bridgewater Pumpkinfest in Beaver County; fall festival from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Featuring food, crafts, hayrides, pumpkin patch, and kid’s activities. A free pumpkin for each child. Homewood’s own Mule Factory featuring Jennifer, Hap Wichryk & Jack McNally with Bluegrass, Classic Country, plus more. Live art auction with proceeds benefiting the MS Society. Sponsored by the Beaver Valley Federal Credit Union, Malagise Insurance, Union Savings & Loan and Without a Paddle.

The Irish Centre of Pittsburgh will sponsor an “A Taste of Ireland” with Mark Dignam at 8:00 PM. Doors open at 7:00PM. Members $10.00 at Door.

All Ireland Social at the American Legion Hall, 5857 Forbes Ave. in Squirrel Hill, 8:00PM. Music with CCE Musicians. Information: Ray Connolly at 412-373-7252.

The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800 features Celtic Rock with Red Hand Paddy, at 8:30 PM.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Jack Puskar on Vocals & Guitar 9:00 PM.

Sunday, October 12
Echoes of Erin, The Ireland Report with Ann Bray from Dublin. Interview with Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley on Irish Issues in the Obama Campaign.

Samhain, The Celtic New Year Celebration, a fundraiser for Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, (Mullaney’s Castle) 24th St. & Penn Ave. in The Strip. Doors open at 4:00PM, Local Talent with Terry Griffith, Christopher Laughrey with Casey Deely & Duane Davis, Jack Puskar, Michael Mykita – Psychic Entertainment’ and Palm Readings, plus more with John McCann & Bob Banjeree. Costume Contest, raffle on cultural baskets. Donation $15.00 at Door. Information Diane Byrnes 412-781-6368, Email diane.byrnes@verizon.net.
Here are a couple of Samhain pictures of the cemetery and forest!


Monday, October 13
Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features an Acoustic Jam Session at 7:00 PM.

Wednesday, October 15
Ged Foley in Concert at the Map Room, 1126 So. Braddock Ave., Regent Square at 7:30PM. Suggested donation $10-$20. Ged Foley, a gifted guitarist and fiddle player, Ged has performed with the Battlefield Band, House Band and Patrick Street. http://gedfoley.com and http://www.myspace.com/gedfoley.
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents Searson in Concert at 8:00 PM. Searson hail from Toronto.

Thursday & Friday, October 16 & 17
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents Danny Burns and the Defectors, 8:00 PM.

Thursday, October 16
“Window to Ireland’ classes at CCAC, Non-Credit Courses at Brentwood High School, 6:30PM to 8:30PM. Each week a new topic – October 16, 23, 30, 2008. Information John Webber, 412.758.5446 or Email: jfwnamesman@aol.com.

Friday, October 17
The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800, presents Christopher Laughrey, 8:30PM.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Mark Guiser on Vocals & Guitar 9:00 PM.

Saturday, October 18
14th Annual ‘Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome Awareness’ at Hartwood Acres. This is especially for Maeve Mannion, age 2. Information Gina Marton 412-860-1252.

LAOH Division 11 will sponsor a ‘Celtic Halloween Fundraiser’ at St. Mary of the Mount Sullivan Hall, 115 Bigham St. Mt. Washington, from 7:00 PM. Entertainment by DJ – T. Tickets $15.00, BYOB. Information Maureen O’Toole 412.913.4184 or Clara Schillinger 412.734.1147.

The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800 features Corned Beef & Curry at 8:30 PM.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, features their debut appearance in Pittsburgh – Birmingham Six listen at – they sound pretty good!!
www.myspace.com/birminghamsix out of Philadelphia, 9:00 PM.

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

Sunday, October 19
Echoes of Erin, WEDO 810AM at 1:00, the Ireland Report with Davy Kettyles from Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. Interview with Fr. Aidan Troy formerly of Belfast, now in Paris.

House Concert in Mt. Lebanon with Castlebay, a folk duo from Maine. Their instruments include Celtic harp, fiddle, whistle, guitar; sea shanties and storytelling. Information: Annie Trimble, amtrrimble@earthlink.net or 412-343-0498.

Thursday, October 23
“Window to Ireland’ classes at CCAC, Non-Credit Courses at Brentwood High School, 6:30PM to 8:30PM. This week ‘Irish Music’ with Diane Byrnes – October 23, 30, 2008. Information John Webber, 412.758.5446 or Email: jfwnamesman@aol.com.

Friday, October 24
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, features The Lisdoonvarna Festival.

Benefit for The Douglas Bado family, and Oldies Dance with ‘Mansfield Five’ at Heidelberg Fire Hall. Doors open 6:30 PM. Tickets Advance Sales ONLY, $25.00 includes entertainment, Hot Buffet at 7:00 PM. Bernie Donnelly 412-279-8220 or Denny Donnelly 412-276-9312.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Jack Puskar, on Vocals & Guitar 9:00 PM.

The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800, presents Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher, 10:00 PM.

Saturday, October 25
Night at the Races to benefit both the Burke Conroy Irish Dancers and The Irish Centre of Pittsburgh. Doors open 6:30PM, Buffet Served 7:45PM, Races start 7:30PM. Admission $15 includes refreshments, BYOB. 10 Races / 10 Horses per race. Information: info@burke-conroy.com or 412-781-3273.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents The Notre Dame Glee Club special performance.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Mark Guiser on Vocals & Guitar 9:00 PM.

The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800 features Gary Prisby ‘By Request’, 9:30 PM.

Sunday, October 26
Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM at 1:00 PM. The Ireland Report from Belfast with Mairtin O’Muilleoir, Belfast. http://www.belfastmedia.com/.

Monday, October 27
Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features an Acoustic Jam Session 7:00 PM.

Thursday, October 30
“Window to Ireland’ classes at CCAC, Non-Credit Courses at Brentwood High School, 6:30PM to 8:30PM. This week ‘Irish Dance’ with Liz Shovlin Grinko – October 30, 2008. Information John Webber, 412.758.5446 or Email: jfwnamesman@aol.com.

Friday, October 31
Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Ballad Singer Sean McClorey 9:00 PM.

Saturday, November 1
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents The Guinness Oyster Festival. Details soon.
Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 32 in Carnegie presents a ‘Luncheon & Fashion Show’ at Nevillewood. Doors open at 11:00AM, Tickets Onnie Costanzo 412.563.5187.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Ballad Singer Mike Gallagher 9:00 PM.

Sunday, November 2
Echoes of Erin, WEDO 810AM at 1:00 PM; The Ireland Report with Patricia Sharkey, Editor, Donegal Newsletter – http://www.dun-na-ngall.com/. In Studio Guest, John Graf with FACT (Friends Against Counterproductive Taxation), Email: info@stopdrinktax.com.

Tuesday, November 4
Election Day.

Friday & Saturday, November 7 & 8
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents The Kreelers, at 9:00 PM.

Friday, November 7
Pittsburgh Ceili Club, Workshop & Ceili at VFW, 1820 Morningside Ave., Morningside. Workshop 7:00 PM, Ceili 8:00 PM. Information: Bob Kaniecki
412-486-2684.

The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800, presents Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher, 10:00 PM.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Tony Egan on Vocals, Guitar & Harmonica 9:00 PM

Saturday, November 8
All Ireland Social at the American Legion Hall, 5857 Forbes Ave. in Squirrel Hill, 8:00PM. Music with CCE Musicians. Information: Ray Connolly at 412-373-7252.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Jack Puskar on Vocals & Guitar 9:00 PM.

Monday, November 10
Pennsylvania Humanities Council in partnership with Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Dennis M. O’Brien presents 2008 Speaker’s Millennium Lecture with Pulitzer Prize Winner Frank McCourt. Venue: Hall of the House of Representatives, Harrisburg 1-800.462.0442, Email: phc@pahumanities.org. 7:00 PM “Ireland to America: An Immigrant’s Journey with Q&A; 8:00PM to 9:30PM, Book Signing & Dessert Reception. Event televised live on Pennsylvania Cable Network. Admission FREE, Seating Limited. Donation & Sponsorship accepted.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features an Acoustic Jam Session, 7:00 PM.



Wednesday – Saturday, November 12-15
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents Tom O’Carroll, 8:00 PM.

Friday, November 14
The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800, presents Christopher Laughrey, 8:30PM.


Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0700, features Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher, 9:00 PM.

Saturday, November 15
Heritage Holidays at Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St. in The Strip. Celebrating Pittsburgh’s cultural diversity with many ethnic groups displaying their culture including the Irish. Information: Terri Blanchette, Director of Community Programs 412-454-6411, Email: tsblanchette@hswp.org. 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Friday & Saturday, November 21 & 22
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents Seamus Kennedy at 9:00 PM.

Wednesday, November 26
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents Celtic Rock with Red Hand Paddy, 9:00 PM.

Sunday, November 30
Christmas Concert with singer / songwriter Mike Gallagher, fiddler Bob Banjeree & Irish whistle player Bob Pegritz at Synod Hall, (behind St. Paul’s Cathedral), So. Craig St., Oakland at 2:00 PM. Advance tickets $10, Door $12. Information 412-301-0599.

Friday, December 5
Pittsburgh Ceili Club, Workshop & Ceili at VFW, 1820 Morningside Ave., Morningside. Workshop 7:00 PM, Ceili 8:00 PM. Information: Bob Kaniecki
412-486-2684.

Saturday, December 6
The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800, presents Christopher Laughrey, 8:30PM.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents 8th Street Rox, ‘non-Irish Music Night’, 9:00 PM.

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

December 3 – 20
Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre (http://www.picttheatre.org/) presents ‘Dublin Carol’ at the Henry Heymann Theatre, at the Stephen Foster Memorial on Univ. or Pgh. campus; directed by Jackie Maxwell. Tickets: ProArts, 412.394.3353, online: http://www.proartstickets.org/.

Saturday, December 13
All Ireland Social at the American Legion Hall, 5857 Forbes Ave. in Squirrel Hill, 8:00PM. Music with CCE Musicians. Information: Ray Connolly at 412-373-7252.

Friday, December 19
The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, South Side Works, 412-381-4800, presents Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher, 10:00 PM.

Saturday, December 20
Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, features Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher, 9:00 PM.

January 31 – February 2, 2009
Irish Festival Cruise aboard Celebrity Cruise Line’s ‘Summit’ sailing the Southern Caribbean. Entertainment with Cherish The Ladies, The Black Brothers, Johnny McEvoy, Tommy Sands, Liam Tiernan, The Matt Cunningham Band, Don Stiffe, Donny Golden, Dan Stacy, and more. 1-800-441-HARP. Online http://www.irishtours.com/

July 2009 – The AOH Pennsylvania State Convention will take place at the Radisson Hotel in Monroeville. Information: Denny Donnelly, 412-276-9312, Email: ddon633@comcast.net and Patti Flaus, Email: pyecat54@comcast.net.

August 2008 – PBS, WQED TV presents Daniel O’Donnell in Concert. Details TBA.

LOCAL IRISH ENTERTAINERS WEBSITES
Check Performance Schedules, Etc.
Aran from Johnstown PA - http://www.people.iup.edu/rahkonen/Bands/Aran.htm
George Balderose - http://www.pittsburghpiper.com/
Carnival of Souls - http://http://www.carnivalofsouls.com/
Ceann - http://www.ceannmusic.com/
Cue Ball Music - http://www.cueballmusic.com/index.asp
Cahal Dunne - http://www.cahaldunne.com/
Tony Egan - http://www.tonyegan.info/
Michael Gallagher - http://www.mike-gallagher.com/
Terry Griffith - http://www.pittsburghirish.org/griffith
Guaranteed Irish - http://www.guaranteedirish.info/
Hiraeth - http://lugh.as.cmu.edu/Hiraeth.htm
Hooley - http://www.hooley.info/
John McCann - http://www.johnmccannlive.com/
Corned Beef & Curry - http:// www.cornedbeefncurry.com/
Michael Murphy & TSRB http://www.michaelmurphy.us/
Na Gaels - http://www.pittsburghirish.org/nagaels
Jack Puskar - http://www.jackpuskar.com/
Red Hand Paddy - http://www.redhandpaddy.com/
Rolling Scones - http://www.rollingscones.com/
NEW Whiskey Limerick- http://www.whiskeylimerick.com/


Pittsburgh Irish Dance Schools
Bell School of Irish Dance http://bellschool.com/about.htm
Burke Irish Dancers http://www.burkeirishdance.com/
Pittsburgh Irish Reelers http://www.pghirishreelers.com/
Shovlin Academy of Dance http://www.shovlinacademy.com/
Pittsburgh Ceili Club www.pittsburghceiliclub.org/

Pittsburgh Irish Sports
Pittsburgh Irish Rowing Club http://www.pittsburghirishrowingclub.com/
Pittsburgh Banshees www.pittsburghbanshees@yahoo.com
Pittsburgh Celtics www.pittsburghcelticsgfc.com/
NEW - Pittsburgh Hurling Club www.pitthurling.org/


Inspirational Moments
Sponsored by

January - Dorothy Flaherty Weldon, National President, LAOH and Martin J. Flaherty, Plumbing & Heating 412.531.3948
February - The Irish Society for Education and Charity
March - GDC Fine Jewelry, 724.864.5000
April - Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Maude Gonne Division 32, Carnegie
May - Terry Callahan & AOH Allegheny County Hunger Project
June - Echoes of Erin.
July - Dorothy Flaherty Weldon, National President, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc. and Eyes On Regent Square – Eye Care Center with Dr. Maureen Weldon Kamons.
August - Pittsburgh Irish Rowing Club
September - Echoes of Erin

October - ‘Irish Ways with Ron Kavana’,


GUESTS and INTERVIEWS 2008

Oct 5 - John Graf, Allegheny County Drink Tax
Oct 12 - Maryland Governor, Martin O’Malley on Irish Issues in the Obama Campaign. Samhain, Celtic New Year Celebration
Oct 19 - Fr. Aidan Troy, formerly of Belfast, now in Paris

Nov 2 - John Graf, Allegheny County Drink Tax
Nov - Eamon Friel, singer / songwriter from Derry


SPONSORS OF THE IRELAND REPORT 2008

January, February & March - Goodrich, Goodrich Attorney’s At Law, 412.281.1455
April - AOH Division 1, South Hills
May - http://www.knightsofequity.com/daughters.html
June - AOH Division 4, North Hills
July - Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh
August - AOH Division 21, Garfield-Bloomfield
September - AOH County Board
October - AOH Division 32, Carnegie
November - Irish American Unity Conference