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Monday, August 31, 2009

Playlist - August 30

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August 30, 2009, PROGRAM # 1119
IRELAND REPORT today with
Diane Byrnes, County Allegheny

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 and
Irish Echo, www.irishecho.com/

Pittsburgh Irish Network,
www.pittsburghirish.org
August SPONSOR of The Ireland Report
AOH Martin Noone –
William R. Murphy Division 21, Garfield / Bloomfield

Interview: Win Horan, Fiddle Player with Solas

Our Love Has Shown the Way
by Terry Griffith
CD ‘Single’

The Love of My Life
by Mike Gallagher
CD ‘The Love of My Life’

Gentle Annie
by John McCann
CD “This Day’

Y Pedwar Cae –
Welsh translation of
Tommy Makem’s “Four Green Fields”
By
Dafydd Iwan
CD ‘YMA oHYD’ (Welsh) on the Sain Label

To Make You Feel My Love
by Mick McAuley & Winifred Horan
CD ‘Serenade’

Pal of My Cradle Days
by Mattie Henry
CD ‘Our Wedding Day’

‘An Inspirational Moment’ --
Poem: ‘Life Waters
by Tommy Makem
CD ‘Ancient Pulsing’

Reels: Maud Miller / The Morning Mist / Lady Gordon
By
Madden, Conway, McComiskey, Dolan
CD ‘Pride of New York’


After All These Years
by Cahal Dunne
CD ‘After All These Years’

Y Blewyn Gwyn
by Dafydd Iwan & Ar Log
CD ‘Ymaohyd’ (Lead Vocal Dafydd Iwan)

Tunes: The Flowing Bowl / Maire Breathnachs #1
/ The Doon / The Mason’s Apron
By
Solas
CD ‘Solas’

Interview: Winifred Horan

Tune: A Kiss By Messenger
by Winifred Horan
CD ‘Just One Wish’

Hornpipes: Taylor’s / Chief O’Neill’s Favorite
By
Madden, Conway, McComiskey, Dolan
CD ‘Pride of New York’

Dateline - August 30

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Sunday, August 30
· Irish American Unity Conference will sponsor a ‘Hunger Strike Commemoration’ Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, 17th Street & Liberty Ave. in The Strip, 12:00 Noon with Fr. O’Donnell celebrating.
· Echoes of Erin 12:30PM till 2:00PM on WEDO 810AM – The Ireland Report with Diane Byrnes, Producer & Host of Echoes of Erin.
· The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh is seeking Host Families for young adults, 18-26, from Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland and Portadown in Northern Ireland; they will be coming to Pittsburgh on September 3. Call 412.394.3900, Website: www.iiofpitt.org.

Tuesday, September 1
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622: Ceili Dancing from 7:00pm.
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Irish Night with Harp & Guinness Specials from 8:00 PM.

Wednesday, September 2
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Potters Reel at 7:00 PM.

Thursday, September 3 – Sunday, September 6
· The National Festival of Wales hosted by Pittsburgh’s St. David’s Society, at Hilton Hotel, downtown Pittsburgh. There will be Concert Thursday night with Ar Log and Dafydd Iwan, Friday and Saturday, Seminars on Welsh Music, History & Culture; a Grand Concert with ‘The North American Welsh Choir and Welsh Soloists’; a Welsh Marketplace and Tea Room throughout, a Welsh Pub Night; on Sunday Gymanfa Ganu – lift your voice in a celebration of Welsh Hymn-Singing. Details 412.731.3489. Website: www.wngga.org. Tickets can be purchased at door and a One Day Pass is available as well.

Friday, September 4
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622:
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Jack Puskar on vocals & guitar, 9:00 PM.

Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7
· Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival & Artisans Marketplace Themed Weekends – “Prince, Princess & Pirate Party”, exit 51A (old 24A) Tr. 31 East on I-70, six miles west of New Stanton, Pa. www.pgh-renfest.com.

Saturday, September 5
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622:
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Ballad Singer, Sean McClorey, 9:00 PM.

Sunday, September 6
· Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM from 12:30PM to 2:00PM; The Ireland Report with Patricia Sharkey, Editor of the Donegal News Letter, www.dun-na-ngall.com. Guest in studio, Earl McCabe, President of the Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh.

Monday, September 7 – Labor Day in America
· Paddy’s Pour House is closed for the holiday
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle is closed for the holiday.

September 10 – 26
· Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, ‘Crime and Punishment’ at the Henry Heymann Theatre, www.picttheatre.org 412.561.6000. Tickets: ProArtsTickets at 412.394.3353, online www.proartstickets.org

Thursday, September 10 – Saturday, September 12
· Carnegie Arts & Heritage Festival celebrated at Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie.

Friday, September 11 – Sunday, September 13
· Pittsburgh Irish Festival at The Riverplex at Sandcastle off the Homestead Highlevel Bridge / Homestead Gray Bridge. Entertainment provided by Solas, Scythian, Pogey, Gaelic Storm, Slide, The Prodigals, Cahal Dunne, Hooley, Michael Murphy & The Shannon River Band, Terry Griffith, Corned Beef & Curry, Mike Gallagher, Red Hand Paddy, Mark Guiser, plus more. Information: 412.422.1113 or http://www.pghirishfest.org/Site/Entertainers.html Gaelic Mass 10 AM on Sunday with Fr. Sean Kealy.

Friday, September 11
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622: Happy Hour on the Deck at 5:30pm. Entertainment inside on stage at 9:00 PM.
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Ballad Singer Sean McClorey, 9:00 PM.

Saturday, September 12 & Sunday, September 13
· Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival & Artisans Marketplace Themed Weekends – “Irish Festival”, exit 51A (old 24A) Tr. 31 East on I-70, six miles west of New Stanton, Pa. www.pgh-renfest.com.

Saturday, September 12
· Hibernian Hunger Project "Produce to People" Braddock location 9th Street & Talbot Avenue Braddock Pa. at 8:30am. Information: Terry Callahan by Email: terencecallahan@comcast.net or Kevin O’Donnell Email: aohalpa17@hotmail.com or 412-613-3500.
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622, entertainment at 9:00 PM.
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Mark Guiser on vocals & guitar, 9:00 PM.

Sunday, September 13
· Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM from 12:30PM to 2:00PM; The Ireland Report with Ann Bray in Dublin. Guest in studio is Joanne Quinn-Smith, Publisher and Host of www.PositivelyLivePittsburghMagazine.com.

Monday, September 14
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features an Acoustic Jam at 7:00 PM.

Wednesday, September 16 – Saturday, September 19
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features Singer, Musician, Story Teller, Tom O’Carroll, 8:30PM & 9:00PM.

Wednesday, September 16
· ‘Window to Ireland’ designed to give you an overview of Irish cultural topics including geography, history, economy, the language, Gaelic surnames, poetry and music. Class includes a ‘hands-on’ drawing class of Celtic symbols, handicrafts and a travel video and Irish dancing. Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Downtown Campus, 625 Stanwix Street, 11th floor, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Six classes on Wednesdays’ – Sept. 16, 28 (due to the G20 Summit), 30, Oct. 7, 14 & 21. Tuition $75. Information and registration – 412.369.3703. Other information John F. Webber 412.758.5446.

Friday, September 18
· AOH Division 4, North Hills are sponsoring their 2nd Annual Irish Heritage Classic at ‘Pittsburgh National Golf Club’ in Gibsonia PA. Registration / Lunch 11:30AM; benefits the Tuition Assistance Fund. Information: Patrick Regan 412.338.1123 or Bob Parry 724.933.0427
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622, Happy Hour on the Deck at 5:30pm. Entertainment inside on stage at 9:00 PM.
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Ballad Singer Mike Gallagher, 9:00 PM.


Saturday, September 19 & Sunday, September 20
· Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival & Artisans Marketplace Themed Weekends – “Wine Revelry”, exit 51A (old 24A) Tr. 31 East on I-70, six miles west of New Stanton, Pa. www.pgh-renfest.com.

Saturday, September 19
· AOH Sean MacBride Division 32, 20th Anniversary Celebration at Chartiers Country Club.
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Mark Guiser on vocals & guitar, 9:00PM

Sunday, September 20
· Pittsburgh Ceili Club ‘Club Picnic’ at North Park.
· Echoes of Erin 12:30PM till 2:00 PM on WEDO 810AM – The Ireland Report with Davy Kettyles, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. Special program in memory of Jim Curran.

Friday, September 25
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Jack Puskar on vocals & guitar, 9:00 PM.

Saturday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27
· Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival & Artisans Marketplace Themed Weekends – “Celtic Fling”, exit 51A (old 24A) Tr. 31 East on I-70, six miles west of New Stanton, Pa. www.pgh-renfest.com.

Sunday, September 27
· AOH Monsignor Charles Owen Rice, South Hills Division One will host their Communion Breakfast, 10AM, South Hills Country Club. Admission $20. Information & Reservations: Rich O’Malley, 412.401.3945, Email: pghsaintpat@verizon.net,
· Echoes of Erin 12:30PM till 2:00PM on WEDO 810AM – The Ireland Report with Mairtin O’Muilleoir, Managing Director of The Belfast Media Group including the Irish Echo; www.irishecho.com.

Monday, September 28 and Wednesday, September 30
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features an Acoustic Jam, 7:00 PM.
· ‘Window to Ireland’ designed to give you an overview of Irish cultural topics including geography, history, economy, the language, Gaelic surnames, poetry and music. Class includes a ‘hands-on’ drawing class of Celtic symbols, handicrafts and a travel video and Irish dancing. Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Downtown Campus, 625 Stanwix Street, 11th floor, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Six classes on Wednesdays’ – Sept. 16, 28 (due to the G20 Summit), 30, Oct. 7, 14 & 21. Tuition $75. Information and registration – 412.369.3703 Other information John F. Webber 412.758.5446

Friday, October 2
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features The Malones from Ireland & Philadelphia, 9:00 PM.
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Mark Guiser on vocals & guitar, 9:00 PM.

Saturday, October 3
· Hibernian Hunger Project "Produce to People" Braddock location 9th Street & Talbot Avenue Braddock Pa. at 8:30am. Information: Terry Callahan by Email: terencecallahan@comcast.net or Kevin O’Donnell Email: aohalpa17@hotmail.com or 412-613-3500.
· Thistle & Pine 2nd Annual Celtic Festival, 10:00AM to 5:00PM, 7570 Route 119 Highway N., Marion Center PA. Info 724-397-2442. Pipers, Highland Dancers, Free Admittance.
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features The Malones from Ireland & Philadelphia, 9:00 PM.
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Ballad Singer Sean McClorey, 9:00 PM.

Saturday, October 3 & Sunday, October 4
· Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival & Artisans Marketplace Themed Weekends – “Oktoberfest: A Final Huzzah”, exit 51A (old 24A) Tr. 31 East on I-70, six miles west of New Stanton, Pa. www.pgh-renfest.com.

Wednesday, October 7
· ‘Window to Ireland’ designed to give you an overview of Irish cultural topics including geography, history, economy, the language, Gaelic surnames, poetry and music. Class includes a ‘hands-on’ drawing class of Celtic symbols, handicrafts and a travel video and Irish dancing. Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Downtown Campus, 625 Stanwix Street, 11th floor, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Six classes on Wednesdays’ – Sept. 16, 28 (due to the G20 Summit), 30, Oct. 7, 14 & 21. Tuition $75. Information and registration – 412.369.3703 Other information John F. Webber 412.758.5446

Friday & Saturday, October 9 & 10
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features Full Kilt at 9:00 PM.

Friday, October 9
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Ballad Singer Sean McClorey, 9:00 PM.

Saturday, October 10
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Mark Guiser on vocals & guitar, 9:00 PM.

Monday, October 12
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features an Acoustic Jam, 7:00 PM.

Wednesday, October 21
· ‘Window to Ireland’ designed to give you an overview of Irish cultural topics including geography, history, economy, the language, Gaelic surnames, poetry and music. Class includes a ‘hands-on’ drawing class of Celtic symbols, handicrafts and a travel video and Irish dancing. Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Downtown Campus, 625 Stanwix Street, 11th floor, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Six classes on Wednesdays’ – Sept. 16, 28 (due to the G20 Summit), 30, Oct. 7, 14 & 21. Tuition $75. Information and registration – 412.369.3703 Other information John F. Webber 412.758.5446

Friday, October 16
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Ballad Singer, Sean McClorey, 9:00 PM.

Saturday, October 17
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher, 9:00 PM.

Friday, October 23
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Jack Puskar on vocals & guitar, 9:00 PM.

Saturday, October 24
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Mark Guiser on vocals & guitar, 9:00 PM.

Monday, October 26
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features an Acoustic Jam, 7:00 PM.

Thursday, October 29
· “Names – Their Origin and Meaning” focusing on names from America, England, Germany, Italy & Ireland and with a peek at Scotland and Wales, presented by John F. Webber at Community College of Allegheny County, Downtown Campus., 625 Stanwix Street, 11th Floor, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Dates: Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, & 10. Tuition $75. Information and registration 412.369.3701 / 3703. Other information 412.758.5446.

Friday, October 30
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Ballad Singer, Seam McClorey, 9:00 PM.

Saturday, October 31
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, will enjoy Halloween Evening, no singer tonight. You come and sing with the Ghouls & Ghosts!

Sunday, November 1
· Samhain, The Celtic New Year Celebration, at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, (Mullaney’s Castle). Fundraiser for Echoes of Erin. Entertainment with Ballad Singer, Terry Griffith, plus more. Doors open at 4:00PM. Further Details TBA.

Thursday, November 5
· “Names – Their Origin and Meaning” focusing on names from America, England, Germany, Italy & Ireland and with a peek at Scotland and Wales, presented by John F. Webber at Community College of Allegheny County, Downtown Campus., 625 Stanwix Street, 11th Floor, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Dates: Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, & 10. Tuition $75. Information and registration 412.369.3701 / 3703. Other information 412.758.5446.

Friday & Saturday, November 6 & 7
·The Balmoral Classic at Shady Side Academy, Fox Chapel. Featuring the US Junior Solo Bagpiping Championship Competition & Concert at Hillman Center for Performing Arts. Information: George Balderose, 412.323.2707 or www.balmoralclassic.org OR www.bagpiping.org

Saturday, November 7
· Hibernian Hunger Project "Produce to People" Braddock location 9th Street & Talbot Avenue Braddock Pa. at 8:30am. Information: Terry Callahan by Email: terencecallahan@comcast.net or Kevin O’Donnell Email: aohalpa17@hotmail.com or 412-613-3500.
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Mark Guiser on vocals & guitar at 9:00 PM.

November 11 -14
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features, Singer, Musician, Story Teller, Tom O’Carroll, 8:30PM & 9:00PM.

Thursday, November 12
· “Names – Their Origin and Meaning” focusing on names from America, England, Germany, Italy & Ireland and with a peek at Scotland and Wales, presented by John F. Webber at Community College of Allegheny County, Downtown Campus., 625 Stanwix Street, 11th Floor, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Dates: Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, & 10. Tuition $75. Information and registration 412.369.3701 / 3703. Other information 412.758.5446.

Thursday, November 19
· “Names – Their Origin and Meaning” focusing on names from America, England, Germany, Italy & Ireland and with a peek at Scotland and Wales, presented by John F. Webber at Community College of Allegheny County, Downtown Campus., 625 Stanwix Street, 11th Floor, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Dates: Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, & 10. Tuition $75. Information and registration 412.369.3701 / 3703. Other information 412.758.5446.

Saturday, November 21
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features The Oyster Festival. Details TBA.
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features

Saturday & Sunday, November 21 & 22
· Senator John Heinz History Center presents ‘The 2009 Heritage Holidays Weekend’ featuring Ethnic Foods, Live Performances, Holiday Decorations, Easy Crafts, Heritage Information. History Center at 1212 Smallman St. in The Strip. Other details TBA.

December 3 – 20
· Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, ‘Jane Eyre’ at the Charity Randall Theatre, www.picttheatre.org 412.561.6000. Tickets: ProArtsTickets at 412.394.3353, online www.proartstickets.org

Thursday, December 3
· “Names – Their Origin and Meaning” focusing on names from America, England, Germany, Italy & Ireland and with a peek at Scotland and Wales, presented by John F. Webber at Community College of Allegheny County, Downtown Campus., 625 Stanwix Street, 11th Floor, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Dates: Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, & 10. Tuition $75. Information and registration 412.369.3701 / 3703. Other information 412.758.5446.


Saturday, December 5
·Hibernian Hunger Project "Produce to People" Braddock location 9th Street & Talbot Avenue Braddock Pa. at 8:30am. Information: Terry Callahan by Email: terencecallahan@comcast.net or Kevin O’Donnell Email: aohalpa17@hotmail.com or 412-613-3500.

Thursday, December 10
·“Names – Their Origin and Meaning” focusing on names from America, England, Germany, Italy & Ireland and with a peek at Scotland and Wales, presented by John F. Webber at Community College of Allegheny County, Downtown Campus., 625 Stanwix Street, 11th Floor, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Dates: Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, & 10. Tuition $75. Information and registration 412.369.3701 / 3703. Other information 412.758.5446.

January 23-30, 2010
·Irish Festival Cruise aboard MSC Poesia sailing from Ft. Lauderdale and calling on the ports of San Juan, St. Maarten, Tortola and Nassau. Entertainment with The Black Family – Shay, Mary & Michael, Johnny McEvoy, Tommy Sands, Karan Casey Band, Ennis, The Elders, Captain Mackie Goatskin & String Band, Tommy Sands, Ennis, and Matt Cunningham’s Irish Ceili Band. 1-800-441-HARP. Online at www.irishtours.com.

March 5, 2010
·Cherish The Ladies in Concert at The Byham Theatre, Sixth Street, Downtown Pgh. Details TBA. www.pgharts.org/venues/byham.aspx

Irish Groups & Organizations

Ancient Order of Hibernians, Allegheny County Board, AOH Division 1, 4, & 17 - http://www.pittsburghirish.org/AOH/index.htm
Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 32 - http://aoh32.org/blog.html
Daughters of Erin and Knights of Equity - http://www.knightsofequity.com/daughters.html
Hall Rental, Blair Leahy – 724-935-4015
Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh - www.iiofpitt.org.
Irish American Unity Conference - www.pittsburghirish.org/IAUC/index.htm
Irish Centre of Pittsburgh – http://www.pittsburghirish.org/irishcentre
Pittsburgh Ceili Club - www.pittsburghceiliclub.org/
Pittsburgh Irish Centre - http://www.pittsburghirish.org/irishcentre/index.htm



Guests & Interviews

Aug 16 - Jeannine Lanigan & Rob Willis, St. David Society & the Welsh National Fest
Aug 23 - Cahal Liam, Author; www.cathallian.com
Aug 30 - Winifred Horan, Solas – fiddle player
Sep 06 - Earl McCabe, President Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh
Sep 13 - Joanne Quinn-Smith, www.PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com
Oct 4 - Phil Coulter with The High Kings
Oct 11 - Kate McCabe, National President, Irish American Unity Conference
Nov 8 - Terri Blanchette, Community Programs Director, Senator John Heinz History Center



Inspirational Moments
Sponsored by

January - The Irish Society for Education and Charity
February - Dorothy Weldon, Immediate Past National President, LAOH
March - GDC Fine Jewelry, North Huntingdon PA
April - AOH Division 17, Monroeville
May - Echoes of Erin
June - Echoes of Erin
July - Echoes of Erin
September - Gaelic League of Pittsburgh
October - LAOH Maude Gonne, Division 32, Carnegie
November - Open
December - Open





SPONSORS OF THE IRELAND REPORT 2009

January, February & March - Goodrich, Goodrich Attorney’s At Law, 412.281.1455
April - AOH Division 1, South Hills
May - Knights of Equity http://www.knightsofequity.com/
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 and http://aoh32.org/
November - Irish American Unity ConferenceDecember - Daughters of Erin, http://www.knightsofequity.com/doepgh.html

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cleveland's Cultural Festival

Once again I traveled to the Cleveland Cultural Festival at the Berea Fairgrounds July 24th through July 26th. Another grand time was had by many and for the most part the weather cooperated with the exception of two brief showers Saturday afternoon.

The following pictures are of friends and entertainers from around the country and Ireland.




These two pictures - top is Dermot Henry and bottom is Jimmy Lavin are in the same orchestra! Dermot is, literally, an untapped talent. He can write an excellent song for himself to sing or someone else. He is also an excellent stand-up comic. Many of us have had really good belly laughs with thoughts expressed by Dermot.


Jimmy Lavin, is such a dear, dear man; kind, gentle and a marvelous accordion player!

This picture show us Mary Jo O'Toole from Pittsburgh and Mary Rowley from Philadelphia. Both these women are good friends of mine and they remind me of each other, so I just had to snap them together. Sure they each have their differences, but when I am in the company of only one, she certainly reminds me of the other!


Mary Rowley is the Promoter and Producer of the Irish Festival Cruise that takes place January 23-30, 2010 aboard the MSC Poesia. Departing out of Ft. Lauderdale you will travel the ports of San Juan, St. Maarten, Tortola and Nassau. Entertainment for the week includes The Black Family with Shay, Mary and Michael; Johnny McEvoy; The Elders (new this cruise) The Karan Casey Band (another brilliant group!); Ennis; Captain Mackey's Goatskin & String Band comprised of Jimmy Crowley and Mairtin de Cogain (Co. Cork); Tommy Sands; Two Tap Trio; Matt Cunningham's Ceili Band from Galway; Mike Mazur and Shay Clarke.

I have cruised this cruise many times and a grand time is had by all. Call Mary Rowley at 1.800.441.HARP and make a reservation.


Next up here is Joanie Madden of Cherish The Ladies. Joanie is such a marvelous talent; she has done so much to promote women in what was typically a 'man's business'. Along with Cherish The Ladies ten or so recordings, Joanie has recorded on many other recordings; I never tire of hearing her. As a matter of fact Joanie Madden along with Brian Conway, Billy McComiskey and Brendan Dolan just came out with a brand new CD entitled "Pride of New York". It is fabulous! Earl Hitchner has written a couple of excellent reviews in the Irish Echo, http://www.irishecho.com/ out of New York. Soon Joanie and I will do an Interview on this recording. Just beautiful Joanie!!



Above is Tommy Fleming originally from County Sligo now living in County Mayo. Such a brilliant voice! I never tire listening to him. Tommy sings more contemporary songs along with some traditional Irish songs. Tommy is planning a project with PBS that may air in 2010 and surely he will tour in support of this project. I just love his voice and red hair!! Keep up the good work Tommy!!


Saturday afternoon as I was meandering at the Gazebo Stage, the woman above was talking with the Emcee Mike Mazer when I approached them. And the woman says, "I forget your name but I know your face, I am Maura Burns, Batts' wife". Batt and Maura are such delightful folks; Batt is the Seanachie and Maura plays concertina. They have performed in Pittsburgh many times, plus two of their boys worked for a time here.
Years ago when first I began coming to Cleveland I met Batt and Maura; one afternoon a bunch of us went to a local Pub and everyone sat around the circle and did 'the noble call'. Even me!! I recited Joyce Kilmer's 'Trees'. While chatting with Batt and Maura on this Saturday we got talking about that experience; ah, it was grand!


Here is Mary Rowley with my traveling campanion Maureen Strotmeyer. Maureen and I have traveled many roads together enjoying some sort of Irish function.


That is it for now, it takes me forever and a day to post things, so I had better do that before something interrupts.
















North American Festival of Wales

St. David Society of Pittsburgh Members -- Rob Willis and Jeannine Lanigan were guests on Echoes of Erin August 16. If you would like to hear what they had to say about the Festival, log on to www.wedo810.com, click on Program Guide, scroll down to Echoes of Erin and click on, then download Program # 1117.

The St. David's Society of Pittsburgh is hosting The 2009 North American Festival of Wales, Thursday, September 3 through Sunday, September 6, over the Labor Day Weekend. It promises to be a very exciting weekend.


The Festival begins with a Concert Thursday night at the Hilton Pittsburgh, downtown Pittsburgh with Ar Log and Dafydd Iwan (David). I have been listening to their music over the past several weeks and it is something to hear!
On Friday and Saturday there will be Eisteddfod Competition along with Seminars on Welsh music, history and culture. There will be a 'Grand Concert' with the North American Welsh Choir and Welsh Soloists. On Sunday you can life your voice in a celebration of Welsh Hymn-Singing.
Throughout the weekend there will be a Welsh Marketplace and Tea Room. One of the features this year is a 'Special One-Day Pass' for only $15.00, concert tickets would be in addition.
So go ahead and put this festival on your calendar, it really promises to be quite entertaining. Check out the website at www.wngga.org or call Jeannine Lanigan at 412.731.3489.

Playlist - August 23

ECHOES OF ERIN
Hosted by Diane Byrnes
ONLINE
:
http://www.wedo810.com
NEW TIME: 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Click on Program Guide,
Scroll down the page to Echoes of Erin
August 23, 2009, PROGRAM # 1118
IRELAND REPORT today with
Mairtin O’Muilleoir, Belfast

Ireland Report News Correspondents
Patricia Sharkey, Donegal,
Editor, 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 and
Irish Echo, www.irishecho.com/

Pittsburgh Irish Network,
www.pittsburghirish.org
August SPONSOR of The Ireland Report
AOH Martin Noone –
William R. Murphy Division 21, Garfield / Bloomfield
Interview with Cathal Liam, Author


Background on Michael Collins

The Ballad of Michael Collins
by Mary McGonigle
CD When the Roses Bloom Again’

Michael by
Johnny McEvoy
CD ‘The Essential – 40 of His Greatest Performances’

Background on Hunger Strikes

Shall My Soul Pass Thru Old Ireland
by Bridie Gallagher for (Terrence MacSwiney)
CD ‘The Bold Robert Emmett’

Voices of Ireland
by Irish Balladeers for 1981 Hunger Strikers
LP ‘The Last Barnesville Waltz’

Take Me Home to Mayo
by Kathleen Largey for (Michael Gaughan)
CD ‘Songs of Seamus Robinson’

Hills of Donegal
by Scythian
CD ‘Immigrant Road Show’

Reels: Redican’s / The Gatehouse Maid /
The Road to Garrison
By
Madden, Conway, McComiskey, Dolan
CD ‘Pride of New York’

The Ireland Report with Mairtin O’Muilleoir, Belfast

Dail Y Teim (in Welsh) (Bunch of Thyme)
by Dafydd Iwan & Ar Log
CD ‘Ymaohyd’

Interview: Cathal Liam, Author,
“Consumed in Ireland’s Freedom” and
“Blood on the Shamrock”

Darcy’s Donkey
by Gaelic Storm
CD ‘What’s the Rumpus?’

Something Inside So Strong
by Terry O’Neill and Bik McFarlane
CD ‘Something Inside So Strong’

Dateline - August 23

ECHOES OF ERIN, WEDO 810 am
NEW Time Sunday’s, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
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. August 23, 2009
PITTSBURGH, PA. 15223 PROGRAM # 1118
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, August 23
· Echoes of Erin NEW TIME 12:30PM till 2:00PM on WEDO 810AM – The Ireland Report with Mairtin O’Muilleoir, Managing Director of The Belfast Media Group including the Irish Echo; www.irishecho.com. Interview with Cathal Liam, Author – “Consumed by Freedom’s Flame” and “Blood on the Shamrock”. www.cathalliam.com
· The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh is seeking Host Families for young adults, 18-26, from Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland and Portadown in Northern Ireland; they will be coming to Pittsburgh on September 3. Call 412.394.3900, Website: www.iiofpitt.org.

Monday, August 24
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features an Acoustic Jam Session at 7:00 PM.

Tuesday, August 25
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622: Ceili Dancing from 7:00pm.
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Irish Night with Harp & Guinness Specials from 8:00 PM.

Wednesday, August 26
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Potters Reel at 7:00 PM.

Thursday, August 27
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features Cinema at the Pub with Patrick at 8:00 PM. BYOP (Bring Your Own Popcorn).



Friday, August 28
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Sean McClorey, Ballad Singer at 9:00 PM.
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features Happy Hour on the Deck with Dave Morgan on Steel Drums.
· Christopher Laughrey at the Claddagh Irish Pub, South Side Works beginning at 8:30 PM, performing my solo mix of Celtic, Folk, and Americana music.

Saturday, August 29
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Mark Guiser on vocals & guitar at 9:00PM.
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features

Sunday, August 30
· Irish American Unity Conference will sponsor a ‘Hunger Strike Commemoration’ Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, 17th Street & Liberty Ave. in The Strip, 12:00 Noon with Fr. O’Donnell celebrating.
· Echoes of Erin NEW TIME 12:30PM till 2:00PM on WEDO 810AM – The Ireland Report with Diane Byrnes, Producer & Host of Echoes of Erin.

September 3 – 6
· The National Festival of Wales hosted by Pittsburgh’s St. David’s Society, at Hilton Hotel. There will be Concerts, Seminars, a Welsh Songfest plus more.
Concert Thursday with Ar Log and Dafydd Iwan at Hilton Pittsburgh. Eisteddfdd Competition on Friday & Saturday; Seminars on Welsh Music, History & Culture on Friday & Saturday. There will be a Market Place and Tea Room. For more information visit: www.wngga.org or call 412.731.3489 or 724.449.3359.

Sunday, September 6
· Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM from 12:30PM to 2:00PM; The Ireland Report with Patricia Sharkey, Editor of the Donegal News Letter, www.dun-na-ngall.com. Guest in studio, Earl McCabe, President of the Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh.

September 10 – 26
· Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, ‘Crime and Punishment’ at the Henry Heymann Theatre, www.picttheatre.org 412.561.6000. Tickets: ProArtsTickets at 412.394.3353, online www.proartstickets.org

Friday, September 11 – Sunday, September 13
· Pittsburgh Irish Festival at The Riverplex at Sandcastle off the Homestead Highlevel Bridge / Homestead Gray Bridge. Entertainment provided by Solas, Scythian, Pogey, Gaelic Storm, Slide, The Prodigals, Cahal Dunne, Hooley, Michael Murphy & The Shannon River Band, Terry Griffith, Corned Beef & Curry, Mike Gallagher, Red Hand Paddy, Mark Guiser, plus more. Information: 412.422.1113 or http://www.pghirishfest.org/Site/Entertainers.html Gaelic Mass 10 AM on Sunday with Fr. Sean Kealy.

Saturday, September 12
· Hibernian Hunger Project "Produce to People" Braddock location 9th Street & Talbot Avenue Braddock Pa. at 8:30am. Information: Terry Callahan by Email: terencecallahan@comcast.net or Kevin O’Donnell Email: aohalpa17@hotmail.com or 412-613-3500.

Sunday, September 13
· Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM from 12:30PM to 2:00PM; The Ireland Report with Ann Bray in Dublin. Guest in studio is Joanne Quinn-Smith, Publisher and Host of www.PositivelyLivePittsburghMagazine.com

Friday, September 18
· AOH Division 4, North Hills are sponsoring their 2nd Annual Irish Heritage Classic at ‘Pittsburgh National Golf Club’ in Gibsonia PA. Registration / Lunch 11:30AM; benefits the Tuition Assistance Fund. Information: Patrick Regan 412.338.1123 or Bob Parry 724.933.0427

Wednesday, September 16 – Saturday, September 19
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features Singer, Musician, Story Teller, Tom O’Carroll, 8:30PM & 9:00PM.

Saturday, September 19
· AOH Sean MacBride Division 32, 20th Anniversary Celebration at Chartiers Country Club.

Sunday, September 20
· Pittsburgh Ceili Club ‘Club Picnic’ at North Park.
· Echoes of Erin 12:30PM till 2:00 PM on WEDO 810AM – The Ireland Report with Davy Kettyles, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh.

Friday, October 3
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features The Malones from Ireland & Philadelphia, 9:00 PM.

Saturday, October 3
· Hibernian Hunger Project "Produce to People" Braddock location 9th Street & Talbot Avenue Braddock Pa. at 8:30am. Information: Terry Callahan by Email: terencecallahan@comcast.net or Kevin O’Donnell Email: aohalpa17@hotmail.com or 412-613-3500.
· Thistle & Pine 2nd Annual Celtic Festival, 10:00AM to 5:00PM, 7570 Route 119 Highway N., Marion Center PA. Info 724-397-2442. Pipers, Highland Dancers, Free Admittance.

Friday & Saturday, October 9 & 10
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features Full Kilt at 9:00 PM.

Sunday, November 1
· Samhain, The Celtic New Year Celebration, at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, (Mullaney’s Castle). Fundraiser for Echoes of Erin. Doors open at 4:00PM. Details TBA.

Friday & Saturday, November 6 & 7
·The Balmoral Classic at Shady Side Academy, Fox Chapel. Featuring the US Junior Solo Bagpiping Championship Competition & Concert at Hillman Center for Performing Arts. Information: George Balderose, 412.323.2707 or www.balmoralclassic.org OR www.bagpiping.org

Saturday, November 7
· Hibernian Hunger Project "Produce to People" Braddock location 9th Street & Talbot Avenue Braddock Pa. at 8:30am. Information: Terry Callahan by Email: terencecallahan@comcast.net or Kevin O’Donnell Email: aohalpa17@hotmail.com or 412-613-3500.

November 11 -14
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features, Singer, Musician, Story Teller, Tom O’Carroll, 8:30PM & 9:00PM.

Saturday, November 21
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features The Oyster Festival. Details TBA.

Saturday & Sunday, November 21 & 22
·Senator John Heinz History Center presents ‘The 2009 Heritage Holidays Weekend’ featuring Ethnic Foods, Live Performances, Holiday Decorations, Easy Crafts, Heritage Information. History Center at 1212 Smallman St. in The Strip. Other details TBA.

December 3 – 20
·Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, ‘Jane Eyre’ at the Charity Randall Theatre, www.picttheatre.org 412.561.6000. Tickets: ProArtsTickets at 412.394.3353, online www.proartstickets.org

Saturday, December 5
·Hibernian Hunger Project "Produce to People" Braddock location 9th Street & Talbot Avenue Braddock Pa. at 8:30am. Information: Terry Callahan by Email: terencecallahan@comcast.net or Kevin O’Donnell Email: aohalpa17@hotmail.com or 412-613-3500.

February 6-13, 2010
·Irish Festival Cruise aboard Costa Atlantica sailing the Western Caribbean with The Black Family, The Elders, Johnny McEvoy, Karen Casey, David Munnelly Band, Captain Mackie Goatskin & String Band, Tommy Sands, Ennis, and Matt Cunningham’s Irish Ceili Band. 1-800-441-HARP.

March 5, 2010
·Cherish The Ladies in Concert at The Byham Theatre, Sixth Street, Downtown Pgh. Details TBA. www.pgharts.org/venues/byham.aspx
Guests and Interviews
Aug 23 - Cathal Liam, Author, www.cathalliam.com
Aug 30 - Seamus Egan, Solas or Joanie Madden
Sep 06 - Earl McCabe, President Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh
Sep 13 - Joanne Quinn-Smith, www.PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com
Oct 4 - Phil Coulter with The High Kings

Pending - Joanie Madden
Pending - Tommy Fleming
Pending - Eileen Ivers
Pending - Batt Burns

Nov 8 - Terri Blanchette, Community Programs Director, Senator John Heinz History Center
Inspirational Moments
Sponsored by

January - The Irish Society for Education and Charity
February - Dorothy Weldon, Immediate Past National President, LAOH
March - GDC Fine Jewelry, North Huntingdon PA
April - AOH Division 17, Monroeville
May - Echoes of Erin
June - Echoes of Erin
July - Echoes of Erin
September - Gaelic League of Pittsburgh
October - LAOH Maude Gonne, Division 32, Carnegie
November - Open
December - Open


SPONSORS OF THE IRELAND REPORT 2009

January, February & March - Goodrich, Goodrich Attorney’s At Law, 412.281.1455
April - AOH Division 1, South Hills
May - Knights of Equity http://www.knightsofequity.com/
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 and http://aoh32.org/
November - Irish American Unity Conference
December - Daughters of Erin, http://www.knightsofequity.com/doepgh.html

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Playlist - August 16

ECHOES OF ERIN
Hosted by Diane Byrnes
ONLINE:
http://www.wedo810.com
NEW TIME: 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Click on Program Guide, scroll down the page to Echoes of Erin
August 16, 2009, PROGRAM # 1117
IRELAND REPORT today with
Davy Kettyles, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

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 and Irish Echo,
www.irishecho.com/

Pittsburgh Irish Network,
www.pittsburghirish.org
August SPONSOR of The Ireland Report
AOH Martin Noone –
William R. Murphy Division 21, Garfield / Bloomfield
Guests: Jeannine Lanigan and Rob Willis
with the St. David’s Society

Hills of Donegal
by Scythian
CD ‘Immigrant Road Show’

The Ferryman
by Terry Griffith
CD ‘Songs From the Pub’

Nil Na La
by Solas
CD ‘Solas’

Chat with Jeannine and Rob – St. David’s Society

Dos I Ganu
by Dafydd Iwan
CD ‘Dos I Ganu’

Ar Lan y Mor
by Ar Log
CD ‘Goreton Ar Log / The Best Of Ar Log’

Mi glywaf y llais
by Dafydd Iwan
D ‘Goreuon’

‘An Inspirational Moment’ Poem:
‘Seeing Things – Section 3’ by Poem
by Seamus Heaney
Fainne Geal an Lae – Melody
by Steve Cooney & Liam O’Flynn
CD ‘The Poet & The Piper’

Haul Away Joe
by Red Hand Paddy
CD ‘AFT’

Lovely Lough Erne’s Shore
by Granny Kelly Session
CD ‘At the Vintage, Enniskillen’

Captain Randall
by Glengarry Bhoys featuring Graham Wright
CD ‘Full Contact Highlanding”

Interview: Jeannine Lanigan & Rob Willis

Cysura Fi (You Raise Me Up)
by Dafydd Iwan
CD ‘Dos I Ganu’

My fanwy
by Ar Log
CD ‘Goreton Ar Log / The Best Of Ar Log’

Daughters of Erin
w/Rolf Lovland & Fionnuala Sherry
CD ‘Earthsongs’

Dateline - August 16

ECHOES OF ERIN, WEDO 810 am
NEW Time Sunday’s, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
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. August 16, 2009
PITTSBURGH, PA. 15223 PROGRAM # 1117
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, August 16
· LAOH County Board will sponsor a ‘Lady of Knock’ Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, 17th Street & Liberty Ave. in The Strip, 10:00AM.
· Echoes of Erin 12:30PM till 2:00 PM on WEDO 810AM – The Ireland Report with Davy Kettyles, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. Guest in studio, Jeannine Lannigan & Rob Willis with St. David’s Society; the National Welsh Festival taking place at Pittsburgh Hilton September 3 through September 6.
· 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.

Now through August 22
· Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, ‘The History Boys’ at The Charity Randall Theatre, www.picttheatre.org 412.561.6000. Tickets: ProArtsTickets at 412.394.3353, online www.proartstickets.org

Tuesday, August 18
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622: Ceili Dancing from 7:00pm.
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, it’s Irish Night with Guinness and Harp Special from 8:00 PM.

Wednesday, August 19
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Potters Reel at 7:00 PM.

Thursday, August 20
· Christopher Laughrey performing his solo mix of Celtic, Folk, and Americana music at The Priory from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Reservations are required. The event will feature a unique wine theme and a different local or national wine expert as wine host for the evening. The tasting will offer four unique wines paired with exquisite light hors d'oeuvres created by Priory Executive Chefs Michael Henney and Peter Phillipy. And of course there is the music from yours truly. Tickets are $45 per person/per tasting.
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features Cinema at the Pub with The Boys and Girls from County Clare at 8:00 PM. BYOP (Bring Your Own Popcorn).

Friday, August 21
· An Irish Music Session will take place the third Friday of each month at Borders East Side (near Whole Foods) 6:30PM to 8:30PM. All are welcome. Information and directions: http://www.borders.com/online/store/StoreDetailView_457
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Jack Puskar on vocals & guitar at 9:00 PM.
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features Happy Hour on the Deck featuring The Brothers of August see website http://www.myspace.com/brothersofaugust is a three piece band from Boston.

Saturday, August 22
· 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, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features Corned Beef & Curry at 9:00 PM.

Sunday, August 23
· Echoes of Erin NEW TIME 12:30PM till 2:00PM on WEDO 810AM – The Ireland Report with Mairtin O’Muilleoir, Managing Director of The Belfast Media Group including the Irish Echo; www.irishecho.com.

Monday, August 24
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features an Acoustic Jam Session at 7:00 PM.

Wednesday, August 26
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Potters Reel at 7:00 PM.

Thursday, August 27
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features Cinema at the Pub with Patrick at 8:00 PM. BYOP (Bring Your Own Popcorn).

Friday, August 28
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Sean McClorey, Ballad Singer at 9:00 PM.
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features Happy Hour on the Deck with Dave Morgan on Steel Drums.
· Christopher Laughrey at the Claddagh Irish Pub, South Side Works beginning at 8:30 PM, performing my solo mix of Celtic, Folk, and Americana music.


Saturday, August 29
· Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770, features Mark Guiser on vocals & guitar at 9:00PM.
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features

Sunday, August 30
· Irish American Unity Conference will sponsor a ‘Hunger Strike Commemoration’ Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, 17th Street & Liberty Ave. in The Strip, 10:00AM with Fr. O’Donnell celebrating.

September 3 – 6
· The National Festival of Wales hosted by Pittsburgh’s St. David’s Society, at Hilton Hotel. There will be Concerts, Seminars, a Welsh Songfest plus more. Details TBA.

Sunday, September 6
· Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM from 12:30PM to 2:00PM; The Ireland Report with Patricia Sharkey, Editor of the Donegal News Letter, www.dun-na-ngall.com. Guest in studio, Earl McCabe, President of the Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh.

September 10 – 26
· Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, ‘Crime and Punishment’ at the Henry Heymann Theatre, www.picttheatre.org 412.561.6000. Tickets: ProArtsTickets at 412.394.3353, online www.proartstickets.org

Friday, September 11 – Sunday, September 13
· Pittsburgh Irish Festival at The Riverplex at Sandcastle off the Homestead Highlevel Bridge / Homestead Gray Bridge. Entertainment provided by Solas, Scythian, Pogey, Gaelic Storm, Slide, The Prodigals, Cahal Dunne, Hooley, Michael Murphy & The Shannon River Band, Terry Griffith, Corned Beef & Curry, Mike Gallagher, Red Hand Paddy, Mark Guiser, plus more. Information: 412.422.1113 or http://www.pghirishfest.org/Site/Entertainers.html Gaelic Mass 10 AM on Sunday with Fr. Sean Kealy.

Saturday, September 12
· Hibernian Hunger Project "Produce to People" Braddock location 9th Street & Talbot Avenue Braddock Pa. at 8:30am. Information: Terry Callahan by Email: terencecallahan@comcast.net or Kevin O’Donnell Email: aohalpa17@hotmail.com or 412-613-3500.

Sunday, September 13
· Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM from 12:30PM to 2:00PM; The Ireland Report with Ann Bray in Dublin. Guest in studio is Joanne Quinn-Smith, Publisher and Host of www.PositivelyLivePittsburghMagazine.com

Friday, September 18
· AOH Division 4, North Hills are sponsoring their 2nd Annual Irish Heritage Classic at ‘Pittsburgh National Golf Club’ in Gibsonia PA. Registration / Lunch 11:30AM; benefits the Tuition Assistance Fund. Information: Patrick Regan 412.338.1123 or Bob Parry 724.933.0427

Wednesday, September 16 – Saturday, September 19
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features Singer, Musician, Story Teller, Tom O’Carroll, 8:30PM & 9:00PM.

Saturday, September 19
· AOH Sean MacBride Division 32, 20th Anniversary Celebration at Chartiers Country Club.

Sunday, September 20
· Pittsburgh Ceili Club ‘Club Picnic’ at North Park.

Friday, October 3
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features The Malones from Ireland & Philadelphia, 9:00 PM.

Saturday, October 3
· Hibernian Hunger Project "Produce to People" Braddock location 9th Street & Talbot Avenue Braddock Pa. at 8:30am. Information: Terry Callahan by Email: terencecallahan@comcast.net or Kevin O’Donnell Email: aohalpa17@hotmail.com or 412-613-3500.
· Thistle & Pine 2nd Annual Celtic Festival, 10:00AM to 5:00PM, 7570 Route 119 Highway N., Marion Center PA. Info 724-397-2442. Pipers, Highland Dancers, Free Admittance.

Friday & Saturday, October 9 & 10
· Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features Full Kilt at 9:00 PM.

Sunday, November 1
· Samhain, The Celtic New Year Celebration, at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, (Mullaney’s Castle). Fundraiser for Echoes of Erin. Doors open at 4:00PM. Details TBA.

Friday & Saturday, November 6 & 7
·The Balmoral Classic at Shady Side Academy, Fox Chapel. Featuring the US Junior Solo Bagpiping Championship Competition & Concert at Hillman Center for Performing Arts. Information: George Balderose, 412.323.2707 or www.balmoralclassic.org OR www.bagpiping.org

Saturday, November 7
· Hibernian Hunger Project "Produce to People" Braddock location 9th Street & Talbot Avenue Braddock Pa. at 8:30am. Information: Terry Callahan by Email: terencecallahan@comcast.net or Kevin O’Donnell Email: aohalpa17@hotmail.com or 412-613-3500.

Saturday & Sunday, November 21 & 22
·Senator John Heinz History Center presents ‘The 2009 Heritage Holidays Weekend’ featuring Ethnic Foods, Live Performances, Holiday Decorations, Easy Crafts, Heritage Information. History Center at 1212 Smallman St. in The Strip. Other details TBA.


December 3 – 20
·Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, ‘Jane Eyre’ at the Charity Randall Theatre, www.picttheatre.org 412.561.6000. Tickets: ProArtsTickets at 412.394.3353, online www.proartstickets.org

Saturday, December 5
·Hibernian Hunger Project "Produce to People" Braddock location 9th Street & Talbot Avenue Braddock Pa. at 8:30am. Information: Terry Callahan by Email: terencecallahan@comcast.net or Kevin O’Donnell Email: aohalpa17@hotmail.com or 412-613-3500.

February 6-13, 2010
·Irish Festival Cruise aboard Costa Atlantica sailing the Western Caribbean with The Black Family, The Elders, Johnny McEvoy, Karen Casey, David Munnelly Band, Captain Mackie Goatskin & String Band, Tommy Sands, Ennis, and Matt Cunningham’s Irish Ceili Band. 1-800-441-HARP.

March 5, 2010
·Cherish The Ladies in Concert at The Byham Theatre, Sixth Street, Downtown Pgh. Details TBA. www.pgharts.org/venues/byham.aspx
Guests & Interviews
Aug 16 - Jeannine Lanigan & Rob Willis, St. David Society & the Welsh National Fest
Aug 23 - Seamus Egan, Solas or Joanie Madden
Aug 30 - Seamus Egan, Solas or Joanie Madden
Sep 06 - Earl McCabe, President Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh
Sep 13 - Joanne Quinn-Smith,
www.PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com
Oct 4 - Phil Coulter with The High Kings
Nov 8 - Terri Blanchette, Community Programs Director, Senator John Heinz History Center
Inspirational Moments
Sponsored by

January - The Irish Society for Education and Charity
February - Dorothy Weldon, Immediate Past National President, LAOH
March - GDC Fine Jewelry, North Huntingdon PA
April - AOH Division 17, Monroeville
May - Echoes of Erin
June - Echoes of Erin
July - Echoes of Erin
September - Gaelic League of Pittsburgh
October - LAOH Maude Gonne, Division 32, Carnegie
November - Open
December - Open
SPONSORS OF THE IRELAND REPORT 2009

January, February & March - Goodrich, Goodrich Attorney’s At Law, 412.281.1455
April -
AOH Division 1, South Hills
May - Knights of Equity
http://www.knightsofequity.com/
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 and http://aoh32.org/
November -
Irish American Unity ConferenceDecember - Daughters of Erin, http://www.knightsofequity.com/doepgh.html

Playlist - August 9

ECHOES OF ERIN
Hosted by Diane Byrnes
ONLINE:
http://www.wedo810.com
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August 9, 2009, PROGRAM # 1116
IRELAND REPORT today with Ann Bray, Dublin

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 and Irish Echo,
www.irishecho.com/

Pittsburgh Irish Network,
www.pittsburghirish.org
August SPONSOR of The Ireland Report
AOH Martin Noone –
William R. Murphy Division 21, Garfield / Bloomfield

“The Songwriters – Percy French”

Come Back Paddy Reilly
by Paddy Reilly
CD ‘Come Back Paddy Reilly’

Brigid Flynn
by Mike Gallagher
CD ‘The Love of My Life’

“The Songwriters – Jimmy McCarthy”

Ride On
by Christy Moore
LP ‘Ride On’

The Contender
by Tommy Fleming
CD ‘The Contender’

“The Songwriters – Pete St. John"

The Fields of Athenry
by Paddy Reilly
CD ‘The Gold & Silver Days’

Dreamers & Believers
by The Whole Shabang
CD ‘The Whole ‘10’ Shabang’

‘An Inspirational Moment –
Poems by W.B. Yeats
"When You Are Old" and
"He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven"
by Batt Burns
CD ‘Stories and Poems of Ireland’

Yr Hen Dderwen Ddu
(Sounds like the Old Dungarven Oak)
by Ar Log
‘Goreton Ar Log / The Best Of Ar Log’

Calan
by Calan
CD ‘Calan Bling’

Welcome Paddy Home
by Glengarry Bhoys featuring Graham Wright
CD ‘Full Contact Highlanding”

Don’t Go For the One”
by Gaelic Storm
CD ‘Bring Yer Wellies’

Old Fashioned Tune
by Johnny McEvoy
CD ‘Shades of Johnny McEvoy – 3CD Set’

Staten Island
by Johnny McEvoy
CD ‘Never Smelt The Roses’
Dirty Old Town
by The Whole Shabang
CD 'The Whole "10" Shabang'
The County Down
by Mike Gallagher
CD 'The Love of My Life'

Wyres Morgan / Merch Megan
by Ar Log
CD ‘Goreton Ar Log / The Best Of Ar Log’

Playlist - August 2

ECHOES OF ERIN
Hosted by Diane Byrnes
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Click on Program Guide, scroll down the page to Echoes of Erin
August 2, 2009, PROGRAM # 1115
IRELAND REPORT today 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 and Irish Echo,
www.irishecho.com/

Pittsburgh Irish Network,
www.pittsburghirish.org
August SPONSOR of The Ireland Report
AOH Martin Noone –
William R. Murphy Division 21, Garfield / Bloomfield

The Big Ship Sails
by Kathy Ludlow and Mary Coogan
CD ‘The Big Ship Sails’

Hey Mama
by Michelle Burke of Cherish The Ladies
CD ‘Pulling Threads’

Soldier of the Hill and Never Smelt the Roses
by Johnny McEvoy
CD ‘Never Smelt The Roses’

Recitations: Lake Isle of Innisfree and
Recitation: I Am Kerry
by Batt Burns
CD ‘Stories and Poems of Ireland”

Galway Girl
by Shindig
CD ‘Raised on Songs and Stories’

Y March Glas / Nos Fercher
by Ar Log
CD ‘Goreton / The Best Of’

‘An Inspirational Moment’
“Song: Don’t Give Up Till It’s Over”
By
Tommy Fleming
CD ‘A Life Like Mine’

Chatahoochie
by Cahal Dunne
CD ‘Dunne Gone Country’

Bunch of Red Roses
by The Prodigals
CD ‘Needs Must When the Devil Drives’

Number Eight
by Calan
CD ‘Calan Bling’

Summer in Dublin
by Tommy Fleming
CD ‘A Life Like Mine’


Uncle Dano’s / The Midnight Hornpipe
by Joanie Madden
CD ‘A Whistle On The Wind’