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One hundred thousand welcomes to you to my official blog of all things Irish from me, Diane Byrnes, host of the Echoes of Erin radio show on WEDO Radio 810AM.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

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78 GRANT AVE. March 13, 2011
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New – the Southwestern Pennsylvania Emerald Society is an organization for Irish firefighters, police officers, and EMS personnel in Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland, and Allegheny Counties. For information contact Ron Barry at 724.984.3249, ron611@yahoo.com or check out their Facebook page.

An Inspirational Moment – Sponsored in March by Tom Jennings with Prudential Preferred Reality at 412.372.1050. Lifetime member of AOH Division 23 in Lawrenceville and Knights of Equity.

Sunday, March 13
• Ballad Singer Mike Gallagher is performing at Christian Klay Winery from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Event requires reservation 724.439.3424, good wine, Irish Stew and Irish Music! www.cwklaywinery.com
• The Rivermen at St. Max’s Irish Party with The Bell School of Irish Dancers from 2pm to 7pm. St. max Parish Hall, 363 W. 11th Street, Homestead. Tickets 412.461.1054 or 412.461.3406. $20 Donation includes Dinner, Open Bar, & Live Irish Music. Tickets available at door as well.
• Delhi 2 Dublin, from Vancouver, this band brings an energetic mashup of Bhangra, Celtic, Dub Reggae, and Electronica with global rhythms and club beats. Shadow Lounge, 5972 Baum Blvd., Pgh PA 15206, www.shadowlounge.net . Guinness Special $3 Drafts!! Presented by Global Beats. Tickets in Advance $12, at Door $15.
Monday, March 14
• WQED TV will air Irish Programs throughout March Celtic Thunder airs today at 8:00pm, and Thursday, March 17th at 1:30pm and 9:30pm. www.wqed.org

Tuesday, March 15
• Mike Gallagher at Giant Eagle at Settlers Ridge from 11:30 AM till 1:30 PM.

Wednesday, March 16
• Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features Ballad Singer Mike Gallagher, 8:00pm.

Thursday, March 17
• WQED TV will air “Visions of Ireland” airs at Noon and “Celtic Thunder” at 1:30pm and 9:30pm. www.wqed.org. “When Irish Eyes are Smiling: An Irish Parade of Stars (My Music) – This archival program focuses on Ireland’s most beloved ballads and folk songs, performed by some of the world’s greatest vocalists. Narrated by Malachy McCourt, airs at 8:00 PM. www.wqed.org
• Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770 will celebrate with the crowd of well-wishers!
• Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle features 12 hours of Live Irish Music. (Inside) NOON Mark Guiser, 4pm Whiskey Limerick, 8pm Red Hand Paddy. (Outside) 4pm McClorey & Manning, 7:30pm Guaranteed Irish
• Mike Gallagher at Easy Street, downtown from 4:30 PM till …
• Knights of Equity and Daughters of Erin will hold their Annual Banquet at Club Rooms in Millvale. The Tara Award and the Knights Award will be held. Reservations: Mike Culhane or Mickey McManama Stein 412.489.5893.
• Terry Griffith at Rivers Casino, 6:00 PM
• The Irish Centre will celebrate with a Mass in Gaelic with Celebrant Fr. Naos McCool from Duquesne University, at 6:00 PM. Reception to follow Mass. Let them know if you will attend, Jim 724-834-0233, Mary 412-761-3897.
• The Gaelic Arts Society presents Annual St. Patrick’s Day Banquet at PAA in Oakland, 6:30PM.

Friday, March 18
• Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770 features “Jim Reilly” entertaining at 9:00 PM.
• Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features Happy Hour 5:30pm with Dean Kostlich.

Saturday, March 19
• Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770 features Jim Lamb on vocals & guitar at 9:00 PM.
• Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features The Squidjiggers from Maine 9:00 PM.

Thursday, March 24
• Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features Trivia with Johnny Connolly 7:00 PM. Entertainment to follow.

Friday, March 25
• Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770 features Rick Manning on vocals & guitar at 9:00 PM.
• Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features Happy Hour at 5:30pm, Corned Beef & Curry 9:00pm.

Saturday, March 26
• Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412-279-0770 features Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher at 9:00 PM.

Saturday & Sunday, March 26 & 27
• The Irish Centre of Pittsburgh presents the ‘West Virginia Feis’ at the Pittsburgh Airport Hyatt Regency. Volunteers welcome, information Jim Graven – 724.834.0233 or Email: kayaks201@verizon.net Special this year, the North American Feis Commission (NAFC) Music Scholarship Competition for ages 15 and over will be held on Saturday. Questions call Jim 724.834.0233 or email kayaks201@verizon.net .

Sunday, March 27
• Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM at 12:30PM; the Ireland Report from Belfast with Mairtin O’Muilleoir, www.irishecho.com Live Stream – www.wedo810.com , click on “Listen Live”. Or listen from the Archives – www.wedo810.com, click on Program Guide, scroll down to Echoes of Erin, click on, choose Program # and download, click on to listen and time of day or night. Information Diane Byrnes 412-781-6368.
• ‘SongSpace’ a nonprofit Coffeehouse Music Series presents Matt & Shannon Heaton at the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, 605 Morewood Ave., Shadyside. Doors open @ 6:30PM, Tickets at Door, suggested donation $15 general / $10 students. Information 412.337.1594 or www.uusongspace.com email: songspace.firstuu@yahoo.com .

Tuesday, March 29
• Terry Griffith performing at Kelly’s Irish Pub in Bridgewater, from 8:00 PM till 11:00 PM.

Thursday, March 31
• Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622 features Ballad Singer Terry Griffith at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, April 2
• Tartan Day Celebration at Obama Int’l Academy / Schenley Pittsburgh / (Old Reisenstein School) 129 Denniston Ave at the cross roads of Penn Ave & East Liberty Blvd in East Liberty. Free Admission & Parking. Vendors, Entertainment, Workshops, Food, plus more. www.tartandaypa.cmna.org Email to Carole Harland, tartandaypa@verizon.net .
• Echoes of Erin will participate in Tartan Day.
• The Gaelic Arts Society will be represented at Tartan Day Celebration at the Obama Culture Academy.

Sunday, April 10
• The Gaelic Arts Society presents An Irish Garden Lecture at the Dithridge House Party Room, 220 No. Dithridge St. Oakland, 2:30PM

Saturday, April 16
• Daughters of Erin ‘Spring Fling’ Annual Card Party. Information 724-776-2793 or 412-600-7728, Details TBD.

Saturday, April 30
• AOH Division 1 in South Hills presents their Annual “Night of Irish Music” at the Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Hall, Sleepy Hollow Road, 7:00 PM. Music with Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher w/ Bob Banjeree, Corned Beef & Curry, and the Bell School of Irish Dance. Order tickets with Rick O’Malley at 412.401.3945. Doors open 6:00 PM. Donation $15.00 advance, $20.00 at door. Refreshments & Snacks included, BYOB.

Friday, May 6
• Pittsburgh Ceili Club at www.pittsburghceiliclub.org/ is sponsoring their monthly Ceili at the VFW in Morningside on Morningside Ave., Ceili @ 8:00 PM.

Saturday, May 7
• Irish American Unity Conference commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strikes with Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, 17th Street & Liberty Ave., in The Strip at 4:00 PM. Matt Morrison featured Speaker and Exhibit following at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 24th Street & Penn Ave. in The Strip. Information Sarah sarahm1916@comcast.net.

May 15
• The Gaelic Arts Society presents A One Act Play. Details TBA. At the Dithridge House Party Room, 220 No. Dithridge St. Oakland, 2:30PM.

May 22 – 29
• Sessions-At-Sea Cruises with Seamus Kennedy, The Makem & Spain Brothers, Hanneke Cassel, Laura Cortese, aboard Holland America’s Oosterdam sailing Alaska Inside Passage Cruise. Ports of Call Seattle, Puget Sound Cruising, Glacier Bay and Inside Passage, Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, Victoria, B.C.. To Book – 1-888-564-7474 or www.sessions-at-sea.com or info@sessionsatsea.com Reference Seamus Kennedy when booking your reservation, seamus.kennedy@ymail.com

June 5
• The Gaelic Arts Society presents “An Irish High Tea” 1:30PM, other details TBA.

June 12
• Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s 11th Annual Summer Reading Extravaganza, 12 Noon to 5:00 pm at CLP – Main Library in Oakland. “One World, Many Stories at Your Library!” Open to the whole family. Attention explorers!! Travel the world without leaving Pittsburgh. Embark on your summer reading adventures with live entertainment and free family activities. Learn about different cultures and celebrate this year’s global summer reading theme in an afternoon packed with fun!

June 18 – June 29
• Seamus Kennedy’s ‘Scotland & Ireland Adventure’ – RT Air from Newark / Edinburgh / Dublin / Newark, Breakfast Daily, 8 Dinners, 10 nights 1st class hotels, fully escorted via deluxe Motorcoach & Irish Driver Guide, Ferry from Scotland to Ireland, Admissions, Porterage one suitcase pp, Entertainment with Seamus Kennedy, plus more. Reservations: Isle Inn Tours 1-800-237-9376 x 18, Email: fiona@isleinntours.com. Reference Seamus Kennedy / seamus.kennedy@ymail.com .

July 22, 23, & 24
• 29th Annual Cleveland Cultural Festival at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, www.clevelandirish.org – Entertainment with Cherish the Ladies, Tommy Fleming, New Barleycorn, Dermot Henry, Dennis Doyle, Brigids Cross, The Kilroys, Michael Crawley, Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, Patrick O’Sullivan, Girsa, Seven Nations, Screaming Orphans, Slide, The High Kings, Guaranteed Irish, Scythian, Dublin City Ramblers, Boston Comhaltas, and more. Details TBA. 1.800.485.8013 Email: info@clevelandirish.org .

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 in 2011
Mar. 06 - Sean McGuinness, Dublin City Ramblers
Mar. 20 - Ryan Kelly, Celtic Thunder
Apr. 17 - Doug Shields, Pgh City Council
Apr. 24 - Easter Rising Program


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 -- OPEN
September - AOH County Board
October - AOH Division 32, Carnegie
November - Irish American Unity Conference
December -Daughters of Erin, http://www.knightsofequity.com/doepgh.html

Inspirational Moments -- Sponsored by

March - Tom Jennings, Prudential Reality,

412-372-1050 or 412-779-3944


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