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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, September 25, 2011

Dateline - September 25

Sunday’s, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Irish / Celtic Radio Programming

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Sunday, September 25
• Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM at 12:30pm, Live News – The Ireland Report from Belfast with Mairtin O’Muilleoir or www.newbelfast.com and www.irishecho.com. Live Stream www.wedo810.com click on “Listen Live”. Information Diane Byrnes 412.781.6368.

Postponed until further notice. Washington County, AOH Division 1 will sponsor “Irish Honor America”, with the Singing AOH, at Rostrevor Ice Garden, Route 51 South. Information contact Bill Lee, 724.483.5938, Cell 412.997.9417 or Email wlee@leesupply.com.

• The West Virginia Irish Road Bowling Association will sponsor a pilot program from May 1 to October 8, 2011. Matches taking place in Ireland, WV; Buckhannon, Blackwater Falls State Park, Canaan Valley Resort State Park, Cacapon Resort State Park, Smithburg (near West Union), Philippi, Shepherdstown, Elkins, Kingwood, Holly River State Park, and Stonewall Jackson Resort State Park. Information www.wvirishbroadbowling.com. David Powell, 202.387.1680.

Monday, September 26
• Third Week – Introductory Course in Irish Gaelic with Peter Gilmore at the Upper Room (church), 5828 Forward Ave (between Murray & Shady Avenues in Squirrel Hill). $75 for six weeks. Information www.cngaeilge.com or Peter Gilmore at 412.352.0088.

Tuesday, September 27
• Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412.279.0770, features Irish Night with Harp, Guinness, & Smithwick’s Specials from 8:00 PM. Happy Hour is every Tuesday through Friday from 5pm to 7pm. Paddys' opens at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Dinner Hours: Tues-Thurs 5-10 p.m., Fri & Sat 5-11 p.m.

• Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412.642.6622, features Ceili Dancing from 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, September 28
• Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412.642.6622, features Guitars Under the Stars on the Deck with Mark Guiser at 7:30pm. (weather permitting, otherwise inside on stage).

Thursday, September 29
• Pittsburgh Public Theater launches its 37th season with Electra, written by ancient Greek master Sophocles and adapted by Frank McGuinness. Ted Pappas will direct Electra. It runs September 29 – October 30, 2011 at the O’Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater’s home in the heart of Downtown’s Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit ppt.org. Electra is presented by First Niagara with production sponsors Jim and Electra Agras and Production Underwriters Jim and Kathe Patrinos.

Friday, September 30
• Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412.642.6622, features Happy Hour with Andy Halter at 5:30 pm, then Ballad Singer Terry Griffith at 9:00pm.

Saturday, October 1
• Anne Mullaney’s Dream for Haiti, Golf Tournament at 3 Lakes Golf Club (formerly Alcoma Country Club). Shotgun Start at 1:30pm. For $75. a ‘Private Party’ at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle at 6:30pm with ‘meal-like- hor-dourves’, open bar, & musical entertainment. Auction with upscale items i.e. hotel stays, sporting tickets, etc. & 50/50 Raffle. Information David Regan @ 412.642.6622. An Official Program Book with variety of Sponsorship opportunities. Checks made payable to ‘Partners in Progress’, c/o Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, David Regan, 2329 Penn Ave., Pgh PA 15222. Come on out and help fulfill Anne Mullaney’s dream of building a school in Haiti.
• You say you ‘can’t golf’, then join this event for a MINITURE GOLF TOURNAMENT – at Wildwood Highlands. Registration at 3:00pm, Start Time at 3:30pm. Information Rosanne Saunders at 412.469.7331, or email rosanne.saunders@jeffersonregional.com. Check out information for the GOLF OUTING online for more information: www.harpandfiddle.com.

• There will be a Spaghetti Dinner at the AOH Division 17, Irish Club of Monroeville, 2800 Broadway Blvd. for AOH members who were victims of a Wilmerding Fire. Dinner is 3:00pm to 6:00pm, ticket is $6.00. 412.829.2399.

Sunday, October 2
• Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810am, The Ireland Report with Patricia Sharkey, Donegal; Editor of the Donegal Newsletter at www.dun-na-ngall.com. Live Stream – www.wedo810.com click on “Listen Live’.

Monday, October 3
• In IRELAND – Candlelight Vigil to mark ending of Hunger Strike, assemble 6.30pm. Mickey Devine’s house ( Rathkeele Way ) and linking up to Patsy O Hara’s house (Ardfoyle, Bishop St.) then preceding to Hunger Strike Monument Rossville St.

Tuesday, October 4
• Celtic Thunder in Concert at The Benendum downtown Pittsburgh.

Sunday, October 9
• Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810am beginning at 12:30pm. The Ireland Report from Galway with Brian Nolan. www.wedo810.com ‘Listen Live’. Special Program “The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem Revisited”, guest in studio with me is Sean Cogan, with The Cogan Brothers. Information Diane Byrnes 412.781.6368.

Thursday, October 13
• Central Catholic & Oakland Catholic Rowing Teams invite you to enjoy an evening with “Guaranteed Irish” from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Tickets $20 in Advance, $25 at Door; proceeds benefit both schools Rowing Teams. Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle. Contact Peg Russell at: prussell@code-sys.com or 412.491.0831.

Sunday, October 16
• Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM at 12:30pm, Live News – The Ireland Report from Dublin with Davy Kettyles. Live Stream www.wedo810.com click on “Listen Live”. Information Diane Byrnes 412.781.6368. Echoes of Erin’s 9/11 Commemoration.

Thursday, October 20
• Scythian and Enter The Haggis performing at The Rex Theatre, 1602 East Carson St., on the South Side. Doors open 8pm, Show at 9pm.

Sunday, October 23
• The Ireland Report from Belfast with Mairtin O’Muilleoir or www.newbelfast.com and www.irishecho.com. Live Stream www.wedo810.com click on “Listen Live”. Information Diane Byrnes 412.781.6368.

• The Fort New Salem Foundation will introduce Irish Road Bowling, a Civil War era sport, as a benefit match at 1:30pm. New events at Fort Salem include: blacksmithing, dulcimer, and other workshops, the Front Porch Series of concerts, and during December weekends, the traditional Spirit of Christmas in the Mountains. All proceeds benefit the Fort New Salem Foundation; cost $20.00 per person includes a Pioneer-style dinner at the Fort or $10.00 dinner only. Registration, Salem City Building, 229 West Main Street, Salem WV 26426, 304.782.1318, or director@fortnewsalemfoundation.org, 304.695.2220.

Friday, October 28
• Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, invites you to The Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival beginning at 7:00pm. Matchmakers, Games, Prizes, Karaoke, Psychic Readings, Specials, and tons of fun – come meet your ‘match’. Information call David Regan 412.642.6622. Wear a costume for the costume contest! Over its 15 year history, it's become enchanted, as over 70 couples have met at the Harp & Fiddle and "lived happily ever after." Our Lisdoonvarna festival is meant to be fun. Our "matchmakers" will assist you in "making a match," if you choose. Just walk up to one of the matchmakers and let them know who you "fancy," and they would be happy to help you see if you can find, "Love at Lisdoonvarna!"

Sunday, October 30 through December 11
• The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh welcomes a new group of 21 young persons for the Wider Horizons Program. This group is from the Tyrone-Donegal Partnership based in Omagh, Co. Tyrone. If you can host a one of these young folks at home or at work please contact Rob Tierney at the Ireland Institute at 412.394.3900 or rtierney@iiofpitt.org. http://www.iiofpitt.org/

November 11 & 12
• The Balmoral Classic featuring the US Junior Solo Bagpiping and Drumming Championships plus a concert with Breabach direct from Scotland. Information 412.323.2707 or Email info@bagpiping.org. Friday - Welcoming Reception at Pittsburgh Athletic Association with entertainment by Guaranteed Irish. Silent Auction, raffle, door prizes, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, Tickets $20. Saturday – the competitions take place at Mellon Institute at Fifth Ave. & Bellefield St. in Oakland, Free Admission. Evening concert with Breabach, Scottish Folk Band, at McGonigle Theatre, Central Catholic High School, Fifth Ave., in Oakland Ticket Prices: from $35 down to $14.95 for students, 412.394.3353 or www.proartsthickets.org.

Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 13
• Heinz History Center presents Heritage Holidays at the Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman Street, in The Strip from 10 am to 4 pm. A variety of Irish organizations will have display tables along with many other ethnic groups.

Sunday, November 20
• Gaelic Arts Society of Pgh will sponsor their Memorial Mass at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland, Noon.

Saturday, November 26
• In IRELAND – Annual Pól Kinsella Function in conjunction with ’81 Hunger Strike Committee, remembering all those who played their roll during the 1981 Hunger Strike period both inside Blanketmen / Women Armagh and outside Relatives Action Committee / Youth Against Oppression.

Friday, December 9
• Gaelic Arts Society of Pgh will sponsor their Annual Christmas Party. Reservations Earl McCabe 412.761.1844.

Monday, December 19
• The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh ‘Special Christmas Show’ and drawing for the Winning Ticket on “The Irish Castle Vacation Prize Raffle”. Event takes place at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412.642.6622. Tickets available at the Institute 412.394.3900, $20 each. IF you can sell any tickets call The Institute.

Guests / Interviews

Oct 9 - Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem show with Sean Cogan & DVB.
Jan 2012 - David Regan, Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle’s 20th Anniversary


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 – Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle
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
September – Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh
October – LAOH Maude Gonne Division 32 in Carnegie
November, December -- OPEN


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