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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 03, 2013

Dateline Irish

Echoes of Erin, WEDO 810AM

Sunday 12:30PM – 2:00PM 25th Anniversary Year

Diane V. Byrnes                     
 www.wedo810.com  Listen Live, Program # 1302

Email: diane.byrnes@verizon.net

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Sunday, March 3

• Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM at 12:30pm; Live stream at www.wedo810.com.  The Ireland Report from Donegal with Patricia Sharkey, Editor Donegal Newsletter www.dun-na-ngall.com . NEW FIDDLE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN for Echoes of Erin BEGINS, see the end of Dateline. Telephone Interview with Leo Moran of The Saw Doctors.

• Beginning Sunday, March 3rd through October at Samhain, Echoes of Erin’s Fundraising Campaign will be a Drawing for Hand-Carved Violin / Fiddle by Peter Shovlin, Sr. Value $1,500, tickets will be $10.00 each.

• Fundraiser for Patrick Connelly in his quest running for Judge, at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412.642.6622, 4pm-7pm, Irish entertainment with Ricky Manning and Guaranteed Irish, suggested Donation $50.

• Irish Language Classes conducted at The Irish Centre, 6886 Forward Ave. Squirrel Hill with Jim Graven kayaks201@verizon.net.

Now through Thursday, March 14

• The River City Brass presents ‘Celtic Connections’ with the River City Brass, Detective Rick Manning Singing, Irish Step Dancers, and George Balderose performing on Bagpipes. Performing at a variety schools in your area. Call for information: 412.434.7222 and www.rivercitybrass.org. March 3-Baldwin High School 2pm; March 7-Beulah Presbyterian Church @ 7:30pm; March 12-Upper St. Clair HS @ 7:30pm; March 13-Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center @ 7:30pm; March 14-Carnegie Music Hall 7:30pm.

Tuesday, March 5

• Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770, now offering FREE WiFi; tonight featuring Riley’s Piano Night at 7:30pm.

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

Wednesday, March 6

• Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Open Stage Night with Erich & Bill @ 7:30pm

Thursday, March 7

• Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Ray Lahinch @ 7:30pm.

• Michael Lamb sponsoring his Annual St. Patrick’s Day Kick-Off Party at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 5:30pm -8:00pm, featuring Guaranteed Irish. Complimentary refreshments and Hors D’oeuvres. Contribution $50.00, make check payable to ‘The Committee to Elect Michael Lamb’, PO Box 1835, Pittsburgh PA 15230.

Friday, March 8

• St. Patrick’s Day Annual Button Party, Mitchell’s Restaurant, 304 Ross St., Downtown Pittsburgh. Doors open 5pm. Buttons $30, can be purchased at Door.

• The Irish Centre of Pittsburgh presents a viewing of the film, “Father Ted, Series I” 6886 Forward Ave. Squirrel Hill @ 7pm. Information Jim Graven kayaks201@verizon.net @ 7pm. The show follows the misadventures of three Roman Catholic priests who live in a parish on the fictional Craggy Island, located off the west coast of Ireland. Father Ted Crilly, Father Dougal McGuire and Father Jack Hackett live chaotically together in Craggy Island's parochial house, along with their housekeeper Mrs. Doyle, who always wants to serve them tea. The three priests answer to Bishop Len Brennan, who has banished them to Craggy Island as punishment for different incidents in their past: Ted for alleged financial impropriety (apparently involving some money 'resting' in his account and a child being deprived a visit to Lourdes so that Ted could go to Las Vegas), Dougal for something only referred to as the "Blackrock Incident" (resulting in many "lives irreparably damaged"), and Jack for his alcoholism and womanizing. The show revolves around the priests' lives on Craggy Island, sometimes dealing with matters of the church but more often dealing with Father Ted's schemes to either resolve a situation with the parish or other Craggy Island residents, or to win games of one-upmanship against his arch-nemesis, Father Dick of the nearby Rugged Island parish.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412.642.6622 presents Happy Hour @ 5:30pm with Live entertainment @ 9pm.

• Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Happy Hour w/ Erich & Jack followed by Guaranteed Irish @ 8pm.

Saturday, March 9

• Pittsburgh Ceili Club sponsors their Kick-Off Ceili at Mt. Assisi Center, Ross Twp / Bellevue, appetizers 7pm, dancing 8pm. Advance tickets $20, Jean Kaniecki 412.486.2684. Tickets at Door $25, deadline for advance tickets = March 1st.

• Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Corned Beef & Curry with John McCann, and Bob Banerjee @ 8pm.

Sunday, March 10

• AOH Allegheny County Board and AOH Division 9 sponsor the 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Mass and Communion Breakfast. Mass will be celebrated at the Double Tree Hotel in Greentree, 500 Mansfield Avenue at 10am. The celebrant is Bishop David A. Zubik. The Communion Breakfast and short program will follow. Free parking at hotel. Reservations and Tickets $30 per person: John McEvoy – jmcevoy311@comcast.net or 412.431.7196. Or Kevin Conboy – conboyspec@aol.com or 412.885.4042. A Souvenir Program Book will also be printed – contact Jack Haggerty haggerty9n11@yahoo.com. Deadline for insertion is February 25, 2013.

 Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM broadcasts at 12:30pm. Live stream at www.wedo810.com. The Ireland Report from Galway with Brian Nolan.

• Irish Night ‘Row On For Brendan’ the 17th Annual Fundraising Concert to support Central Catholic Crew and Oakland Catholic Rowing Teams. Central Catholic High School, Doors open 7pm. Entertainment will include Mary Courtney and Morning Star, Mary originally from Co. Kerry and now based out of New York; Guaranteed Irish plus other local talent. Tickets are $25 for preferred seats; $20 for regular seats. Children 12 and under: $5. For more information or to buy tickets online, go to www.irishnight.org. Tickets are also available at the door or by calling 1.888.71.TICKETS.

Monday, March 11

• Irish Centre of Pittsburgh Board Meeting, 6887 Forward Ave., Squirrel Hill, 6:30pm. Information: Mary Clark m.clark@verizon.net.

Tuesday March 12

• ‘The Geese in the Bog’ performing at the Oak Room, Mansions on Fifth, 6:30pm to 9:30pm with Dan Possumato on melodeon and Vince Burns on fiddle.

• The Saw Doctors are back! Celebrating 25 years (Just like Echoes of Erin!)Performing at the Altar Bar, 1620 Penn Avenue in The Strip; Doors open 7pm. Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/eventV2/200873?utm_medium=bks&wrKey=53A91FIE56A8A5CEB02BAB2C71A9058B. $23 & $25. Presented by Drusky Entertainment. (Altar Bar 412.206.7919). Box Office – One hour before Doors. New CD ‘The Saw Doctors 25:25’.

Wednesday, March 13

• Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Bob Banerjee @ 8pm.

Thursday, March 14

• Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412.642.6622 presents Finnegan’s Wake with Red Hand Paddy, 8pm.

• Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Open Stage Night @ 7:30pm.

Friday, March 15

• The Tuition Assistance Fund Committee of AOH Division 4 in the North Hills will have a check presentation at St. Teresa of Avila to 12 elementary schools for their Angel Funds from proceeds from their Irish heritage Golf Classic. The schools include North Side Catholic, Assumption School, Christ the Divine Teacher Academy, St. Alexis, St. Alphonsus, St. Bonaventure, St. James, St. Killan, St. Mary, St. Sebastian, St. Teresa of Avila, and St. Ursula.

• Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by other entertainment @ 8pm.

Saturday, March 16

• Pittsburgh’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade – 10:00AM

• Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle is open for Breakfast, 8am to 10am. Entertainment throughout day beginning at Noon, Inside: Mark Guiser, Whiskey Limerick, Red Hand Paddy; Outside from 1pm: Donny Irish, Mike Gallagher, Guaranteed Irish. www.harpandfiddle.com.

• Knights of Equity - will sponsor their Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Party at Change in Venue WHIM’s @ Station Square (previously Woodson’s, on the left side of the Smithfield St. Bridge). Beginning at 12 Noon – 5pm, entertainment with ARAN from Johnstown. Small Admission.

• New Venue!! NOON to 4pm - Guaranteed Irish are performing at Café Fifth Avenue, 818 Fifth Ave., Pgh 15219. www.cafefifthpgh.com.

• Riley’s Pour House, @ 1pm features Riley’s Irish Band (a new group!!!); 3pm features Larry Connolly; 6pm features Ricky Manning w/Donny Irish Band; 9pm features Sean McClorey. www.rileyspourhouse.com.

• Corned Beef & Curry @ The Getaway Café after the Parade, 3049 Sussex Ave @ McNeilly Road, info@getawaycafe.com.

• The Church Brew Works featuring Irish Traditional Music with New Group, Seasoned Performers “The Geese in the Bog” - Bruce Molyneaux on banjo, Dan Possumato on melodeon, Vince Burns on fiddle, Kathy Fallon on guitar and vocals. 12 Noon to 2pm.

• The Rivermen, performing at Atria’s PNC Park Location, 2 to 5pm and 6 to 9pm. No Cover.

• Irish Centre of Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Party; Mass with Fr. McCool at 5:00pm. Otherwise Doors open 6:30pm. Traditional Dinner while it lasts and entertainment by NaGaels. Tickets $25, includes refreshments, information/reservations Mary Clark m.clark@verizon.net. 412.761.3897.

Sunday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day

• Irish Mass at 11am at St. Max Kolbe Roman Catholic Church, 363 W. 13th Ave. Homestead; followed by Hank Eduardo with program of Irish favorites. A Buffet will be served at 1:30pm prepared by Fr. Dan Sweeney. The Rivermen take the stage at 3pm. Reservations: $20 pp, 412.461.1054.

• The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh will host their Annual St. Patrick’s Day Banquet with an Irish Buffet from Noon to 2pm at PAA in Oakland. This is OPEN to the public but Reservations are due by March 13. Information 412.758.5446. After the Banquet you will go to the University of Pittsburgh to enjoy a Reception hosted by the Irish Room Committee, Earl McCabe, Chairman.

• Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 Entertainment @ Noon with Young John Gallagher; 3pm Guaranteed Irish, 6pm Mark Guiser.

• Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle opens at Noon. Entertainment at 1:30 Mark Guiser, 5pm Ricky Manning, 8:30pm Guaranteed Irish.

• Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM at 12:30pm; Live stream at www.wedo810.com. The Ireland Report from Dublin with Davy Kettyles.

Wednesday, March 20

• Paul Byrom, formerly of Celtic Thunder and Ireland’s Premier Tenor will perform in concert at the State Theatre in Easton, Pennsylvania. to film a live concert ‘This Is The Moment’ which will be distributed to PBS and will air on many PBS stations in the US and Canada. http://www.statetheater.org/ or by calling the box office at 1-800-999-STATE. "The show is stylish, full of rich music from a live orchestra, and includes very special guests. The pure focus of the show is to provide quality entertainment, led under the baton of legendary musical producer Phil Coulter." In addition to collaborating with this multi-platinum, Grammy nominated producer, Byrom has invited a former fellow member of Celtic Thunder and star of the television series, Glee, to perform with him. "Having Damian McGinty join me again on stage will be something special. We have some fun surprises up our sleeves that will bring the house down!”

• “The Geese in the Bog” performing Traditional Irish Music with Bruce Molyneaux on banjo, Dan Possumato on melodeon, Vince Burns on fiddle, Kathy Fallon on guitar and vocals at the Fairmont Hotel, downtown Pittsburgh 8pm-10pm.

Saturday & Sunday, March 23 & 24

• West Virginia Feis at Pittsburgh Airport Hyatt Regency, Information: Jim Graven kayaks201@verizon.net.

Sunday, March 24

• Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM at 12:30pm; Live stream at www.wedo810.com. The Ireland Report from Belfast with Mairtin O’Muilleoir, Managing Director, Belfast Media Group and Publisher of the Irish Echo out of New York. Telephone Interview with Ryan Kelly of Celtic Thunder.

Wednesday, March 27

• Irish American Unity Conference monthly meeting at 6:30pm. Venue will be announced later as Finnegan’s Wake is now CLOSED. Information: Sandra Haas sandra_j_haas@hotmail.com. (that is underscore j underscore).

Saturday, March 30

• Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Corned Beef & Curry with John McCann, on guitar& vocals and Bob Banerjee on fiddle, mandolin, & vocals @ 8pm.

Sunday, March 31

• Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM, 12:30pm presents ‘The 97th Anniversary of The Easter Rising’ show. The Ireland Report with Diane Byrnes.

“SPECIAL” – April 22 through May 3, 2013 for 10-Nights

• During 2013, Echoes of Erin will be in the 25th year on the air at WEDO 810AM. To celebrate, come ‘Dance with me in Ireland’ as we have our own ‘Gathering’ visiting Armagh, Belfast, Derry, Donegal, Galway, Clare, and Dublin. We’ll meet up with our News Correspondents, travel the highways and byways, visit a variety of attractions and sites, share meals, stories, music, and whatever adventures come our way. Contact information diane.byrnes@verizon.net. I have made some changes, if interested please call Diane Byrnes – 412.781.6368.

Wednesday, April 24

• Irish American Unity Conference monthly meeting @ Finnegan’s Wake Irish Pub & Restaurant, 25 E. General Robinson Street, North Shore, 6:30pm. Information: Sandra Haas sandra_j_haas@hotmail.com. (that is underscore j underscore).

Saturday, April 27

• AOH Division 1, South Hills presents the ‘Annual Night of Irish Music’ at the Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Hall, 3600 Library Road on Route 88. Entertainment with Mike Gallagher & Bob Banerjee @ 7pm, followed by Corned Beef & Curry @ 8:30pm. Irish Auction & Door Prizes. Refreshments provided, BYOB. Advance Tickets $20 / $25 at Door. Sponsored by Clearview Federal Credit Union. Rich O’Malley (412) 401-3945, pghsaintpat@verizon.net.

Sunday, April 28

• The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents another lecture-program, ‘Finding Your Irish Ancestors’ with by Rebecca Kichta Miller, Professional Genealogist. 2:30pm at Epiphany Church’s McDowell Hall.

May 31 to June 2, 2013

• Fleadh Rua in the Village of Forkhill in South Armagh. The festival is based on traditional Irish music and a ‘celebration of the beauty of the red-head gene’, people everywhere are invited, especially Red-heads. South Armagh is an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty". The festival weekend will also include historical tours, walks, local art exhibitions, craft and food stalls, and some of Ireland's finest musicians in concert, culminating in a big traditional ceili, in the local community centre, on Saturday night. The festival is being sponsored by "The Peadar O' Doirnin Folk Society” and chaired by Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Briege Murphy.

Sunday, June 2

• The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh will host their Annual Irish High Tea at Epiphany Church’s McDowell Hall. Details TBA.

Saturday, June 11

• Irish Day at the Croatian Center (Schitizen Park) in Ross Township, off Babcock Blvd. All day event, with music, children’s activities, variety of baskets for raffle. Details later.

Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21

• AOH Pennsylvania State Convention in Pittsburgh, Friday is an Open Social Night to the community. Information Jim Green, AOH Allegheny County Board President 412.977.1791.

Friday July 19 thru Sunday, July 21

• Cleveland Cultural Festival @ Berea Fairgrounds, Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Featuring Guaranteed Irish as one of the performing acts.

Sunday, July 21 – Friday, July 26

• Augusta Irish / Celtic Week, at Davis & Elkins College https://augustaheritagecenter.org/irishceltic.

November 8 & 9, 2013

• Balmoral Classic, details TBA. Balmoral School of Piping & Drumming, 1414 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Ph. 412-323-2707 ~ Fax 412-323-1817 ~ info@BalmoralSchool.org ~ www.BalmoralSchool.org

George Balderose, Executive Director ~ Leslie Clark, Associate Director.

Guests and Interviews 2013

1. Jan 13 Jack Goodrich, Goodrich & Associates, Attorney’s At Law, w/ Daughter Elizabeth

2. Jan 20 Patricia McElligott, Author, “Irish Pittsburgh”

3. Jan 27 Patrick O’Brien, Chairman, Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade

4. Feb 3 Kerry Keegan Mulhern, to celebrate beginning of 25th year of broadcasting

5. Feb 17 Dan Neely, Irish Echo, writer of the Traditional Music Column

6. Feb 24 Jim Green, AOH Allegheny County Board President

7. Feb/Mar Dan Possumato, musician on Melodeon and Button Accordion

8. March 3 Leo Moran, The Saw Doctors

9. March 17 St. Patrick’s Day – No Guests

10. March 24 Ryan Kelly, Celtic Thunder and Acoustic by Candlelight

11. March 31 Easter Rising Program, 97th Anniversary

12. April 14,21 Big Jon McCourt, with Peace & Reconciliation Group in Derry, NI, pre-recorded

13. April 7 Paul Thompson, St. Andrew’s Society (Scottish)

14. April 28 Jim Caldwell, Guest Host

Sponsors of The Ireland Report for 2013
January thru March –
Jack Goodrich, Goodrich & Associates, PLC, Attorneys at Law,
www.goodandassociates.com. 412-261-GOOD

April – AOH Division 1, South Hills –
Rich O’Malley, President, pghsaintpat@verizon.net

May – Knights of Equity, Court 9 Pittsburgh
Mike Culhane, Worthy Sir Knight, Mike3789@verizon.net

June – AOH Division 4, North Hills –
Patrick Donnelly, President, pattheinvestor@gmail.com

July – OPEN I am looking for Sponsors of The Ireland Report for these two months.

August – OPEN

September – AOH Allegheny County Board
Jim Green, President, Seamus.Green@verizon.net

October – AOH Division 32, Carnegie
Denny Maher, President, dnkpgh@comcast.net

November – Irish American Unity Conference
Sarah McAuliffe Bellin, President, sarahm1916@comcast.ne

An Inspirational Moment

February – The Irish Society for Charity & Education

Other Months are OPEN


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