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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, June 01, 2014

DATELINE IRISH - Sunday, June 1, 2014
Sunday, June 1

·       Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM @ 12:30pm. Listen Live at www.wedo810.com or later at www.wedo810.com, Click on Program Guide, scroll down and click on Echoes of Erin, click a program number, download, & play.  The Ireland Report from Donegal with Patricia Sharkey, Editor of The Donegal Newsletter @ www.dun-na-ngall.com.  

 
·       The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents “An Irish-Style High Tea” (a catered event) @ Saint Maximilian Church Hall, 363 West Eleventh St. Extension, Homestead. Open to public.  Reservations required by May 27th.  Information 412.371-7153 or 412.341.5683. 

 Tuesday, June 3

·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – Riley’s Piano Night 8pm.

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

Wednesday, June 4 through June 21
·       PICT (special Father’s Day performance) presents “Waiting for Godot”, by Samuel Beckett two tickets for $54, 412-561-6000, email tickethelp@picttheatre.org or  www.visitpicttheatre.org.  Mostly at the Charity Randall Theater on the University of Pittsburgh Campus.


Wednesday, June 4
       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Open Mic hosted by Downtown Bishop @ 8pm.

·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip – features BE BOLD @ 9pm.

 Thursday, June 5
·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Live Music @ 8pm.

 
Friday, June 6
·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Happy Hour @ 5:30pm, followed by Live Music @ 8pm.

 ·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip – features Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Live Music at 9pm.

 Saturday, June 7
·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Breakfast @ 8am, followed by a Reunion Show with Laughrey Connolly @ 8pm.  Christopher Laughrey is back in Pgh for a few days and invites all to come on down.

·       Gaelic Football –   Intra-Divisional Friendly

Philadelphia Donegal @ Pittsburgh Celtics, Founders

Mason Dixon @ Pittsburgh Celtics, Founders

Philadelphia Notre Dame @ Pittsburgh Banshees, Founders

Banshees Ladies Football vs. Washington DC @ Baltimore

 ·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip – features Live Music at 9pm.

 
Sunday, June 8
·       The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association of the Sacred Heart presents their Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Bede’s Church, 309 S. Dallas Avenue, Point Breeze, at NOON.  Luncheon to follow.  Reversations: Peggy Bond at 412.343.3040.  All are welcome.

 ·       Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM @ 12:30pm. Listen Live at www.wedo810.com or later at www.wedo810.com, Click on Program Guide, scroll down and click on Echoes of Erin, click a program number, download, & play.  The Ireland Report from Galway with Brian Nolan.  Sponsor for The Ireland Report is AOH Division 4, North Hills.  Guest in studio is Patrick Donnelly from AOH Div. 4 on Irish Day of Entertainment at Schitizen Park/The Croatian Center.

 
Tuesday, June 10
·       Pittsburgh Ceili Club General Membership Meeting @ Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 6:30pm; five new positions are available on the Board of Governors.  Information: Cheryl McLafferty Grey cmcgrey@zoominternet.net.

Wednesday, June 12 through Sunday, July 13
·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip is the FIFA World Cup 2014 Headquarters.  You can enjoy the games right here.  Check out schedule: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/.

Saturday, June 14
·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Breakfast @ 8am, followed by Live Music @ 8pm.

·       Gaelic Football –   Pittsburgh Celtics Team B vs. Washington DC @ Baltimore

Pittsburgh Celtics Team A vs. Baltimore @ Baltimore

Banshees Ladies Football vs. Baltimore @ Baltimore

Banshees Ladies Football vs. Washington DC @ Baltimore

·       GAA Hurling – Intra-County Competition: Pittsburgh Puca’s @ Toronto 9’s Tournament

·       Burke Conroy School of Irish Dance presents “An Afternoon of Irish Dance” at Antonian Theater at Carlow University.  Program 4pm to 6pm; Admission $5 child/$10 student/$15 Adult.  Doors open at 3:15pm.  Information: burke.conroy@gmail.com  or 412.781.3273.

 
Sunday, June 15 – Father’s Day
·       Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM @ 12:30pm. Listen Live at www.wedo810.com or later at www.wedo810.com, Click on Program Guide, scroll down and click on Echoes of Erin, click a program number, download, & play.  The Ireland Report from Dublin with Davy Kettyles Sponsor for The Ireland Report is AOH Division 4, North Hills.  Jim Caldwell will be Guest Host.

·       PICT presents “Waiting for Godot”, two tickets for $54, 412-561-6000, email tickethelp@picttheatre.org or  www.visitpicttheatre.org

Thursday, June 19
·       Film Screening: Anthology: Local #471 Musicians’ Union, 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Pump House, 880 East Waterfront Drive, Munhall, PA 15120.  The Battle of Homestead Foundation (BHF) is a diverse organization of citizens, workers, educators and historians.  Its purpose is to preserve, interpret, and promote a people’s history focused on the significances of the dramatic labor conflict at Homestead, PA in 1892. For more information, go to http://www.battleofhomesteadfoundation.org

Saturday, June 21
·       3rd Annual PGAA Golf Tournament

 ·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Breakfast @ 8am, followed by Live Music @ 8pm.

 
·       AOH St. Patrick Division 4 & LAOH St. Bridget Division 4, host their Annual Day of Irish Music at Schitizen Park / Croatian Center on Schitizen Park Road in Ross Township.  Day begins at Noon, minimal admission, food & beverage available for purchase.  Music throughout the day; Children’s activities.  Irish Auction and raffles.  Other details TBD.

 
Saturday & Sunday, June 28 & 29
·       WV State Championship Irish Road Bowling, held in Ireland WV.  Winners go on to the national finals in Wampatuck State Park, south of Boston August 2 & 3.  Winners in Wampatuck go on to the All Ireland Finals in  Ireland (the country).  Check out schedule www.wvirishroadbowling.com or www.wvirb.org.

 Sunday, June 29
·       Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM @ 12:30pm. Listen Live at www.wedo810.com or later at www.wedo810.com, Click on Program Guide, scroll down and click on Echoes of Erin, click a program number, download, & play.  The Ireland Report from Belfast with Mairtin O’Muilleoir, The Lord Mayor of Belfast, www.newbelfast.com.   Sponsor for The Ireland Report AOH Division 4, North Hills.

 
·       Gaelic Football –   Pittsburgh Celtics Team B vs. Cleveland St. Pat’s @ Founders Field

Pittsburgh Celtics Team A vs. Cleveland St. Jarlath’s @ Founders Field

·       Hurling      --          Akron City Celtic Guards @ Pittsburgh Puca’s, Founders Field, evening game

Saturday, July 12
·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Breakfast @ 8am, followed by Live Music @ 8pm.


·       Gaelic Football –   Banshees Ladies Football vs. Detroit St. Anne’s @ Detroit

Pittsburgh Celtics Team A vs. Detroit Wolfe Tones @ Detroit

·       Hurling      --          Jr. C Pittsburgh Puca’s @ Akron Celtic Guards
 

Friday, July 18 through Sunday, July 20
·       Cleveland Cultural Festival @ Berea Fairgrounds in Middleburg Heights OH.  Entertainment this year includes: Black 47, Dermot Henry, & Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul from NY, Dervish from Sligo, Ronan Tynan from Kilkenny, The High Kings from Dublin, Damien Dempsey from Dublin, Malachi Cush from Tyrone NI,  James Kilbane from Achill Island, Step Crew from Toronto (Dance & Musician group), Scythian from Washington DC, The New Barleycorn, Brigid’s Cross, & Lost State of Franklin, Donal O’Shaughnessy, The Kilroy’s, & Mary’s Lane, from Cleveland, Guaranteed Irish from Pittsburgh,  Dennis Doyle from California, and Fintan Stanley from Boston, http://clevelandirish.org/.  Admission Only $10, Free Parking.  Make your hotel reservations ASAP as many are already sold out. This is an excellent lineup and something for everyone. 
 
Saturday, July 26
·       Gaelic Football –   Pittsburgh Celtics Team B vs. Buffalo @ Buffalo

Pittsburgh Celtics Team A vs. Toronto @ Buffalo

Banshees Ladies Football vs. Buffalo @ Buffalo

Banshees Ladies Football vs. Toronto @ Buffalo

Thursday, July 31
·       Battle of Homestead Foundation (BHF), @ The Pump House in Homestead, 7:30pm  – Movie “Inequality For All”.  Documentary @ 7:30pm, by Robert Reich, an economist and former US Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton.  Is inequality good for a society, or dies it have dire consequences? www.battleofhomesteadfoundation.org

Saturday, August 2
·       Gaelic Football –   Pittsburgh Celtics Jr. C vs. Columbus @ Columbus

Pittsburgh Celtics Team A vs. Baltimore/Philly @ Founders

Banshees Ladies Football vs. Baltimore/Philly @ Founders

Friday, August 8
  • AOH Sean MacBride Division 32 will sponsor their annual Golf Outing, contact Bill Delaney.
 Saturday, August 9
·       Gaelic Football –   Banshees Ladies Football vs. Detroit St. Anne’s @ Founders

Pittsburgh Celtics -- FREE

 August 11 to 21, 2014
·       D’Arcy McGee’s Ireland Trail, a 10-day tour of sites associated with Thomas D’Arcy McGee, The Young Irelanders and other historical Irish themes.  Arrive in Dublin; travel the roads of Wexford & Wicklow, special reception in the Canadian Embassy.  Travel the roads of ‘The Battle of the Boyne’ to Belfast; visit The Glens of Antrim, through Donegal, Carlingford, Co. Louth.  Information: sales@matthews.ie or call 011.353.42.937.8188.  Visit www.jennyirishtours.com or www.matthews.ie and reference D’Arcy McGee Tour.  Also check out www.dkit.ie/thomas-darcy-mcgee or www.facebook.com/darcymagee.ie.  You can also contact Tommy Fegan at tommyfegan@gmail.com or call 011.3536.42.937.0241.

 
Saturday, August 16
·       Gaelic Football – Midwest Finals Jr. B & Jr. C    -- TBD / Founders

August 29 through August 31, Labor Day Weekend
·       Gaelic Football – Nationals Weekend                    -- TBD

Saturday, September 6
·      The Clan O’Neill Gathering will take place for anyone with the name of O’Neill, any derivative, relatives, branches of, i.e.  O’Neill, O’Neil, O’Neal, O’neil, McNeil, McNeal, McShane, Nolan, Neil, Neely, O’Hagan, O’Rourke, Donnelly, Devlin, O’Kane & Quinn whether that’s your name or your Great-Grandmother’s name.   Contact Sean O’Neill for further details @ 412.292.9181 or Email: oneill.sm0302@gmail.com OR  https://www.facebook.com/groups/ohiovalleyancientclanoneill/
 
Saturday, September 13
·       AOH Sean MacBride Division 32 will host their 25th Anniversary Banquet at Chartiers Country Club, 601 Baldwin Road, in Crafton.  Entertainment with ‘The Mansfield 5’.  Details TBA.

Wednesday, September 17
·       Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day with a Pirate Baseball Game; Tickets are 28.00, in section 147 outfield reserved seats. They will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. All reservations and payment must be made by July1.  Information & Reservations: Rich O’Malley 412-401-3945, pghsaintpat@verizon.net

 Sunday, October 5, 2014
·       Pittsburgh Ceili Club celebrates with their 25th Anniversary with a Dinner-Dance, 4pm, at the LeMont Restaurant in Mt. Washington.  Details TBA.  Information: Maureen Strotmeyer 412.980.5900.

Sunday, October 19
·       Samhain, The Celtic New Year Celebration @ Mullaney’s Castle (Harp & Fiddle), 2329 Penn Ave. in The Strip.  Doors open @ 4pm.  Donation at door $20.   Raffle, Costume Contest, and King & Queen crowned.  A fundraiser for Echoes of Erin.  More to come. Donations for the baskets will graciously be accepted.  Information Diane Byrnes 412.781.6368, or email: diane.byrnes@verizon.net. 

 November 7, 8, & 9
·       The Third Annual Sneem Folklore & Storytelling Festival in Sneem, Co Kerry.  See below.

 Friday & Saturday, November 21 & 22
·       8th Annual Balmoral Classis – US Junior Solo Piping & Solo Drumming Championships.  Concert on Saturday with The Battlefield Band at Central Catholic High School McGonigle Theatre.  Information: 412.323.2707.  www.balmoralclassic.org.  More details to follow.

Tuesday, December 9
·       Celtic Thunder will perform with The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall.  Details TBA.
 

Traveling in Ireland in 2014
Festivals and Tours to consider attending!!


Ardara, County Donegal, information on the town
·       Information: Patrick McGill 011–353–74–953.7949 or call             Eileen 011 – 353 – 86 – 239-1441.   http://www.ardara.ie


 

Irish Festivals in Ireland & England

 August 11 to 21, 2014 D’Arcy McGee’s Ireland Trail,
 a 10-day tour of sites associated withThomas D’Arcy McGee, The Young Irelanders and other historical Irish
themes.  Arrive in Dublin; travel the roads of Wexford & Wicklow, special reception in the Canadian Embassy.

Travel the roads of ‘The Battle of the Boyne’ to Belfast; visit The Glens of Antrim, through Donegal,
Carlingford, Co. Louth.  Information: sales@matthews.ie or call 011.353.42.937.8188.  Visit
www.jennyirishtours.com or www.matthews.ie and reference D’Arcy McGee Tour.  Also check out www.dkit.ie/thomas-darcy-mcgee or www.facebook.com/darcymagee.ie.  You can also contact Tommy Fegan at tommyfegan@gmail.com or call 011.3536.42.937.0241.

 

November 7, 8, & 9, 2014, The Third Annual Sneem Folklore & Storytelling Festival, in Sneem, County Kerry.  There will be concerts, workshops, storytelling, Pub trail, young tellers and plenty of music.  The Lead storytellers are Pat Speight, Michael Harvey, Mike Mazur; plus Batt Burns in his home county.  Check out Irish TV at




Twitter: @SneemStory

 

2014 Storytelling Tour of Ireland --  Calling all Storytellers and Story Lovers


·       This tour is a unique opportunity for storytellers and story-lovers from the USA to attend the third annual International Storytelling and Folklore Festival at Sneem one of Ireland’s most beautiful villages on the famed Ring of Kerry. It will be hosted by international Seanachie (Irish Storyteller), Batt Burns , (www.battburns.com) who has been leading tours of Ireland for over twenty years. He will tell stories, recite the poetry of his homeland and acquaint you with the history and legends of the Irish nation.  Leading the tour from the US will be Mike Mazur, the well-known Cleveland storyteller, a man steeped in Irish tradition and with strong Irish roots. He has worked with Batt on an Irish tour previously.

·       While the three day festival will be an integral part of the tour, a further five days will be spent enjoying the breath-taking scenery of other parts of Ireland, a country steeped in history, tradition and ancient custom. Numerous opportunities will be afforded to chat with Irish people in congenial surroundings and get a real feel for this ancient land.

 

 

Irish Festivals in United States

June 6 – 7         Boston Irish Festival @ Stonehill

June 14             Boston Irish Festival Feis

June 7 – 8         16th Annual Staten Island Festival, Staten Island Boys Football League Complex

June 8              New Jersey Irish Festival, Monmouth Park

June 27 – 28     Irish Fest Kalamazoo, Michigan, Arcadia Creek Festival Place

June 27 – 29     Ohio Celtic Festival, Lake Country Fairgrounds, Painesville Township, Ohio

July 11 – 13      Colorado Irish Fest, Clement Park, Littleton, CO

July 15 – 20      Catskills Irish Arts Week, East Durham, NY

July 17 – 20      Canada Irish Festival @ Mirimichi, NB, Canada

July 18 – 20      Cleveland Cultural Festival, Berea Fairgrounds, Middleburgh Heights, OH

July 25 – 27      The Great American Irish Festival, Herkimer County Fairgrounds, Franklin NY

July 25 – 27      Greater Hartford Irish Music Festival, Glastenbury, CT

 

It is About Time for Another Posting!

Hello Friends,

It has been ions since I have posted to my blog and so many things have happened since last October 2013. 

The program 'Echoes of Erin' on WEDO 810AM is now in its 27th year and it is amazing that I AM still here broadcasting; may it and me last a long so as to continue this journey.

In 2013 I had a fundraiser to raffle a hand made violin by Peter Shovlin, Sr.  It was beautiful!  The person who won was Cian Dalton, originally from County Clare; his family moved to British Columbia, Cian and his brother then went off to California.  In Cian's journey, he came to Pittsburgh for a few years.  While here he earned his living working as an engineer, he also played Gaelic Football for the Pittsburgh Celtics and he was professional boxer, at least working towards that achievement.

Cian and his manager Mick McAuley came on the program last July, purchased tickets for the violin, then went about their business.  The drawing was held at Samhain, the Celtic New Year Celebration and another fundraiser for the program; Cian's name was drawn as the winner.  Now it just so happens, Cian's mother is a musician on the fiddle; Cian passed his winnings on to his mother and I hope she is playing it wildly and with passion.  It was a beautiful instrument.  Had I won it, it would have been a piece of art on my walls.  However I did not purchase a ticket.

Here we are in the springtime of 2014 and there is much ahead.  I will make a concerted effort to continue posting here on my blog.

Thanks for reading,
Diane




Saturday, October 05, 2013

Hello Friends,

It has been quite a while since I posted here to my Blog and so much has happened in life.  This is the latest Dateline Irish effective October 6, 2013.



Echoes of Erin, WEDO 810AM  
www.pittsburghirish.org/echoesoferin
Sunday 12:30PM – 2:00PM                                     25th Anniversary Year

 
Diane V. Byrnes                                                        DATELINE IRISH
78 Grant Avenue                                                       October 6, 2013
Pittsburgh PA 15223                                                 Program # 1333

412.781.6368                                                              www.wedo810.com Listen Live

Email: diane.byrnes@verizon.net

 

FIDDLE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN for Echoes of Erin

Check out links for most local entertainers, organizations, and Irish businesses at the end of Dateline.

 

Dateline Irish is sponsored by BrandMill, LLC www.brandmill.com – marketing experts who will transform your business through fact-based processes and innovative marketing systems designed to achieve dramatic, measurable and profitable results.  Steve Wayhart 412.401.0555.

Sunday, October 6
·       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.  Interview with George Donaldson of Celtic Thunder who are in town tonight performing at the Benendum @ 8pm.
·       The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents a Lecture-Program “All About the Bagpipe” by George Balderose, Piper, Balmoral School of Piping.  3:00 pm McDowell Hall downstairs of Epiphany Church 412.758.5446.

 
Now through October 27
·       The Public’s MASTERPIECE SEASON begins with ‘Our Town’, by Thornton Wilder, featuring an all-Pittsburgh cast, directed by Ted Pappas.  Pittsburgh favorite Tom Atkins is in the role of the Stage Manager in Our Town; the play is celebrating its 75th birthday – at the O’Reilly Theater, 412.316.1600, www.ppt.org.  Our Town is presented by PNC.  Press Night is Oct. 3, Opening Night is Oct. 4.

 ·       Tickets available for Echoes of Erin’s Fiddle Fundraising Campaign – the Fiddle/Violin, handcrafted by Peter Shovlin, Sr. will be drawn at Samhain. Tickets are $10.00 each. Information Diane Byrnes, 412.781.6368 or diane.byrnes@verizon.net.  Also available at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle in The Strip, and Riley’s Pour House in Carnegie.  This campaign is a valuable way to financially support Echoes of Erin.

 Now through December
·       The Knights of Equity are sponsoring a ‘2014 Lottery Calendar’ to benefit the Building fund in conjunction with the Highland Moose Lodge #2699 to benefit Youth Organizations and Moose Charities.  Donation $30.  Contact Mike Culhane @ mike3789@verizon.net or Jim Caldwell at 412.580.3759.

Tuesday, October 8
·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622features Ceili Dancing @ 7pm.

·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features  Riley’s Piano Night from 8pm.  Plus a NEW Desert Menu is in place!!

·       AOH/LAOH Night at Pittsburgh Public Theatre's production of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" starring Tom Atkins ("The Chief") begins with 7 p.m. performance Tuesday, Oct. 8, followed by private audience Q&A with Tom Atkins. Limited seating on first-come basis for Hibernians and guests. Make checks out for $40 per person to Ed Blank and mail to him at 117 Highridge Circle, Pittsburgh PA 15234-1009. Earliest reservations closest to the stage. All unsold tickets will be returned to PPT Sept. 24. Information: Ed Blank @ 412-854-5555 or EdwBlank@aol.com.

Wednesday’s in October –9, 16, 21, 30, and November 6
·       Window to Ireland Cultural Course held at McDowell hall, downstairs of Epiphany Church, 7pm to 9pm, Tuition is $48.  Course designed for those who are ‘intrigued’ as well as Irish-Americans who would like to know more about their family heritage.  Topics include: geography, designs, language, names, spoken word, music, and guest speakers.  Information: John Webber – 412.758.5446.

Wednesday, October 9
·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Open Mic Night w/ Erich @ 8pm.  New Desert Menu now in place!

Thursday, October 10
·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Live Entertainment @ 8pm.

·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622features Acoustic Music with Bruce Foley @ 7pm, it is also a fundraiser for Central Catholic and Oakland Catholic High Schools.

Friday, October 11
·       LAOH Division 11 will sponsor the Hibernian Ball, 6:00 to 11:30 p.m., at Hilton Garden Inn, Pittsburgh University Place.  $75 per person / Two for $125.  Reservations must be made before October 3.  Information Shirley Sestric, 412.370.4127 or sannesgary@aim.com

·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 412-642-6622features Happy Hour w/ Tim & John followed by live Irish Music @ 8pm.

·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Live Entertainment @ 8pm.  A new desert menu is now available!

Saturday, October 12
·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Breakfast from 8am to Noon, followed by lunch, then dinner, and a new desert menu and Live Entertainment @ 8pm.

 ·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 412-642-6622 features Live Music @ 9pm.

Sunday, October 13
·       Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM at 12:30pm; Live stream at www.wedo810.com. The Ireland Report from Galway with Brian Nolan.  Sponsor of The Ireland Report is AOH Sean MacBride Division 32. Guest in the studio is Denis Cunningham, Chairman of the Pittsburgh Hurling Club, ‘The Pooka’s’.

 Wednesday, October 16
·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 412-642-6622 features Live Acoustic Music w/ Bobby V. @ 7pm.

·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Live Music @ 8pm.

 Thursday, October 17
·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Trad for Trócaire Irish Charity Fundraiser campaign from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.  Trócaire means "compassion" or "mercy" in Irish, and the organization is the official overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland. A Trad for Trócaire session of Irish music will help raise money for some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the developing world.  All trad musicians are invited to come and play some tunes, as is anyone who just wants to listen to the music.  We are asking for a $5 donation from all who attend, musicians included, but you can certainly donate more if you wish.  Dan Possumato, Pittsburgh Trad for Trócaire Coordinator, -- dpossumato@earthlink.net.

 ·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 412-642-6622 features Live Acoustic Music w/ The Professor & Mary Fran @ 7pm, a fundraiser for Carlow University.

Friday, October 18
·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 412-642-6622features Happy Hour w/ Andy Halter @ 5:30pm followed by ‘The Michael O’Brien Band’ @ 8pm; based out of Johnstown PA.

·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Live Irish Music @ 8pm.

Saturday, October 19
·       WPGS Genealogy Seminar on Researching British & Irish Roots with Paul Blake & Maggie Loughran.  Lectures include 1) Locating English, Irish, Scottish & Welsh Ancestors;  2)Pre-1865 sources for Irish Research; 3) Irish Genealogy Online; 4)The Best British Websites.  Venue is Carnegie Museum of Art Theater, 4400 “Forbes Ave in Oakland.  Download the Genealogy Seminar  Registration Form http://www.wpgs.org/events.htm.  Cost for all-day seminar is $20 for WPGS members & $25 for non-members.  Reservations will NOT be taken over the phone.  Mail forms & payment by October 16th at address given above.

·       AOH Sean MacBride Division 32 will ‘Roast’ one of its most beloved brothers, Pat McCann @ Gaetano’s Restaurant, 1617 Banksville Road, Pittsburgh 15216.  Cocktails @ 6pm, Dinner @ 7:30pm, ‘Roast’ @ 8:15pm.  Information: Ed Blank @ 412.854.5555 or edwblank@aol.com.

·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 412-642-6622features ‘The Michael O’Brien Band’ @ 9pm; based out of Johnstown PA.

·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Live Entertainment @ 8pm.

·       Callan is celebrating a CD Release Party at The Big Red Barn, 2960 Clearview Road, Allison Park, PA 15101.  Doors open at 5pm, Cover $5.00 at the door and includes refreshments & camping.  Special Guest is Mark Dignam.  Information, check website www.callanceltic.com.  You are welcome to bring family, kids, friends, beverages, pot-luck dish to share, instruments for late night session.  How about having some fun??

Thursday, October 24
·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 412-642-6622 features Irish Music Jam Session @ 7pm.

·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Live Irish Music @ 7pm.

Friday, October 25
·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 412-642-6622features Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival with Karaoke @ 7pm.  Meet the Match Makers.  Voted the BEST Matchmaking Festival in all the land by Pittsburgh Magazine.

 ·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Live Music @ 8pm.

Saturday, October 26
·       Irish Cultural Day “Spórt Agus Sproai” at Brookline Recreation Center, 1400 Brookline Blvd, Pgh PA 15216.  Event features Beginner Irish language classes, Irish Gaelic games, Irish Halloween treasure hunt, Beginner Irish dance, Irish music & story.  All ages welcome!  Donation from $10 to $25 for family.  Information Marie Young 412.969.9992, Email: pila2013@outlook.com. 

·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 412-642-6622 features Notre Dame vs. Air Force Game Watch @ 3pm followed by Mark Guiser on vocals & guitar @ 9pm.

·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Breakfast @ 8am, enjoy a new desert menu.  In the evening Live Music @ 8pm.

Sunday, October 27
·       Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM at 12:30pm; Live stream at www.wedo810.com. The Ireland Report from Belfast with The Lord Mayor, Mairtin O’Muilleoir.  Sponsor of The Ireland Report is AOH Sean MacBride Division 32. Guest in studio is Fr. Jeremiah O’Shea of Division 32 in Carnegie.  Our conversation will evolve around the church’s adapting pagan festivals and holidays into Christian celebrations.

 Thursday, October 31 – Halloween Night
·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features a hair-raising evening with Young John Gallagher on vocals & guitar.  Dress up and join in for a fright-tastic Halloween evening.  Costumes not required by are encouraged!!

·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 412-642-6622 features Live Acoustic Music @ 7pm.

Friday, November 1
·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622features Happy Hour w/ Tim & John @ 5:30pm followed by ‘The Bloody Tinth Band’ @ 9pm.  An Irish influenced American Rock Band.  Based in Cincinnati, OH, their name comes from Cincinnati’s all-Irish regiment in the Civil War, ‘Bloody Tinth’.

·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Live Music at 8pm.

Saturday, November 2
·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622features Notre Dame vs. Nave Game Watch @ 3pm followed by ‘The Bloody Tinth Band’ @ 9pm.  An Irish influenced American Rock Band.  Based in Cincinnati, OH, their name comes from Cincinnati’s all-Irish regiment in the Civil War, ‘Bloody Tinth’.

·       Pittsburgh Ceili Club will host a Workshop (7pm) and Ceili, $3 Ceili begins at 8 pm $5 for members, $8 for non-members at the Morningside VFW, 1820 Morningside Ave.

·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Breakfast @ 8am.  Live Irish Music @ 8pm.

Sunday, November 3
·       The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Maude Gonne Division 32 is sponsoring their annual Luncheon & Fashion Show at Nevillewood.  Doors open at 11 am.  Make a reservation with Patti Flaus, President at 412.921.7829.

·       The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents a Lecture-Program “The Various Sports of Ireland” with Robert Tierney, Sportsman with the Pittsburgh Celtics Gaelic Football Club @ McDowell Hall, 2:00 pm, downstairs Epiphany Church, 412.758.5446.

Friday, November 8
·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622features the Notre Dame Fan Fest.  Meet the fighting Irish cheerleaders and Leprechaun, Fun and activities for the whole family, Live music, Drink specials, games and prizes.  Drink specials during all games.

·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Happy Hour @ 5:30m followed by Live Music @ 8pm.

Friday & Saturday, 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.orgGeorge Balderose, Executive Director  ~  Leslie Clark, Associate Director.

 Saturday, November 9
·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 412-642-6622features the Notre Dame vs. University of Pgh. Game Watch, time TBA.

 ·       Riley’s Pour House, 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Breakfast @ 8am, Live Music @ 8pm.

       Balmoral Classic Concert with Alasdair Fraser on Scottish fiddle and Natalie Haas on cello at McGonigle Theatre at Central Catholic High School, 4720 Fifth Ave. Oakland.  Doors open 7pm. Tickets: 1.888.71Tickets.

·       All Ireland Athletic Club presents ‘Harvest Moon’ with Andy Cooney & his Band, at East Pittsburgh VFW, 401 Draper Street, East Pittsburgh PA 15112.  Tickets $25, in advance $20.  Reservations: Jim Guay 412-367-0696 or jguaybest@comcast.net. Band members include: Andy Cooney, Colm Graham, Jimmy Kelly, and three time All-Ireland Accordion Champion, Buddy Connolly.  (Buddy is also a member of Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul Band)  He is excellent!

Sunday, November 10
·      Samhain, The Celtic New Year Celebration and Fundraiser for Echoes of Erin @ Mullaney’s Castle, 24th Street & Penn Ave., in The Strip.  Peter Shovlin Sr.’s hand carved violin / fiddle will be won at this event.  Entertainment: Whiskey Limerick, Casey & Dan Deely & Friends (ballad group), fiddle demonstration w/ Peter Shovlin, Sr. (his hand crafted fiddle for EoE), and Corned Beef & Curry w/John McCann, Bob Banerjee, and percussion.  Donation at Gate: $20.  Costume Contest, Raffles, and much fun!!  Information Diane Byrnes 412.781.6368 or diane.byrnes@verizon.net.  And maybe a couple of !!special guests!!

 Friday, November 15
·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622features Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Gerry Timlin on vocals & guitar @ 9pm.

 Saturday, November 16
·      Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622Presents “The Annual Oyster Festival” under the Tent featuring singer, musician, entertainer, Gerry Timlin.  Details TBA.

Sunday, November 24
·       The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents their annual Memorial Mass for deceased members @ St. Paul’s Cathedral, Fifth Ave. in Oakland @ Noon. Open to all members.  Open Luncheon afterwards at Panera’s in Oakland.  412.758.5446.

 Wednesday, December 4 through December 21
·       Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre presents “Sherlock Holmes and The Crucifer of Blood” by Paul Giovanni, with David Whalen as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Giles as Dr. Watson at The Charity Randal Theatre inside the Stephen Foster Memorial, 4301 Forbes Avenue, Oakland.  Tickets at 412-561-6000 or visit online www.picttheatre.org.   Flex packages available.

Friday, December 6
·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412-642-6622features Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by singer, musician, story teller, the One & Only ‘Seamus Kennedy’ @ 9pm.

He has a huge repertoire that includes traditional Irish music, classic Country & Western, American standards, Scottish ballads, and kids' shows: entertainment for "the wee ones."  Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, has been entertaining audiences all over the United States for almost four decades.

An accomplished guitarist with a ready wit and a vast store of songs, he travels the country performing for thousands of people each year.  Kennedy’s ability to combine a total command of the music with humor makes him unique in the industry. His strong interactive entertainment skills and his participation with his audiences have helped him create an exceptionally loyal fan base everywhere he goes.

He's incredibly talented and fun!

Saturday, December 7
·       Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 412-642-6622features singer, musician, story teller, the One & Only ‘Seamus Kennedy’ @ 9pm.

Friday, December 13
·       The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents Christmas party and program @ The Rivers Club @ 6:30 pm, downtown Pittsburgh, open to public.  Reservation & Information 412.758.5446.

Saturday, December 21
·       AOH Sean MacBride Division 32 & LAOH Maude Gonne Division 32 will celebrate the season with their annual Christmas party at Fairview Fire Hall, 3326 Washington Pike, Bridgeville / South Fayette, 15017, beginning @ 6:30pm.  Information: Jeanne Keenan @ 412.561.6966 or failte36@comcast.net.

Sunday, January 26, 2014
·       The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents Lecture-Program “The Field”, movie @ 2pm at McDowell Hall, downstairs of Epiphany Church; free admission, open to public, popcorn, candy & tea social.

 Sunday, February 23, 2014
·       The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents Lecture-Program “The Welsh, Saint David, and the Daffodil” presented by The Saint David’s Society of Pittsburgh. 2pm at McDowell Hall, downstairs of Epiphany Church, free admission, open to public, Welsh Tea & Griddle Cakes Social.  Information 412.761.1844

Sunday, March 16
·       The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents St. Patrick’s Day Banquet, Guest Speaker, @ PAA in Oakland.  Irish-style Buffet @ 12 Noon.  Open to public, Reservations 412.761.1844.

 Sunday, April 27
·       The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents Lecture-Program “The Ancient Druids – their Signs and Symbols” by The Druid Fellowship of Pittsburgh, 2pm at McDowell Hall, downstairs of Epiphany Church, free admission, open to public, Irish Tea & Sweets Social.  Information 412.761.1844.

Sunday, May 18
·       The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents Lecture-Program “A Tell and show Performance” by the Pittsburgh Ceili Club Performing Dance Troupe, 2pm at McDowell Hall, downstairs of Epiphany Church, free admission, open to public, Irish Tea & Sweets Social.  Information 412.761.1844.

Sunday, June 1
·       The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents “An Irish High Tea” (a catered event) @ Fairhaven U.M. Church in Overbrook; Open to public.  Reservation, Information 412.761.1844.