Now in its 30th year
ECHOES OF ERIN WEDO 810 AM and FM 93.3
12:30pm and again @ 10:30pm
Irish / Celtic Radio Programming
Diane V. Byrnes
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PITTSBURGH, PA. 15223
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Each Wednesday, Echoes of Erin is re-broadcast on www.kdwradio.com from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. After you click on the link, click on Listen Live.

 

Special Links:

•  http://galwaywalks.blogspot.com/2016/03/thatching-traditional-cottage-in.html . This is a special link from news correspondent Brian Nolan. If you are going to Ireland and to Galway, you would thoroughly enjoy one of Brian's walks. Read this and decide for yourself.

 

•  http://ligonierhighlandgames.org . Ligonier Highland Games at Idlewild Park, Ligonier, Pa. Gates open at 8:00 a.m. See entry September 23.

 

Notice #1

Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle – Located at 2329 Penn Avenue in The Strip. http://www.harpandfiddle.com . Contact David Regan at 412.642.6622 for any information on the Pub, special events, or renting the facilities. The Harp & Fiddle has celebrated 25 ½ years in business . Happy Hour at the Harp & Fiddle takes place every Friday from 5:00 – 7:00pm. There are discounted drinks, free munchies, and Live Acoustic Music beginning at 5:30pm.

Notice #2

Riley's Pour House Located at 215 East Main Street in Carnegie . http://www.rileyspourhouse.com . Contact Jim Riley @ 412.279.0770 for details on the Pub or RILEY'S GARDENS AND HEATED POUR HOUSE PAVILION. The Pour House is celebrating 5 ½ years in business . Parking for RPH is available to patrons behind the pub, and in the Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox parking lot (during non-church events) in the evenings. And parking is also available at the Family Dollar lot, and in the large center lot across from the Carnegie Coffee House. Every Tuesday through Thursday @ 5:30pm features Jazzy Happy Hour and Breakfast on Saturday's from 8am until 2pm.

 

Notice # 3

The Knights of Equity have available their Club Rooms for rent, 1248 Evergreen Ave., in Millvale. The rooms can accommodate up to 110 people, there is a finished kitchen, and available parking is close by. This is an excellent facility for small social events, Holy Communion Parties, Showers, Meetings, and more. Contact Mike Culhane at 412.821.9113 for details. Website: www.knightsofequity.org and https://www.facebook.com/knightsofequitycourt9

Sunday, August 20, 2017
Program # 1535

Echoes of Erin broadcasting on WEDO 810AM , FM 93.3 ,
@ 12:30pm and again @ 10:30pm
And a rebroadcast on www.kdwradio.com , on
Wednesday @ 1:30pm, Click on LISTEN LIVE

Saturday, August 19 thru Sunday, September 24

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•  Pittsburgh-Renaissance Festival – www.pittsburghrenfest.com . Watch revelers, artisans w/ ancient crafts, roast turkey leg and steak on a stake. Many costumed merrymakers, live and work throughout the village. Open 10:30am to 6:30pm. Open weekends and Labor Day.

 

Saturday, August 19

 

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features a Full Irish Breakfast from 8am followed by Live Music w/the Dave Brosky Band @ 8pm.

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle  in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Paddy Folan & Jim Lamb @ 9pm.

 

Sunday, August 20

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Davy Kettyles

•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm and 10:30pm . The Ireland Report from Dublin with Davy Kettyles, sponsored by LAOH St. Bridgid Division 4, North Hills. Rebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.rdwradio.com , click on Listen Live. The Top of the Hour Moment through August is “ Michael Collins” sponsored by Larry Brophy.

 

Tuesday, August 22

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•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Jazzy Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Riley's Piano Night @ 8pm.

 

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•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle  in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Ceili Dancing @ 7:00pm.

 

Wednesday, August 23

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Jazzy Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Open Mic Night @ 8pm.

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle  in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Guitars Under the Stars with Andy Halter & Todd Hartman @ 7pm.

 

Wednesday, August 23 to Sunday, August 27

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•  PICT Classic Theatre presents “Murder at the Craft House; Who Killed Alan Stanford?” At The Charles Craft House, 8 Alice Street, Crafton PA 15205. Tickets: 412.561.6000 or visit www.picttheatre.org .

 

Thursday, August 24

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

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle  in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Central Catholic Soccer Fundraiser.

 

Friday, August 25

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle  in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Happy Hour w/ Andy & Brian @ 5:30pm followed by Terry Griffith @ 9pm.

 

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Happy Hour w/ Tommy B @ 5:30pm followed by John Gresh's Gris Gris! @ 8pm.

 

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Friday & Saturday, August 25 & 26

 

•  Greenbridge Celtic Folk Fest, 2097 Heritage Line, Keene on KOL 2GO, Ontario, Canada – Hosted by Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy. Entertainment includes Natalie and Donnell, Dervish, The Double Cuts, Next Generation Leahy, Evans and Doherty, and more. Tickets: www.ticketfly.com or 888.732.1682. Also check out this site; http://www.natalieanddonnell.com/

 

Saturday, August 26

•  LAOH County Board sponsors their Lady of Knock Mass and Golden Rose Ceremony at St. Stanislaus Church in The Strip w/ Mass @ 4:00pm. Congratulations to Juanita Canary of Division 7, Valerie Kelly of Division 11, and Joy Short of Division 11. And In Memoriam Honorees: Dorothy O'Leary, Division 7, and Toni Tierney, Division 32. A Gathering after Mass at Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle.

 

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features a Full Irish Breakfast from 8am followed by the Mansfield 5 Band @ 8pm.

 

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•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle  in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Mike Gallagher @ 9pm. 

 

Sunday, August 27

 

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•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm and 10:30pm . The Ireland Report from Belfast with Mairtin O'Muilleoir , www.newbelfast.com ; sponsored by LAOH St. Bridgid Division 4, North Hills. Rebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.rdwradio.com , click on Listen Live. The Top of the Hour Moment through August is “ Michael Collins” sponsored by Larry Brophy.

 

Tuesday, August 29

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•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Jazzy Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Riley's Piano Night @ 8pm.

 

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•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle  in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Ceili Dancing @ 7:00pm.

 

Wednesday, August 30

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Jazzy Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Open Mic Night @ 8pm.

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle  in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Guitars Under the Stars with Dave Morgan on the Steel Drum @ 7pm.

 

Thursday, August 31

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Jazzy Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Live Music w/ Danny McGoo Band@ 8pm.

 

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Friday, September 1

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Happy Hour w/ Tommy B @ 5:30pm followed by Young John Gallagher, vocals & guitar @ 8pm.

 

Saturday, September 2

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features a Full Irish Breakfast from 8am followed by No Where Men (Beatles Band) @ 8pm.

 

Sunday, September 3

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•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm and 10:30pm . The Ireland Report from Donegal w/ Patricia Sharkey sponsored by Allegheny County Board AOH . Rebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.rdwradio.com , click on Listen Live. The Top of the Hour Moment sponsored by The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh. Interview w/ Nathan Carter, Ireland's #1 Irish Country Singer. Nathan is performing at the Byham Theater on Wednesday, September 20.

 

Monday, September 4 Labor Day – Be safe and enjoy the day!

 

Sunday, September 10

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•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm and 10:30pm . The Ireland Report from Galway with Brian Nolan, www.galwaywalks.com , sponsored by AOH Allegheny County Board . Rebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.rdwradio.com , click on Listen Live. The Top of the Hour Moment sponsored Larry Brophy.

 

September 16 & 17, and 23 & 24 – Penn's Colony Festival

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•  Penn's Colony Festival – Penn's Colony Village, 365 Saxonburg Boulevard, Saxonburg. A Colonial Village complete with battle re-enactments, Irish, English & Scottish musical performances. There are historic magic shows and other entertainment reminiscent of 18 th century “Publick Tymes” fairs. Variety of prices for admission. Visit www.pennscolony.com .

 

Sunday, September 17 – Half Way to St. Patrick's Day

 

•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm and 10:30pm . The Ireland Report from Dublin with Davy Kettyles sponsored by Allegheny County Board AOH . Rebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.rdwradio.com , click on Listen Live. The Top of the Hour Moment sponsored by The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh. Interview w/ Richard Wonderly, Executive Director of the Ligonier Highland Games taking place on Saturday, September 23.

 

•  Pittsburgh Ceili Club Picnic @ Rose Barn @ North Park, from 1:00pm. Information: http://pittsburghceiliclub.org/Pittsburgh_Ceili_Club/Welcome.html .

 

Wednesday, September 20

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Nathan Carter

•  In Concert, Nathan Carter, Ireland's #1 Country Singer , performing at the Byham Theatre, 101 Sixth Street, Downtown, Pittsburgh @ 7:00pm. Tickets: 412.456.6666. Nathan is a singer, songwriter, & musician on accordion, guitar, & piano, born in Liverpool with roots in Newry, County Down. Nathan became the first country act to reach #1. http://www.nathancartermusic.com/ and purchase tickets here: https://www.trustarts.org/production/53696/nathan-carter .

 

Thursday, September 21

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

 

Friday, September 22

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle  in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Live Music @ 9pm.

 

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Happy Hour w/ Tommy B @ 5:30pm followed by Live Music @ 8pm.

 

Saturday, September 23

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•  Ligonier Highland Games take place at Idlewild Park, Route 30 Ligonier, Pa. Gates open @ 8:00am. There are heavy athletics, piping competitions, Scottish dance competitions, vendors, tartans, dogs, entertainment, genealogy, food, plus so much more. Information: http://ligonierhighlandgames.org 814.931.4714 .

 

Monday, September 25

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•  AOH Division 4 in the North Hills will sponsor their ‘10th Annual Irish Heritage Classic' at Diamond Run Golf Club in Ohio Township. Registration begins @ 8:00am Shotgun start @ 9:30am. Proceeds benefit the “Angel Funds” supporting 7 Catholic elementary schools on North Side / North Hills. $135 per player $500 per foursome.Tee sponsorships $100...Information Gene Brown @ 412.916.4142 or Bob Parry @ 724.933.0427. Visit www.pittsburghirish.org/AOHDiv4 . Deadline for registration is September 20.  If you cannot play, a prize or tee donations are welcomed and deeply appreciated.

 

Saturday, September 30

•  LAOH St. Bridgid Division 4, North Hills is sponsoring their 3 rd annual Purse Party at Mt. Assisi Convent Gym, 934 Forrest Ave., Bellevue 15202. Information: Kathy Coyne 412.364.5840.

 

Friday & Saturday, October 6 & 7

•  Knights of Equity & Daughters of Erin – National Mini-Convention, Crowned Plaza Hotel South, Independence, Ohio. Information: Patrick Kiley, patrickkiley2000@yahoo.com . Reservations under KOE 1.866.840.0582 .

 

Saturday, October 7

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•  Pittsburgh Ceili Club invites you to the Ceili held at the Morningside VFW , 1820 Morningside Ave., Pgh 15206; Lessons @ 7:15pm, Dance @ 8pm. Information: http://pittsburghceiliclub.org/Pittsburgh_Ceili_Club/Welcome.html .

 

Thursday, October 12

•  Ireland's Poet-Patriots, A Musical History, Celebrate Ireland in Concert. Washington National Cathedral, 7:30pm. Tickets 202.537.2228, Check out website: http://irelandspoetpatriots.com/ . A concert of the writings of 12 of Ireland's great poets and patriots set to original classical crossover and Irish Traditional music – composed, adapted, arranged and written by Richard B. Evans.

 

Friday – Sunday, October 13, 14, & 15

•  Ancient Order of Hibernians, Greensburg / Indiana is sponsoring a bus trip to Historic Gettysburg . The package includes deluxe round trip motor coach transportation, two nights lodging in town, two breakfasts & two dinners. Visit National Civil War Museum, Gettysburg National Military Park, Battlefield Tour & Irish Brigade, Eisenhower Historic Site, National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Cost $475 pp/do. Deposit $100 pp to reserve space, balance due August 15 . Information: Fr. Jeremiah O'Shea rorrunjto@yahoo.com Thomas Tours 724-337-9000.

 

Saturday, October 14

•  Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 11 presents a Masquerade Charity Ball at The Boiler Room , 1221 Banksville Avenue; Pgh. PA 15216. Open bar, dinner, dancing with the Mansfield 5, raffles and prizes for costumes and masques.   Costumes are optional; Masques preferred. Tickets $55 p/p, $100 for two tickets and a $450 for a table of 10.   Information at www.LAOHDiv11.com , Mary Jo Jennings 412.445.7423 .

 

Friday, October 20 through Saturday, November 4

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•  PICT Classic Theatre presents “Romeo and Juliet” at WQED's Fred Rogers Studio, Fifth Ave., in Oakland. Tickets: 412.561.6000 or visit www.picttheatre.org .

 

Saturday & Sunday, November 3 & 4

•  IrishFest Atlanta @ The Doubletree by Hilton, 4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia, 30341, Tel: 770-457-6363. Entertainment w/ The Yanks, Pride of New York (w/ Joanie Madden), Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band, Shannon Dunne + more. http://www.irishfestatlanta.org/

Saturday, November 4

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•  Pittsburgh Ceili Club invites you to the Ceili held at the Morningside VF W, 1820 Morningside Ave., Pgh 15206; Lessons @ 7:15pm, Dance @ 8pm. Information: http://pittsburghceiliclub.org/Pittsburgh_Ceili_Club/Welcome.html .

 

Friday & Saturday, November 17& 18

•  Balmoral Classic featuring the US Junior Solo Bagpiping and Drumming championships and an evening concert with Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas. www.BalmoralClassic.org .

 

Saturday, December 2

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•  Pittsburgh Ceili Club invites you to the Christmas Ceili held at the Morningside VFW, 1820 Morningside Ave., Pgh 15206; details to follow. Information: http://pittsburghceiliclub.org/Pittsburgh_Ceili_Club/Welcome.html .

 

Wednesday, December 6 thru Sunday, December 10

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•  PICT Classic Theatre presents “In the Company of Oscar Wilde” Wilde at the theater of The Frick Art Museum in Point Breeze. Tickets: 412.561.6000 or visit www.picttheatre.org .

 

 

Friday & Saturday, December 8 & 9

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•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle presents Seamus Kennedy performing 9pm both nights. Reservations: 412.642.6622 or www.harpandfiddle.com .

 

Saturday, December 9

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•  Calliope Concert Series presents Lunasa with Ashley Davis @ Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland, 7:30pm. Information: http://calliopehouse.org/concerts/

 

Saturday, March 17, 2018

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Pittsburgh's St. Patrick's Day Parade steps off at Grant and Liberty @ 10:00an. More information to follow.

 

 

Interviews and Guests coming in 2017

 

Sep 3   Nathan Carter, Ireland's #1 Irish Country Singer

Sep 17   Richard Wonderly, Executive Director Ligonier Highland Games

Oct   Patti Flaus, President LAOH Division 32

Commitments of Sponsorship to date

Sponsors of The Ireland Report for 2017

 

•  January thru March – 2016, Jack Goodrich, Goodrich & Associates, PLC, Attorneys at Law, http://www.goodrichpc.com 412-261-GOOD

 

•  April – Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 1, South Hills, John J. Gallagher,

President johnjgallagher@verizon.net

 

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

 

•  June – AOH St. Patrick Division 4, North Hills, Rick Duffy, President

 

•  July – Pittsburgh Ceili Club, https://www.facebook.com/groups/38281773670 and http://pittsburghceiliclub.org/Pittsburgh_Ceili_Club/Welcome.html

 

•  August – Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. Bridget Division 4, North Hills

Kathy Coyne, President, 3pause@comcast.net

 

•  September – Allegheny County Board, Steve Kurpiewski, President

 

•  October – AOH Sean MacBride Division 32, Carnegie

 

•  November – Irish American Unity Conference

Sarah McAuliffe Bellin, sarahm1916@comcast.net

 

•  December – December – Daughters of Erin, Court 9,

Linda Miller, President, http://www.knightsofequity.com/daughters.html

 

 

Sponsors of “The Top of the Hour Moment”

•  January – AOH Division 1, Greensburg / Indiana, Fr. Jeremiah O'Shea,

Email: J.T. OShea, rorrunjto@yahoo.com

•  February – Pittsburgh Ceili Club, https://www.facebook.com/groups/38281773670 and http://pittsburghceiliclub.org/Pittsburgh_Ceili_Club/Welcome.html

•  March – AOH Division 17, Monroeville. Bill O'Neill, President and

Irish Society for Education & Charity

•  April – The Irish Society for Education & Charity

•  May – Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Maude Gonne Division 32, Carnegie Pa.

•  June – Echoes of Erin

 

•  NEW July – Dorothy Flaherty Weldon, Past National President, LAOH Inc., Past Pennsylvania State President, LAOH, Inc. and President Mary Ellen O'Neill, Div. #4, Washington County

 

•  August – Larry Brophy, celebrating 22 years of Sobriety

 

•  September – Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh, President, Wilma Gaughan, 412.607.4113. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gaelic-Arts-Society-of-Pittsburgh/307457256076987?sk=timeline . Email: gaelicarts@gmail.com

 

•  October – The Martin Noone – William R. Murphy AOH Division 21 in Garfield

 

•  November and December – OPEN