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
78 GRANT AVE.
PITTSBURGH, PA. 15223
412-781-6368
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Notice #1

Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle – Located at 2329 Penn Avenue in The Strip. Contact David Regan at 412.642.6622 or http://www.harpandfiddle.com for information on the Pub, special events, or renting the facilities. 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. Isn't it time to plan your Christmas celebration? Call David for information on using the Harp & Fiddle for your event. If you are looking for a job in the hospitality industry, the Harp is hiring, contact David at 412.642.6622.

 

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. 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. Christmas is right around the corner and it is time to plan for your Christmas celebrations, call Jim for information.

 

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 . Are you thinking of Christmas celebrations, this hall makes a perfect venue for a smallish crowd?

 

Notice # 4

The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh is holding their 2017 Christmas Irish Castle Vacation Raffle …and looking for your help. The proceeds from the raffle will go specifically to fund DIRECT costs of Irish students' Pittsburgh-based program, including, but not limited to travel, living expenses, cultural and recreational activities, and more. O pportunities are provided for Irish students, North and South, to come to the US for work experience, training, cultural exchange, and a greater worldview.  As a US Department of State-designated sponsor of the well-known J-1 visa program, we have, for the past eight years, worked to bring hundreds of Irish students to the US.  These are in addition to the 2000+ who participated on our Wider Horizons, Walsh Visa, Carbon Zero, and other group programs offered over our 28-year history. 

 

If you are able to help and/or purchase a ticket contact James J. Lamb, Honorary Consul of Ireland and President, of the Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh, 1601 Marys Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15215.

412.394.3900, www.iiofpitt.org .

Sunday, December 12, 2017
Program # 1551

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

Sunday, December 10

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Brian Nolan

•  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 The Daughters of Erin and rebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.kdwradio.com , click on Listen Live. The Top of the Hour Moment is sponsored by Echoes of Erin with “ The Sounds of the Season ”.

 

Tuesday, December 12

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

 

•  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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Wednesday, December 13

•  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 , 2329 Penn Ave.,  in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Seamus Kelleher , originally from Galway, singer, songwriter, & musician on guitar from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. He penned the song “ September Skies ” that is aired every September on Echoes of Erin. Seamus has performed with the Sean Fleming Band and Blackthorn out of Philadelphia for many years. He has been a solo act since 2010. This is Seamus' debut performance in Pittsburgh. Let's welcome him .

 

Thursday, December 14

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave.,  in The Strip, 412.642.6622 is closed from 6pm until close for a private event.

 

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

 

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Friday, December 15

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

 

•  The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh hosts their Christmas Party at Gaetano's Banquet Center, Banksville Road, Pgh. 15216. Text or phone: 412.607.4113. Email gaelicartsociety@gmail.com or check Face Book. You are welcome to join us here kind stranger!

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave.,  in The Strip, 412.642.662 is closed to the public from 2:00pm until 7:30pm for a private event.

 

Saturday, December 16

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features a Full Irish Breakfast from 8am; Live Music @ 8pm.

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave.,  in The Strip, 412.642.662 features 8 th Street Rox @ 9pm. Non- Irish night.

 

Sunday, December 17

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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 The Daughters of Erin and a rebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.kdwradio.com , click on Listen Live. The Top of the Hour Moment is sponsored by Echoes of Erin with “ The Sounds of the Season ”.

 

Tuesday, December 19

•  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.

 

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

 

Wednesday, December 20

•  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 , 2329 Penn Ave.,  in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Live Music @ 7:00pm.

 

Thursday, December 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, December 22

•  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.

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave.,  in The Strip, 412.642.662 features The Tim and John Christmas Extravaganza @ 8pm.

 

Saturday, December 23

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Full Irish Breakfast & other faves from 8am to 2pm! $2 Mimosas & Bloody Marys w/purchase. Live Music @ 8pm.

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave.,  in The Strip, 412.642.662 features The Corned Beef & Curry Christmas Show @ 8pm.

 

Sunday, December 24 – Christmas Eve

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Mairtin O'Muilleoir

•  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 and sponsored by The Daughters of Erin and r ebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.kdwradio.com , click on Listen Live. The Top of the Hour Moment is sponsored by Echoes of Erin with “ The Sounds of the Season ”.

 

Wednesday, December 27

•  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.

 

Thursday, December 28

•  Seamus Kelleher , originally from Galway, now from Philadelphia region is performing the Seamus Kelleher Experience at J. Kells Front Door Tavern, 3121 Old Darlington Road, Beaver Falls PA from 9pm.

 

•  Seamus is a singer, songwriter, & musician on guitar. He penned the song “ September Skies ” that is aired every September. Seamus has performed with the Sean Fleming Band and Blackthorn out of Philadelphia for many years. He has been a solo act since 2010. This is Seamus' debut performance in Pittsburgh. Let's welcome him .

 

Thursday, December 28 - Saturday, January 6, 2018

•  ROCKY BLEIER LIVE ON STAGE AT THE O'REILLY THEATER in “ The Play presented by Pittsburgh Public Theater @ O'Reilly Theater. Written by Gene Collier and Directed by Scott C. Wise. Appropriate for children 10 and older.

 

In this inspiring one-man play, he shares the true story that took him from the football field to the battlefield and back – where he helped the Steelers to four Super Bowl victories!  By Phone: 412.316.1600 , In Person: Visit the O'Reilly Theater Box Office , 621 Penn Avenue, Downtown, i nformation Casey @ chelm@ppt.org or call 412.316.8200 x704.

 

Friday, December 29

•  Seamus Kelleher , originally from Galway, now from Philadelphia region is performing the “ Seamus Kelleher Experience” at Kelly's Riverside Saloon , 1458 Riverside Drive, Beaver Falls, PA from 9pm. Seamus is a singer, songwriter, & musician on guitar. He penned the song “ September Skies ” that is aired every September. Seamus has performed with the Sean Fleming Band and Blackthorn out of Philadelphia for many years. He has been a solo act since 2010.

 

Sunday, December 31

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave.,  in The Strip, 412.642.662 presents New Years Eve in Ireland with Jimmy Lamb and Paddy Folan from 5pm to 9pm with a free Champagne Toast @ 7pm. The Pub will close at 10:00pm.

 

 

 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

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•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm and 10:30pm . The Ireland Report from Donegal with Patricia Sharkey sponsored by the Daughters of Erin, and r ebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.kdwradio.com , click on Listen Live.

 

Sunday, January 21

•  The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents “Movie Afternoon” at 2:00pm at A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science @ Carlow University, 3305 Fifth Ave (corner of 5 th & Craft Ave in Oakland). Parking and public transportation across 5 th Ave. Text or phone: 412.607.4113. Email gaelicartsociety@gmail.com .

 

Sunday, February 18

•  The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents “ Irish Gardens ” with Dawn McBride at 2:00pm at A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science @ Carlow University, 3305 Fifth Ave (corner of 5 th & Craft Ave in Oakland). Parking and public transportation across 5 th Ave. Text or phone: 412.607.4113. Email gaelicartsociety@gmail.com .

 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

•  River City Brass presents ? ? Celtic Hurricane ?? series of concert performances. Tonight @ Linton Middle School in Penn Hills.

 

Friday, March 2

•  River City Brass presents ? ? Celtic Hurricane ?? series of concert performances. Tonight @ Carson Middle School in McCandless.

 

Saturday, March 3

•  River City Brass presents ? ? Celtic Hurricane ?? series of concert performances @ The Palace Theatre in Greensburg.

 

Friday, March 9

•  Paul Byrom in Concert at Edgewood Country Club, 100 Churchill Road, Pittsburgh, Pa 15235. Tickets available @ www.paulbyrom.ie . Paul was an original member of world-renowned Celtic Thunder, Irish Tenor of the Year, star of Dublin's Beauty and the Beast. Meet & Greet availability.

 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 –

•  River City Brass presents ? ? Celtic Hurricane ?? series of concert performances @ Upper St. Clair High School in the South Hills.

 

Thursday, March 15, 2018 –

•  River City Brass presents ? ? Celtic Hurricane ?? series of concert performances @ Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.

 

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.

 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

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•  Presents The Young Irelanders @ 7:30pm, University Union MPR. These eight sensational performers have traditional Irish music, song and dance running through their veins. They have toured as lead performers with Riverdance and Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance , performed as soloists on PBS specials, shared the stage with Bono, and collaborated with Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones) and Sting (The Police). Tickets: Adult $22, Senior $20, Youth $18, SRU Student $8. http://theyoungirelanders.com

 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

•  Celtic Woman coming to the Benendum Center. Details TBA.

 

Sunday, April 15

•  The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents “ Irish Sports in Pittsburgh” 2:00pm at A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science @ Carlow University, 3305 Fifth Ave (corner of 5 th & Craft Ave in Oakland). Parking and public transportation across 5 th Ave. Text or phone: 412.607.4113. Email gaelicartsociety@gmail.com .

 

 

Sunday, May 20

•  The Gaelic Arts Society presents “ Irish Names and Symbols” presented by John F. Webber at 2:00pm at A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science @ Carlow University, 3305 Fifth Ave (corner of 5 th & Craft Ave in Oakland). Parking and public transportation across 5 th Ave. Text or phone: 412.607.4113. Email gaelicartsociety@gmail.com .

 

Sunday, June 3

The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents “High Tea” at Gaetano's Banquet Center,1617 Banksville Road, Pgh 15216. Text or phone: 412.607.4113. Email gaelicartsociety@gmail.com . Details TBD

 

Interviews and Guests coming in 2017

 

December    ??? The Sounds of the Season ??? for The Top of the Hour Moment

December 3   Brian Dunphy, w/ The High Kings

 

2018

January 2018   Orla Fallon, singer & harpist (was with the original Celtic Woman), now solo

 

Feb 2018   Jim & Cheryl Reilly, Reilly's Pour House

Feb 18, 2018   Paul Byrom, Irish Tenor, previously w/ Celtic Thunder

Feb 25, 2018   James Gourley, Artistic Director, River City Brass

 

 

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

•  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 .

•  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

•  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, President Michael Murphy, 412.682.1741.

•  November – My Brookline Buddies with Danny & Mary Jo O'Toole , Marty & Dina O'Toole , and Joe & Kathy McGee . https://www.facebook.com/brooklinebuddies/

 

December – Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM, FM 93.3 and online @ www.kdwradio.com , click on Listen Live. This month is “The Sounds of the Season”!