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
WEB PAGE: www.pittsburghirish.org/echoesoferin
Email: diane.byrnes@verizon.net
BLOG: http://echoesoferin.blogspot.com
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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.

•  NEW http://ligonierhighlandgames.org . Ligonier Highland Games at Idlewild Park, Ligonier, Pa. Gates open at 8:00 a.m. See entry September 23. Fundraising Dinner held on July 29 at the Sokol Club on the Southside. Information steelclovermusic@gmail.com .

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 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 years year 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.

NEW - Notice # 3

The Irish Centre, 6886 Forward Ave., in Squirrel Hill – Swimming Poo l is open for the season!  Hours are: Monday - Friday: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: Noon - 6 p.m. Pool privileges are included with your annual membership dues.  All members and guests are required to sign in at the pool.

 

Sunday, June 18, 2017
Program # 1526

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, June 18 – Father's Day

•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM, FM 93.3 at 12:30pm and 10:30pm . The Ireland Report comes to us from Dublin w/ Davy Kettyles . This segment is sponsored by AOH Division 4, North Hills. The Top of The Hour Moment on the “Civil War from the Confederate Perspective”, sponsored by Echoes of Erin . Listen Wednesday @ 1:30pm for a re-broadcast at 1:30pm on www.kdwradio.com .

 

Tuesday, June 20

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

 

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

 

Wednesday, June 21

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle  in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Guitars Under the Stars with Mike Filosemi @ 7pm.

 

•  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, June 22

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Jazzy Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by “ Waking Our Devine ” a public celebration of the life of the late John McQuade and for all of the loved ones of our customers too! Uplifting stories, songs, complimentary burgers and hot dogs and LIVE entertainment.

 

Friday, June 23

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

 

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

 

Saturday, June 24

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features an extended Full Irish Breakfast from 8am followed by Soul Merchants @ 8pm.

 

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

 

Sunday, June 25

•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM, FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm and 10:30pm . The Ireland Report comes to us from Belfast w/ Mairtin O'Muilleoir. This segment is sponsored by AOH Division 4, North Hills . The Top of The Hour Moment sponsored by Echoes of Erin .

 

Monday, June 26 & 27 – Two Nights w/ Byrne & Kelly Change in Venue

•  Byrne and Kelly performing at Bricolage Theater, 937 Liberty Ave, 1 st Floor, Pittsburgh PA 15222 @ 7:30pm. V IP seating at 5:30pm, general seating at 6:15pm, Showtime @ 7pm.

Tickets https://www.showclix.com/event/byrne-and-kelly70101399/listing

 

Tuesday, June 27

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

 

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

 

Wednesday, June 28

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

 

•  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, June 29

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

 

Friday, June 30

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

 

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

 

Saturday, July 1

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features an extended Full Irish Breakfast from 8am followed by John Gresh's Gris Gris! @ 8pm.

 

Sunday, July 2

•  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 The Pittsburgh Ceili Club . Rebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.rdwradio.com , click on Listen Live. The Top of the Hour Moment sponsored by YOU? Send me an email at diane.byrnes@verizon.net for details.

 

Sunday, July 9

•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm and 10:30pm. The Ireland Report from Galway with Brian Nolan sponsored by The Pittsburgh Ceili Club . Rebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.rdwradio.com , click on Listen Live. The Top of the Hour Moment sponsored by YOU? Send me an email at diane.byrnes@verizon.net for details. Telephone interview with Nathan Carter , Ireland's #1 Country Singer.

 

Wednesday, July 12

•  It's Irish Day at Kennywood Park. Discounted tickets @ $24 available at www.kennywoodpark.com/irishday . Entertainment for the day includes all of Pittsburgh's Irish Dance Schools. Information: Jim Graven @ 724.689.5140 or email : kayaks201@verizon.net .

 

Sunday, July 9 to 14

•  Balmoral School of Piping & Drumming at Shadyside Academy w/ teachers P/M Terry Tully, P/M Robert Matheson, George Balderose (& small piping), Gordon Bell (drumming). Richmond Johnston (beginning Bagpiping). Early registration until May 15. http://bagpiping.org/balmoral/registration.php . More details 412.323.2707.

 

 

Sunday, July 16

•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm and 10:30pm . The Ireland Report from Dublin w/ Davy Kettyles sponsored by The Pittsburgh Ceili Club . Rebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.rdwradio.com , click on Listen Live. The Top of the Hour Moment sponsored by YOU? Send me an email at diane.byrnes@verizon.net for details.

 

Monday, July 17

•  Hot Metal Musicals is Back! at the Cabaret Theater in Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Pgh. as MTAP showcases new songs by local artists featuring area performers. Showcase starts at 7:15 p.m.  There are parking garages surrounding the venue on Seventh, Penn and Liberty Avenues.  After 6pm, there may be some on-street parking available. A cash bar will be available starting at 6:15pm.  The doors to the theatre will open at 6:45pm.  The showcase will run about 90 minutes with no intermission. A meet-n-greet reception follows. 

July 21 to 23

•  35 th annual Cleveland Cultural Festival @ Berea Fairgrounds in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Entertainment includes: Cherish The Ladies, Gaelic Storm, The Prodigals, Karan Casey, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Cassie & Maggie MacDonald, The Boys from County Hell (out of Cleveland), Runa, Searson, Sean Wilson, Gary Gormley One Shot Paddy, Socks In The Frying Pan, James Kilbane, The Fitzgerald's, The New Barleycorn, Brigid's Cross, Denis Doyle, The Kilroy's Ceili Band, Dermot Henry, Mary's Lane, http://clevelandirish.org/ .

 

Sunday, July 23

•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm and 10:30pm . The Ireland Report from Belfast w/ Mairtin O'Muilleoir sponsored by The Pittsburgh Ceili Club . Rebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.rdwradio.com , click on Listen Live. The Top of the Hour Moment sponsored by YOU? Send me an email at diane.byrnes@verizon.net for details. Guest Host is Jim Caldwell.

 

Saturday, July 29

•  2017 Ligonier Highland Games Fundraiser Dinner at the Sokol Club , 2912 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203. 5:30pm till 10:00pm. Entertainment with: Pittsburgh Country Scottish Dancers , internationally acclaimed Celtic singer, Red McWilliams , award winning piper, George Balderose and students from Balmoral, RichPatrick Celtic Music and more . Basket auction, bake sale, 50/50 raffle, and a chance to buy a 100 year old refurbished Scottish fiddle from J.R. Judd Violins shop. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-ligonier-highland-games-preview-dinner-evening-of-celtic-entertainment-tickets-34778451284?aff=efblike . Or contact Sue Borowski at steelclovermusic@gmail.com . Tickets only $15 per person.

 

Sunday, July 30

•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm and 10:30pm . The Ireland Report w/ Diane Byrnes sponsored by The Pittsburgh Ceili Club . Rebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.rdwradio.com , click on Listen Live. Guest in studio is Mitch Arnold talking about “MuSic for MS Music Festival at Hartwood Acres ”. The Top of the Hour Moment sponsored by YOU? Send me an email at diane.byrnes@verizon.net for details.

 

Friday, August 4

•  Anne Mullaney Cup Golf Outing @ Cedarbrook Golf Course, 215 Route 981, Belle Vernon, Pa., 15012. 724-929-8300. Sponsored by Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle. Registration Deadline July 28, 2017. www.cedarbrookgolfcourse.com . Registration @ 11:30 am, Shot Gun Start 12:30 pm.

 

 

Friday, August 11

•  23 rd Annual Greater Pittsburgh Irish Open Scramble @ Fort Cherry Golf Club, McDonald Pa. sponsored by AOH Sean MacBride Division 32. Registration $120 per golfer, make check payable to AOH Division 32 and mail to Tim Regan, 1260 Raven Drive, Pittsburgh Pa. 15243. Information and registration form: Tim Regan @ 412.420.9794. Deadline – August 7 th .

 

Saturday, August 12

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

 

•  MuSic for MS Music Festival at Hartwood Acres. An all day event benefitting “ End Multiple Sclerosis ” featuring The Seamus Egan Project along with Mark Dignam and Tullycavy plus other acts. Mitch Arnold is President of MuSic for MS, and a member of Tullycavy. “Move Forward Through the Healing Power of MuSic”. Tickets go on sale February 15 at http://musicforms.org/tickets/ .

 

Wednesday, September 20

•  In Concert, Nathan Carter, Ireland's #1 Country Singer , performing at the Byham Theatre. Details Coming.

 

Saturday, September 23

•  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 .

 

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.

 

 

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 .

 

 

 

Interviews and Guests coming in 2017

 

June 4    Mac McCafferty , Irish Centre of Pittsburgh

June 11   Neil Byrne / Ryan Kelly performing @ The Winery, in The Strip   

  Jack Haggerty, President AOH Division 9, Oakland

July 23   Guest Host, Jim Caldwell

July 30    Mitch Arnold , President, MuSic for MS Roots Festival @ Hartwood Acres

Aug/Sep   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 – OPEN

 

•  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 and July – OPEN

 

•  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