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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://valley-entertainment.com/ . This is the link for the book by Rolf Lovland, co written with Fionnuala Sherry, “You Raise Me Up”.

 

Notice #1

Ireland in Rebellion – Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has begun a free online history course to explain the Easter Rising and its origins. The 14-week course is available on YouTube and iTunes , is hosted by Prof. Patrick Geoghegan and involves experts within the college on the various strands of Irish history. This history is still online . Follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL55XqDjybyL_HtaZQSfy0ljqYL3iR7YGS

 

Notice #2

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 their 25 th Anniversary on Saturday, February 4 th . Everyone was welcomed and enjoyed the day, To be in the hospitality business this long is something to celebrate. Congratulations! 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 #3

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 and throughout the month of February is celebrating 5 years in business . The Pour House is open for winter dining and entertainment! 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. Happy 5 th Anniversary!

 

Notice # 4

Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh The 2017 Lecture Programs will now be held at the A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science and Technology on Carlow University Campus . The building is across the street from the Main Campus on Fifth Ave. on the high corner at 146 Craft Ave. The designated parking lot entrance is on Fifth Ave between the Main Campus and the old Saint Agnes Church. The Society has special permission to park there (you can ignore the restriction sign that states a Permit is needed). Contact GAS: PO Box 11246, Pittsburgh PA 15238-0246

 


Sunday, February 12, 2017
Program # 1508

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm . The Ireland Report from Galway with Brian Nolan, www.galwaywalks.com , sponsored by Jack Goodrich & Associates. Re-broadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.rdwradio.com , click on Listen Live. The Top of the Hour Moment sponsored by Pittsburgh Ceili Club.

 

•  The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh's Lecture Title :  " Traveling to Ireland", will be presented by James Lamb, Honorary Consul of Ireland for Pgh. and Western PA at our new location , A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science and Technology, on Carlow University Campus @ 2pm.  For more information, Wilma Gaughan, 412.607.4113. Free admission, open to the public.

 

Tuesday, February 14 Valentine's Day!

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – RILEY'S GARDENS AND HEATED POUR HOUSE PAVILION features Jazzy Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Riley's Piano Night @ 8pm. Happy 5 th Anniversary!

 

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

 

Wednesday, February 15

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features a Fundraiser for the Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade beginning at 6pm, entertainment includes Ballad Singer Terry Griffith and Guaranteed Irish w/ Paddy Folan and Jimmy Lamb . No Cover Charge, only tickets for baskets to purchase. The Parade Button will also be available for purchase. There will be give-aways and a 50/50 raffle. Be Bold w/ Guinness & Wings Specials.

 

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – RILEY'S GARDENS AND HEATED POUR HOUSE PAVILION features Jazzy Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Open Mic Night @ 8pm.

 

Thursday, February 16

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – RILEY'S GARDENS AND HEATED POUR HOUSE PAVILION features Jazzy Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Live Music w/ Brad Bendis @ 8pm.

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features TRIVIA Night in support of the Pittsburgh Gaelic Athletic Association, (PGAA) @ 6:30pm.

 

Friday, February 17

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Happy Hour w/ John Wiatrak @ 5:30pm followed by The Great Guinness Toast . This event that is covered around the world began right here at Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle. Entertainment with Corned Beef & Curry @ 9pm.

 

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – RILEY'S GARDENS AND HEATED POUR HOUSE PAVILION features Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Live Music w/ Jim Lamb @ 8pm and The Great Guinness Toast .

 

•  Irish Centre of Pittsburgh will host a Session for traditional musicians from 7 – 8pm. Beginners learn the tunes from 8 – 10pm.

 

Saturday, February 18   

•  AOH Division 4 will sponsor their Annual 250 Club Dinner at the West View Firemen's Hall. Doors open up at 6 pm. Information: Bob Parry 724-933-0427 and parryr@consolidated.net . Numbers still available!

 

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – RILEY'S GARDENS AND HEATED POUR HOUSE PAVILION features a full Irish breakfast from 8am followed by Live Music w/ Mark Guiser on vocals & guitar @ 8pm.

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Live Music w/ Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher @ 9pm.

 

Sunday, February 19

•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm, The Ireland Report from Dublin with Davy Kettyles, sponsored by Jack Goodrich, Goodrich & Associates . Re-broadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.rdwradio.com , click on Listen Live. Telephone interview with Mairéad Nesbitt, musician on fiddle / violin (formerly with Celtic Woman). The Top of the Hour Moment sponsored by the Pittsburgh Ceili Club.

 

Tuesday, February 21

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – RILEY'S GARDENS AND HEATED POUR HOUSE PAVILION features Jazzy Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Storytelling Night, Trivia Themed “Oscars” hosted by the Owen Kilbane Show @ 9pm.

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Ceili Dancing @ 7pm. All are welcome.

 

Wednesday, February 22

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – RILEY'S GARDENS AND HEATED POUR HOUSE PAVILION features Jazzy Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Open Mic @ 8pm.

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Be Bold w/ Guinness & Wings Specials and Acoustic Music @ 7pm.

 

Thursday, February 23

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – RILEY'S GARDENS AND HEATED POUR HOUSE PAVILION features Jazzy Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Ray Lanich @ 8pm.

 

Friday, February 24 through Sunday, February 26

•  Annual Ancient Order of Hibernians Retreat at St. Paul of the Cross Monastery , South Side.

 

Friday, February 24

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – RILEY'S GARDENS AND HEATED POUR HOUSE PAVILION features Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Live Music w/ Mike Gallagher Himself @ 8pm and The Great Guinness Toast .

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Happy Hour w/ Andy & Brian @ 5:30pm, followed by Ballad Singer, Terry Griffith @ 8pm.

 

Saturday, February 25

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – RILEY'S GARDENS AND HEATED POUR HOUSE PAVILION features a full Irish breakfast from 8am followed by Live Music w/ Scott Hewlett & Scott Anderson @ 9pm.

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Live Music w/ 8 th Street Rox @ 9pm.

 

•  Calliope Pittsburgh Folk Music Society presents Altan in concert @ Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland @ 7:30pm. Tickets and information available online at www.calliopehouse.org or call the Calliope office @ 412.361.1915.

 

•  St. Patrick's Day Party for the Bob O'Connor Foundation at the Sokol Club, 2912 East Carson St., South Side. Doors open @ 6:30pm, tickets @ $40. Live entertainment featuring The Rivermen + more , refreshments, 50/50, Irish Auction, and photo booth. Emcee Mike Clark, news anchor WTAE-TV.

 

Sunday, February 26

•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm, The Ireland Report from Belfast with Mairtin O'Muilleoir sponsored by Jack Goodrich & Goodrich & Associates . Rebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.rdwradio.com , click on Listen Live. Interview with Darren Holden of The High Kings. The Top of the Hour Moment sponsored by the Pittsburgh Ceili Club.

 

Tuesday, February 28

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – RILEY'S GARDENS AND HEATED POUR HOUSE PAVILION features Jazzy Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Fat Tuesday Celebration w/Mardi Gras Band @ 8pm and Special Menu!

 

Wednesday, March 1

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Be Bold w/ Guinness & Wings, Acoustic Night @ 7pm.

 

Thursday, March 2, 3, & 4

•  Druid Theatre's production of BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE will be performed at the August Wilson Center , 980 Liberty Ave., Pgh Pa 15222. Sponsored by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Thursday & Friday at 7:00pm, Saturday 2:00pm and 7:00. Tickets start @ $20, 412.456.6666.

 

Thursday, March 2

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – RILEY'S GARDENS AND HEATED POUR HOUSE PAVILION features Jazzy Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Live Music @ 8pm.

 

•  VOTING DAY in the NORTH of IRELAND - People will go to the polls to elect a new Assembly after Secretary of State James Brokenshire triggered an election – as expected. Mr. Brokenshire was legally obliged to call the election after negotiations failed. Sinn Fein did not nominate a Deputy First Minister to replace Martin McGuinness, who resigned a week earlier after DUP leader Arlene Foster refused to stand aside while an investigation was carried out into the botched Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme

 

•  The River City Brass get in touch with your inner Celt with the music of Ireland featuring Irish dancers and the Carnegie Mellon University Pipes and Drums. Linton Middle School in Penn Hills @ 7:30pm, Tickets 800.292.7222. www.rivercitybrass.org .

 

Friday, March 3

•  AOH Sean MacBride Division 32 – begins their Fish Fry at the Uke's Club , 302 Mansfield Blvd beginning at 4pm and continues every Friday including St. Patrick's Day and Good Friday. Delicious!

 

•  Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade Button Party at Mitchell's Bar & Restaurant, Ross Street, Downtown Pittsburgh. Doors open 5:00pm.

 

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – RILEY'S GARDENS AND HEATED POUR HOUSE PAVILION features Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Live Music @ 8pm.

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Happy Hour w/ Tim & John @ 5:30pm followed by Live Music @ 9pm.

 

•  Row on for Brendan Concert featuring Cherish The Ladies at Carlow University, Antonian Hall , 7:30pm. Proceeds to benefit Central Catholic's Crew and will be shared with Oakland Catholic Rowing Club. Information: www.irishnight.org . Change in venue from previous years .

 

•  The River City Brass get in touch with your inner Celt with the music of Ireland featuring Irish dancers and the Carnegie Mellon University Pipes and Drums. Carson Middle School in North Hills @ 7:30pm, Tickets 800.292.7222. www.rivercitybrass.org .

 

Saturday, March 4

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – RILEY'S GARDENS AND HEATED POUR HOUSE PAVILION features a full Irish breakfast from 8am followed by Live Music @ 8pm.

 

•  21 st Annual Wheeling Celtic Celebration @ Wheeling Artisan Center, 1400 Main St., Wheeling WV. Entertainment begins @ 11:15am with Terry Griffith and followed by MacDonald Pipe Band of Pittsburgh, Burke Conroy School of Irish Dancing, Gallowglass, NaGaels, Gypsy Cowboys, Brigid's Cross, Mike Gallagher, and B. Bearded Irishmen. There is a Celtic Marketplace, variety of food, and children's activities. Admission Adults $7.00, Children under 12 Free. Sponsored by the Wheeling National Heritage Area, Wheeling Visitors & Convention Bureau, Ohio County Commission, Felton CPA, Altmeyer Funeral Homes, and WALS Foundation. Information 1.800.828.3097 or 1.304.232.3087 or www.artisancenter.com .

 

•  The River City Brass get in touch with your inner Celt with the music of Ireland featuring Irish dancers and the Carnegie Mellon University Pipes and Drums. The Palace Theatre in Greensburg @ 7:30pm, Tickets 800.292.7222. www.rivercitybrass.org .

 

•  Pittsburgh Ceili Club presents their 28 th Kick-Off Ceili at the Teamsters Temple Banquet Hall, 4701 Butler Street in Lawrenceville. Dinner is catered by The Cooked Goose @ 7pm. Refreshments included, BYOB, Music and dancing along with Karaoke @ 8pm. Tickets $30 for members, $35 for non-members. Free parking at the read of building. Information and tickets Mary McIntyre 412.835.8214.

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Live Music w/ Sinsear @ 9pm.

 

Sunday, March 5

•  AOH Division 9 and Allegheny County Board Communion Breakfast held at St. Paul Seminary, 2900 Noblestown Road, Pgh PA 15205. Mass at 10am celebrated by Bishop David A. Zubik, in the auditorium. A brief program and breakfast will follow in the Great Hall immediately after Mass . Tickets: $30 per person, Mike Moog at mjmoog@verizon.net or 412.882.5185. A Souvenir Program Book, contact Jack Haggerty at haggerty9n11@yahoo.com .

 

Monday & Tuesday, March 6 & 7

•  The Celtic Tenors in Concert at The Strand Theatre , 119 North Main Street, Zelienople, Pa. 724.742.0400. Buy tickets online: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/953170 . This is the Celtic Tenors only appearance in the area.

 

March 7 to March 19

•  The Byrne Brothers from Donegal will be the resident band at Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida. The boys are: Luca (12) on button accordion, Finn (10) on banjo, and Dempsey (7) on whistle & bodhrán. Information w/ their father Tommy Byrne 011.353.87.956.8475 or byrnebrothers@gmail.com .

 

Tuesday, March 7

•  City of Pittsburgh Proclamation and Allegheny County Proclamation at City County Building. Details TBA

 

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – RILEY'S GARDENS AND HEATED POUR HOUSE PAVILION 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 @ 7pm. All are welcome.

 

Wednesday, March 8

 

Thursday, March 9

•  Crowning of Miss Smiling Irish Eyes Luncheon at the Rivers Club. Details TBA.

 

•  The River City Brass get in touch with your inner Celt with the music of Ireland featuring Irish dancers and the Carnegie Mellon University Pipes and Drums. Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland @ 7:30pm, Tickets 800.292.7222. www.rivercitybrass.org .

 

Friday, March 10

•  AOH Sean MacBride Division 32 - Fish Fry at the Uke's Club , 302 Mansfield Blvd beginning at 4pm and continues every Friday including St. Patrick's Day and Good Friday. Delicious!

 

Saturday, March 11 – Grand Marshall is Jan Griffith

•  Pittsburgh's St. Patrick's Day Parade — stepping off at Liberty Ave. and Grant Street at 10am. Information: http://pittsburghirish.org/parade/index.html .

 

•  Knights of Equity & Daughters of Erin After Parade Party at The Elks Hall , 400 Cedar Ave., on the North Side (across the 9 th Street Bridge). Live Music, food available for purchase. $10 admission, children free admission w/ adult. Information 412.758.5446.

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle – Breakfast @ 8am, Entertainment from Noon throughout the day.

 

•  Riley's Pour House – Entertainment from Noon throughout the day from Noon.

 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

•  The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh will be sponsoring their St. Patrick's Day Luncheon, 12 Noon @ Remo's Banquet Hall, 2151 Babcock Blvd., Pgh., 15209. Reservations by March 6, tickets $35, call Wilma Gaughan 412.607.4113.  Email: gaelicartsociety@gmail.com .

 

Tuesday, March 14

•  The River City Brass get in touch with your inner Celt with the music of Ireland featuring Irish dancers and the Carnegie Mellon University Pipes and Drums. Upper St. Clair High School in South Hills @ 7:30pm, Tickets 800.292.7222. www.rivercitybrass.org .

 

Friday, March 17 through Sunday March 19

•  Riverdance being performed at the Benendum Center, 7 th Street and Penn Ave. Tickets 412.456.6666 and 412.456.4800. Times vary.

 

Friday, March 17 – St. Patrick's Day

•  AOH Sean MacBride Division 32 - Fish Fry at the Uke's Club , 302 Mansfield Blvd beginning at 4pm and continues every Friday including St. Patrick's Day and Good Friday. Delicious!

 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

•  AOH Sean MacBride Division 32 is hosting their St. Patrick's Day Party at the South Fayette Fire Hall, 661 Millers Run Road, Cuddy Pa. ( about 2-3 miles off Bridgeville exit of I-79). Entertainment includes: Shovlin Academy of Dance, Corned Beef & Curry, and Pgh. Police Emerald Society Pipe & Drums Band. Tickets: Send check for $30 toTim Regan, 1260 Raven Drive, Pgh PA 15243, or call 412.420.9794.

 

•  Calliope Pittsburgh Folk Music Society presents their 40 th Anniversary Benefit Concert w/ The Rita Coolidge Band @ 7:30pm , legendary Grammy award winning singer songwriter. Carnegie Lecture Hall, Information: 412.361.1915, www.calliopehouse.org .

Sunday, March 19

•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm . The Ireland Report from Dublin with Davy Kettyles, Jack Goodrich & Associates. Re-broadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.rdwradio.com , click on Listen Live. The Top of the Hour Moment sponsored by The Irish Society for Education and Charity.

 

Friday, March 24

•  AOH Sean MacBride Division 32 - Fish Fry at the Uke's Club , 302 Mansfield Blvd beginning at 4pm and continues every Friday including St. Patrick's Day and Good Friday. Delicious!

 

•  The Byrne Brothers from Donegal will perform at Stockton Performance University, Atlantic City. Information w/ their father Tommy Byrne 011.353.87.956.8475 or the byrnebrothers@gmail.com .

 

Saturday & Sunday, March 25 & 26

•  The Irish Centre of Pittsburgh presents a Spring Session Feis Competition at the Hyatt Regional Hotel at the Airport. Information: www.irishcentrepgh.org .

 

Tuesday, March 28

•  Celtic Woman in concert at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pgh 15222, 7:00pm. Box Office 412.394.4900.

 

Thursday, March 30

•  Celtic Woman in concert at Kovalchick Convention & Athletic Complex, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Campus, 711 Pratt Drive, Indiana PA 15701, 7:00pm. Box Office 412.394.4900.

 

Friday, March 31

•  AOH Sean MacBride Division 32 - Fish Fry at the Uke's Club , 302 Mansfield Blvd beginning at 4pm and continues every Friday including St. Patrick's Day and Good Friday. Delicious!

 

Saturday, April 1

•  Pittsburgh Ceili Club presents their Monthly Ceili, April Fools Surprise' at the VFW 1820 Morningside Ave., Pgh 15206. Workshop @ 7:30pm, Ceili @ 8pm. Information Wilma Gaughan 412.607.4113.

 

Sunday, April 2

•  Change in day - Pittsburgh Ceili Club will hold a Ceili at 2:00pm at the Morningside VFW, 1820 Morningside Ave., Pgh 15206.

 

Friday, April 7

•  AOH Sean MacBride Division 32 begins their Fish Fry at the Uke's Club , 302 Mansfield Blvd beginning at 4pm and continues every Friday including St. Patrick's Day and Good Friday. Delicious!

 

Saturday, April 8

•  The Hillman Center for the Performing Arts presents The StepCrew, 7:30pm . Information: https://www.thehillman.org/shows .

 

Tuesday, April 11

•  Awards Ceremony for 2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade. Details TBA.

 

Friday, April 14 – Good Friday

•  AOH Sean MacBride Division 32 - Fish Fry at the Uke's Club , 302 Mansfield Blvd beginning at 4pm and continues every Friday including St. Patrick's Day and Good Friday. Delicious!

 

Sunday, April 16 – Easter Sunday

•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM, FM 93.3 presents an Easter Rising Program . The Ireland Report from Dublin with Davy Kettyles.

 

Wednesday, April 19

•  Celtic Woman in concert at the Warner Theatre, 811 State Street, Erie PA, 16501, 7:00pm. Box Office 412.394.4900.

 

Saturday, April 22

•  The Daughters of Erin will host their “Spring Fling” at the Shannopin Country Club. Lunch, entertainment, vendors for shopping pleasure, and baskets. Reservations: 724.776.2793.

 

Sunday, April 23

•  The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh will sponsor The Pittsburgh Ceili Club Dancers who will perform and teach a few dances and host a workshop. Afterwards there will be an Irish social and refreshments.

 

Friday, April 28

•  Poetry of Ireland – @ 7:00 pm local folks reading their favorite poetry by the authors of Ireland. If you want to be a reader, call 412.758.5446. Free Admission, Soda Bread & Tea. Venue TBD.

 

Saturday, April 29

•  AOH Division 1 in the South Hills presents “ A Night of Irish Music ” @ Saint Pamphilus Social Hall, 1000 Tropical Ave. Pittsburgh. Entertainment w/ Mark Guiser, 7-8:30pm, Corned Beef & Curry, 9pm . Irish Auction, Door Prizes, 50/50 Raffle. Refreshments provided, BYOB. Doors open 6:00pm. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at door, call Rich O'Malley @ 412.401.3945 or email pghsaintpat@verizon.net . Sponsored by Clearview Credit Union.

 

Sunday, April 30

•  AOH Sean MacBride Division 32 hosts their Annual Communion Breakfast at The Grand Hall at The Priory on the North Shore. Mass at 10am. Breakfast follows.

 

Saturday, May 13

•  Pittsburgh Ceili Club and The All Ireland Athletic Club presents their Monthly Ceili, May Day at the VFW 1820 Morningside Ave., Pgh 15206. Workshop @ 7:30pm, Ceili @ 8pm. Information Wilma Gaughan 412.607.4113.

 

Sunday, May 21

•  The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh will sponsor a “ Celtic Mini-Fair” where you can learn about crafts of local craftspeople. Larry Kozlowski will teach Irish-Polish cooking. Patrick Byrne will talk about “Is it a Shillelagh or a Walking Stick”?. Shillelagh's available for purchase. Kathy Wells, creator of the Scottish Registered Pittsburgh Tartan, will talk the weaving of the tartan. Product available for purchase.

 

Thursday, June 1

•  The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh will host their Annual Meeting at the Eat ‘n Park, 1250 Banksville Road @ 5:30pm.

 

Sunday, June 4

•  The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh will host an “Irish style High Tea”. Details TBA.

 

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

•  Byrne and Kelly performing at The Winery, 2815 Penn Ave., in The Strip. 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

 

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/ .

 

Saturday, August 12

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/ .

 

As of February, 2017

Traveling in Ireland in 2016
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 & Beyond

 

•  February 22 to 26, 2017 – The 18 th Gathering Traditional Festival at the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney. There is a mix of concerts, céilís, workshops & sessions. Dervish, John Carty Festival Band, Full Set, Goitse, The Casey Sisters, Brid Harper & Steve Cooney, Jackie Daly, and Storytelling. Information: www.thegathering.ie or John O'Shea @ johngathering@hotmail.com .

 

•  May 19 to 21, Tulla Traditional Music Festival , www.cnocnagaoithe.com . Singing, set dancing, workshops and much more. www.facebook.com/cnoc.gaoithe or 087.835-0996 or 087-171-5760 .

 

•  July 20 -- Galway International Arts Festival –Gavin James, Dublin singer / songwriter performing at “The Absolute Big Top”. Tickets on sale at giaf.ie and roisindubh.net . Information: www.giaf.ie .

 

•  July 24 to 28, Meitheal Summer School, www.tradweek.com . Villiers School, Limerick.

 

 

 

 

Interviews and Guests coming in 2017

 

Jan 15    Éabha (Eva) McMahon of Celtic Woman

Jan 22    Katie Grennan, Irish fiddle player, dancer, and music teacher

 

Feb 05   Guest Host, Jim Caldwell

Feb 19   Mairead Nesbitt, former fiddle player with Celtic Woman, new CD “Hibernia”

Feb 26   Darren Holden of The High Kings, new CD “Grace & Glory”

 

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

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

 

 

 

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 –

•  July –

 

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

Kathy Coyne, President, 3pause@comcast.net

 

•  September –

•  October –

 

•  November – Irish American Unity Conference

Sarah McAuliffe Bellin, sarahm1916@comcast.net

 

•  December –

 

 

 

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 – The Irish Society for Education & Charity

 

•  April

•  May

•  June

•  July

 

•  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

 

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•  November

 

December