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Program # 1313
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Sunday, May 19
Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM at 12:30pm ; Live stream at www.wedo810.com . The Ireland Report from Dublin with Davy Kettyles.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . This campaign is an excellent way to financially support Echoes of Erin.
Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents an Irish Literature Afternoon in the Irish Nationality Room at the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh . Irish Tea Social to follow. Free Admission and open to the public, 2:00 pm SHARP. 412.341.5683.
Irish Language Classes conducted at The Irish Centre, 6886 Forward Ave. Squirrel Hill with Jim Graven email@example.com .
Tuesday May 21 – ELECTION DAY
Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave., in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Ceili Dancing at 7pm.
Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770, now offering FREE WiFi; tonight featuring Riley's Piano Night at 8pm.
Wednesday, May 22
The Battle of Homestead Foundation presents @ 7:30 p.m. SHIFT CHANGE . This new documentary film tells how worker-owned cooperatives are reshaping the economy around Boston , the U.S. , and the world. Inspired by the highly successful Mondragon Cooperative in Spain , the international cooperative movement is gaining momentum. Local cooperative activists are encouraged to report on their local efforts. Pump House , 880 East Waterfront Drive , Munhall. As always, the programs sponsored by the Battle of Homestead Foundation are free, but donations are welcome
Irish American Unity Conference Monthly Meeting at The Claddagh Irish Pub, Cinema Drive, South Side Works, 6:30pm. Information Sandra Haas: Sandra_j_hass@hotmail.com
Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave. in The Strip, 412.642.6622 presents ‘ Guitars Under the Stars' 7:30pm.
Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Open Stage Night.
Thursday, May 23
Good Friday Agreement, 15 th Anniversary Symposium, at Copper Union Great Hall, The Foundation Building, Seven East 7 th St, between 3 rd & 4 th Ave., New York, NY, 6:30pm to 9:00pm. This event features Senator George Mitchell who will be the keynote speaker. An expert panel discussion with Members of Congress and other leaders who have supported the peace process will follow Senator Mitchell's address. Admission FREE, seating limited. Please complete the survey to print your ticket, Survey links are below and may be accessed via Facebook or the Web manual link: https://www.research.net/s/Z2ZTF9J For Facebook link: https://www.research.net/s/WRSKC5H . For more information, contact Sean Pender, AOH National FFAI Chair or Dan Dennehy, NYS FFAI Chair. This event is sponsored by the AOH, Brehon Law Societies, IAUC, numerous Irish organization s & the Cooper Union Office of Continuing Education
Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave. in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Pat Garvey on guitar & vocals @ 7pm.
Matt & Shannon Heaton performing in a House Concert in Mt. Lebanon , 7:30. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations & information.
Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features ‘Ax Man' w/Ray Lanich @ 8pm.
Anne Feeney in Concert at Club Café, 56-58 South 12 th St. Southside. Doors open 7pm, show begins 8pm. Price $15 -$25 at Door; special guest Bruce Foley. 1.866.468.3401
Friday, May 24
Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave. in The Strip, 412.642.6622 presents Happy Hour @ 5:30pm w/ Andy Halter, followed by Ballad Singer, Terry Griffith @ 9pm.
Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Happy Hour @ 5:30pm w/Erich & Tom followed by Corned Beef & Curry @ 8pm.
Saturday, May 25
Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Ballad Singer Mike Gallagher @ 8pm. Introducing our brand new summer special - " Grillin' with Jim" - a special grilling menu offered one Saturday every month throughout August. This month's "Grillin' with Jim" night will be tonight, May 25th. Log onto website for menu.
Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave. in The Strip, 412.642.6622 presents Ballad Singer Sean McClorey @ 9pm.
Sunday, May 26
Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM at 12:30pm ; Live stream at www.wedo810.com . The Ireland Report from Belfast with Mairtin O'Muilleoir, Managing Director of the Belfast Media Group, www.belfastmediagroup.com and Publisher of The Irish Echo out of New York , www.irishecho.com . Guest in studio, Marie Tierney Young on the Irish language.
Monday, May 27
Lawrenceville Memorial Day Parade – beginning 10AM at 40 th & Butler Streets, and ending at Allegheny Cemetery with a ceremony at the Soldiers Memorial. The service features military tributes, speakers, musical selections, a wreath laying, military flyover and a 21-gun salute. Information: Jim McGinley 412.559.8743 or email@example.com . The Parade is now in its 105 th year and one of the longest running Memorial Day parades in the nation.
Tuesday, May 28
Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features ‘The Art of Storytelling hosted by Jack Reilly @ 8pm. First time presented. Arrive at 7pm and sign up to tell a story or volunteer to be judge. At 8pm ‘the show' begins!!
Wednesday, May 29
Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Open Mic w/ Erich & Bill @8pm.
Thursday, May 30
Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Bob Banerjee ( of Corned Beef & Curry) @ 8pm.
Friday, May 31
Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave. in The Strip, 412.642.6622 presents Happy Hour @ 5:30pm w/ Maddie Georgi followed by Guaranteed Irish @ 9pm.
Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Happy Hour w/ Erich & Tom @ 5:30pm followed by Mike Arnold @ 8pm.
Saturday, June 1
The Pittsburgh Ceili Club presents their monthly dance, a Graduation Ceili and Workshop at the Morningside VFW, Morningside Ave. , Morningside. 7pm. Information: 412.363.8686.
Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave. in The Strip, 412.642.6622 presents Live Irish Music @ 9pm.
Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Guaranteed Irish @ 8pm.
Sunday, June 2
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 .
The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh will host their Annual Irish High Tea at Fairhaven United Methodist Church , 2415 Sawmill Run Blvd / Route 51 in Overbrook (next to Leopardi Motors between Maytide & Underwood Sts). Reservations required by May 28. Donation $20 pp. Information: 412.371.7153 or 412.341.5683. Ladies wear your hats!!
Sunday, June 9
Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM at 12:30pm; Live stream at www.wedo810.com . The Ireland Report from Galway with Brian Nolan . AOH Division 4 or L AOH Division 4 in the North Hills will be my Guest on “Irish Day at the Croatian Center / Schitizen Park ”.
Saturday, June 15
Irish Day at the Croatian Center ( Schitizen Park ) in Ross Township , off Babcock Blvd. All day event, $10 Admission, beginning at Noon with music, children's activities, variety of baskets for raffle. Entertainment with Callan, Session Musicians, and The Wild Geese (They are back!!). Information: Patrick Donnelly, 412.734.9595 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Special Guests: Ghostbusters Car and Star Wars Characters for the young and old at heart!!!
Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Irish Music @ 8pm and our brand new summer special - " Grillin' with Jim" - a special grilling menu offered one Saturday every month throughout August. This month's "Grillin' with Jim" night will be tonight, June 15th.
Sunday, June 16 – Father's Day
Bloomsday – the Pittsburgh 26 th Annual Bloomsday takes place today at a variety of venues around the city. www.bloomsdaypittsburgh.org . June 16th—is an annual celebration among Joyce fans throughout the world. Bloomsday celebrations also feature readings of Ulysses , James Joyce lookalike contests.
Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM at 12:30pm; Live stream at www.wedo810.com . The Ireland Report from Dublin with Davy Kettyles. Today is Father's Day
Tuesday, June 25
The Pittsburgh Ceili Club sponsors their Annual Membership Meeting at Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle, 24 th Street & Penn Ave., in The Strip @ 6:30pm to 7:30pm, dancing to follow.
Wednesday, July 10
It's Irish Day at Kennywood Park , entertainment will include Ballad Singer Terry Griffith, Mark Dignam, and Na Gaels. Details TBA.
Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21
AOH Pennsylvania State Convention in Pittsburgh , Friday is an Open Social Night to the community. Information Jim Green, AOH Allegheny County Board President 412.977.1791.
Friday July 19 thru Sunday, July 21
Cleveland Cultural Festival @ Berea Fairgrounds, Middleburg Heights , Ohio . Featured entertainment Mary Black, Ronan Tynan, The High Kings, Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, Cherish The Ladies, Patrick O'Sullivan, Dermot Henry, Malachi Cush, Scythian, McLean Avenue, Irish Descendants (out of Canada) Seven Nations, Donal O'Shaughnessy, The Kilroys, The New Barleycorn, Dennis Doyle, Mary's Land and Pittsburghs' own Guaranteed Irish . Festival opens 4:30pmpm Friday. There is a Children's area, Workshops, Vendors, a variety of food, Four Award winning plays each day. Admission is $10 per day, Children under 10 are Free, Parking is Free. Mass @ 11:30am on Sunday. Information : email@example.com .
Friday, July 20
Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle, 24 th St . & Penn Ave., in The Strip, presents “ Ceann” a Tribute Show & CD Release Party ‘Remembering Patrick Halloran'. Reservations: 412.642.6622.
Sunday, July 21 – Friday, July 26
Augusta Irish / Celtic Week, at Davis & Elkins College https://augustaheritagecenter.org/irishceltic .
Saturday, July 27
Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Live Irish Entertainment @ 8pm. Special – “ Grillin' with Jim" - a special grilling menu offered one Saturday every month throughout August. This month's "Grillin' with Jim" night will be on Saturday, July 27th. Log onto the website for menu.
August 2, 3 & 4, in East Durham , New York
The USA National Championship (North American Region Finals) Irish Road Bowling , will send bowls flying down a country lane in East Durham, New York, hosted by the Bol~Chumann New York Road Bowling Club. Winners in East Durham will advance to the All Ireland Finals in Ireland in September. The best players in the USA will compete in this unique and exciting sport. These skilled bowlers can hurl the iron and steel bowl, about the size of baseball, 250, even 300 yards down a narrow country road. East Durham , New York is on Route 145, off I- 87 North, about 2 hours north of New York City . Hotels near East Durham - Country Place Resort 518 239 4559; Blackthorne Resort (close to bowling road); Deer Watch Inn; Gavin's Irish Inn. For info David Powell 202.387.1680, firstname.lastname@example.org ; Michael Maloney 914.207.3026, email@example.com .
Sunday, August 11
The Pittsburgh Ceili Club will sponsor their Annual Picnic at Rose Barn in North Park from 1:00pm to 8:00pm.
Saturday, August 24
Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 – features Live Irish Music @ 8pm. Summer special - " Grillin' with Jim" - a special grilling menu offered one Saturday per month throughout August; this is last one. This month's "Grillin' with Jim" night will be on Saturday, August 24th.
Thursday, September 19
Half Way to St. Patrick's Day Party hosted by L AOH Division 4 in the North Hills, at Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle, 24 th St. & Penn Ave. in The Strip, 5:00pm – 7:00pm. More information to follow.
Sunday, October 6
Celtic Thunder performing in Concert at The Benendum, downtown Pittsburgh .
October - November
Samhain, The Celtic New Year Celebration and Fundraiser for Echoes of Erin @ Mullaney's Castle, 24 th Street & Penn Ave., in The Strip. Peter Shovlin Sr.'s hand carved violin / fiddle will be won at this event. Information Diane Byrnes 412.781.6368
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.org
George Balderose, Executive Director ~ Leslie Clark, Associate Director.
Guests and Interviews 2013
Jan 13 Jack Goodrich, Goodrich & Associates, Attorney's At Law, w/ Daughter Elizabeth
Jan 20 Patricia McElligott , Author, “Irish Pittsburgh ”
Jan 27 Patrick O'Brien, Chairman, Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade
Feb 3 Kerry Keegan Mulhern, to celebrate beginning of 25 th year of broadcasting
Feb 17 Dan Neely, Irish Echo, writer of the Traditional Music Column
Feb 24 Jim Green, AOH Allegheny County Board President
Feb/Mar Dan Possumato, musician on Melodeon and Button Accordion
March 3 Leo Moran, The Saw Doctors
March 17 St. Patrick's Day – No Guests
March 24 Ryan Kelly, Celtic Thunder and Acoustic by Candlelight
March 31 Easter Rising Program, 97 th Anniversary
April 14,21 Big Jon McCourt, with Peace & Reconciliation Group in Derry , NI, pre-recorded
April 7 Paul Thompson, St. Andrew's Society (Scottish)
April 28 Jim Caldwell, Guest Host
May 5 Jim Caldwell, Guest Host presenting 32 nd Commemoration of the 1981 Hunger Strikes
May 26 Marie Tierney Young, Irish Language Teacher @ Univ. of Pgh .
June 9 AOH Division 4 or L AOH Division 4 , “A Day of Irish Music” at Schitizen Park
June 16 Father's Day
June Colleen Doran, Author, “Gone to Amerikay”
June Jim & Cheryl Riley, Proprietors' of Riley's Pour House
Sep 1 John Webber, President Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh
Sponsors of The Ireland Report for 2013
January thru March –
Jack Goodrich, Goodrich & Associates, PLC, Attorneys at Law,
www.goodandassociates.com . 412-261-GOOD
April – AOH Division 1, South Hills –
Rich O'Malley, President, firstname.lastname@example.org
May – Knights of Equity, Court 9 Pittsburgh
Mike Culhane, Worthy Sir Knight, Mike3789@verizon.net
June – AOH Division 4, North Hills –
Patrick Donnelly, President, email@example.com
July – LAOH Maud Gonne Division 32, Carnegie
August – OPEN
September – AOH Allegheny County Board
Jim Green, President, Seamus.Green@verizon.net
October – AOH Division 32, Carnegie
Denny Maher, President, firstname.lastname@example.org
November – Irish American Unity Conference
Sarah McAuliffe Bellin, President, email@example.com
An Inspirational Moment
February, March – The Irish Society for Charity & Education
April – AOH Division 17 in Monroeville
June – AOH Division 21 in Garfield
September – The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh
Other Months are OPEN