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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 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 #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. 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.

 

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.

 

Notice # 5

The Irish Centre of Pittsburgh – will conduct Irish language classes with Jim Graven as your teacher. Beginner classes will take place Saturday afternoons at 1:00pm. Advanced Beginner classes will take place on Thursday at 6:00pm. All classes are $10 per class. For more information email Jim Graven at kayaks201@verizon.net , 724.834.0223. The Irish Centre will re-introduce Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann , online at https://comhaltas.ie/ is being brought back to Pittsburgh.

 

Sunday, May 21, 2017
Program # 1522

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

 

Sunday, May 21

•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM, FM 93.3 The Ireland Report comes to us from Dublin w/ Davy Kettyles. This segment is sponsored by the Knights of Equity Court 9. The Top of The Hour Moment sponsored by LAOH Maude Gonne Division 32 in Carnegie . Listen Wednesday @ 1:30pm for a re-broadcast at 1:30pm on www.kdwradio.com .

 

•  The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh will sponsor a Mini Celtic Festival learning 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 about the weaving of the tartan, sheep to kilt. Products available for purchase. Shopping, social and refreshments available@ Carlow University, A. J. Palumbo Hall @ 2pm. Information: 412.607.4113.

 

May 21, 2017, 3:00PM, Historic Pump House

•  Willa Cather is one of the most important American novelists of the first half of the twentieth century . Seen as a regional writer for decades after her passing in 1947, critics have increasingly identified Cather as a canonical American writer, the peer of authors like Hemingway, Faulkner and Wharton. The author of 12 novels, 6 collections of short fiction, 2 editions of her book of poetry, April Twilights, and 9 works of nonfiction and collected journalism, speeches, and letters. Join the Battle of Homestead Foundation in celebrating her life and works!

Introduction :  Charles McCollester , Battle of Homestead Foundation, retired professor IUP

Poem:  Liane Norman , Poet and author

Jake Oresick : Most recently author of The Schenley Experiment: A Social history of Pittsburgh's First public High School. He will speak about his father's love of Willa Cather.

Kim Vanderlaan , Associate Professor, California University of Pennsylvania, has written extensively on Willa Cather and Henry James.

Timothy Bintrim , Professor of English and Environmental Studies, St. Francis University. He will speak on Willa Cather's 1896 tour of Homestead.

Kelsey Squire , Assistant Professor at Ohio Dominican University. She has written on Cather and how writers address regional communities.

Len Barcousky , Historian of Pittsburgh for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

 

•  Calliope, The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society presents a ‘Wrap-Up' to their 40 th Anniversary with a concert by Tom Paxton and The DonJuans @ 7pm @ The concert will be held on the Pittsburgh Center for the Art's beautiful front porch, weather permitting . This is a change in venue . Information: Donna Isaac at the Calliope office in advance of the concert date: 412-361-1915 / disaac@calliopehouse.org . Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and folk icon, Tom Paxton, teams up with the Grammy winning singer/songwriter duo The DonJuans - Don Henry & Jon Vezner. VIP ticket gets best seats plus after-party at The Porch in Schenley Plaza with Tom Paxton, Don Henry and Jon Vezner as our guests. Live music, food and drink provided. 

 

Tuesday, May 23

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

 

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

 

Wednesday, May 24

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

 

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

 

Thursday, May 25

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

 

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

 

Friday, May 26 – Memorial Day Weekend

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

 

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

 

Saturday, May 27

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

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle  in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Guaranteed Irish (w/ Paddy Folan & Jimmy Lamb) @ 9pm.

 

Sunday, May 28

•  There will be a special Mass at St. Maria Goretti Parish, Penn Avenue Campus (the old St. Lawrence O'Toole Church) at 10:00am in honor of Memorial Day. After Mass people will walk in procession to the Soldiers and Sailor's Monument on Penn Ave. next to Laurentian Hall (where the old Rectory used to be on Penn Ave.). At the monument there will be a short ceremony and a placement of the wreath. If you are available, your presence would be welcomed. Also, if you are a service man or service woman and if you can wear your uniform or even your cap, put it on, and come join us.

 

•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM, FM 93.3 The Ireland Report comes to us from Belfast w/ Mairtin O'Muilleoir. This segment is sponsored by the Knights of Equity Court 9. The Top of The Hour Moment sponsored by LAOH Maude Gonne Division 32 in Carnegie .

 

Monday, May 29

•  Pittsburgh's Memorial Day Parade stepping off at 40 th & Butler Streets at 10am and continues up to St. Mary's Cemetery for a service. Organizer is Jimmy McGinley, Marine and AOH Division 23 member.

 

Tuesday, May 30

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

 

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

 

Wednesday, May 31

•  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 @ 7pm.

 

Thursday, June 1

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

 

Friday, June 2

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Happy Hour w/ Tommy B @ 5:30pm followed by the Pour House Prom Night! Details to follow.

 

Sunday, June 4

•  The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh will host an “ Irish style High Tea ”. High Tea by Gaetano's Banquet Center, 1617 Banksville Road, 15216. Tea class presented by Mikayla McGuire, Manager for Margaret's Tea Store in Carnegie, PA many samples to enjoy. RSVP and admission of $35 can be sent to: Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh, P.O. Box 11246, Pittsburgh, PA. 15238-0246.

 

•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM, FM 93.3 – The Ireland Report comes to us from Donegal w/ Patricia Sharkey . This segment is sponsored by AOH St. Patrick Division 4, North Hills. The Top of The Hour Moment sponsored by OPEN.

 

•  The Burke Conroy School of Irish Dance - Annual Spring Performance @ Antonian Theater at Carlow University, 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Ticket information announced soon.

 

Sunday, June 11

•  Pioneer Total Abstinence Association of the Sacred Heart will host their Annual Mass, 12 Noon at St. Bede's Church in Point Breeze. Information: Peggy Bond 412.343.3040.

 

•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm, The Ireland Report from Galway with Brian Nolan sponsored by AOH Division 4, North Hills . 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 Ryan Kelly and/or Neil Byrne. They will be back in Pittsburgh June 26 & 27 @ The Winery in The Strip.

 

Saturday, June 17

•  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.

 

•  AOH St. Patrick Division 4 and LAOH St. Bridgid's Division 4 are sponsoring A Day of Irish Entertainment @ the Croatian Center (Schitizen Park), just off Babcock Blvd. in Ross Township. Details –Celebrate Ireland in the North Hills featuring Ballad Singer Mike Gallagher and Ballad Group, County Mayo, (out of Sharon PA). Music, games, raffles, and balloon animals. You are welcome to bring a Picnic Basket and BYOB. Beginning at Noon until 8pm.

 

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/ .

 

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.

 

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/ .

 

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 .

 

 

As of May, 2017
Traveling in Ireland in 2017

Festivals and Summer Schools to consider attending!!

Information gathered from Irish Music Magazine,

26 Clare St., Dublin 2, Ireland – and other sources,

www.irishmusicmagazine.com

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

 

 

•  May 21 to 29, Fleadh Nua in Ennis, www.fleadhnua.com

 

•  June 1 to 5, Nyah Festival, Nyah @ The Fleadh, Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan www.cavanarts.ie . Martin Donohoe Tel: 011.353.86.234.2270.

 

•  June 8 to 18, Irish Tour, Newfoundland Tour September 2017 featuring Benny McCarthy, Conor Moriarty, Graham Wells, & Billy Sutton. Information: www.cordeen.com.

 

•  June 2017, Galway Sessions, www.galwaysessions.com .

 

•  June 15 to 18, Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe & Traditional Music Festival, www.jimdowlingfestival.eu .

 

•  June 16 to 18, Doolin Folk Festival, www.doolinfolkfestival.com .

 

•  June 19 to 30, Bias International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance, @ University of Limerick, www.blas.ie . 011.353.61.202653.

 

•  June 25 to 30, Cairde na Cruite, An Chúirt Chruitireachta International Festival for Irish Harp, An Grianan, Termonfechin, Co. Louth. www.cairdenacruite.com and www.cairdenacruite.com .

 

•  June 26 to 30, Craiceann International Bodhrán Summerschool, Inis Oirr, Aran Islands, County Galway, www.craiceann.com .

 

•  July 1 to 3, Gooikoorts International Folk Music Festival, Belgium. www.gooikoorts.be

 

•  July 1 to 9, Willie Clancy Summer School in Milltown, Malbay, County Clare. This is a week long summer school in Irish traditional music and dance. This year includes Scottish music. www.scoilsamhraidwillieclancy.com . Program info: angleann@oceanfree.net & 011.353.87.950.0006.

 

•  July 4 to 23, Earagall Arts Festival, County Donegal. www.eaf.ie

 

•  July 9 to 15, South Sligo Summer School of Traditional Music, Song & Dance, Tubbercurry , Co. Sligo, www.sssschool.org . Tel: 011.353.71.912.0912.

 

•  July 9 to 15, Catskills New York, Catskills Irish Arts Week, East Durham, New York. Register at www.catskillsirishartsweek.com .

 

•  July 10 to 14, Ceol na Coille Summer School of Irish Traditional Music, Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. www.ceolnacoille.ie . Tel: 011.353.87.677.4601.

 

•  July 12 to 16, Carrick Water Music Festival, Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim. www.carrickwatermusicfestival.com .

 

•  July 14 to 18, Ardara Bluegrass Festival, Ardara, Co. Donegal. www.Ardara.ie . Tel: Patrick 011.353.87.690.0714.

 

•  July 15 to 22, The Joe Mooney 29 th Annual Summer School, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim. www.joemooneysummerschool.com . Nancy Woods Tel: 011.353.71.964.1213.

 

•  July 16 to 21, CCE MAD Week, Bethesda, Maryland. www.ccemadweek.org .

 

•  July 14 to 16, Ardara Bluegrass Festival, Ardara, Co. Donegal, www.Ardara.ie .

 

•  July 15 to 22, Joe Mooney Summer School, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim. Summer school of Traditional Music, Song & Dance plus evening Recitals, Céilís, Concerts & Impromptu Sessions. Tel: Clare - 011.353.87.133.124. 1 www.joemooneysummerschool.com .

 

•  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 22 to 29, Scoil Acla Summer School, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, www.scoilacla.com . Tel: 011.353.85.881.9548

 

•  July 23 to 30, Fiddlers Green International Festival, Rostrevor, Newry, Co. Down, NI. Artists: Ulaid, Breaking Trad, Karan Casey Band, Anthony Toner, Matt McGinn, John McCullough, Eddi Reader Band, The Sands Family and more. www.fiddlersgreenfestival.eu .

 

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

 

•  July 31 to Aug 4, (Bank Holiday Weekend) O'Carolan, Harp & Traditional Music Summer School, Keadue, Co. Roscommon. Information: 011.353.87.318.1469, www.ocarolanharpfestival.ie .

 

•  August, International Irish Music Festival, Bordeno, Italy. www.eirelafesta.it

 

•  August 2017, James Morrison Traditional Music Festival,

www.jamesmorrisonfestival.com/music-festival .

 

•  August 3 to 6, Ballyshannon folk Festival, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. www.ballyshannonfolkfestival.com

 

•  August 4 to 7, O'Carolan, Harp & Traditional Music Festival, www.ocarolanharpfestival.ie

 

•  August 7 to 13, Féile Cheoil Chill Chartha, Kilcar Fleadh, Kilcar, Co. Donegal. Information www.kilcar.ie and 011.353.87.970-9540.

 

•  August 9 to 14, Feakle International Traditional Music Festival, Feakle, Co. Clare, www.feaklefestival.ie . Gary Pepper Tel: 011.353.61.924322.

 

•  August 9 – 16, Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann (The All Ireland Fleadh) which will be held in Sligo.

 

•  August 10 to 14, Fairport's Cropredy Convention, United Kingdom www.fairportconvention.com .

 

•  August 12 to 20, Bath Folk Festival, United Kingdom, www.bathfolkfestival.org .

 

•  August 13 to 21, Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, Ennis Co. Clare. On 27 August, Lunasa's 20 th Anniversary celebration w/ Ralph McTell, The Mairtin O'Connor Trio @ Shannon Aerodome Ennis. 011.353.65.684.3103 www.fleadhcheoil.ie .

 

•  August 17 to 20, Milwaukee Irish Fest at Henry W. Maier Festival Park. Dublin's “Temple Bar TradFest” will include many of these entertainers. www.IrishFest.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mkeirishfest .

 

•  August 19 to 27, National Heritage Week, all around Ireland, www.heritageweek.ie .

 

•  August 23 to 27, Masters of Tradition Festival, Bantry Co. Cork. Entertainment features : Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Noel Hill, Cormac Begley, Jack Talty & more. Information: www.westcorkmusic.ie . Tel: 011.353.27.52788, 13 Glengarriff Road, Bantry, Co. Cork

 

•  August 24 to 27, Tonder Festival, Denmark, www.tf.dk .

 

•  August 24 to 28, Cornwall Folk Festival in Wadebridge, England. http://cornwallfolkfestival.com/

 

•  August 25 to 27, Coleman Traditional Festival, Co. Sligo, www.colemanirishmusic.com .

 

•  August 26 & 27, Irish Traditional Music Camp in Takashima, Japan. www.gullivervillage.jp/index.php and www.facebook.com/cafecaledonia .

 

•  Newfoundland Tour September 2017 featuring Benny McCarthy, Conor Moriarty, Graham Wells, & Billy Sutton. Information: www.cordeen.com.

 

•  September 2017, Gerry Whelan Memorial Weekend, Cootehill, Co. Cavan. www.gerrywhelanweekend.com .

 

•  September 4 to 10, lúr Cinn Fleadh, Newry City Music Festival, Newry, Co. Down www.lurcinnfleadh.com

 

•  September 8 to 10, Feile Cheoil Larry Reynolds, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. www.larryreynoldsweekend.com .

 

•  September 8 to 10, Dingle Tradfest 2017, Dingle, Co. Kerry. www.dingletradfest.ie

 

•  September 14 to 17, Gig'n the Bann Music and Dance Festival, Portglenone, Co. Antrim. www.gignthebann.com .

 

•  September 22 to 24, Johnny Doherty Traditional Music and Dance Festival, Ardara, Co. Donegal. www.Ardara.ie . or www.johnnydohertyfestival.com

 

•  October 6 to 14, Celtic Colours International Festival, Cape Breton Island, Canada.

www.celtic-colours.com .

 

•  October 4 to 8, The Irish Festival of Oulu. www.irish.fi / info@irish.fi ( in Finland). Irish concerts including: Clann Mhic Ruari, Rianta, Dervish & Altan. Top Finnish bands: Droichead, Narrow Neck, Ylasirtola Ramblers and from Sweden the duo Reeds.

 

•  October 11 to 22, The Fenians, (Terry Casey, Rob Williams, Brendan Harkins, Chris Pierce, & Tardu Yegin), out of Orange County, CA, will tour Ireland. They will perform in three concerts: Galway @ The Quays, in Kinsale @ The Trident Hotel's Wharf Tavern, and In Kilkenny, The Irish Weavers, Matt the Millers will host the final concert. Information: www.thefenians.com .

 

•  October 24 to 29, Galway Bay's 14 th Annual Celtic Music Feis (Washington State). Entertainment: Crooked Jacks, Ockham's Razor, The Black Donnellys, The Whiskey Dicks, Seamus Kennedy, Tallymore, St. James Gate, Ojizo and more. Information: www.galwaybayirishpub.com .

 

•  October 24 to October 30, Return to Camden Town, festival of Traditional Irish Music, Song, & Dance. Includes: Matt Molloy, John Carty & Arty McGlynn, The Bonny Men, Noel Hill, Gatehouse, Mick O'Brien, Aoife Ni Bhrian& Caoimhin O'Fearghall, and more. Information: www.returntocamden.org / facebook.com/returntocamdentown .

 

November 3 to 5, Copenhagen Irish Festival. Featuring Len Graham & Jack Lynch plus more. www.irishfestival.dk , and Facebook /copenhagen.irish.festival .

 

More to come as dates and venues are confirmed.

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”

 

March 26    Robin Hiteshew , Photographer who has documented Irish performers, for 40 years

 

April 16   Easter Rising Program #1

April 23   Easter Rising Program #2 with Jim Caldwell

April 30   Jack Webber, Knights of Equity

May 7   Patricia Hopper Patteson, Author, Corrib Red, sequel to “Kilpara”

  Jack Haggerty, President AOH Division 9, Oakland

  Mac McCafferty, Irish Centre of Pittsburgh

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

July 23   Guest Host, Jim Caldwell

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

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