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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, April 23, 2017
Program # 1518

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, April 23

•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM, FM 93.3 presents an Easter Rising Program # 2 w/ Jim Caldwell as guest. The Ireland Report from Dublin with Davy Kettyles sponsored by AOH Division 1, South Hills. The Top of the Hour Moment sponsored by The Irish Society for Education and Charity.

 

Tuesday, April 25

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

 

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

 

Wednesday, April 26

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

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Dave Morgan @ 7pm with the sounds of the steel drums.

 

Thursday, April 27

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

 

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

 

Friday, April 28

•  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 , in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Happy Hour w/ Andy & Brian @ 5:30pm followed by Terry Griffith @ 9pm.

 

Saturday, April 29

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features a Full Irish Breakfast from 8:00am followed by Live Music @ 8pm.

 

•  AOH Division 1 in the South Hills presents “ A Night of Irish Music ” @ Saint Pamphilus Social Hall, 1000 Tropical Ave. Pittsburgh in Beechview. 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. This is a change in venue from past years.

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Mark Guiser on vocals & guitar @ 9pm.

 

Sunday, April 30

•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM, FM 93.3 - The Ireland Report w/ Mairtin O'Muilleoir from Belfast is sponsored by AOH Division 1, South Hills. The Top of the Hour Moment sponsored by The Irish Society for Education and Charity. Guest in studio is Jack Webber w/ the Knights of Equity.

 

•  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.

 

•  Pittsburgh Ceili Club will visit the Gaelic Arts Society @ 2pm to demonstrate and instruct the G.A.S.P. members on dancing.  Followed by refreshments and social at (Carlow University) A.J. Palumbo Hall, Fifth Ave., Oakland.  Free Parking across the Street.

 

Thursday, May 4 through May 20

•  PICT Classic Theatre presents SIVE ”. Description – Being sold to an old, decrepit man for two hundred pounds is not every girl's idea of a fairytale marriage, but for Sive, it's the only way her family can find some relief from their poverty-stricken existence. Sive tells the folk culture story of star-crossed lovers, set against the backdrop of the 50's in County Kerry, where the charming thatch-roofed cottages illustrate both the simplicity and acclaimed Sharon's Grave. Sive embodies all the Irish wit and charm that defines John B. Keane's plays. Tickets: 412.561.6000 or www.picttheatre.org . All performances at Union Project, 801 North Negley Avenue in Highland Park, Pittsburgh PA 15206 (at the corner of N. Negley Ave. & Stanton Ave.) Save $5 – use special discount code PICT517 at online checkout or when ordering by phone.

 

Friday, May 5

•  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 , in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed John Wiatrak from 7:45pm till 10:30pm.

 

Saturday, May 6

•  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.

 

•  Catholic Mass in honor of the 36 th Anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strikes , 4:30pm at St. Patrick's Church, 17 th Street & Liberty Ave. in The Strip. After Mass everyone will gather at Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle. Information: Sarah McAuliffe Bellin, 412.512.9388 or sarahm1916@comcast.net .

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle  in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Seamus Kennedy , ONE NIGHT ONLY @ 9pm.

 

Sunday, May 7

•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM, FM 93.3 – Annual Hunger Strike program. The Ireland Report comes to us from Donegal w/ Patricia Sharkey . 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 . Interview with Patricia Hopper Patteson, Author, “ Corrib Red”.

 

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 14

•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM, FM 93.3 The Ireland Report comes to us from Galway w/ Brian Nolan, www.galwaywalks.com . . 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 .

 

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 .

 

•  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.

 

Sunday, May 21

•  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 @ Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland. 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. 

 

Sunday, May 28

•  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.

 

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 ”. 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

 

•  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

•  AOH St. Patrick Division 4 and LAOH St. Bridgid's Division 4 are sponsoring “A Day of Irish Music” @ the Croatian Center (Schitizen Park), just off Babcock Blvd. in Ross Township. 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/ .

 

July 9 to 14

•  Balmoral School of Piping & Drumming at Shadyside Academy w/ teachers P/M Terry Tully, P/M Robert Matheson, George Baldersose (& smallpiping), 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

•  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 April, 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

 

•  April 27 to 30, 37 th Shetland Folk Festival, Scotland, www.shetlandfolkfestival.com .

 

•  MAY BANK HOLIDAY – April 28 to May 1, “Cup of TaeTraditional Music Festival” Ardara, Co. Donegal. www.cupoftaefestival.co.m . Tel: Stephen 011.353.87.242.4590.

 

•  May 3 to 7, Fiddle Fair in Baltimore, West Cork, www.fiddlefair.com .

 

•  May 19 to 21, Galway Early Music Festival, www.galwayearlymusic.com .

 

•  May 19 to 21, Skerries Traditional Music Weekend, County Dublin, www.skerriestraditionalmusic.com .

 

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

 

•  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 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 .

 

•  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, 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, 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, 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

 

•  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. 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. www.westcorkmusic.ie . Tel: 011.353.27.52788.

 

•  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 .

 

•  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 .

 

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”

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