Now in its 30th year
ECHOES OF ERIN WEDO 810 AM and FM 93.3
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Diane V. Byrnes
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NEW Notice DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS – January 10, 2018

The Irish Echo is proud to present the 11th annual Irish Top 40 Under 40 Awards, which will take place on Friday, February 23th, 2018 in The Manhattan Club at Rosie O'Grady's, NYC .

This hugely popular event is a celebration of Irish and Irish Americans who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields of work before reaching the age of forty.

We will be honoring the up and coming personalities of Irish America from every walk of life, and from every part of the nation. Our Top 40 Under 40 will spotlight the up-and-coming leaders of Irish America from around the nation who work in a variety of fields and occupations.

To book tickets for this event please contact Tracey Quilligan on Tel: (212) 482-4818 or Email: tquilligan@irishecho.com . For advertising and sponsorship packages please contact Madeline O'Boyle on Tel: (212) 482-4818 or Email : moboyle@irishecho.com

 

Notice #1

Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle – Located at 2329 Penn Avenue in The Strip. Contact David Regan at 412.642.6622 or http://www.harpandfiddle.com for information on the Pub, special events, or renting the facilities. Happy Hour at the Harp & Fiddle takes place every Friday from 5:00 – 7:00pm. There are discounted drinks, free munchies, and Live Acoustic Music beginning at 5:30pm.

 

Notice #2

Riley's Pour House Located at 215 East Main Street in Carnegie . http://www.rileyspourhouse.com . Contact Jim Riley @ 412.279.0770 for details on the Pub or RILEY'S GARDENS AND HEATED POUR HOUSE PAVILION. 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 # 3

The Knights of Equity have available their Club Rooms for rent, 1248 Evergreen Ave., in Millvale. The rooms can accommodate up to 110 people, there is a finished kitchen, and available parking is close by. This is an excellent facility for small social events, Holy Communion Parties, Showers, Meetings, and more. Contact Mike Culhane at 412.821.9113 for details. Website: www.knightsofequity.org and https://www.facebook.com/knightsofequitycourt9 .

 

Notice # 4

The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh is holding their 2017 Christmas Irish Castle Vacation Raffle …and looking for your help. The proceeds from the raffle will go specifically to fund DIRECT costs of Irish students' Pittsburgh-based program, including, but not limited to travel, living expenses, cultural and recreational activities, and more. O pportunities are provided for Irish students, North and South, to come to the US for work experience, training, cultural exchange, and a greater worldview.  As a US Department of State-designated sponsor of the well-known J-1 visa program, we have, for the past eight years, worked to bring hundreds of Irish students to the US.  These are in addition to the 2000+ who participated on our Wider Horizons, Walsh Visa, Carbon Zero, and other group programs offered over our 28-year history. 

 

If you are able to help and/or purchase a ticket contact James J. Lamb, Honorary Consul of Ireland and President, of the Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh, 1601 Marys Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15215.

412.394.3900, www.iiofpitt.org .

 


Sunday, December 31, 2017
Program # 1554

Echoes of Erin broadcasting on WEDO 810AM , FM 93.3 ,
@ 12:30pm and again @ 10:30pm
And a rebroadcast on www.kdwradio.com , on
Wednesday @ 1:30pm, Click on LISTEN LIVE

Sunday, December 31 – New Year's Eve

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•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm and 10:30pm . The Ireland Report from County Allegheny w/ Diane Byrnes , sponsored by the Daughters of Erin, and r ebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.kdwradio.com , click on Listen Live. The Top of the Hour Moment is sponsored by Echoes of Erin with “ The Sounds of the Season ”.

 

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770, is celebrating Dublin New Years Eve Celebration from Noon to 7:00pm . Live performances by Paul Rennie & Lucas, and The Danny McGoo Band. Irish Belly Dancers will close the day at 6:30pm.

•  From Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle. On Christmas Eve there was an accident at Penn and 24th and one of the cars involved crashed into the front of our building. There was a significant amount of damage to the front wall of the building which caused some damage to the interior of the building. We have had a temporary resolution to the problem so that we could reopen for business today at 3:00pm. There will be no further interruption to business in the near future. New Year's Eve festivities are still going to happen.

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave.,  in The Strip, 412.642.662 presents is open from 3pm till 10pm for New Years Eve in Ireland with Jimmy Lamb and Paddy Folan from 5pm to 9pm with a free Champagne Toast @ 7pm. The Pub will close by 10:00pm.

 

Now until Saturday, January 6, 2018

•  ROCKY BLEIER LIVE ON STAGE AT THE O'REILLY THEATER in “ The Play presented by Pittsburgh Public Theater @ O'Reilly Theater. Written by Gene Collier and Directed by Scott C. Wise. Appropriate for children 10 and older.

Thurs, Dec 28, 7 pm

Fri, Dec 29, 7 pm

Sat, Dec 30, 1 pm

Sat, Dec 30, 7 pm

Tues, Jan 2, 7 pm

Weds, Jan 3, 7 pm

Thurs, Jan 4, 7 pm

Fri, Jan 5, 7 pm

Sat, Jan 6, 1 pm

By GENE COLLIER

Directed by SCOTT C. WISE

 

In this inspiring one-man play, he shares the true story that took him from the football field to the battlefield and back – where he helped the Steelers to four Super Bowl victories!  By Phone: 412.316.1600 , In Person: Visit the O'Reilly Theater Box Office , 621 Penn Avenue, Downtown, i nformation Casey @ chelm@ppt.org or call 412.316.8200 x704.

 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

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

 

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

 

Wednesday, Wednesday, January 3, 2018

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

 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

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

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave.,  in The Strip, 412.642.662 features Live Music @ 7:30pm.

 

Friday, January 5, 2018

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

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave.,  in The Strip, 412.642.662 features Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Live Music @ 9pm.

 

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - Women's Christmas (in Ireland)

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features a full Irish breakfast from 8am. This evening entertainment is Live Music at @ 8pm.

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave.,  in The Strip, 412.642.662 Live Music @ 9pm.

 

Sunday, January 7, 2018 – Little Christmas

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•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm and 10:30pm . The Ireland Report from Donegal with Patricia Sharkey sponsored by Jack Goodrich, Attorney of Law, Goodrich & Associates, P.C., and r ebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.kdwradio.com , click on Listen Live.

 

Saturday, January 13

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features a full Irish breakfast from 8am. This evening entertainment is Live Music at @ 8pm.

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , 2329 Penn Ave.,  in The Strip, 412.642.662 Live Music @ 9pm.

 

•  The All Ireland Athletic Club presents Andy Cooney's “Frost on the Shamrock” Winter Dance, featuring Andy Cooney, Jimmy Kelley, and John Nolan. Venue is the Acme Club, 230 Herron Avenue, Cheswick PA 15024 from 7:00pm till 11:00pm. Tickets $25.00, available at the Door . Information / Reservations contact Jim Guay at jguaybest@comcast.net or 412.367.0696.

 

Sunday, January 14

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•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm and 10:30pm . The Ireland Report from Galway with Brian Nolan, www.galwaywalks.com , sponsored by Jack Goodrich, Attorney of Law, Goodrich & Associates, P.C., and rebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.kdwradio.com , click on Listen Live.

 

Sunday, January 21

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•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm and 10:30pm . The Ireland Report from Dublin with Davy Kettyles sponsored by Jack Goodrich, Attorney of Law, Goodrich & Associates, P.C., and a rebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.kdwradio.com , click on Listen Live.

 

•  The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents “Movie Afternoon” at 2:00pm at A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science @ Carlow University, 3305 Fifth Ave (corner of 5 th & Craft Ave in Oakland). Parking and public transportation across 5 th Ave. Text or phone: 412.607.4113. Email gaelicartsociety@gmail.com .

 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

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•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm and 10:30pm . The Ireland Report from Belfast with Mairtin O'Muilleoir, www.newbelfast.com and sponsored by Jack Goodrich, Attorney of Law, Goodrich & Associates, P.C., and r ebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.kdwradio.com , click on Listen Live.

 

Sunday, February 4, 2018

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•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm and 10:30pm, today begins the 30 th year broadcasting on WEDO . The Ireland Report from Donegal with Patricia Sharkey sponsored by Jack Goodrich, Attorney of Law, Goodrich & Associates, P.C., and r ebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.kdwradio.com , click on Listen Live.

 

Saturday, February 10

•  Irish Night with “Row On For Brendan Concert” w/ The Winifred Horan Trio with Winifred Horan on fiddle, Utsav Lai on piano, and Dan Faiella on guitar. Also joining Winifred will be Katie Grennan , local fiddle player and currently a member of Gaelic Storm. The Concert takes place at McGonigle Theater at Central Catholic High School, Fifth Ave., in Oakland. Proceeds benefit both Central Catholic and Oakland Catholic's crew teams. Information: info@irishnight.org . Purchase tickets @ https://www.showclix.com/event/irishnight2018 .

 

Sunday, February 18

•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm and 10:30pm . The Ireland Report from Dublin with Davy Kettyles and is sponsored by Jack Goodrich, Attorney of Law, Goodrich & Associates, P.C., and r ebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.kdwradio.com , click on Listen Live. Interview with Paul Byrom, Tenor, he will be performing in Pgh on Friday, March 9 @ the Edgewood Country Club.

 

•  The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents “ Irish Gardens ” with Dawn McBride at 2:00pm at A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science @ Carlow University, 3305 Fifth Ave (corner of 5 th & Craft Ave in Oakland). Parking and public transportation across 5 th Ave. Text or phone: 412.607.4113. Email gaelicartsociety@gmail.com .

 

Sunday, February 25

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•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm and 10:30pm . The Ireland Report from Belfast with Mairtin O'Muilleoir, www.newbelfast.com and sponsored by Jack Goodrich, Attorney of Law, Goodrich & Associates, P.C., and r ebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.kdwradio.com , click on Listen Live. Guest in studio is James Gourley, Artistic Director of The River City Brass.

•  Gaelic Storm will perform at Jergal's in Warrendale, just off I-79. Katie Grennan local fiddle player and a current member of Gaelic Storm will be performing. Information:

http://jergels.com/events/gaelic-storm .

 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

•  River City Brass presents ? ? Celtic Hurricane ?? series of concert performances. Tonight @ Linton Middle School in Penn Hills.

 

Friday, March 2

•  River City Brass presents ? ? Celtic Hurricane ?? series of concert performances. Tonight @ Carson Middle School in McCandless.

 

Saturday, March 3

•  River City Brass presents ? ? Celtic Hurricane ?? series of concert performances @ The Palace Theatre in Greensburg.

 

Friday, March 9

•  Paul Byrom in Concert at Edgewood Country Club, 100 Churchill Road, Pittsburgh, Pa 15235. Tickets available @ www.paulbyrom.ie . Paul was an original member of world-renowned Celtic Thunder, Irish Tenor of the Year, star of Dublin's Beauty and the Beast. Meet & Greet availability.

 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 –

•  River City Brass presents ? ? Celtic Hurricane ?? series of concert performances @ Upper St. Clair High School in the South Hills.

 

 

Thursday, March 15, 2018 –

•  River City Brass presents ? ? Celtic Hurricane ?? series of concert performances @ Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.

 

Saturday, March 17, 2018

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•  Pittsburgh's St. Patrick's Day Parade steps off at Grant and Liberty @ 10:00an. More information to follow.

 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

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•  Presents The Young Irelanders @ 7:30pm, University Union MPR. These eight sensational performers have traditional Irish music, song and dance running through their veins. They have toured as lead performers with Riverdance and Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance , performed as soloists on PBS specials, shared the stage with Bono, and collaborated with Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones) and Sting (The Police). Tickets: Adult $22, Senior $20, Youth $18, SRU Student $8. http://theyoungirelanders.com

 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

•  Celtic Woman coming to the Benendum Center. Details TBA.

 

 

April 2 & 3 to May 21 & 22

•  Folk Music Classes through Calliope House, taking place at Chatham University in Shadyside, in the Mellon Building on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Classes offered include: guitar, harmonica, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, accordion, bagpipe, bluegrass harmony, voice, and much more. Email: calliope@calliopehouse.org or 412.361.1915.

 

Sunday, April 8

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•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm and 10:30pm . The Ireland Report from Galway with Brian Nolan, www.galwaywalks.com , and rebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at www.kdwradio.com , click on Listen Live.

 

•  Singer Damian McGinty performing with “The Slow Dance Tour” at the Kean Theatre, 5847 Meridian Road, Gibsonia, 15044, at 8pm.

 

Sunday, April 15

•  The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents “ Irish Sports in Pittsburgh” 2:00pm at A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science @ Carlow University, 3305 Fifth Ave (corner of 5 th & Craft Ave in Oakland). Parking and public transportation across 5 th Ave. Text or phone: 412.607.4113. Email gaelicartsociety@gmail.com .

 

Sunday, May 20

•  The Gaelic Arts Society presents “ Irish Names and Symbols” presented by John F. Webber at 2:00pm at A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science @ Carlow University, 3305 Fifth Ave (corner of 5 th & Craft Ave in Oakland). Parking and public transportation across 5 th Ave. Text or phone: 412.607.4113. Email gaelicartsociety@gmail.com .

 

Sunday, June 3

•  The Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh presents “High Tea” at Gaetano's Banquet Center,1617 Banksville Road, Pgh 15216. Text or phone: 412.607.4113. Email gaelicartsociety@gmail.com . Details TBD

•  on Listen Live. This month is “The Sounds of the Season”!

 

 

 

 

Interviews and Guests coming in 2017

 

December    ??? The Sounds of the Season ??? for The Top of the Hour Moment

December 3   Brian Dunphy, w/ The High Kings

 

2018

January 2018   Orla Fallon, singer & harpist (was with the original Celtic Woman), now solo

 

Feb 2018   Jim & Cheryl Reilly, Reilly's Pour House

Feb 18, 2018   Paul Byrom, Irish Tenor, previously w/ Celtic Thunder

Feb 25, 2018   James Gourley, Artistic Director, River City Brass

 

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 CONFIRMED.

 

•  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 – Pittsburgh Ceili Club, https://www.facebook.com/groups/38281773670 and http://pittsburghceiliclub.org

•  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 .

•  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 – Echoes of Erin

•  July – Dorothy Flaherty Weldon, Past National President, LAOH Inc., Past Pennsylvania State President, LAOH, Inc. and President Mary Ellen O'Neill, Div. #4, Washington County

•  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, President Michael Murphy, 412.682.1741.

•  November – My Brookline Buddies with Danny & Mary Jo O'Toole , Marty & Dina O'Toole , and Joe & Kathy McGee . https://www.facebook.com/brooklinebuddies/

 

December – Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM, FM 93.3 and online @ www.kdwradio.com , click on Listen Live. This month is “The Sounds of the Season”!