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Festivals in Ireland 2016


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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

Notice # 5 NEW

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, March 19, 2017
Program # 1513

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, March 19

•  The Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., in The Strip, in cooperation with the Westmoreland County Historical Society hosts the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast with Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt presenting a workshop at 9:00am on genealogical sources found in Ireland . Go to this website: http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/events/irish-genealogy-workshop and click on link to register. Information: Sierra Green at 412-454-6361 or sgreen@heinzhistorycenter.org . Check out this site: www.rootsireland.ie .

 

•  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 AOH Division 17 in Monroeville and another sponsor for the month, The Irish Society for Education and Charity.

 

•  St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a celebration with Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher from 2pm till 6pm. Check website for details: www.stmaximiliamkilbehomestead.org .

 

Tuesday, March 21

•  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.

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , OPENS @ 11AM, in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Ceili Dancing @ 7pm.

 

Wednesday, March 22

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

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , OPENS @ 11AM,  in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features John Wiatrak @ 9pm.

 

Thursday, March 23

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Jazzy Happy Hour @ 5:30pm followed by Ray Lanich “The Axe Man” @ 8pm.

 

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!

 

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

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , OPENS @ 11AM,  in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Happy Hour @ 5:30pm w/ Andy & Brian followed by Mark Guiser @ 9pm.

 

•  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 . Website: http://thebyrnebrothers.com/ .

 

Information on the boys: Luca (12) plays button accordion, Finn (10) plays banjo, mandolin, & whistle; and Dempsey (7) plays bodhrán & whistle. They all three do Irish step dancing. Their Show combines exciting traditional Irish tunes with modern dance beats and not forgetting their interaction and fun with the audience, in a very natural way. 

They are accompanied and supported by their father Tommy on Guitar, Uilleann Pipes, Fiddle, Wh istles, Bagpipes and Bodhran. He is an  established and experienced professional musician and Irish Show Director.

As well as being highly accomplished musicians at Ulster Fleadh level the boys are all Ulster Irish Dancing Champions in their grades. Finn has also qualified for the World Championships in Dublin next April.

 

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 .

 

Saturday, March 25

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Full Irish Breakfast @ 8am followed by Pete Hewlett & Scott Anderson @ 8pm.

 

•  The American Legion Langley Post # 496 in Sheridan area, 2863 Chartiers Ave., Pittsburgh 15204, is celebrating St. Patrick's Day celebration with Ballad Singer, Mike Gallagher @ 7pm.

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , OPENS @ 11AM,  in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features music @ 9pm.

 

Sunday, March 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 Robin Hiteshew, a photographer who has documented Irish performers since the late 70's with his photography.

 

Tuesday, March 28

•  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 , OPENS @ 11AM,  in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Ceili Dancing @ 7pm.

 

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

 

Wednesday, March 29

•  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 , OPENS @ 11AM,  in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Jim Lamb on vocals & guitar @ 7pm.

 

Thursday, March 30

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

 

•  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

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

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , OPENS @ 11AM,  in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Happy Hour @ 5:30pm w/ Brad Bendis followed by Ballad Singer Terry Griffith @ 9pm.

 

•  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!

 

•  Pittsburgh Irish Fiddle & Feet Festival presented by Katie Grennan , Irish fiddle player at First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, 605 Morewood Ave., Oakland, 15213, 7pm. Guests include: Brian Conway on fiddle, Kevin Doyle on an Irish Dancers feet, John Williams , musician on button box, flute & vocals, Katie Grennan on fiddle, plus more talent . Purchase tickets: http://fiddleandfeet.brownpapertickets.com/ . Then on Saturday, April 1, the workshops take place at Dormont Municipal Center, 1444 Hillsdale Ave. in Dormont.

April 1st at Dormont Municipal Center (1444 Hillsdale Ave):
Advanced Dance (18 and under) - 11:30 - 12:45 PM ($20)
Intermediate Dance (18 and under) 12:45 - 1:45 PM ($20)
Adult Dance - 1:45 - 2:45 PM ($20)
Fiddle - 3:00 PM - 4:30 ($35).

REGISTER AT BROWN PAPER TICKETS: http://fiddleandfeet.brownpapertickets.com

Saturday, April 1

•  Riley's Pour House , 215 East Main St. in Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Full Irish Breakfast @ 8am followed by the Evan Dean Duo @ 8pm.

 

•  Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle , OPENS @ 11AM,  in The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Live Music @ 9pm.

 

Sunday, April 2

•  Change in day - Pittsburgh Ceili Club will hold an “ April Fools Surprise” 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 #1 . The Ireland Report from Dublin with Davy Kettyles. This segment is sponsored by AOH Division 1, South Hills.

 

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

•  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM, FM 93.3 presents an Easter Rising Program # 2 . The Ireland Report from Belfast w/ Mairtin O'Muilleoir . This segment is sponsored by AOH Division 1, South Hills.

 

•  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 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.

 

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.

 

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 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”. Details TBA.

 

Sunday, June 11

•  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/ .

 

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 March, 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,

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

 

•  March 24 to 27, Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar, Ballyliffin, Clonmany, Inishowen Peninsula, Co. Donegal www.inishowensinging.ie . Kevin McGonigle 011.353.86.835.3513.

 

•  March 31 to April 2, Ballydehob Irish Traditional Music Festival, County Cork. www.ballydehobtradfestival.com .

 

•  April 5 to 9, Féile Patrick Byrne, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan , www.carrickmacross.ie/feilepatrickbyrne . Tel: 011.353.87.239.6665.

 

•  April 6 to 9, Clifden Traditional Music Festival in Clifden, Co. Galway, www.clifdentradfest.com .

 

•  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, 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.

 

•  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 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 7 to 10, Gig'n the Bann Music and Dance Festival, Portglenone, Co. Antrim. www.gignthebann.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 22 to 24, Johnny Doherty Traditional Music and Dance Festival, Ardara, Co. Donegal. www.Ardara.ie .

 

•  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

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 – Daughters of Erin, 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, November, December – OPEN