Dateline Irish on Echoes of Erin

with Diane Byrnes

Good Morning Friends,


Attached is the updated version of Dateline Irish for tomorrow, May 22.  There are some new entries listed.


As a reminder, Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle, today, is celebrating their 30th year in business serving the Pittsburgh Irish Community.  The festivities begin at 2:00pm with music by Mark Guiser followed by Andy & Brian at 5:00pm, then followed by Gerry Timlin at 8:00pm, a very entertaining line-up.  Gerry Timlin was the very first entertainer to grace MH&F Stage and he has been back just about each year.  This is a good way to say 'Thank You' to David Regan and Staff (which is pretty much the same staff since business began).


Also taking place today is a CD Release Party at Max's Allegheny Tavern on the North Side with Mark Tamsula, Richard Withers, Dave Krysty, and Kathy Fallon.  This is their 6th album on Old Time Music of SW Pennsylvania and it is quite good.  This party takes place from 4 to 7pm.


The Ireland Report comes to us from Galway with Brian Nolan and is sponsored by The Knights of Equity with Mike Culhane as Worthy Sir Knight (president).  My guest in the studio on Sunday is Jack Webber, a member of the KOE.


The Topic for 'The Top of the Hour Moment' is "The Endgame", the same name as the production of PICT Classic Theatre.  I understand this production is top notch, excellent! and a play you should see.  Our sponsor for this segment is PICT Classic Theatre.


I know most communities sponsor a 'Memorial Day Parade'.  In Pittsburgh the same is true, our  Memorial Day Parade will step off at 40th & Butler Streets at 10:00am on Monday, May 30th, and march up to St. Mary Cemetery where a short program takes place.  Our own Jim McGinley, Marine Captain, RET and a member of AOH Division 23 in Lawrenceville is one of the organizers.  Once again, Jim has invited Echoes of Erin to also participate, and I will.  The Parade Committee does a really nice job involving many groups & organizations.  So if your community does not offer such an event, why not come and enjoy Pittsburgh's in Lawrenceville.


Remember to tune in on Sunday to WEDO 810AM at 12:30pm for Irish music, news, and a bit of conversation.  The program is rebroadcast Sunday night on FM 93.3 at 10:30pm.  It is also heard online on Wednesday afternoon from 1:30pm on once you are here then click on Listen Live and that will bring you right up to the program.


This is it for today.  Have an enjoyable weekend and have a listen tomorrow.