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National Events May 5-12

May 5, 2010

By Staff Reporter

Boston

WNTN-AM 1550 Comhaltas
Comhaltas Ceoltoirri Eireann promotes Irish traditional music and dance throughout the world. The weekly radio program is broadcast each Saturday from Noon to 1:30 pm on WNTN-AM 1550.

John F. Kennedy Library and Museum
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Located at Columbia Point, Boston. Admission: Adults $10, Seniors and students $8. Children free. Details, www.jfklibrary.org or (617) 514-1600.

Counseling Services at Irish Immigration Center
Community Counseling Services (serving all nations) are offered at the Irish Immigration Center, 59 Temple Place, Boston. Details, (617) 542-7654.

Events and Concerts in Massachusetts
For details of concerts and events in Massachusetts visit www.IrishMassachusetts.com

WGBH FM 89.7
A Celtic Sojourn Radio Program, WGBH FM 88.7 broadcasts a selection of traditional and contemporary music from the Celtic countries on Saturday afternoons. Hosted by Brian O’Donovan. Details, (617) 300-5400 or [email protected]

WERS 88.9 FM
Boston Radio Station WERS 88.9 FM, presents “Celtic Traditions” every Sunday from 6 to 8 a.m. Details, (617) 578-8890.

The Sean Folan Show
The Sean Folan Show airs on Boston Cable Channel 23A Fridays at 9 pm and on Norwood and Westwood Cable on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. Details, (617) 983-9094.

WROL AM 950 A Feast of Irish Music
Host Seamus Mulligan of WROL AM 950 features news, music, weather and sports live from Ireland on Sundays from 1 to 5 pm. Details, (617) 328-0880 ext. 501.

Gaelic Roots Irish Music
Boston College’s Irish Music programs offer a year-round schedule of classroom instruction and visiting lectures and concerts. The program is run by Seamus Connolly, the Sullivan Artist in Residence in Irish Music at Boston College. Details, (617) 552-0490 or connolsb @bc.edu

Irish Cultural Center in Canton
For details and events at The Irish Cultural Center, 200 New Boston Drive, Canton, call (781) 821-8291 or visit www.irishculture.org

New England
Harp and Bard
The Harp and Bard Irish radio program airs Sundays, 5 to 7 pm, on WMPG 90.9 FM or www.wmpg.org in Portland, Maine.

New York State
Echoes of Erin
The “Echoes of Erin” radio program featuring Irish music and song, airs Saturdays from 4 to 5 pm on WJJI 1440 AM in the Niagara Falls region.

Echoes of Ireland
“Echoes of Ireland” Radio Show hosted by Sean Hennessey every Sunday from Noon to 1 pm on 1240 WATN, Watertown, NY.

Chicago
Gaelic Park Events
For details of events and happenings at Gaelic Park located at 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, call (708) 598-6800 or www.chicagogaelicpark.org.

Music Lessons
The Irish Music Foundation offers lessons on fiddle, flute, bodhran, harp, guitar, pipes and whistle at both the Irish American Heritage Center and Gaelic Park. Details, (312) 663-1414.

Carraig Pub at Gaelic Park
The Carraig Irish Pub at Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, presents Irish cultural events and entertainment throughout the week. Details, (708) 687-9323. or www.chicagogaelicpark.org.

Events at IAHC
The Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago, offers Irish cultural events and entertainment. For details, (773) 282-7035 or www.irishamhc.com.

WCEV 1450 AM
On Sunday evenings from 7-9, WCEV 1450 AM in Chicago broadcasts news and sports direct from Ireland also latest events and happenings at Gaelic Park. The program can be heard live over the internet on Sunday evenings at www.wcev1450.com. Details, (708) 687-9330.

Irish 2010 Festival at Gaelic Park Memorial Weekend
The Irish 2010 Festival celebrating the Spirit of Ireland, will be held from Friday, May 28, Saturday, May 29, Sunday, May 30 and Monday, May 31 at Chicago’s Gaelic Park located at 147th & Ridgeland Ave., Oak Forest, IL. Featuring fun for all ages with music, dance, ceili dancing, Irish stepdancers, children’s activities, Irish import stores, Irish Tea Room, huge fireworks display on Friday at 9PM, Gaelic football and hurling games and lots more. The Chicago Feis dancing competitions will be held on Monday, May 31, Noon – 8PM. Discount tickets on line thru May 21 at ChicagoGaelicPark.org. Further info. call (708) 687-9323.

Michigan
Irish Language Classes
The Crotty-Doran branch (Detroit-Windsor) of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann holds classes in language, music, and dance every Thursday night at the White Heather Club 150 Vester, Ferndale. Details, www.irishmusic.nu or (734) 420-0962.

Gaelic League Events
Irish entertainment, featuring dance, ceili and tin whistle every weekend in the Gaelic League, 2068 Michigan Ave., Detroit. Details, (313) 963-8895.

Irish Language Classes
The Crotty-Doran branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann holds classes in language, music and dance on Thursdays at the White Heather Club, 150 Vester, Ferndale. Details, (734) 420-0962.

Ohio
Cleveland Ceili Club
The Cleveland Ceili Club holds set dance classes on Tuesdays, 7:30 pm, at St. Clarence Church Hall, Lorain Rd., North Olmsted. Info. (440) 356-2999

Pennsylvania
Echoes of Erin
Echoes of Erin is broadcast on Sundays from 12:30 pm to 2 pm over WEDO 810 AM, and later in the day at www.wedo810.com Hosted by Diane V. Byrnes. Details, (412) 781-6368.

Echoes of Erin
Echoes of Erin is broadcast Sundays, 1 to 2 pm, over WEDO 810 AM. Host, Diane Byrnes. Details, (412) 781-6368

Shawnee Mountain Celtic Festival
The 3rd Annual Shawnee Mountain Celtic Festival will be held May 29 & 30 at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, PA. Exit 309, 1-80. Advance tickets and info. at www. shawneemt.com or (570) 421-7231

Maryland
Reflections of Ireland WHFC 91.1FM
Reflections of Ireland WHFC with host Ed McBride is broadcast Sundays, 5-7 pm, and Mondays 4-6 pm, also on web whfc911.org. Details, (410) 256-1010.

Virginia
Fairfax Ceili
Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann hosts a ceili, second Saturday of month at 8 pm, at Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Details,(301) 924-5460.

The Carolinas
Irish Society of Charlotte
The Irish Society of Charlotte, founded in 1986. For info. please call Margaret Shannon, (704) 541-6665.

LAOH Charlotte
LAOH in Charlotte Meckenburg Co. Div. 1 meets third Wed. of month. Website, NCLAOH.com or (704) 554-0720.

Sons of Erin AOH Meet
The Sons of Erin Div. AOH, Charlotte, meet monthly on second Thursday of each month at K of C, Columbus Hall, 220 E. Kingston St. Details, (704) 942-6345.

Georgia
Hibernian Benevolent Society
The Hibernian Benevolent Society of Atlanta meets second Thursday of month, 7 pm, at Harp Irish Pub, Roswell. Info. (770) 640-0287 or www.irishatlanta.com.

Florida
Marco Island Meetings
The Sons and Daughters of Erin hold monthly meetings the third Wednesday of month at 6:30 PM, at San Marco Parish Center. New members welcome. Details, ((239) 394-0229.

Friendly Sons and Daughters Meet in Pt. St. Lucie
The Friendly Sons and Daughters of Ireland meet at 7 pm on the third Tuesday of each month at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Ravenswood Lane, Port St. Lucie. Details, (772) 873-6615; email: [email protected]

Daytona Meetings
The Daytona Beach Area Irish American Club meets third Wednesday of month, 1 pm, at Crane Lakes Country Club, Port Orange, Taylor Road. Details, 677-9312

Meetings in Maitland
The Irish American Club of Central Florida meets second Sunday of month, 1:30 pm, at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Maitland. Details, (386) 668-0159.

Louisiana
Acadian Division AOH
The Acadian Division of the AOH meets last Thursday of month at 6:30 pm, in meeting room at Lafayette Motors, 1515 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Details, (337) 856-9001.

Texas
Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas
For details of Irish events in the Texas area visit www.harpandshamrock.org or email: [email protected]

Colorado
Denver AOH
The Denver AOH meets second Wednesday of month in Denver Press Club. Details, (303) 439-0924.

Arizona
Arizona Gaelic Society
The Irish American Gaelic Society of Tucson meets third Sunday of month at VFW Post 549, 1884 S. Caycroft, Phoenix. Details, (520) 586-4513.

Foundation Meetings
The Irish Foundation of Arizona meets first Wednesday of month, 7 pm, at Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Details, (602) 569-3539

Washington, D.C.
The Irish Radio Show
The Irish Radio Show hosted by Pat Troy and Kathleen Molloy airs in the Washington DC area on Sundays from 10:30 am to Noon over www.wust1120.com. Featuring music, news and sports from Ireland.

Canada
Events at St. Brigid’s Centre in Ottawa
For a full schedule of events at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts and Humanities, Home of the National Irish Canadian Culture Centre, 310 St. Patrick St., Ottawa, visit www.SAINTBRIGIDS.CA or call (613) 244-7373.

Oklahoma
Oklahoma City AOH
Oklahoma City AOH is forming a division for men and women. Applicants must be Catholic, of Irish birth or descent and at least 18 years old. Details, Hal Cousins, (405) 677-3623.

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