Echoes of Erin Presenter Diane V. Byrnes broadcasts her show each Sunday lunchtime (Eastern)

Dateline Pittsburgh: Echoes of Erin - Summer Updates

Echoes of Erin broadcasting on WEDO 810AM
and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm 
And a rebroadcast on, on 
Wednesday @ 1:30pm, then Click on LISTEN LIVE

78 Grant Avenue Sunday, March 24, 2024
Pittsburgh PA 15223 Program # 1880
412.781.6368 Broadcasting since Feb. 7, 1988
Email:    Now in 36th Year 

Sponsors for July 2024

The Ireland Report – LAOH St. Bridget Division 4
The Top of the Hour Moment – John & Ann Tarpey

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Sunday, July 7 thru Friday, July 12

·   Learn from the best at our Summer Piping & Drumming Camps in Pennsylvania! Kutztown Camp

Tuesday, July 9

·   Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle in The Strip, hosts Ceili Dancing w/ The Pittsburgh Ceili Club, 7:15pm.

Wednesday, July 10

·   Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle Hosts ‘Live Music’ with Jim Lamb 7pm to 10pm.

Thursday, July 11

·    Calliope presents Moose Lodge Revival, part of the Summer Concert Series at Schenley Plaza @ 7:00 pm, PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PITTSBURGH PARKS CONSERVANCY.   No tickets are necessary for these shows, but we will be collecting tips for the artists. Suggested tip is $15, but any amount is welcome.  
A new traditional bluegrass band based around Pittsburgh, Moose Lodge Revival is carrying forward and promoting bluegrass music through exploring its various sub-genres and sharing it with you live. Bringing people together to recognize, celebrate, and participate in this important American art form is a main focus for this group of five experienced area musicians.  The band consists of Jimmy Hall – mandolin, banjo, vocals; Ryan Meals – guitar, vocals; Adam Petterson – guitar; Jay Gould – fiddle, mandolin; and Trish Imbrogno – bass, vocals.

Friday, July 12

·    Mullaney’ Harp & Fiddle – Beat the Rush Hour Blues 5pm to 7pm.  Live Music 5:30pm to 9:30pm.

Saturday, July 13

·   Pittsburgh Irish Rowing Club (PIRC) is hosting their 40th Annual St. Brendan’s Cup Regatta @Montour Marina in Groveton from 12 Noon until 4:00 PM.  Each year the club publishes a Regatta Program Book and you are welcome to participate.  Ads are due by July 6.  Questions and Information: or call 412-596-5156.
·    Mullaney’ Harp & Fiddle – Live Music 8pm to Midnight.

Sunday, July 14

Brian Nolan
·   Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm. The Ireland Report comes to us from Galway with Brian Nolan,, click on Listen Live.   This segment is sponsored by LAOH St, Bridget Division 4, Joan Tielsch as president. The program is rebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday on  The Top of the Hour Moment is sponsored by John & Ann Tarpey, steady listeners and supporters.
·   Stephen Graf invites you to a reading of his novel, The Third Traveler, at the Anchor and Anvil coffee shop @1 PM.

Sunday, July 14 thru Friday, July 19

·  Edinboro Camp, July 14-19.  Balmoral School of Piping & Drumming hosts a Summer Piping & Drumming Camp at Endinboro Camp.

Thursday, July 18 thru Sunday, July 21

·   Picklesburgh 2024 – Boulevard of the Allies in Downtown Pittsburgh. Produced by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership - USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Best Specialty Food Festival in The USA.  More details later. 
Three-Time Champ Picklesburgh Nominated Again for ‘Best Specialty Food Festival in America’! - Picklesburgh

Saturday, July 20

·   Allegheny County Wine & Spirits Festival @ Hartwood Acres Mansion Park. It is an afternoon of wine and spirits, food trucks, and live music at the Allegheny County Wine & Spirits Festival, this event will feature samples from some of the best wineries & distilleries in our region and food can be purchased from food trucks.⁠

Two sessions are available and tickets are $30. Designated drivers and those under 21 are free.  Valid proof of age must be provided at the event to sample.
Session 1: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm / Session 2: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Address: Hartwood Acres Mansion Lawn, 200 Hartwood Acres, Pittsburgh 15238.  To purchase your tickets, visit 

Sunday, July 21

Davy Kettyles
·   Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm. The Ireland Report comes to us from Dublin with Davy Kettyles. This segment is sponsored by LAOH St, Bridget Division 4, Joan Tielsch as president. The program is rebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday on  The Top of the Hour Moment is sponsored by John & Ann Tarpey, steady listeners and supporters.

Sunday, July 28

Mairtin O’Muilleoir
·  Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm. The Ireland Report comes to us from Belfast with Mairtin O’Muilleoir, Publisher Irish Echo Newspaper.   This segment issponsored by LAOH St, Bridget Division 4, Joan Tielsch as president. The program isrebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday on  The Top of the Hour Moment is sponsored by John & Ann Tarpey, steady listeners and supporters.

Friday, August 2

·   AOH Sean MacBride Division 32 are sponsoring their 30th Annual Irish Open Scramble @ Quicksilver Golf Club in McDonald PM from 7:15am to 4:00pm. Contact. Tim Regan at 412-420-9794 Or  Golf registration deadline is July 26, 2024. Note: Every year we sell out. We will take the first 144 golfers with paid registration.

Saturday, August 3

·  Lawrenceville Art Crawl from 1pm to 9pm, from Butler Street @ 34th to 54st Streets with 200 + Artists, 45+ Crawl Stops, and 75 + Bands.

Wednesday, August 7

·  Brad Wagner performing @ Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, in The Strip @ 7pm.

Friday, August 9

·  In Belfast – Féile Country Fest at Falls Park in Belfast.  The Entertainment includes: Nathan Carter, The Whistlin’ Donkeys, All Folk’d Up, + more acts.  Tickets: plus fees.

Thursday, August 15 thru 18

·  Little Italy Days (it doesn’t matter your ethnicity as this event is a delicious time).  From 5pm Thursday till 5pm on Sunday.
Get ready to dive into the vibrant energy of Little Italy Days in the heart of Bloomfield! Join us to enjoy our most popular Italian-flavored gourmet cupcakes, including the irresistible Tiramisu. And that's not all! We'll also have a delightful selection of Lady Locks and mouthwatering Cannolis. These treats were such a hit last year, they flew off the shelves!  It's the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to an Italian delectable explosion of culinary delights that will leave you wanting more

Saturday, August 16

·  11th Annual Music for MS Concert, performing at the Corbriwood Stage in Gibsonia PA.  from 4pm to 9pm – Entertainment includes: November Blue, a 6-piece band combining modern sounds with a nostalgic feel + harmonies.  There is Cue Ball combining Blues / Rock with Irish and Celtic.  Tullycavy - The group focuses on folk, alternative country and Celtic music while adding in originals. The name is derived from the town in Northern Ireland of the same name.  The 729ers is a 3-person alternative folk group from Southwestern PA. The trio includes guitar, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, percussion, and vocals. They play a variety of styles including traditional, Irish, bluegrass, Appalachian, pop, originals, and more.  John Vento is best known as the front man for the high-energy, rhythm and blues group, The Nied’s Hotel Bandand (  All proceeds benefit the Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter of the National MS Society

Sunday, August 25

·  The Pittsburgh Ceili Club will host their annual Club Picnic at North Park’s Rose Barn.  Details to be announced later.

Saturday, August 31 to September 1, 2024 – LABOR DAY WEEKEND

·   Appaloosa Roots Music Festival, Skyline Ranch Resort, Front Royal, VA featuring Scythian, Carbon Leaf, TopHouse, Gothard Sisters, Smoke & The Poet and More.  Information: https://gothardsisters,com/shows Tickets: Ticket Information (

Fall 2024

·   The 150th Anniversary of the Martin Noone – William R. Murphy AOH Division 21is quickly approaching and it marks 150 years of consecutive service to the Irish / American Irish people and organization. This is the oldest and longest serving AOH in Pennsylvania. There will be a program to commemorate this event – watch for it.

Friday, October 11, 2024 in Dublin

- The Wolfe Tones Last Goodbye - IN CONCERT in Dublin @ 3Arena Dublin.  60th Anniversary.  Ticket price 44.20 Euro @ Tickets The Wolfe Tones - 60th Anniversary Concert, Dublin | Fri, 11 Oct 2024, 18:00 | Ticketmaster IE  Some special guests will join the Wolfe Tones.

The Wolfetones Shows and Tours from ( 
After 60 years of performing live concerts worldwide, the Wolfe Tones are saying Farewell to all of their loyal fans with shows scheduled in major US and Canadian cities in March 2024. The Wolfe Tones last performed in St. Johns in 2013 and we are delighted to have the opportunity of saying our last farewell to all of our Canadian supporters and fans. 

Sponsors of The Ireland Report for 2024  (As of 3-30-2024) 

• January thru March – 2024, Attorney Jack Goodrich, Goodrich & Associates, PLC, Jack Goodrich  412-261-GOOD.  
• April 2024 - Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 1, South Hills, Denny  Flanigan,
• May 2024 – Knights of Equity, Court 9 Pittsburgh, John (Jack) F. Webber, Worthy Sir Knight,
• June – AOH St. Patrick Division 4, North Hills, Rick Duffy, President 
• July 2024 – LAOH St. Bridget Division 4, Joan Tielsch, President  (NC)
• August 2024 – Pittsburgh Ceili Club,  (NC)
• September 2024 – Allegheny County Board AOH, Bob Kelly,  (NC)
• October 2024 – AOH Division 32, Carnegie, Eric Haenni, Pres, NC)
• November 2024 – Irish American Unity Conference, Sarah McAuliffe Bellin, President 
• December 2024 - Daughters of Erin, Rose Kreger, President DOE,

Sponsors of “The Top of the Hour Moment, 2024”

• 2024 January –The Irish Society for Education & Charity 
• 2024 February – AOH St Brendan Division 1, Greensburg.  Fr. Jerry O’Shea, 724.832.0482. Email           
• 2024 March – Dorothy Flaherty Weldon, National Past President LAOH,
• 2024 April – AOH Division 32, Carnegie, Eric Haenni, President,
• 2024 May – AOH Division 17 in Monroeville,  Bill O’Neill President (NC)
• 2024 June – LAOH Maude Gonne Division 32, Carnegie, Maureen Sueffert President
• 2023 July –  John & Ann Tarpey, Supporters & Steady Listeners
• 2024 August – Larry Brophy, celebrating 29 years of Sobriety  
• 2024 September –Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh, Shirley Murphy, President
• 2024 October –The Martin Noone – William R. Murphy AOH Division 21, Jack Pistella, Pres. 
• 2024 November – Colleen Rumble, a Listener and Supporter of the program
• 2024 December – OPEN
Dateline Irish 2024
• 2024 February - The Irish Society for Education & Charity
• 2024 March – Stephen Graf, Author, The Third Traveler
• 2024 April – LAOH Division 11, Mary Rodgers Schubert 
• 2024 May – Jim Caldwell, Hunger Strikers of 1981, Bobby Sands Death 
• 2024 August – Jim Caldwell, Hunger Strikers of 1981, Mickey Devine’s Death