Archive for December, 2006

New Poem – Concrete Putty

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

Concrete Putty by John O’Brien, Jr. I see your angry eyes and other things too I see you walking down the hall, single file shadow your shadow feet shuffling, eyes down you won’t look right at me but the defiance still rides on your back weighing you down a malignant cancer eating away at the […]

Announcing the 2007 Festival Lineup:

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Cleveland’s Irish Cultural Festival Tommy Makem Cherish the Ladies Tommy Fleming Liz Carroll & John Doyle Johnny McEvoy Jimmy Carton John McDermott Seven Nations The Prodigals Gaelic Storm James Kilbane Dermot Henry Dublin City Ramblers Brigid’s Cross New Barleycorn Brace Yourself Bridget Brendan Shine Michael O’Brien & Philomena McGovern Dennis Doyle Pete Kelly Ceili Band […]

Band Aid ’06

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

The Harp, a Cleveland area fixture known for great Irish food, music and craic, hosted Band Aid ’06, on December 16th, in benefit of staff member Sinead [Shin naid] Elbert, who was recently diagnosed with Stage III cervical cancer and faces a tough battle to overcome the disease and all the accompanying troubles the treatment […]

A funny – You couldn’t make this stuff up

Monday, December 11th, 2006

Subject: FW: ships passing in the night You’ve Gotta Love the Irish! This is the  transcription of the ACTUAL radio conversation between the British and the Irish off the coast of Kerry, October 1998. Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations 10-10-98. IRISH: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South to […]

Shake the Bones

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Shake the Bones by John O’Brien, Jr. Christmas smells and sounds drift through the house. The sun is shining brightly.  There is no snow But the cold and wind shake the bones, the panes Shudder and stress.  Sticks against the racing clouds On the beautiful blue canvas of the half clear sky Cinnamon and pine […]