Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival


our new hotel partner

Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel

Located at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport*

(7 miles from the Festival @ the Berea Fairgrounds)

26th Annual Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival

July 18 – 20th, 2008

Ten stages of the very best in Irish music, culture, dance, pipe bands, vendors, food, children’s area and more.

Highlights:  Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, John McDermott, Tommy Fleming, Seven Nations, Maura O’Connell, New Barleycorn, Brigid’s Cross, Young Dubliners, The Elders, Foster & Allen, Barra McNeills, Liz Carroll & John Doyle, Johnny McEvoy, Cherish the Ladies, Dermot Henry, James Kilbane, Seamus Kennedy, Abbey Ceili Band or (216) 251-01711


*Free Shuttle Service available

Pitch the Peat CD Release Party

Come Join Pitch the Peat in celebrating the release of their debut CD “Far From Home”.
The party will be Friday May 2nd, at The Harp in Cleveland, Ohio.
Showtime is 8:00 PM.

Please call The Harp at (216) 939-0200 for reservations or more information.
The band have also just redesigned their website:

Irish Language Classes to be Offered – Kamms Corner Area

Ohio Irish American News

and P.J. McIntyre’s Presents:


Those who want to learn the

Gaelic Language

Tuesdays 6:00 to 7:30

Starting May 13th

PJ McIntyre’s Irish Pub

17719 Lorain Avenue

(Kamm’s Corners)

“No Experience Needed”

“Any Irish Need Apply”

For More Information, call the

Ohio Irish American News

(330) 321-6174

7 Weeks for $15 / Any 1 class $5

(includes Instructor, Hand Outs &

PJ McIntyre’s Menu Discount

for Attendees)

Please Pass On (and on and on and …)

St. Pat’s Youth Gaelic Football Open Enrollment

Have their first Orientation Day for parents and children on Saturday April 12th, 11am – 1pm, at the West Side Irish American Club, Olmsted Township – 8559 Jennings Rod, Olmsted Twp 44138 (Stearns & 480). Enrollment in our youth program is open to boys and girls aged 7 – 18.

The program will run May thru August – practices will be held twice each month at the WSIA.

For more details visit or call Conor Hart 216-401-0619

Looking for Ohio Irish Soldiers -current or VFW

The Ohio Irish American News is looking for current or former soldiers who are interested in writing a story “Diary of a War” for the paper. We are hoping to give people a different view. Please contact us at, for more information, or to submit your story.

Ideally, under 1000 words, we can include a picture or two.

Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested.
John O’Brien
Ohio Irish American News

The Bang & The Clatter Theatre .. Sometimes in the Silence

The Bang & The Clatter Theatre … Sometimes in the Silence presents:
This Is How It Goes
By Neil LaBute
Directed by Fred Sternfeld
April 18th (this Friday) thru May 10th

Belinda and Cody Phipps appear to be a typical midwestern couple: teenage sweet-hearts now married with children and a luxurious home. Typical except that Cody is in almost every respect an outsider-“rich and black and different,” in the words of Belinda who finds herself attracted to a (white) former classmate. As the battle for her affections is waged, Belinda and Cody frankly question the foundation of their initial attraction, opening the door wide to a swath of bigotry, deception, and betrayal.

Staging his work on a continually shifting moral ground where nothing is sacred and the unexpected is a given, LaBute unblinkingly challenges the reader’s received notions of gender, ethnicity, and even love itself. Powerful, profane, and above all unpredictable, This Is How It Goes is a devastating exploration of the myriad ways in which the wild card of race is played by both black and white in America.

“LaBute…continues to probe the fascinating dark side of individualism…his great gift is to live in and to chronicle that murky area of not-knowing, which mankind spends much of its waking life denying.” –The New Yorker

The Bang & The Clatter Theatre .. Sometimes in the Silence is located at 224 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH, 44114 330.606.5317(Next to House of Blues).

Tickets: $15. Shows are at 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays.