June Out & About Ohio June Events

Out & About Ohio – June 2010

Cincinnati – Irish Heritage Center
16th – Bloomsday. All month – Irish Tin Pan Alley Art Exhibit, 25th – Irish Heritage Night at the Cincinnati Reds Great American Ball Park. Ongoing – Irish Dance and Irish Language Classes Tuesday & Wednesday evenings by pre-registration.  3905 Easter Avenue Cincinnati 45226(513) 533-0100  www.irishcenterofcincinnati.org

Cleveland / Medina – Sully’s
4th  – The New Barleycorn, 5th  – The Kreellers, 11th  – Marys Lane, 12th  – The Craic Brothers, 18th  – Mossy Moran, 19th  – Donal O’Shaughnessy, 25th  – Michael Crawley, 26th  – That Irish Band.  117 West Liberty Medina, 44256 www.sullysmedina.com

Cleveland / Olmsted Twp – West Side Irish American Club
4th -Craic Brothers, 11th – Folktic, 18th – Bald Paul, 25th – Scully Folk, 2nd -Michael Crawley.     WSIA Club 8559 Jennings Rd. 44138 www.wsia-club.org. 440-235-5868.

Cleveland -The Harp
2nd – Lonesome Stars, 4th – The Kilroy’s, 5th – The Portersharks, 9th – $100.00 Trio, 11th – Krisine Jackson, 12th – Chris Allen, 18th – Brent Kirby, 19th – Pitch the Peat, 23rd – $100.00 Trio, 26th – Walking Cane, 30th – Lonesome Stars. 4408 Detroit Road, 44113 www.the-harp.com

Cleveland – PJ McIntyre’s
2nd –  Monthly Pub Quiz Hosted by Mike D.  7pm. 4th – The Kreellers, 5th – Charlie in the Box, 11th – Radio Active, 12th – Cosmic Candy, 13th – Brady-Campbell Dance School Fundraiser 2pm-6pm., 17th – Searson (Celtic Rock from Canada), 18th – T.B.A., 19th – Outlaw I + I, 25th – Waynes World, 26th – Sky’s the Limit. Traditional Irish music sessiùns every Thursday. Adult Irish Dance Step Dancing, email jcrawford77@msn.com.  PJ’s is a Local 10 Union establishment.  Book all your parties/ events here!  17119 Lorain Avenue, 44111.  www.pjmcintyres.com

Cleveland / Avon Lake – Irish Heritage Center now Ahern Banquet Center
The Ahern Banquet Center is now open.  Owned and operated by trusted caterer and Cleveland Irish area fixture Tony Ahern, the former Irish Heritage Center is booking weddings and special events at the newly remodeled and gorgeous center located at 726 Avon Belden Rd, Avon Lake  44012.  Call Tony Ahern or Lucy Balser at 440-933-9500.  The Irish Heritage Club is now located inside Ahern Banquet Center.

Cleveland – Stone Mad
Live music in the Pub every Sunday night 7 pm. / Traditional Irish Session 1st Sunday of ea/month, new and improved Cocktail Hour Menu –  Monday thru Friday from 3-7pm everything is $5 or less.

Cleveland – Flat Iron Café
Flat Iron will be running our free shuttle to and from all Indians home and Cavs Playoff games.  Extended happy hour, shot specials and food specials every Friday night, check it out! 1114 Center Street, Cleveland, 44113 216-696-6968 www.flatironcafe.com

Cleveland – Beck Center for the Arts
3rd – Kids Club at Westfield Great Northern, 5th – Student Dance Showcase, 10th – Hear & Touch the Music, 19th – Spring Fling/Summer Socials fundraising party: The Music Man & Sing-a-long, 24th – Early Childhood ABC, 26th – Spring Fling/Summer Socials fundraising party: June is Bustin’ Out All Over!  www.beckcenter.org

Cleveland – Irish American Club East Side
22770 Lake Shore Blvd. Euclid, 44123. 216.731.4003 www.irishamericanclubeastside.org

Cleveland / Mentor – Hooley House
4th  – DJ, 5th  – DJ, 9th  – Trivia Night, 11th  – DJ, 12th  – UFC Fight, 16th –  Trivia Night, 18th  – DJ, 19th  – DJ, 23rd  – Trivia Night, 25th  – DJ, 26th – DJ, 30th  – Trivia Night
7861 Reynolds Rd., Mentor  www.1funpub.com (440) 942-6611

Cleveland – West Park Station
www.westparkstation.com 17015 Lorain Avenue 44111
Cleveland / Willoughby – Mullarkey’s
5th  – Kevin McCarthy, 12th – One More Pint, 19th – Dan McCoy.  4110 Erie Street www.mullarkeys.com

Columbus – Shamrock Club Events
3rd  – Bardic Circle Sessions; 6th – General Meeting;  8th  – Euchre; 14th – Flag Day Ceremony; 15th – E-Board Meeting; 17th – Bardic Circle Sessions; 18th  – Kirby Sessions; 26th – Quiz Night; 27th-Irish Family Picnic. 60 W. Castle Rd. Columbus 43207 614-491-4449 www.shamrockclubofcolumbus.com

Columbus – Byrne’s Pub
4th – Bluegrass Happy Hour, 5th – Knot Fibb’n, 11th – Slate Ridge, 12th – Mossy Moran, 17th – The Kildares, 18th – Rock Island Plow Company, 19th – The Kells, 7/2 – Wildwood, 7/3 – Drowsy Lads.

Dayton – AOH & LAOH Events
1st  – Celtic Crush: www.unitedirishofdayton.com, 12th  – An Irish Music Hall Session. 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the AOH Hall. Kevin Graham 937-864-2641. 18th  – AOH Social Hour, 8:00 p.m., AOH Hall.  Art Gannon 937-294-0703 / artgannon@aol.com. 18th  – 19th  – McGovern Ceili Dancers Annual Garage Sale. 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..  Shelagh McGovern 937-321-6687 mcgoverndance@live.com 21st  – United Irish of Dayton Meeting. 7:30 p.m..  AOH Hall.  Mary Laffey 937-238-7792.JFK Division #1 / Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Mary of the Gael, Division # 1 & Member Organizations www.aoh-dayton.org.

Put-in-Bay – Hooligan’s
June 11 & 12 – Corned Beef & Curry Band, 18 & 19 – Enter the Haggis, 25 & 26 – Homeland.  421 Catawba Ave. Put-in-Bay, 43456 www.hooliganspib.com

Ongoing Traditional Irish Sessiúns – Bring your instruments and play along!
Akron Hibernian’s Ceili Band Sessions, Wednesdays 7:30 pm.  The Akron AOH Mark Heffernan  Div 2 Hall 2000 Brown St , Akron , Ohio 330-724-2083. Beginner to intermediate
Croagh Patrick’s – 2nd Tuesday of every month from 8 to 10pm
Great Lakes Brewing Co – First Monday of Every month in the Beer Cellar, 6-9 PM.  (Tends to be intermediate to advanced players)
PJ McIntyre’s – Every Thursday, 8 p.m., hosted by Brian Holleran & Dominic Kilroy
Bardic Circle at The Shamrock Club of Columbus  Beginner-friendly, intermediate-level Irish session meeting every other Thursdays from 8:00 pm -11:00 pm
Claddagh Irish Pub, Legacy Village, Lyndhurst Every 2nd Sunday, 6 – 9 pm.
Bowling Green Common Space* – 437 South Main, Bowling Green. SLOW SESSIONS – so folks can learn tunes.  2nd & 4th Monday, 7:00 to 8:00
Blarney Pub* – Toledo, 1st  Saturday of the month 5-8 pm.

Out & About Ohio May Events

Out & About Ohio – May 2010

Akron – Akron Hurling
The Akron Celtic Guards GAA Hurling indoor training for the 2010 season – call Mark Agner, 330-571-7884. Celebrating our 10th year with Ireland’s National Sport, come out enjoy the fastest field sport on earth, played by Kings and peasants for 3,000 years!

Cleveland / Medina – Sully’s
8th – Homeland. 117 West Liberty Medina, 44256 www.sullysmedina.com

Cleveland / Olmsted Twp – West Side Irish American Club
7th – Loch Erie, 14th – Wally Franz. 21st – Michael Crawley. / 1st – Kentucky Derby Party, 9th – Mother’s Day Mass & Breakfast 10:00 a.m., 28th – Annual Reverse Raffle 6:30 p.m.. 29th – PUB QUIZ 7.30pm, Music by Lisa Spicer 8.30pm. WSIA Club 8559 Jennings Rd. 44138 www.wsia-club.org. 440-235-5868.

Cleveland – Croagh Patrick’s
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Cleveland -The Harp
4408 Detroit Road, 44113 www.the-harp.com

Cleveland – House of Blues
9th – Saw Doctors

Cleveland – PJ McIntyre’s
1st – Punch the Clown, 5th – Monthly Pub Quiz hosted by Mike D., 7pm. 7th – Homeland Celtic Rock, 8th – Mr. Steel (KISS COVER BAND), 14th – The Kreellers, 15th – HOOLEY AT KAMMS. Street festival from 12-8 on Lorain Rd, Marys Lane 6-8, Time Warp 9-1, 21st – Cats on Holiday, 22nd – Cruisin, 28th – Reality Tour Band, 29th -Carlos Jones. Traditional Irish music sessiùns every Thursday. Adult Irish Dance Step Dancing, email jcrawford77@msn.com. PJ’s is a Local 10 Union establishment. Book all your parties/ events here! 17119 Lorain Avenue, 44111. www.pjmcintyres.com

Cleveland / Avon Lake – Irish Heritage Center now Ahern Banquet Center
The Ahern Banquet Center is now open. Owned and operated by trusted caterer and Cleveland Irish area fixture Tony Ahern, the former Irish Heritage Center is booking weddings and special events at the newly remodeled and gorgeous center located at 726 Avon Belden Rd, Avon Lake 44012. Call Tony Ahern or Lucy Balser at 440-933-9500. The Irish Heritage Club is now located inside Ahern Banquet Center.

Cleveland – Stone Mad
Live music in the Pub every Sunday night 7 pm. / Traditional Irish Session 1st Sunday of ea/month, new and improved Cocktail Hour Menu – Monday thru Friday from 3-7pm everything is $5 or less.

Cleveland – Cleveland Public Theatre
May 15th – June 5th – Open Minded Firmanent: An Evneing of Yeats.  wwwcptonline.com

Cleveland – Flat Iron Café
7th – Jimmy O, 21st – Donal O’Shaughnessy. Flat Iron will be running our free shuttle to and from all Indians home and Cavs Playoff games. Extended happy hour, shot specials and food specials every Friday night, check it out! 1114 Center Street, Cleveland, 44113 216-696-6968 www.flatironcafe.com

Cleveland – Paddy’s Pour House
1st – DJ Glory Days 8th-Dan McCoy. 922 E 222nd Euclid, 44123

Cleveland – 1st International Children’s Festival, Featuring Burke School of Dance
3rd thru 8th – “Celebrating the World We Share” a fun and interactive experience featuring performances, workshops, exhibits and a Global Village. Playhouse Square www.playhousesquare.org/childrensfestival (216) 241-6000

Cleveland – Beck Center for the Arts
1st – Super Saturday (free art activity for children 10 and under), 6th – Kids Club at Westfield Great Northern, 13th – Hear & Touch the Music, 14-22 – Youth Theater production of Seussical!, 15th – Music Student Recital, 15th – Spring Flings/Summer Socials fundraising party, 16th – Beck Center Open House, 27th – Early Childhood ABC.
www.beckcenter.org

Cleveland – Irish American Club East Side
7th – Kevin McCarthy, 14th – The Craic Brothers, 21st – Wally Franz. Music in PUB is 7:30 – 10:30. 22770 Lake Shore Blvd. Euclid, 44123. 216.731.4003 www.irishamericanclubeastside.org

Cleveland / Mentor – Hooley House
7861 Reynolds Rd., Mentor www.1funpub.com (440) 942-6611

Cleveland – West Park Station
www.westparkstation.com 17015 Lorain Avenue 44111

Cleveland / Willoughby – Mullarkey’s
May 1st – Kevin McCarthy, 8th – One More Pint, 15th – Dan McCoy, 22nd – Donal O’ Shaughnessy, 29th – The Terriers. 4110 Erie Street www.mullarkeys.com

Columbus – Shamrock Club Events
. 6th – Bardic Circle Sessions; 7th Officer’s Installation Dinner; 9th – General Meeting;
11th – Euchre; 18th – E-Board Meeting; 20th – Bardic Circle Sessions; 21st – Kirby Sessions; 22nd – Mid Ohio Food Bank Fundraiser; 29th – Quiz Night; 31st – Worthington Memorial Day Parade. 60 W. Castle Rd. Columbus 43207 614-491-4449 www.shamrockclubofcolumbus.com

Dayton – AOH & LAOH Events
4th – Celtic Crush: 4:30 p.m.. 8th – An Irish Music Hall Session. 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. AOH Hall. Kevin Graham 937-864-2641, 14th – 16th – Dayton International Festival. Dayton Convention Center. Charley Bolton 937-836-7615, 17th – United Irish of Dayton Meeting. 7:30 p.m.. AOH Hall. Michael Leo 937-890-1488. 21st – AOH Social Hour, 8:00 p.m., AOH Hall. Art Gannon 937-294-0703 / artgannon@aol.com. JFK Division #1 / Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Mary of the Gael, Division # 1 & Member Organizations www.aoh-dayton.org.

Ongoing Traditional Irish Sessiúns – Bring your instruments and play along!
Akron Hibernian’s Ceili Band Sessions, Wednesdays 7:30 pm. The Akron AOH Mark Heffernan Div 2 Hall 2000 Brown St , Akron , Ohio 330-724-2083. Beginner to intermediate
Croagh Patrick’s – 2nd Tuesday of every month from 8 to 10pm
Great Lakes Brewing Co – First Monday of Every month in the Beer Cellar, 6-9 PM. (Tends to be intermediate to advanced players)
PJ McIntyre’s – Every Thursday, 8 p.m., hosted by Brian Holleran & Dominic Kilroy
Bardic Circle at The Shamrock Club of Columbus Beginner-friendly, intermediate-level Irish session meeting every other Thursdays from 8:00 pm -11:00 pm
Claddagh Irish Pub, Legacy Village, Lyndhurst Every 2nd Sunday, 6 – 9 pm.
Bowling Green Common Space* – 437 South Main, Bowling Green. SLOW SESSIONS – so folks can learn tunes. 2nd & 4th Monday, 7:00 to 8:00
Blarney Pub* – Toledo, 1st Saturday of the month 5-8 pm.

The Legendary Saw Doctors on Tour Again

The Legendary Saw Doctors on Tour Again
By John O’Brien, Jr.

Recall the festival feeling of a dusk evening: it is darkening outside the tent, but glowing inside. Folks are hot, but happy. A band is deep in their set, sweating, laughing, lost in the moment.  The audience is soaking it up.  Mid-song, the band stops singing, but the audience does not, and the well-memorized anthems wash over the stage and reverberate across food tents and displays, reach other stages and drawing moths to the flame. 

N17, Green and Red of Mayo, I Useta Lover, Clare Island, Joyce Country Ceili Band, Tommy K, Irish anthems all, and all hits by The Saw Doctors that Irish festival goers the world over know like the back of their hand.  Sunday night at the House of Blues Cleveland, these, and many more of the eighteen record chart hits that the Saw Doctors have recorded over the last twenty-four years will be unleashed in the typical rollicking, exuberant and all-encompassing great night out that is a Saw Doctors concert.

Six albums, with a new one on the way, and eighteen Top-30 hits later, as twenty year band manager Ollie Jennings says, “You don’t know who is singing to who”.

The lyrics are legendary, and strike cords with fans whether on a farm in Clare or a flat on East 4th Street in Cleveland. Often compared to Bruce Springsteen for simple lyrics that express emotions every one has felt at one time or another in their lives, the Saw Doctors songs resonate because they use everyday phraseology, and speak from the heart on everyday happenings.

            “People relate to the songs, they are simple songs, they have stories in them.  They are about ordinary things: playing football, going to mass, romance – a mixture of observant lyrics with catchy tunes; getting away, like ‘meet me on Clare Island’ – just the two of you, simple romance,” continued Ollie.

Mary O’Connor, Davy Carton and Leo Moran started The Saw Doctors in Tuam, Co. Galway in 1986.  In 1988, they were “discovered” in the back room of the Quays Pub in Galway by The Waterboys’ Mike Scott, recording The Fishermans’ Blues album in nearby Spiddal.  The Saw Doctors opened for The Waterboys’ on the Fisherman’s Blues tour later that year.

Though a few band members have changed over the years, Davy and Leo have stayed constant and the song writing and tunes of the band are relevant, distinctive and a voice of both experience and longing, tempered by life and always, always a touch wit, a touch of laughter, and a dance.  The name of the band?  The group chose it after the itinerant Irish craftsman who traveled from sawmill to sawmill in rural Ireland, sharpening and repairing the tools of the trade.

Today, the Saw Doctors are:  Leo Moran (Lead Guitarist), Davy Carton (Lead Singer), Kevin Duffy (Keyboard), Anthony Thistlethwaite (Bass/Saxophone) and Eímhín Craddock (Drums).  Their label is Shamtown Records.

            House of Blues, Cleveland marks the 3rd stop on this seven city tour of the U.S. promoting the new CD.  Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, New Jersey, Philadelphia and New York come at the tail end of thirteen shows in England and Scotland and eleven in Australia. Recall the festival feeling of a dusk evening.  Folks are hot, but happy. A band is deep in their set, sweating, laughing, lost in the moment.  The audience is soaking it up.  Mid-song, the band stops singing, but the audience does not, and the well-memorized anthems wash over the stage and reverberate, live and in concert Sunday night at the House of Blues.

Saw Doctors Recordings:


If This Is Rock and Roll, I Want My Old Job Back (1991)

All the Way from Tuam (1992)

Same Oul’ Town (1996)

Sing A Powerful Song (compilation) (1997)

Songs from Sun Street (1998)

Villains? (2001)

Play It Again, Sham! [compilation] (2002)

Live in Galway [live] (2004)

New Year’s Day [live] (2005)

The Cure (2006)

That Takes the Biscuit (2007)

Live At The Melody Tent [live] (2008)

To Win Just Once – the best of The Saw Doctors (2009)

Unnamed New CD (2010)