Out & About Ohio May Events

Cincinnati – Irish Heritage Center
Library by appointment/ Genealogy for members. Tea Room by reservation. Irish Language Classes, Tuesdays 7:00 / Irish History Classes, Thursdays 6:30 P.M./ Saturday Art Classes / Children’s Saturday, Adult Tuesday Irish Dance Classes. Irish Heritage Center 3905 Eastern Avenue 513.533.0100, www.irishcenterofcincinnati.com.

Cleveland – Cleveland Pops at Severance Hall
20th – Salute to Our Armed Forces w/ the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight www.clevelandpops.com for event/season tickets.

Cleveland -The Harp
4Th – Lonesome Stars, 7th – Porter Sharks, 11th – $100.00 Trio, 13th – Walking Cane, 14th – Chris Allen, 18th – Lonesome Stars, 20th – Kristine Jackson, 21st – Fior Gael, 25th – $100.00 Trio, 28th – Brent Kirby. 4408 Detroit Road, 44113 www.the-harp.com

Cleveland – Stone Mad
Live music entertainment every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Traditional Irish Session 1st Sunday of ea/month, Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4 to 7.

Cleveland – Flat Iron Café
13th – Donal O’Shaughnessy, 20th – Jimmy-O, 27th – Jim & Eroc, Classic Rock Duo. 1114 Center Street, Cleveland 44113-2406 216. 696.6968. www.flatironcafe.com

Cleveland – Treehouse
820 College Avenue, Cleveland, 44113 www.treehousecleveland.com

Cleveland – PJ McIntyre’s
4th – Monthly Pub Quiz- hosted by Mike D. 7pm. 5th -Mossy Moran, 6th – 400 pieces, 7th – Marys Lane, 12th- Craic Brothers, 13th – Voyager, 14th -Velvetshake, 20th – Loud Crowd, 21st – Carlos Jones, 27th – Spazmatics, 28th – Disco Inferno, 29th – The Kreellers. 17119 Lorain Avenue, 44111 www.pjmcintyres.com

Cleveland – West Park Station
5th – Latin Music~Musically Inclined HH, 6th – Etiquette HH & DJ Gus, 7th — Pop Rocks 10pm, 12th – Tim Askin & Dan Shramo HH, 13th – Tricky Dick & the Cover-ups 10pm , 14th – Trailer Park Ninjas 6-10pm & DJ 10pm, 19th – Jackson Rohm HH, 20th Faction 10pm, 21st – Cocktail Johnny 10pm, 27th – Jim & Quinn HH & DJ Ice Cold 10pm, 28th – UFC 130 & DJ Ace of Spades. Thursday – Ladies Night w/ DJ Destro! Wednesday -Station Karaoke Challenge! Sunday – Magic Man Paul Gallagher from 6-8pm and Every Sunday MINUTE TO WIN IT 9pm 17015 Lorain Avenue Cleveland 44111 www.westparkstation.com. (216) 476-2000.

Cleveland/Lyndhurst – Claddagh Irish Pub
7th – Kentucky Derby Party, 8th – Mother’s Day Brunch.13th – Forsythe Special, 20th – The Terriers. 25389 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst, 44122 (216) 691-0534 www.claddaghirishpubs.com.

Cleveland /Olmsted Twp -West Side Irish American Club
6th – Craic Brothers, 13th – Lisa Spicer, 20th -Michael Crawley, 27th -Bald Paul’s Irish Blues. Food & Music in The Pub every Friday nite, 5:30 p.m. 7th – Kentucky Derby Party 2:00, 8th Mother’s Day Breakfast, 27th – Annual Reverse Raffle. *Special Concert featuring Ireland’s First Lady of Country and Irish Music Susan McCann – June 10th. WSIA Club 8559 Jennings Rd. 44138 www.wsia-club.org. 440-235-5868.

Cleveland / Medina – Sully’s
6th – West Side Steve, 7th – Jim Gill, 8th – Special Mother’s Day Brunch, 13th – The New Barleycorn, 14th – Scully, 20th – Midnight Blue, 21st – Marys Lane, 27th – Donal O’Shaughnessy, 28th – The Kreellers. Every Tuesday 6 – 8pm Magician Paul Gallagher performs tableside. 117 West Liberty Medina, 44256 www.sullysmedina.com

Cleveland / Lakewood – Sullivan’s Irish Restaurant & Pub
16th – New Barleycorn. 13368 Madison Ave. Lakewood, 44107 www.sullivansirishpub.net (216) 529-8969

Cleveland / Lakewood – Beck Center for the Arts
5th – Kids Club, 7th – Super Saturdays @ Beck, 12th – Hear & Touch the Music, 13th -21st – Beck Youth Theater presents CATS, 15th – Community Celebration of the Arts, 19th – Early Childhood ABC, 21st – Student Music Recital. 17801 Detroit Avenue Lakewood 44107 (216) 521-2540 www.beckcenter.org

Cleveland / Mentor – Hooley House
5th – Cinco de Mayo w/ Nick Zuber, 6th – Crazy Talk, 8th – Mothers Day w/ Brigid’s Cross 2:00; get your free family photo, 13th – Radar Hill, 14th – Richie Reece Show, 20th – Nick Zuber, 27th – Country Night w/ Kentucky Thunder, 28th – UFC 130 in HD. Every Tuesday – Open Mic w Nick Zuber, Every Wednesday – Trivia Night. 7861 Reynolds Rd Mentor www.1funpub.com (440) 942-6611.

Cleveland / Willoughby – Mullarkey’s
7th – Kevin McCarthy, 14th – One More Pint, May 21st – Dan McCoy, 28th – The Terriers. Karaoke Wednesdays. Thursday Ladies Night w/ D.J. 4110 Erie Street www.mullarkeys.com

Cleveland / Willoughby – Croagh Patrick’s
4857 Robinhood Drive Willoughby, 44094 (440) 946-8250. www.croaghpatrickspub.webs.com

Cleveland / Avon Lake – Ahern Banquet Center
Ahern Banquet Center is booking weddings and special events. Call Tony Ahern / Lucy Balser @ 440-933-9500. 726 Avon Belden Rd, Avon Lake 44012. www.aherncatering.com

Cleveland / Avon Lake – Irish Heritage Club
2nd – Gen. Meeting, 7th – Derby Day Party. Pot Luck Mondays / Taco Tuesdays / Friday Happy Hour. 726 Avon Belden Rd. (440) 933-3413.

Cleveland / Euclid – Irish American Club East Side
PUB: 7:30 – 10:30 6th – Loch Erie, 13th – One More Pint, 20th – Wally Franz, 27th – Kevin McCarthy. IACES 22770 Lake Shore Blvd. Euclid, 44123. 216.731.4003 www.irishamericanclubeastside.org

Cleveland / Euclid – Paddy’s Pour House
922 East 222nd Street, 
Euclid,
44123
216.289.2569

Columbus – Shamrock Club Events
5th – Bardic Circle, 6th – Fallon Installation Dinner with U2, 8th – Gen. Meeting, 10th – Euchre, 15th – Mnsgr. Grimes Scholarship Fundraiser Pasta Dinner, 17th – E-Board Meeting, 19th – Bardic Circle, 20th – Kirby Session, 28th – Quiz Night, 30th – Worthington Mem. Day Parade. Open Mondays w/ adult Irish Dance lessons, Co-Ed Darts! Happy Hour every Friday from 5-7pm! 60 W. Castle Rd. Columbus 43207 614-491-4449 www.shamrockclubofcolumbus.com

Columbus – Byrne’s Pub
1248 West 3rd Avenue 43212 www.byrnespub.com
Columbus – The Claddagh – Polaris Parkway
8745 Sancus Blvd. Columbus 43240 (614) 885-0100 www.claddaghirishpubs.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
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 6 – 9 pm
Wooster Street Center, 1124 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green, OH -2nd & 4th Monday, 7:00 to 8:00
Blarney Pub* – Toledo, 1st Saturday of the month 5-8 pm.

Letter from the Editor: May Issue

A Mother’s Love’s a Blessing – May is devoted to Mary, and all our mothers, wherever they may be. I am one of the fortunate ones, to have a mother deep in faith, deep in living a life proactive, positive and patient. I struggle with all three at times, but the foundation my parents provided me gives me the strength to persevere.
Mother Ireland has instilled the same for her children. From generations of subjugation to a brief firestorm of wealth, to economic crisis, Mother Ireland has given us a well of deep strength to provide a foundation for living that has concrete values laced with compassion. Our faith values apply, whether from Mother Mary, from Mother Ireland, or simply, from Mother. We will, as we always have, persevere.
Congratulations to Sully’s Irish Pub and Stone Mad Irish Pub, both celebrating their 3rd Anniversaries the same week last month. Each Pub is filled with great food, great music, a wonderful fun & friendly ambiance and a staff that is involved in the community far beyond what is normally seen. Not just the owners, but all the staff, can be seen out and about town giving back and paying forward. Congratulations on the anniversary, and on the good things you do in and out of your pubs.
May also kicks off the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) season here in Ohio. The Midwest Division Akron Celtic Guards Hurling and Cleveland St. Jarlath’s and Cleveland St. Patrick’s Men’s & Women’s Gaelic Football Clubs take to the field for practices and a few exhibitions this month. Hurling is Ireland’s National Sport – a fast paced, vibrant game of speed and grace. Gaelic Football has similar breakneck movement and action.
The complete schedule is elsewhere in this issue, plus a companion story from Owens Sports Columnist Mark Owens, who is the leader of the St. Pat’s Gaelic Football Club. We will feature the schedule, profiles, game highlights, scores, pics and special events for all the clubs throughout the summer. Catch a game or two – it is a great way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon.
Sports, Live music, the art of conversation, giving back and paying forward, sharing our heritage in a pub, at a match or at the myriad of events and gatherings listed in this month’s issue offer ample opportunity to grow your circle of friends and your circle of experiences. Check the GAA schedule, Out & About Ohio and the many ads and stories – it’s all at your fingertips.

Happy Mother’s Day to all our Mom readers; hope to see you Out & About soon,

John

Wondering about the new bands at the 29th Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival?

Glad you asked! Here is a brief blurb about the bands appearing at the 29th Annual Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival – we also have pipe bands, dance schools, workshops, plays, children’s area, presentations, cultural hall, mass, and much more. see www.clevelandirish.org for more.

Eileen Ivers, New York, NY
From blazing a trail with Green Fields of America, Cherish the Ladies and as the original fiddler in Riverdance, Ivers continues her ground breaking music with passion and an electricity you can feel – a show not to be missed!
Tommy Fleming, Ballina, IRL.
Tommy’s beautiful voice and poetic introductions have made him one of the great voices in Ireland. Welcome back Tommy.
Patrick O’Sullivan, Ballingeary, Cork
A singer and accordion player, as known for his country music as his Irish, Patrick’s following grows with each performance; bring your dancing shoes!
Glengarry Bhoys, Cornwall, Can.
Celtic rock dances with traditional tunes and one of today’s great song writers. A fan favorite on two continents!
Boston Comhaltas, Boston MA.
This group has built their reputation, in part, upon their great musical depth. Dancers love them, trad music fans do too. Welcome back Boston Comhaltas.
Dublin City Ramblers, Dublin, IRL.
The Legendary DCR are back! With eight Gold albums, dozens of trademark songs and that distinctive DCR sound, these living legends are a Cleveland favorite
Girsa, New York, NY.
Steeped in tradition and teachers, these young Irish-American mix fiddle, whistle, piano, accordion, guitar, dance and Energy! Welcome Girsa in making their first festival appearance.
Guaranteed Irish, Pittsburgh, PA.
Who says the ballad tradition is dying? This group has been performing 20 years, but their sound is fresh and contemporary, featuring the songs and sounds you know well.
High Kings, Dublin, IRL
Song and story, the ballad tradition has a new master from these sons of Ballad Boom legends. High Kings are selling out shows across the U.S. Come see Ireland’s Folk Band of the Year.

10. Kilroys, Cleveland, OH.
Happy Silver Anniversary to The Kilroys, celebrating 25 years playing our music in Cleveland. The real deal, these seven siblings have fans of every generation.

11. Four Courts, Chicago, IL.
The Four Courts are Paddy Homan, Jimmy Keane, Maurice Lennon & Dennis Cahill – each well known and accomplished, together, they are pure magic!

12. Mickey Finns, New York, NY.
Gritty vocals backed with powerful percussion and driving fiddle power this group to the top of Celtic rock bands. Fun, funny, and not to be missed!

13. Slide, Galway, IRL.
“Traditional musicians with attitude”, Slide is making their 1st festival appearance. A laugh, a cry, a dance and a memory all trademarks in a show from Slide.

14. Stephen’s Green, Dublin, IRL.
The outstanding duo of Andy O’Driscoll & Martin Doyle feature an exceptional repertoire with outstanding vocal and musical abilities. They are favorites of your cousins back home and will be yours too.
15. New Barleycorn, Cleveland, OH.
From their earliest days of big hits like The Men Behind the Wire and Song for Ireland, The New Barleycorn have carried on the song tradition and earned their reputation as one of the great ballad groups. With Alec’s golden voice and John’s banjo power, this international band based in Cleveland is one of Irish music’s best.
16. Scythian, Washington, D.C.
Take a pair of classically trained dueling fiddlers, toss in a rhythm guitar and the occasional funky accordion, then power it with the driving rhythm of a jazz percussionist, and you’ve got the ingredients for a show you won’t soon forget.
17. Dermot Henry, New York, NY.
A singer? A comedian? Dermot is a master entertainer that can draw a tear or a laugh with equal frequency. Comedy, history, song and laughter from one of Irish music’s great entertainers.
18. Pat Campbell, Cleveland, OH.
Pat toured with Lord of the Dance for eight years, and now he showcases his fantastic skill and energy right here at home.
19. Cherish the Ladies, New York, NY
Led by the irrepressible (and world champion) Joanie Madden, Cherish has secured it’s place as one of the great – and first all-female band – in Irish music – Joanie’s even in the Hall of Fame. The Best of the Best!
20. Brigid’s Cross, Cleveland, OH.
This trio draws huge crowds every time they play – a great song, a bit of history and lots of laughter in every show.
21. Screaming Orphans, Donegal, IRL.
These four funny, high spirited, musically obsessed sisters have the good fortune to have been raised in the magic of Bundorin, Co. Donegal. Dancing, laughter, and yes, fan screaming, is a trademark of their shows.
22. The Kreellers, Detroit, MI.
Born and bred on the song tradition, Paul & Derek proudly follow the tradition of Makem & Clancy and The Dubliners, with great voice, and a way of making any audience dance and sing.
23. Seven Nations, Windermere, FL.
A festival favorite, 7N brand of original Irish and Scottish music, matched with exciting fiddle and Irish dance leave audiences roaring for more.
24. Michael Crawley– On the pipes or on the guitar, with great vocals, Crawley brings a song to life; see one of Cleveland Irish music’s rising stars.
25. Dennis Doyle, Glendale, CA.
A Harp and Gaelic language master, teacher and historian, Dennis has appeared at our festival more than any other entertainer. See his shows and workshops for one of our true treasures.

FanTASTIC FESTIVAL FOCUS ISSUE (June) Now Under Construction

Yes it is only April, but we are gearing up for our 4th Annual Fantastic Festival Focus June Issue, covering Irish & Celtic Fests across the US. Want to reach the 1.445 million people of Irish descent in Ohio – advertise in the Ohio Irish American News – contact jobrien@ianohio.com for more info, rates or questions.

April Issue: Letter from the Editor

Out like a lion? At the time of writing, another storm has hit, St. Pat’s is a few days away and spring is, well, hopefully reaching up to knock at our door. Music is my lion – proud, strong, vibrant and the circle of life: the symbol of life. Music, with all its stories, teaching, inspiration and life-altering affects on people, symbolizes the complexities and joy found in life itself.
We have no shortage of music here in Ohio, and the panorama put on display by performers and enabled by pub and concert hall owners in March has been breathtaking. Classical Ciarán Sheehan, Traditional David Munnally, Rock Saw Doctors, new n old High Kings, kings of comedy Flanagan’s Wake, the parade; it is an almost endless list of our heritage lit up, live and in gorgeous full sight and sound.
Proposition 17 had a splash last year, in an effort to make March Irish-American Heritage Month, just as February is African-American Heritage Month. We have not heard as much about it this year. Perhaps a different tact is in order – Don’t talk about it, don’t wait for it, just simply do it now. In every print, commercial or ad, say it is Irish-American Heritage Month. If we all do it, the assimilation will seep into places our efforts for formal recognition cannot achieve. It will become fact, because the millions of Irish in the U.S. say it is so, in everything they do in March. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
We have enough power to stage all the cultural and educational programs we want, all across the U.S, in massive amounts of quality presentation in March. It will be, because it is so. “St. Patrick’s Day” celebrations have already been stretched to weeks – instead, it is Irish-American Heritage Month, and the recognition of the labors of the Irish in the U.S will get the formal recognition they so richly deserve, by default. March is now Irish-American Heritage Month; spread the word.
That said, in a fitting March match, April marks the 95th Anniversary of the Easter 1916 Rising. Many of the stories in this issue reflect that, as does our cover, of the new Cathal Liam book: Fear Not the Storm: The Story of Tom Cullen, An Irish Revolutionary. The after-effects of 1916 set most of our Ireland on a path to freedom dreamed of for 800 years. The dream is not complete, but it is closer than ever. Around the world, the winds are singing Freedom, they sing it everywhere. They sing it from the mountainside and in the city square. They sing of a new day dawning, when people will be free. Come and join their song of freedom, Let it ring from sea to sea.

… May Tommy Makem’s words in song be true in Ireland, and all over the world.

Slán,
John

April Out & About Ohio Events

Out & About Ohio – April 2011

Cincinnati – Irish Heritage Center
Library by appointment/ Genealogy for members. Tea Room by reservation. Irish Language Classes, Tuesdays 7:00 / Irish History Classes, Thursdays 6:30 P.M./ Saturday Art Classes / Children’s Saturday, Adult Tuesday Irish Dance Classes. Irish Heritage Center 3905 Eastern Avenue 513.533.0100, www.irishcenterofcincinnati.com.
Cincinnati – ReelRoots Concerts
9th – Cincinnati Caledonian Pipes & Drums annual Spring Tartan Ceilidh, Sycamore Sr. Center, 4455 Carver Woods Dr. Blue Ash, OH 45242. 5/5 – Old Blind Dogs @ 20th Century Theatre. www.reelrootsfolkmusic.com/events
Cincinnati – Molly Malone’s Irish Pub
2nd – Freeform Connection, 3rd – Dick and Menace, 8th – Hatfield Blues Band, 9th – Live DJ/Cincinnati Rollergirls Official After Match Party, 15th – Bloody Tinth, 22nd – Metro City, 23rd – Blues Bent, 30th – Live DJ/Cincinnati Rollergirls Official After Match Party
6111 Montgomery Road Cincinnati, 45213 513.531.0700 www.mollymalonescincinnati.com

Cleveland – Flanagan’s Wake Season Coming to Close, Don’t Miss it!!
Every Friday & Saturday @ 8 pm. Kennedy’s Down Under at State Theatre in Playhouse Square. Join the villagers of the beautiful fictional village of Grapplin, County Sligo, Ireland, as they tell tales, sing songs & mourn the passing of one of their own, Flanagan. You’ll be transported to the Emerald Isle to grieve as only the Irish can. THIS IS THE END OF THE SHOW FOR 2011, come now or forever hold your peace! www.playhousesquare.org
Cleveland – Cleveland Pops at Severance Hall
9th – Mediterranean Medley: Music of Italy, Spain, France and Greece www.clevelandpops.com for event/season tickets.
Cleveland -The Harp
1st – Walking Cane, 2nd – Porter Sharks, 6th – Lonesome Stars, 9th – Chris Allen, 13th p $100.00 Trio, 15th – Fior Gael, 20th – Lonesome Stars, 22nd -Kristine Jackson, 27th -$100.00 Trio, 29th – Brent Kirby, 30th _ Cats on Holiday. 4408 Detroit Road, 44113 www.the-harp.com
Cleveland – Stone Mad
14th – 3rd Anniversary Party! Live music entertainment every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Traditional Irish Session 1st Sunday of ea/month, Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4 to 7.
Cleveland – Flat Iron Café
1114 Center Street, Cleveland 44113-2406 216. 696.6968. www.flatironcafe.com
Cleveland – Treehouse
3rd – Brent Kirby, 10th – Chris Allen, 17th – Kristine Jackson, 24th – Marys Lane 820 College Avenue, Cleveland, 44113 www.treehousecleveland.com
Cleveland – PJ McIntyre’s
1st – Cosmic Candy, 2nd – Time Warp, 6th – Monthly Pub Quiz- hosted by Mike d. 7pm, 8th – Stilleto Overdrive, 9th – Voyager, 15th – Mo Mojo, 16th – Charlie in the Box, 22nd – The Kreellers, 23rd – Radioactive, 28th – NicGavisky, 29th – Outlaw I+I, 30th – That 80’s Band. 17119 Lorain Avenue, 44111 www.pjmcintyres.com
Cleveland – West Park Station
1st – Etiquette HH & DJ Destro 10pm, 2nd – Pop Rocks 10pm, 7th – Jim & Eroc HH, 8th – Trailer Park Ninjas 10pm, 9th – DJ 10pm, 15th – Miyagi Sound Machine 10pm, 16th – School Girl Crush 10pm, 22nd – Alexis Antes HH & Porcelain Bus Drivers 10pm, 23rd – DJ 10pm, 28th – Austin Walin’ Cane HH, 29th – Dueling Pianos (from Howl @ the Moon) HH & DJ Ice Cold 10pm, 30th – UFC 129 & DJ Ace Of Spades 10pm. Thursday – Ladies Night w/ DJ Destro! Wednesday -Station Karaoke Challenge! Sunday – Magic Man Paul Gallagher from 6-8pm and Every Sunday MINUTE TO WIN IT 9pm 17015 Lorain Avenue Cleveland 44111 www.westparkstation.com. (216) 476-2000.

Cleveland /Olmsted Twp -West Side Irish American Club
7th – Easter Bunny Breakfast. 21st Monthly Meeting. Fish Fry every Friday thru Lent. Food & Music in The Pub every Friday nite, 8 p.m. 1st – Bald Paul’s Irish Blues band, 15th – Mary Agnes Kennedy, 22nd – Scully, 29th – Michael Crawley.WSIA Club 8559 Jennings Rd. 44138 www.wsia-club.org. 440-235-5868.

Cleveland / Medina – Sully’s
1st – Callahan and O’Connor, 2nd – Tom Holcomb, 8th – Mossy Moran, 9th – Jim Gill, 15th – The New Barleycorn, 16th – The Wood Brothers, – 22nd – Good Friday, 23rd – Scully, 29th – Donal O’Shaughnessy, 30th – The Island Doctor. April 15th we celebrate our 3rd Anniversary w/ The New Barleycorn. www.SullysMedina.com
Every Tuesday 6 – 8pm Magician Paul Gallagher performs tableside.117 West Liberty Medina, 44256 www.sullysmedina.com

Cleveland / Lakewood – Sullivan’s Irish Restaurant & Pub
16th – New Barleycorn. 13368 Madison Ave. Lakewood, 44107 www.sullivansirishpub.net (216) 529-8969
Cleveland / Lakewood – Beck Center for the Arts
1st -23rd – Steve Martin’s The Underpants, 7th – Kids Club, 9th – Super Saturdays @ Beck, 9th – Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Centennial Gala, 14th – Hear & Touch the Music/Clarinet, 28th – Early Childhood ABC. 17801 Detroit Avenue Lakewood 44107 (216) 521-2540 www.beckcenter.org

[Joyce can group Mentor/Willoughby together]
Cleveland / Mentor – Hooley House
Every Tuesday – Open Mic w Nick Zuber, Every Wednesday – Trivia Night. 7861 Reynolds Rd Mentor www.1funpub.com (440) 942-6611.
Cleveland / Willoughby – Mullarkey’s
9th – Donal O’Shaughnessy, 16th – Dan McCoy, 23rd – Pat Shepard, 30th – West Side Steve. Karoke Wednesdays. Thursday Ladies Night w/ D.J. 4110 Erie Street www.mullarkeys.com
Cleveland / Willoughby – Croagh Patrick’s
4857 Robinhood Drive Willoughby, 44094 (440) 946-8250. www.croaghpatrickspub.webs.com

Cleveland / Avon Lake – Ahern Banquet Center
Ahern Banquet Center is booking weddings and special events. Call Tony Ahern / Lucy Balser @ 440-933-9500. 726 Avon Belden Rd, Avon Lake 44012. www.aherncatering.com
Cleveland / Avon Lake – Irish Heritage Club
2nd – Chili Cook-off No entry fee, $5 tasting ticket. 4th – Membership mtg. Pot Luck Mondays / Taco Tuesdays / Friday Happy Hour. 726 Avon Belden Rd. (440) 933-3413.

Cleveland / Euclid – Irish American Club East Side
PUB: 1st -Marcus Dirk & Friends, 8th – Craic Brothers, 15th – Mossy Moran, 22nd – Mary Agnes Kennedy, 29th – Scully. UPPER HALL: 16th – Paddy & the Pale Boys. IACES 22770 Lake Shore Blvd. Euclid, 44123. 216.731.4003 www.irishamericanclubeastside.org
Cleveland / Euclid – Paddy’s Pour House
16th – Michael Crawley. 922 East 222nd Street, 
Euclid,
44123
216.289.2569

Columbus – Shamrock Club Events
1st –Fish Fry & Death by Banjo; 3rd – General Meeting; 7th – Bardic Circle; 8th – Fish Fry; 10th – Elections & Athletic Awards; 12th – Euchre; 15th – Fish Fry; 16th –Joe Conley All you Can Eat Pizza Extravaganza; 19th – Executive Board Meeting; 21st –Bardic Circle; 22nd – Fish Fry; 29th – Musical guest TBD; 30th – Quiz Night. Open on Mondays with adult Irish Dance lessons and Co-Ed Darts! Happy Hour every Friday from 5-7pm! 60 W. Castle Rd. Columbus 43207 614-491-4449 www.shamrockclubofcolumbus.com
Columbus – Byrne’s Pub
1248 West 3rd Avenue 43212 www.byrnespub.com

Columbus – The Claddagh – Polaris Parkway
8745 Sancus Blvd. Columbus 43240 (614) 885-0100 www.claddaghirishpubs.com

Hiram – Traditional Irish Music Sessiún
10th – Frohring Music Hall, 11746 Dean Street, Hiram College 2:00 Learn tunes, 3:00 Open session www.hiram.edu/visitors dreisbachts@hiram.edu

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
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 6 pm 13th – Forsythe Special, 20th – The Terriers.
Wooster Street Center, 1124 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green, OH -2nd & 4th Monday, 7:00 to 8:00
Blarney Pub* – Toledo, 1st Saturday of the month 5-8 pm.