Out & About Ohio October Events

Out & About Ohio – October 2011

Cincinnati – Irish Heritage Center
Sing and Dance classes with Mai Hernon, Fiddle Lessons w/ Justine Bridges, Art Class w/ Sean Flanagan, 10 weeks each. See website below for more info. 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 -The Harp
1st – The Portersharks, 5th – Lonesome Stars, 7th – Walking Cane, 8th – Chris Allen, 12th – $100.00 Trio, 14th – Brent Kirby, 15th – Fior Gael, 19th – Lonesome Stars, 22nd – Kristine Jackson, 26th – $100.00 Trio. 4408 Detroit Road, 44113 www.the-harp.com
Cleveland – Stone Mad
2nd – Traditional Irish Session @7pm, 9th – Annual Clambake $35, 9th – Roosavelt @3pm, 23rd – Walking Cane, 30th – Chris Allen. Live music entertainment every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Traditional Irish Session 1st Sunday of ea/month, Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4 to 7.
Cleveland – Treehouse
2nd – Samantha Fitzpatrick, 9th – Chris Allen, 16th – Kristine Jackson, 23rd – Brent Kirby, 30th – Mary’s Lane. 820 College Avenue, Cleveland, 44113 www.treehousecleveland.com
Cleveland – PJ McIntyre’s
1st – Sammy De Leon c yu orcestra, 5th – Monthly Pub Quiz hosted by Mike D., 7th – Arrival, 8th – Carlos Jones, 9th – Brady Campbell Irish Dance Fundraiser 3-7pm, $20- all you can eat/drink!, 14th – The Kreellers, 15th – Stiletto Overdrive, 16th – Browns WKNR, Radio Show 1-4pm, 21st – Waynes World Band, 22nd – That 80’s Band, 28th – Charlie in the Box, 29th – Pout / HALLOWEEN PARTY CASH PRIZES / St. Pats Gaelic Football Team Annual Clambake! 17119 Lorain Avenue, 44111 www.pjmcintyres.com
Cleveland – West Park Station
1st – School Girl Crush, – 10pm 6th – Jim & Eroc HH, 7th- Half Moon Jack – 10pm, 8th – DJ, 13th- Sean Benjamin – HH, 14 – Kristine Jackson – HH – DJ, 10pm
15th – Cocktail Johnny – 10pm, 20th – Rkade HH, 21st – Tricky Dick – 10pm, 22nd – Trailer Park Ninjas, 28th – Etiquette HH, DJ Ice Cold – 10pm, 29th – DJ Ace of Spades – Fright Night (Halloween Party). 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 Ladies Reverse Raffle, 9th Annual Pig Roast, 23rd Cahal Dunne Concert, 28th Children’s Halloween Party. EVERY Friday Food &Music in the Pub 5:30 p.m. to ??. WSIA Club 8559 Jennings Rd. 44138 www.wsia-club.org. 440-235-5868.

Cleveland / Medina – Sully’s
1st – The Kreellers, 7th – Jim Gill, 8th – Mossy Moran, 14th – Donal O’Shaughnessy, 15th – The New Barleycorn, 21st – Scully, 22nd – Music Men, 28th – Marys Lane, 29th – West Side Steve. Every Tuesday 6 – 8pm Magician Paul Gallagher performs tableside. 117 West Liberty Medina, 44256 www.sullysmedina.com

Cleveland / Lakewood – Sullivan’s Irish Restaurant & Pub
– New Barleycorn. 13368 Madison Ave. Lakewood, 44107 www.sullivansirishpub.net (216) 529-8969
Cleveland / Lakewood – Beck Center for the Arts
1st-16th The Marvelous Wonderettes, 6th – Antique Marbleized Paper Workshop / 10th-31st Work w a Figure Model Workshop, 13th – Hear & Touch the Music (Violin/Viola), 20th – Early Childhood ABC, 21st-30th David Mamet’s RACE, 22nd – Super Saturdays @ Beck / Rettig Music (free hands-on arts activities for children 10 & under), 7th Annual Westend Halloween Window Walk Awards Ceremony 17801 Detroit Avenue Lakewood 44107 (216) 521-2540 www.beckcenter.org

Cleveland / Mentor – Hooley House
7th – Matt Johnson – Dueling Pianos, 8th – UFC 136 @ 9:00, 14th – Brigid’s Cross, 15th – Abbey Rodeo, 21st – Nick Zuber, 22nd – Richie Reece show, 28th – Hooleyween Party & DJ. 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
1st – Kevin McCarthy, 8th – One More Pint, 15th – Dan McCoy, 22nd Donal O’Shaughnessy, 29th – Pat Shephard. Karaoke Wednesdays. Thursday Ladies Night w/ D.J. 4110 Erie Street www.mullarkeys.com
Cleveland / Willoughby – Croagh Patrick’s
4th – Open Session, 13th – Mossy Moran, 29th – Halloween Party. 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
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. 2nd – Gary Gormley 6-9, 7th – Loch Erie, 14th – Mossy Moran, 21st – Marcus Dirk & Friends, 28th – Kid & Me, 29th – (UPPER HALL) Halloween Party w DJ, snacks, open bar, cash prizes. 8 – 12, Admission $20 (21& over only). IACES 22770 Lake Shore Blvd. Euclid, 44123. 216.731.4003 www.irishamericanclubeastside.org Cleveland / Euclid – Paddy’s Pour House
21st – Michael Crawley, 29th – Halloween Party! 922 East 222nd Street, Euclid, 44123
216.289.2569
Columbus – Shamrock Club Events
2nd – General Meeting, 9th – Blood Drive, 28th – Halloween Party, 29th – Quiz Night Happy Hour every Friday from 5-7pm! 60 W. Castle Rd. Columbus 43207 614-491-4449 www.shamrockclubofcolumbus.com
Columbus – Byrne’s Pub
7th – David Davis & The Warrior River Boys, 8th – Knot Fibb’n, 14th – Death By Banjo, 21st – New Grass Station, 22nd – Mothergrove, 28th – North & South, 29th- Nine Castle Close.1248 West 3rd Avenue 43212 www.byrnespub.com
Columbus – The Claddagh – Polaris Parkway
8745 Sancus Blvd. Columbus 43240 (614) 885-0100 www.claddaghirishpubs.com

Findlay – Logan’s Irish Pub
1st – Mogan and Hankins, 7th – Highland Reign, 8th – Ennis Clare, 15th – Roger Drawdy and the Firestarters, 19th – Irish Trad Session, 21st – The Kreellers, 22nd – The Drowsy Lads, 29th – Mossy Moran. 44 South Main Street Findlay, 45840 419.619.6826 www.logansirishpubfindlay.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.

October Issue: Letter From the Editor has a poetic bend

The Winds of November came early! Cold breezes in Pittsburgh turned the tide this year as the non-existent Spring rushed to catch up to its brother and Fall. This has certainly been the strangest, most impactful weather for a festival season I have experienced in thirty years of festival organizing. To those brave souls who ventured out anyway, Thank you!
I am already looking forward to Joanie Madden’s Session on the High Seas Cruise in January as I mentally adjust to what is coming. Rheumatoid induced reality leads me to hope and pray the violent summer of weather discontent gently slips into the night, and doesn’t rage, rage against the dying summer, at least for a little longer.
Growing up, I always heard with a small note of pride how our nationality is celebrated like no other in America, especially on St. Patrick’s Day. Now, that holds true all around the world. Well this year, once is not enough, as the hard times craft events and joy in reasons to gather. ½ Way to St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations burst forth in a quantity and quality reminiscent of the cultural celebrations that fill more than three weeks in March, and the music yanked me right back into the glorious symphonies that are the festival season; Sing, Irishmen, Sing.
We offer condolences to the Richens family on the passing of Ann ~ an Irish dance ambassador and gifted teacher and motivator, Ann’s loss will be deeply felt, but the foundation and legacy she has established cannot dim, it has been infused with passion and light, youth and direction. Still, for Ann’s family and loved ones, we pray.
We head into the quiet season, before the joy of Christmas lightens the weather, the joy of reunions and family brightens under the star of Bethlehem, and the joy of celebrating our 5th Anniversary marks the January issue. We took the road less traveled, and that made all the difference.

Slán,
John

September Letter from the Editor

Fields of Glory…
– author unknown

I was born in a country where people admire
Their great sporting heroes and how they aspire
To stand upon mountains and always be winners
And never give less than their all

I once met an old man who told me great stories
Of legends of old who played hard for the glory
Of lifting the cup in that moment of triumph
His memory’s kept me enthralled

On the fields, the fields of glory
On the fields where boys become men
On the fields, the fields of glory
May the best team win, win in the end

Supporting our team with a true sense of place
Are the handfuls of people, the pride on their faces
They come from the townlands, the parish, the village,
Their banners they proudly unfurl.

An anthem of hope is the song they’re singing,
There’s a whistle it sounds and the game it begins
And the roar of the crowd echoes up to the heavens
It sends out a clarion call.

On the fields, the fields of glory
On the fields where boys become men
On the fields, the fields of glory
May the best team win, win in the end

I’m dreamin’ of Ireland in fine summer weather
A crowd of young lads play’n football together
All hoping that someday the call they will answer
To play for the place they were born.

On the fields, the fields of glory
On the fields where boys become men
On the fields, the fields of glory
May the best team win, win in the end

The High Kings version of the song is amazing – I will always see people shoulder to shoulder, Irish County flags waving, waves of people, flag and song sweeping across Croke Park as the GAA ALL-Ireland Football and Hurling Finals grip the nation, and the diaspora abroad. Your chance to see it live from Ireland is Sunday, September 18th ~ PJ McIntyre’s in Cleveland carries it live, and I am sure many others do as well. DO NOT miss this spectacular day of song and sport. The speed, grace and power of Gaelic Football and Hurling will take your breath away.
There are a few other celebrations this month as well. The Pittsburgh, Muskegon and Indy Fests are all in September. Akron has a new Irish festival as well. Pittsburgh has been especially supportive of the OhIAN and of my writing and I will be premiering a new cultural presentation at Pittsburgh Irish Fest. What Color is your Irish – The Poets Know will be at 2:00 each day during the Festival ~ a mix of Irish, folk and world verse and poetry. I hope you can stop by for a great fest and a little cultural presentation as well.
Cleveland fun spot The Treehouse celebrates its 15th Anniversary this month. BIG Congrats to the Leneghan’s, Paul Jones and the staff at the Treehouse. West Park Station celebrates its 5th Anniversary and PJ McIntyre’s celebrates its 4th Anniversary as well – all three locations have been fantastic supporters of the Irish and we are delighted to celebrate with them.
In Ireland, the Annual Oyster Festival is a huge celebration each year. Our own Cathal Liam has written about the mad fun and fantastic fresh food the Oyster Fest brings in Ireland each year. Bringing even more of Ireland home to Cleveland, Stone Mad just announced their 1st Annual Oyster Festival on September 18th. So looking forward to Stone Mad’s own Operation Oyster. See the ad esleswhere in this issue.
Hope your summer has been grande and your winter will be short and sweet. We have a few exciting new events coming up, so keep your eyes on the OhIAN for all the details. If you lose us, you can always check our webpage, all issues are archived – www.ianohio.com. Don’t forget to pick up your Greater Cleveland Irish Directory as well – my website www.songsandstories.net carries it, as does Casey’s Irish Imports.
Thanks for your support of the OhIAN, the fest and all the other projects we launched this year.
Now, on to those Fields of Glory …

September Out & About Ohio News & Events

Cincinnati – Irish Heritage Center
10th – Brock McGuire Band in Concert, 6:30 p.m. 513/533-0100 www.IrishCenterofCincinnati.com. 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 – Famine Memorial Mass
17th – The 12th Annual Famine Memorial Mass will be held at 5:30 p.m., at the Famine Stone, on the banks of the Cuyahoga River (on the river boardwalk, across from Flat Iron Cafe). All are welcome as we offer thanks for the sacrifices of those who came to Cleveland and prayers for the repose of the souls of those lost in the Famine.
Cleveland – Rhythms of Ireland w/ Leneghan Academy of Irish Dance
24th – Magnificat High School’s Center for Performing Arts. 6:00 pm
Cleveland -The Harp
2nd – Walking Cane, 3rd – Porter Sharks, 7th – Lonesome Stars, 9th – Brent Kirby, 10th – Chris Allen, 14th – $100.00 Trio, 16th – Kristine Jackson, 17th – Fior Gael, 21st – Lonesome Stars 28th – $100.00 Trio. 4408 Detroit Road, 44113 www.the-harp.com
Cleveland – Stone Mad
18TH – STONE MAD PUB’S 1ST ANNUAL OYSTER FESTIVAL! 1:00PM-7:00PM, On the cobblestone parking lot. Live Entertainment on the Guinness stage all day to include:
The Boys From County Hell / The Portersharks / Holleran traditional Irish session / and another band TBD. Oyster Shucking contest Live music entertainment every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Traditional Irish Session 1st Sunday of ea/month, Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4 to 7. 1306 West 65th Street Cleveland 44102 216-281-6500

Cleveland – Treehouse
4th- Treehouse 15th Anniversary Party! Mary’s Lane 5pm, 11th – Chris Allen 9 pm, 18th – Greg Harper 9pm, 25th – Oktoberfest w DJ Kishka on patio 5pm. 820 College Avenue, Cleveland, 44113 www.treehousecleveland.com
Cleveland – PJ McIntyre’s
3RD – CHARLIE IN THE BOX, 7TH – PUB QUIZ HOSTED BY MIKED 7PM. 9TH -SKYS THE LIMIT, 10TH – HANG THE DJ, 11TH – SEARSON, 16TH – CRUISIN, 17TH – THAT 80’S BAND AND OUR 4TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY, 18TH – GAA ALL-IRELAND GAELIC FOOTBALL FINAL 10AM, 23RD – WAYNES WORLD BAND, 24TH – VELVETSHAKE, 30TH – TOP DOG BAND. 17119 LORAIN AVENUE, 44111 WWW.PJMCINTYRES.COM
Cleveland – West Park Station
2nd -Jim & Quinn HH and DJ Destro, 3rd – Faction 10pm, 8th – Jim & Eroc HH, 10th – The sellouts 10pm, 12th -18th: WPS 5 Year Anniversary & Customer Appreciation Week, 15th – Italian Night, 16th – American Night, 17th – Irish Night with Half Way To St. Patrick’s Day Party & Burke School of Irish Dance & Trailer Park Ninjas 10pm, 22nd -Billy & Brooks HH, 24th – UFC 135 & DJ Ace of Spades, 29th – Jackson Rohn HH, 30th – DJ Ice Cold from Cincinnati 10pm EVERY TUESDAY IS ROLL CALL- drink specials for Safety Forces -Most Co-workers from House, Unit or Station win a FREE Party the 1st Tuesday of following Month! Thursday Ladies Night, Psychic Carrie doing Reading; also DJ Destro! Wednesday Station Karaoke Challenge! Sunday Magic Man Paul Gallagher from 6-8pm! and MINUTE TO WIN IT 7pm. 17015 Lorain Avenue Cleveland 44111 www.westparkstation.com. (216) 476-2000.
Cleveland /Olmsted Twp -West Side Irish American Club
Every Friday, Food & Music in the Pub 5:30 to ? 17th – Annual Clambake. WSIA Club 8559 Jennings Rd. 44138 www.wsia-club.org. 440-235-5868.

Cleveland / Medina – Sully’s
2nd – The Other Brothers, 3rd – Jim Gill, 9th – Craic Brothers, 10th – Pompous Ass, 16th – The New Barleycorn, 17th – Marys Lane, 23rd – Mossy Moran, 24th – Callahan & O’Connor, 30th – Marys Lane, 1st – The Kreellers. Come Visit our New Patio! Every Tuesday 6 – 8pm Magician Paul Gallagher performs tableside. 117 West Liberty Medina, 44256 www.sullysmedina.com

Cleveland / Lakewood – Sullivan’s Irish Restaurant & Pub
17th – New Barleycorn. 13368 Madison Ave. Lakewood, 44107 www.sullivansirishpub.net (216) 529-8969
Cleveland / Lakewood – Beck Center for the Arts
1st – Westfield Mall Kids’ Club, 6th – Fall classes begin, 15th – Early Childhood ABC, 16th-30th – The Marvelous Wonderettes17801 Detroit Avenue Lakewood 44107 (216) 521-2540 www.beckcenter.org

Cleveland / Mentor – Hooley House
2nd – Matt Johnson – Piano Man, 3rd – Itex, 9th – Big in Japan, 16th – ½ Way to St Patrick’s Day Party w Nick Zuber 5 – 8, Brigid’s Cross @ 9:30, 23rd – Richie Reece Show, 24th – UFC 135, 30th – Blackfire. 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
3rd – Kevin McCarthy, 10th – The Terriers, 17th – One More Pint, 24th – Donal O’Shaughnessy. Karaoke Wednesdays. Thursday Ladies Night w/ D.J. 4110 Erie Street www.mullarkeys.com
Cleveland / Willoughby – Croagh Patrick’s
3rd & 4th – ½ Way to St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Bash. The Willoughby Eagles Hall on Euclid Ave. just next to Panini’s. Outdoor Party Celebration with Tent, stage, beer truck, grilled food, Irish dancers, Musicians, Bagpipers, Irish gift store, Irish Toasts, giveaways and more! Croagh Patrick’s is at 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
10th -Patio Party with Morrison & McCarthy, 12th -Gen. Mtg., 17th – 1/2 Way to St. Patrick’s Day Party and Golf Tournament, Pot Luck Mondays, Ladies Nite Thursdays, Every Friday Happy Hour in the PUB. 726 Avon Belden Rd. (440) 933-3413.

Cleveland / Euclid – Irish American Club East Side
PUB: 7:30 – 10:30. 9th – Kevin McCarthy, 16th – Wally Franz, 17th – (UPPER HALL) Half Way Party with Dulahan 8:00-12:00 ($10/$5 w student ID), 23rd – One More Pint, 30th – Craic Brothers. IACES 22770 Lake Shore Blvd. Euclid, 44123. 216.731.4003 www.irishamericanclubeastside.org

Columbus – Shamrock Club Events
11th -General Meeting, 17th -Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Run and Party. 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

Findlay – Logan’s Irish Pub
10th – Vinegar Hill, 16th – Mossy Moran, 21st – Trad Session, 30th – Highland Reign44 South Main Street Findlay, 45840 419.619.6826 www.logansirishpubfindlay.com

Hiram – Sean Moore Memorial Sessions at Hiram College
11th – 2:00 Learn tunes, 3:00 Open session. All welcome. Tea provided, potluck refreshments Frohring Music Hall, 11746 Dean St., Hiram See Hiram College web page for directions. Information: dreisbachts@hiram.edu

Put-in-Bay – Hooligan’s Irish Pub
24th – ½ Way to St. Pat’s All Day Party: 2pm: 1/2 Way to St. Paddy’s Day Parade with the Irish Heritage Pipe Band, 3:00 – 6:00 – Porch Party with The Sandcarvers, 10:00 pm: The Sandcarvers on the Hooli Stage. 421 County Road 215 Put-in-Bay, OH 43456 (419) 285-8000. 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
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.