Ohio Irish American News Editor’s Corner:

Ohio Irish American News Editor’s Corner:

If you are reading this before or on Labor Day Weekend, get out to the Gaelic Games at Barton-Bradley Field in North Olmsted – the national sports of Ireland are live and in breath-taking action Friday thru Sunday as 105 teams from throughout North America and the Cayman Islands come to compete in Cleveland Labor Day weekend. The ancient games of Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie are brought live, with music, food and a Cleveland Games only production of Croke Park Ale. Fun for the whole family in sport, camaraderie and celebration of our heritage in the cultural village will highlight the weekend.

This issue has stories on The Irish National Flag; More Irish Trivia in Linda Fulton Burke’s Crossword Puzzle; Rachel Gaffney’s Taste of Ireland; A Massillon Teen Irish Dances her way into theatre; Irish Dogs are Blowin’ In; A Letter from Ireland; Mark Owens Sports; On This Day in Irish History; Book Reviews; Engaging the Diaspora in A Letter From the Honorary Consul of Ireland and more.

How Green is my valley? From Christmas through Joanie Madden’s Folk & Irish Cruise, St. Pat’s and a summer of fantastic festivals to Labor Day weekend’s GAA North American Championships, our valley has shimmered, in Forty Shades of Green. I write often of paying it forward, but stopping to smell the roses and slow down the fury of a life well lived is never a bad practice. This year, we have reveled in the moments, while the moment is still going on. We have created memories certainly, but we have planted seeds too. We’ve lived a purpose driven life through ¾ of the year, we still have ¼ of a year left to make a difference.

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Looking forward to my first trip to the Mighty Muskegon Irish Music Festival September 13th Weekend. I have never been, but heard so many great things about the festival, the people and the fun. Tweet me if you’re going, otherwise, I’ll let you know how it goes!

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Congrats to Sean Moore Memorial Irish Vocals Scholarship Winners Abbey Canciun and Rosemary Heredos, who each were awarded a $1,000.00 Vocals Scholarship.

Congrats to the Great Lakes Pipe Band, who took 2nd Place in the North American Pipe Championships!

5 Days People ….

Only 5 Days until the 2013 North American Championships ~ 113 teams from across North America come to Cleveland’s Barton Bradley Field in North Olmsted, to compete for the Championship in Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie. Music, cultural village, food and more. Labor Day Weekend @GAACleveland, www.facebook.com/gaa.cleveland. Don’t miss a minute!

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

I once met an old man who told me great stories
Of legends of those who played hard for the glory
And of lifting that cup in the 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
And may the best team win, win in the end.

Supporting our teem 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 bannaers they proudly unfurl.

An anthem of hope is the song their singing,
There’s a wistle it sounds and the game it begins
And the roar of the croud echos 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
And 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
And 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
And the roar of the croud echos up to the heavens
It sends out a clarion call.

Check out the video for the High King’s performance of Fields of Glory:

Fields of Glory ~ The High Kings

Holy! Lot going on 2Nite … (from the Ohio Irish American News)

HOLY! There’s a lot going on 2Nite … You ready? pOUT@The Hooley House – Brooklyn, BrentKirby@TheHarp, Kristine Jackson@TheFlatIronCafe, Marys LanePj McIntyre’s, RobDuskey@WestParkStation, The New BarleycornFlannery’s Pub, AlmostFamous The Hooley House, EricButlerJohn Mullarkey’s, GeneralGuinnessTara Hall, WildKnightsStampers Bar, @AustinWalkingCane@LakewoodFrontPorchConcertSeries, @JoeBell&SwingLizards @WhiskeyIsland … (told ya!) Add yours:

Events this month: August Out & About Ohio from the Ohio Irish American News

Cleveland – 2013 GAELIC GAMES
8/30th – 9/1 Barton Bradley Field. Games are sun up to sundown; food, music and more on the grounds. Music, food and more at Kamm’s Corner all Labor Day Weekend. See www.GAACleveland.com for info. 30642 Bradley Rd
North Olmsted, OH 44070

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 / Sat Art Classes / Children’s Sat, Adult Tues Irish Dance Classes. Irish Heritage Center 3905 Eastern Avenue 513.533.0100, www.irishcenterofcincinnati.com.

Brooklyn – Hooley House!
2nd – Breakfast Club, 3rd – UFC 163, 9th – pOUT, 10th – Abbey Rodeo, 15th – Brigid’s Cross, 16th – School Girl Crush, 23rd – Charlie in the Box, 30th – Almost Famous, 31st – UFC 164. Live Music, Summer Patio Parties every Fri @ 5! 10310 Cascade Crossing, Brooklyn 216-362-7700. 1FunPub.com

The Harp
2nd – Irish Sesssiún, 3rd – The Porter Sharks, 7th – Lonesome Stars, 9th – Brent Kirby, 10th – Chris Allen, 14th – Chris & Tom, 16th – Pitch the Peat, 17th – Fior Gael, 21st – Lonesome Stars, 23rd – G.S. Harper, 24th – Kristine Jackson, 28th – Chris & Tom, 30th – Walking Cane, 31st – Nate Jones Band. 4408 Detroit Road, 44113 www.the-harp.com

Stone Mad
4th – Holleran Traditional Irish Session, 11th – Thor Platter & Friends, 25th – Chris Allen. Live music entertainment every 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

Flat Iron Café
2nd – Donegal Doggs, 9th – Kristine Jackson, 16th – Donal O’Shaughnessy, 23rd – Rob Duskey & the Rounders, 30th – Jimmy-O. 1114 Center St. Cleveland 44113-2406 216. 696.6968. www.flatironcafe.com

4th – G.S. Harper, 11th – Chris Allen, 18th – brokENglish, 25th -Thor Platter & Chris Hanna. 820 College Avenue, Cleveland, 44113 www.treehousecleveland.com

PJ McIntyre’s
2nd – Wicked Street, 3rd – Top Dog, 7th – Monthly Pub Quiz- Hosted by Mike D 7pm, 9th – Marys Lane, 10th – Velvet Shake, 16th – pOUT, 17th – Charlie in the Box, 18th – WESTPARK OLYMPICS – 12pm start, 21st – Old Time Music Tunes, 23rd – Jukebox Heroes, 24th – Carlos Jones, 30th – DJ.
2013 GAELIC GAMES, IRISH MUSIC WEEKEND 31st – w/ Marys Lane AND New Barleycorn! Sept 1 – Marys Lane. 17119 Lorain Avenue, 44111 www.pjmcintyres.com

West Park Station
1st – Jim & Eroc, 2nd – Pop Rocks, 3rd – My Sister Sarah 10 pm / UFC 164, 8th – Austin Walkin Cane 6pm, 9th – Rob Duskey 6pm, 23rd – Weird Science Shagadelics 6pm, Pop Fiction 10 pm, 30th – Rkade 6pm Faction 10pm, 31st – UFC 163 and DJ 10pm. Mon: I Hate Mondays 2 Hr Extended HH & Trivia Night 7pm. Tues: Roll Call-discounted drinks for all Fire, Police, Military & Med Professionals 9pm. Wed: Karaoke 9pm. Thur: Ladies Night 9pm. Sun: SIN Night 9pm. 17015 Lorain Avenue Cleveland 44111 www.westparkstation.com. (216) 476-2000.

Flannery’s Pub
2nd – Rob Duskey, 3rd – The Will and Zac Show, 9th & 10th – The New Barleycorn, 16th – Walking Cane, 17th – Kristine Jackson, 23rd – The Bar Flys, 24th – Brent Kirby, 29th – The Will & Zac Show, 30th – The Bar Flys. 323 East Prospect, Cleveland 44115 216.781.7782 www.flannerys.com

PaddyRock Irish SuperPub
3rd – Young Mrs. Dunn, 10th – DeeJay, 17th – Coalie’s Run, 24th – The Collage Band, 31st – Aria 51. 16700 A Lorain Avenue Cleveland, 44111

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

Irish American Club East Side
2nd – Mad Macs, 10th -Annual Jack Kilroy Golf Tournament, 24th -Pub Bus Trip to Sully’s for Dulahan Show. PUB: 7:30 – 10:30. IACES 22770 Lake Shore Blvd. Euclid, 44123. 216.731.4003 www.irishamericanclubeastside.org

Paddy’s Pour House
922 East 222nd Street, Euclid, 44123

Logan’s Irish Pub
2nd – Barleyjuice, 24th – Roger Drawdy & the Fire Starters. 2414 South Main Street, Findlay 45840 419.420.3602 www.logansirishpubfindlay.com

Beck Center for the Arts
2nd – 4th, 9th – 11th & 16th – 18th: Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, 26th Lucky Stiff AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland Benefit. 17801 Detroit Avenue Lakewood 44107 (216) 521-2540 www.beckcenter.org

Medina – Sully’s
2nd – The Island Doctor, 10th – Mossy Moran, 16th – High Strung Irish, 17th – Donal O’Shaughnessy, 23rd – Music Men, 24th – Dulahan, 30th – The New Barleycorn. 117 West Liberty Medina, 44256 www.sullysmedina.com

Hooley House
2nd – School Girl Crush, 3rd – UFC 163, 9th – Almost Famous, 17th – Caliber, 23rd – Samantha Fitzpatrick, 30th – pOUT, 31st – UFC 164. All starts @9:30: Every Tuesday – Open Mic w Nick Zuber, Every Wednesday – Trivia Night. Live Music, Summer Patio Parties every Fri @ 5! 7861 Reynolds Rd Mentor www.1funpub.com (440) 942-6611.

Olmsted Twp
West Side Irish American Club
11th – Annual Steak Roast, 15th – Monthly General Membership Meeting. Great live music and food in the Pub every Friday. WSIA Club 8559 Jennings Rd. 44138 www.wsia-club.org. 440-235-5868.

3rd – Kevin McCarthy, 9th – Eric Butler, 10th – Dan McCoy, 17th – One More Pint, 23rd – Brendan Burt Band, 24th – Donegal Doggs, 30th – Pat Shepard. Wed: Karaoke, Thurs: Ladies Night w/ D.J. 4110 Erie Street www.mullarkeys.com
Croagh Patrick’s
4857 Robinhood Drive Willoughby, 44094 (440) 946-8250. www.croaghpatrickspub.webs.com

Shamrock Club Events
Happy Hour every Friday from 5-7pm! 60 W. Castle Rd. Columbus 43207 614-491-4449 www.shamrockclubofcolumbus.com
Tara Hall
Traditional Irish music w General Guinness Band & Friends 2nd Friday 8:00 – 11:00pm. No Cover. Tara Hall 274 E. Innis Ave. Columbus, 43207 614.444.5949.

Ongoing Traditional Irish Sessiúns – Bring your instruments and play along!
Akron Hibernian’s Ceili Band Sessions, Wednesdays 7:30 pm. Mark Heffernan Div 2 Hall 2000 Brown St, Akron 330-724-2083. Beginner to intermediate
Croagh Patrick’s – 2nd Tuesday of every month 8 – 10pm
Bardic Circle @The Shamrock Club of Columbus Beginner – friendly, intermediate level Irish session meeting every other Thursdays 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Irish Eyes Heavenly Pub, 1st Wednesday of month. 3324 Secor Rd, Toledo
Stone Mad – 1st Sunday of the month Holleran Traditional Irish Session, 7pm
The Harp – 1st Friday of every month, 9pm
Logan’s Irish Pub – 1st Wednesday of the month, 414 S. Main St., Findlay, 7:30 pm
Oberlin’s Traditional Irish Session – Sundays, 3 – 5 pm. Informal all experience
welcome: www.oberlin.net/~irishsession Bibbins Hall, 77 West College Street,
Oberlin 44074
Claddagh Irish Pub – Sundays 6:00pm-9:00pm. All experience levels welcome
585 S. Front St. Columbus, Ohio 43215