Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival, Dayton Celtic Festival and Dublin Irish Fest go back to back to back – Homeruns all

Editor’s Corner

August is filled with great work, and great relaxation. We compile and edit, sell and celebrate the Ohio Irish American News, amidst organizing Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival. We pull and prod, push and proclaim, Blessed Are We, to have such a rich heritage in our midst. Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival, Dayton Celtic Festival and Dublin Irish Fest go back to back to back – Homeruns all.

 

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Once Cleveland’s is put to bed, we usually head for the hills, but this year, we’re heading for Chicago. Co Publisher Cliff Carlson went and got married July 26th! His heart & soul belongs to Cathy Curry, our new, and fabulous layout artist. Dunno which happened first, but we both made out!

How’s your summer been? So much music, dance, pipes, readings and presentations, the summer is halfway thru, or even 2/3, by the time August has hit the news stands. Though our Irish tans (burns) wilt, I do truly believe we appreciate it more, because it is so short. Tribulations foster appreciation in Eire or on Erie.

Then, we’re all off to Dublin, in the green … Can’t wait to see everyone there, and my first chance to sit and hear the bands after Cleveland. I’ll be performing At Each End of the Rifle at 1:30 on Saturday at Dublin Irish Fest, then again at Michigan Irish Music Fest in Muskegon September 12-14th.

The International Mayo Convention is coming to Cleveland two weeks later, September 26-28. Mayo men and women from across the globe will gather here to teach, to learn and to celebrate. For details, and to join us, see our back cover!

The International Convention of Mayo Societies is coming to Cleveland
The International Convention of Mayo Societies is coming to Cleveland

More festivals, meetings, music and much more; Much to see and do, featured in this issue, as you squeeze the last rose of summer. Have a look about, plan out, and GO! Don’t wait. We’ve been to too many funerals to not dance at the weddings,

Slán,
John

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Milestones:

Congratulations to Carol Kovach, starting her new position as editor of The Universe Bulletin!

Congratulations to Sean Lackey and The Yank, Winner Best Comedic Feature Films at the Manhattan Film Festival!

Congratulations to OhIAN Co Publisher Cliff Carlson and new bride Cathy Curry, married July 26th! We wish them great love, great health and great happiness.

20 Things to do this Weekend:

20 Things to do this Weekend: From your Ohio Irish American News

Dayton Celtic Festival
Great American Irish Festival

Friday 7/25

Brigid’s Cross patio 5pm The Hooley House – Brooklyn
Brent Kirby The Harp
DonegalDoggs Flat Iron Cafe
TimeWarp Pj McIntyre’s
TheOtherBrothers Sully’s Irish Pub
Carl&OldSchoolJoe patio 5pm / JukeboxHero The Hooley House – Westlake
Itex patio 5pm Hooley House – Mentor
BrendanBurtBand John Mullarkey’s

Saturday 7/26

GAA All Ireland Sr Football Championship @PJMcIntyre’s
12:00pm EST: Sligo Vs. Cork / 2:00pm Galway Vs. Tipperary PJ McIntyres Irish Pub
PJMcIntyre’s 1stAnnualBeachParty
FiorGael @TheHarp
IrishGolfClassic @ShamrockClub
TasteoftheEastsideFood&BevFairw/BlackSabbath&Craic
DonegalDoggs@Mullarkeys

Sunday 7/27

GAA All Ireland Sr HurlingChampionship @PJ McIntyre’s
9:00am EST: Limerick Vs. Wexford / 11:00am Tipperary Vs. Dublin
Chris Allen STONE MAD PUB, RESTAURANT AND BOCCE

Add Yours: If you don’t send em, we can’t print em!

 

Issue # 91, July 2014, featuring singer and songwriter Ashley Davis.
Issue # 91, July 2014, featuring singer and songwriter Ashley Davis.

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Lucky 13 Things to do this Loooong Happy Weekend

From your Ohio Irish American News

HAPPY 4th of July!!

Thursday 7/3

Independence Day Porch Party w/ @Chris Allen & Friends @Stone Mad

Friday 7/4

@Chris Allen & Friends @TheHarp

Saturday 7/5

10:30am ET GAA All Ireland Sr Hurling Championship: Clare Vs. Wexford / 2:00pm ET GAA All Ireland Sr Hurling Championship: Galway Vs. Tipperary @PJMcIntyre’s
Porter Sharks @The Harp
DublinCornetBand @ShamrockClub
TomEvanchuck @Sullys
KevinMcCarthy @Mullarkey’s

Sunday 6/22

9:00am ET GAA All Ireland Senior Football Championship: Kerry Vs. Cork / 11:00am ET GAA All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship: Dublin Vs. Kilkenny @PjMcIntyre’s
SunshineDaydreams @StoneMad
TopHatBlack @Treehouse
Annual @WestSideIrishAmericanClub Picnic w/ @TheNewBarleycorn

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Issue # 91, July 2014, featuring singer and songwriter Ashley Davis.
Issue # 91, July 2014, featuring singer and songwriter Ashley Davis.

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Heeeeeeere’s July!

Editor’s Corner & Milestones
from your Ohio Irish American News

When I was 16, my dad walked into my bedroom and said, “Johnny, we’re starting a festival; you’re doing the parking. And he walked out.” 32 years later, Here we go again … Hope to see you at the 32nd Annual Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival. I am biased, but things worth seeing include 30+ performers like Black 47, on their final tour, The High Kings, Scythian, Dervish, Eileen Ivers, The StepCrew, Damien Dempsey and many more, an internationally recognized cultural hall with a brand new and very exciting, Temple Bar & Museum, three award winning Irish plays each day, Tir Na nOg (Land of Our Youth) Children’s area, food court, workshops, presentations and so much more.

The weekend after is the Dayton Celtic Fest and Great American Irish Festival, and the weekend after that is the Dublin Irish Fest – so GOOD to be Irish, in Ohio, or anywhere ~ it’s time to get your green on, and go!

Then, We’re all off to Dublin, in the green, in the green … I’ll be performing “At Each End of the Rifle” at Dublin Irish Fest, Saturday at 1:30 in the Spoken Word Tent, and also at the Muskegon Irish Music Festival September 13th – 15th.
“From throughout mankind’s history, brothers and neighbors have fought; wars of words, wars of philosophy, and simply just, wars. Our similarities, tho often hidden, tie us together, more than the differences tear us apart. At Each End of the Rifle explores, in poem and famous verse, those similarities, in a legacy filled with stark reminders of just how similar we all are, whether born in Boston, in Belfast, or in Bethlehem.”

Even more festival highlights are featured in this issue, in the continuation of our summer long Festival Focus, kicked off by the 8th Annual Festival Focus Issue last month. Irish and Celtic Fests in Cleveland, Dayton, Dublin, Great American (NY), Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Muskegon follow. Check them out and make your plans to make this summer, the best summer.

The World Cup is well under way, but here in America – It’s Independence Day – how blessed we are, as we watch events unfold across the world. Owens Sports has the low down on soccer and Irish football, for all ages; Out of the Mailbag … Comes Songs & Stories is a profile and CD review on the intriguing Asley Davis, Terry talks of the Books That Define Ireland; we have milestones and puzzles, The Book of Kells finds Illumination and Memory Lane is just a page or two away. We found a fantastic, funny, new writer in Richard Lardie, his 3rd column is inside. We still have two more openings for columnists; so if you think you can, submit.

Out & About Ohio and Out of the Mailbag highlight things to do, hear and revel in, and don’t forget, around the world, they are coming to Cleveland, for The Mayo Convention.

Issue # 91, July 2014, featuring singer and songwriter Ashley Davis.
Issue # 91, July 2014, featuring singer and songwriter Ashley Davis.

Please stop by and say hello at the fests in Cleveland, Dublin or Muskegon. I love your FB posts, Tweets, texts and emails, but putting a face to a name gives beauty to your byline.

Slán,
John

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Milestones:

Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the Irish American Club East Side: President Francis McGarry, Vice President Helen Murphy Vura, Secretary Linda Carney, Treasurer Mike Gronick and Membership Secretary, our own OhIAN Crossword Puzzle Columnist Linda Burke, plus Members in Charge Colleen Frank, Bill Homan, Michael Byrne, Erin Homan.