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.
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!
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,
Get Up; Show Up; Lift Up
“Follow me where I go, what I do and who I know;
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.