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Fri 24

Paul McKenna & Andrew Finn Magill

March 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 24

Sugarloaf Mountain – An Appalachian Gathering

March 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 30

‘Emperor Jones’ review: stay out of the woods

“The Emperor Jones” has a genre– and it’s horror. The play is a nightmare, produced like a dream.

‘The Penitent’ is not absolved

‘The Penitent,’ David Mamet’s latest play, is better than ‘China Doll.’ That’s a low bar.

‘If I Forget’ asks when does history predict the future?

“If I Forget” presents a family drama with aspirations to questions of identity.

Irish-American writer Jimmy Breslin dead at 88

Los Angeles Times columnist Jack Smith once described Breslin’s writing style as being “like an Irish wind that has blown through Queens and Harlem and Mutchie’s bar. It is a pound of Hemingway and a pound of Joyce and 240 pounds of Breslin.”

When Irish eyes are rolling… (Hail the Unnamed Irishman)

Trump read an Irish proverb he’s “heard for years.” Who trolled him into reading a Nigerian poem?

Irish Screen America Festival – NY Friday September 30th through Sunday October 2nd. – NYU Cantor Film Center

Alice Farrell had a blast covering the 2016 Irish Screen America Festival in New York at the NYU Cantor Film Center. The Festival is the brainchild of Irish film-maker/producer Niall McKay and his Deputy Director Clodagh Bowyer.

New York Tradfest, for the fourth time!

For the fourth year, Tony Demarco has organized New York Tradfest. It will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19th, at Pier A Harbor House, and should be a grand night!

Sephira cuts a rug

Erin Roll talks with Ruth and Joyce O’Leary, the vocalist and violinist sisters who make up the duo Sephira.

‘The Joshua Tree’ Is 30 years old today

U2’s “The Joshua Tree” turns 30! Released on March 9, 1987.

Lúnasa and Karan Casey at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall – Friday March 3, 2017

On a windy New York Friday night there was nothing better than being enveloped in the fiery tunes pouring forth from Lúnasa on their 20th Anniversary tour at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall. Clearly chuffed to be playing this historic venue, they launched straight into a set of tunes driven by the pied piper Kevin Crawford on whistle.

Film...

Don’t miss ‘Dancing at the Crossroads’

“Dancing at the Crossroads” by Kevin Ferguson is on PBS tonight, Sept. 4- don’t miss this wonderful glimpse at the Emerald Isle of New York. (and if you do miss it, buy the DVD!)

Perfect Irish soda bread

The perfect Traditional Irish Soda Bread is a quick bread that has 5 ingredients and nothing else

New Book on Irish Music by L.E. McCullough

“What Whistle Would You Play at Your Mother’s Funeral?” is a far-ranging tour guide of the many unusual places scholar/performer L.E. McCullough has visited in search of the Irish music grail, and the hundreds of other performers, session-attenders and concert-goers met along the way.

‘The Present’: a small gift inside a big box

“The Present” intrigues but is ultimately a let-down: lots of wrapping.

All the world’s a cell: Phyllida Lloyd’s ‘The Tempest’ at St. Ann’s Warehouse

Gwen Orel: “The Tempest” at St. Ann’s Warehouse illuminates justice and redemption

Never Again: marathon reading of Elie Weisel’s “Night”

A marathon reading of Elie Wiesel’s Holocaust memoir “Night” will take place on Sunday, Jan. 29th, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Readers include Tovah Feldshuh; NYPD Police Commissioner James O’Neill; David Hyde Pierce and many others.

Do you know this tune? Fairy tale in the Catskills, or McGrath’s Waltz

Gwen Orel recalls receiving a tune from the Good Folk in the Catksills during the summer of 2015.

Podcast #37: Ciarán Hinds on ‘The Crucible’

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Gwen Orel talks to Ciarán Hinds about his role in ‘The Crucible,’ including the dog onstage.

Podcast #36: Lisa Dwan on Neasa in ‘Shining City’

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Gwen Orel talks to Lisa Dwan about her role in Conor McPherson’s “Shining City” at Irish Repertory Theatre Featured tune is “The Constellation Slide Set” from Mick McAuley’s new CD “Highs & Bellows.”