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Tue 28

Great Gilly Hopkins

February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

‘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.

Staged reading of ‘The Dead’

A staged reading of “The Dead” by James Joyce takes place tonight, Sat., Jan. 28th, with a starry cast, to benefit Fusion Theatre.

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.

Podcast #32: Ciaran Byrne on ‘Public Morals’

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Gwen Orel talks to Newry actor Ciaran Byrne talks about becoming an actor, and about the new TNT drama “Public Morals.”

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!

‘New York City: A Shining Mosaic’ review

“New York City: a Shining Mosaic” makes Mike Fitzpatrick think about what New York and the Immigrant have offered one another over the years.

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.

Overcoming the Competition

Gorgeous CDs by Tom Dunne’s friends from competition days – Seamus Walshe, Patsy Moloney and John Regan.

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!)

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TriBeCa Film Festval 2016 Roundup

Philomena Connors finds the TriBeCa Film Festival a bit short on great movies, but makes up for this with a strong presence of virtual reality storytelling.

Up the Scots! Celebrate Burns Night

Burns Night, says Thomas Burt, is “a rallying point for a diaspora hard pressed to find rallying points.” He talks to us about Burns Night Suppers.

An agonizing, haunting look at famine in Donnacha Dennehy’s “The Hunger”

“The Hunger” is a haunting, unsettling look at the Irish famine, with the powerful vocals of Katherine Manley and Iarla O Lionaird, and the music of Alarm Will Sound.

Murray Defeated Dimitrov In R4 Of US Open – Then Why Did The Scot Clutch Her Head?

Suze Sylvester describes exciting tennis from Scotsman Andy Murray at the U.S. Open this past week.

Kids of All Ages Welcome

Tony Horswill and Kevin Crawford dissect some of the “lunacy” of Growing Up Trad

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.

Mick Moloney’s “An Irish Christmas” brings holiday spirit in

“An Irish Christmas” still going strong in 2013

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.”