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Hazmat suits and country music in intriguing ‘Lippy’

Dead Centre’s ‘Lippy’ skims a theatrical surface. But the image of Hazmatted women swaying like flowers is burned into my memory.

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The McGowan Trilogy as part of 1st Irish Festival

How it’s New York: Performed in New York as part of 1st Irish Fesitval How it’s Irish:  Trilogy of plays concerning a member of the IRA Séamus Scanlon’s notorious IRA man Victor McGowan is a despicable character.  That is one thing you will certainly take away from his trio of plays, The McGowan Trilogy, currently playing […]

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Peter Quinn, and Fintan Dunne – “the suave Irishman who women find irresistible”

Tony Horswill finds Peter Quinn’s “Dry Bones” a “gripping web of historical detail and intrigue.

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Bloomsday is Be Irish in June day!

Happy Bloomsday! Some events going on today, a gorgeous sunshiney June one.

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InteReview: Joanie Madden and Cherish welcome all to an Irish Homecoming

Joanie Madden describes a gathering of old and new friends in Cherish the Ladies’ live CD and DVD, “An Irish Homecoming.”

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Pumpkins in space. No really.

Halloween is famous for pumpkins, but one Irish grown pumpkin called ‘Patches’ is destined to become infamous following his amazing journey into space!

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New York Tradfest’s Saturday Night Concert: A Remarkable Showcase of Music and Dance

How it’s New York: The New York Tradfest Saturday evening concert took place in Connolly’s Klub 45 near Times Square, New York, NY and showcased many Big Apple musicians and dancers. How it’s Irish: The New York Tradfest Saturday evening concert consisted mostly of Irish music and dance. by John Kearns On Saturday October 18, 2014, the second […]

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New York Trad Fest 2014: Bing bang and boom… no flopping!

New York Trad Fest this weekend promises a bing and a bang and no flopping!

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Muldoon’s Picnic Series at IAC is Superb – Do Not Miss

How it’s New York: Irish Arts Center. How it’s Irish: Irish born Paul Muldoon is a Pulitzer Prize winning poet and one of the most significant post World War 2 poets.  Irishman Martin Hayes is a renowned fiddle player from Ireland. Muldoon’s Picnic is a combination of music and the spoken word hosted by poet […]

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Camille O’Sullivan is Superstar Material

Camille O’Sullivan, says Seamus Scanlon, is in a league of her own: “superstar material.”

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Calvary at the Craic Fest

Philomena Connors finds Calvary to be a fun, thought provoking and aesthetically beautiful film for all it’s carelessly strewn idiosyncrasies, and looks forward to more Craic Fest films of its caliber.

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“Misconception” Falls Short on Focus

John Hackett reviews “Misconception,” a documentary about population growth in the Tribeca Film Festival. His verdict? “Out of focus.”

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Ireland’s 33rd county found?

Cavan truckdriver finds Atlondis, once ruled by handsome Prince Fiachra and his personal assistant, Clive.

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New York Irish Arts Podcast #25: Preview of Catskills Irish Arts Week 2014

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A preview of Catskills Irish Arts Week 2014, with Artistic Director Reidin O’Flynn!

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My first Irish and Celtic trad

Gwen Orel recalls the first Irish music she ever heard … and how it changed her life.

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Trad in Birmingham Comes Full Circle

Tony Horswill looks at ITM, Irish Traditional Music, in Birmingham.

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

“An Irish Christmas” still going strong in 2013

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One-day event dedicated to genealogy in NYC

Learn about how to trace your roots using DNA in NYC on Saturday.

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New York Irish Arts Podcast #25: Preview of Catskills Irish Arts Week 2014

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A preview of Catskills Irish Arts Week 2014, with Artistic Director Reidin O’Flynn!

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New York Irish Arts Podcast #24: All That Fall

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Gavin Quinn talks about All That Fall, a production from his Pan Pan Theatre, that ran at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival in December.