July 13, 2016 0
Gwen Orel talks to Ciarán Hinds about his role in ‘The Crucible,’ including the dog onstage.
March 29, 2016 0
Erin Roll reviews “Irish Pubs in America,” Robert Meyers and Ron Wallace’s crawl through a selection of fifty Irish pubs around the United States.
January 15, 2016 0
Matthew Orel finds “Born to Run: The Story of Johnny 99” a colorful story of a runaway car, but wishes it were more.
August 25, 2015 0
Gwen Orel talks to Newry actor Ciaran Byrne talks about becoming an actor, and about the new TNT drama “Public Morals.”
May 25, 2016 0
Going into its 20th anniversary, the latest Riverdance tour feels as lively and energetic as it did when the dancers first thundered and soft-shoed their way onto the stage.
Ireland Rising – Words and Music for a New Century: A Special Benefit Performance for Irish Arts Center
April 27, 2016 0
This past Friday I was honored to be among those treated to the best the Irish Arts Center has to offer. The overriding sentiment of the night was that when the Irish Arts Center calls, you stop everything and rush right over to support them. And that is just what the phenomenal performers featured in this varied night of song and story brought to the party.
July 28, 2016 0
Gwen Orel reviews Andrew Finn Magill’s ‘Roots’: an album which shows ‘deft mastery.’
July 23, 2016 0
Gwen Orel’s 2010 interview with the late Joe Derrane, a man who’d rather play than talk.
May 7, 2016 0
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.
April 21, 2016 0
This year my time at the Tribeca Film Festival started with the visceral thriller from director Simon Dixon, Tiger Raid. Straight out of the gate, this film pits its two main characters, Paddy (Damien Molony) and Joe (Brian Gleeson) against each other, across the vista of war torn Iraq.
A devilish mix of psycho-drama and buddy-road pic, we find the two main characters, Irish mercenary cast-offs set adrift after the end of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, on a mission to carry out a Tiger kidnapping of the daughter of a well-heeled Iraqi businessman.
July 14, 2016 1
Gwen Orel recalls receiving a tune from the Good Folk in the Catksills during the summer of 2015.
December 21, 2013 1
“An Irish Christmas” still going strong in 2013