Archives for June 2011

New York Irish Loves Shakespeare: All’s Well That Ends Well

How It’s New York:  Shakespeare in the Park is a grand New York tradition.  Maybe it doesn’t bring free theatre to the masses the way it did when Joe Papp started it in 1954 (lines are an all day affair; donors get blocks; line-sitters sell their time on Craig’s List) it’s still  an experience to […]

Stone, Paper, Scissors

Lucy Healy-Kelly takes a peek at a new arts and literary journal, and talks to fellow Corkonian Katie Raissian about what it’s all about. How It’s New York:  A gathering of young Brooklyn-based women involved in the arts have just brought out the first edition of a new literary and art journal called Stonecutter. How […]

Stone, Paper, Scissors

Lucy Healy-Kelly takes a peek at a new arts and literary journal, and talks to fellow Corkonian Katie Raissian about what it’s all about. How It’s New York:  A gathering of young Brooklyn-based women involved in the arts have just brought out the first edition of a new literary and art journal called Stonecutter. How […]

Jig dancers at the Irish Arts Center

How it’s New York:  The dancers held the press day at the Irish Arts Center, one of New York’s most fab venues for culture! Many journalists at once and press events– also a very NY thing! How it’s Irish:  The documentary Jig is about the 2010 World Championship for Irish dance! Julia O’Rourke gets ready […]

Catskills Irish Arts Week is Coming!

How It’s New York:  Seems like all the Irish players in the tri-state area go up, if not for the whole week, then for part of it! The Road to the Catskills How It’s Irish:  The music of course but also many of the teachers.  This year, 18 are imported from Ireland! Catskills Irish Arts […]

New York Times shout out: Can You Hear Me Now?

Marcus Yam for the New York Times How It’s New York: Make Music New York is a wonderful example of New York civic feeling, as musicians all over the city came out to play. How It’s Irish:  Two people from New York Irish Arts went along (yes we are girls about town!)   LUCY HEALY-KELLY […]

New York Irish Arts Podcast June 26

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Director Sue Bourne, dancers Julia O’Rourke and Joe Bitter, and teacher Lisa Petri discuss the world of Irish dance and the new documentary Jig.    Symphony Space’s Isaiah Sheffer and actress Eilin O’Dea discuss Bloomsday on Broadway (and give us a scene), and Judith Mok (after a short clip) […]

Craic Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

How It’s New York:  It’s a project of the Craic Fest, led by Terence Mulligan.  Some of the filmmakers live in the New York area. How It’s Irish:  The films are made by Irish Gay & Lesbian filmmakers. CRAIC GAY & LESBAN FILM FESTIVAL The 1st annual Craic Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (CGLFF) is […]

My Big Fat Review of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

MIKE FARRAGHER REVIEWS MY BIG FAT GYPSY WEDDING here and on his blog! I’m not much of a reality TV watcher, but the constant onslaught of teasers and trailers for My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding tempted me like the smell of baked bread wafting out of an Annie’s Pretzel mall kiosk  For years I was […]

Fathers and Sons haunt Belinda McKeon’s new novel SOLACE

Why It’s New York: Irish debut novelist, Belinda McKeon lives in Brooklyn and launched her new novel last week at Glucksman Ireland House. Why It’s Irish: Belinda McKeon was born and grew up in Ireland and is a well-known young Irish playwright and writer; she’s the Literary Curator for Imagine Ireland, a year of Irish […]

JIG opens June 17: Tippety Tap Tap

How It’s New York:  Wee Julia O’Rourke, who won the World Championship for her age group last year, is from Long Island.  Her teacher Lisa Petri runs the Petri School of Dance with her sister, and is half Irish, half Italian, which makes her 100% New York.  The film opens in NY June 17 at […]

Julie Feeney’s Voice Soars Over the Rainbow at Joe’s Pub

Lucy Healy-Kelly finds that Julie Feeney’s voice takes her where troubles melt like lemondrops! How It’s New York:  Lafayette Street’s Joe’s Pub welcomes Julie back for her third performance of the season, part of the Imagine Ireland programme. It also marks the Stateside launch of her second album Pages. A self-confessed NY fan, Julie just […]

It’s Molly, Jim, but not as we know it.

A review of Judith Mok’s Molly Says No!  from Lucy Healy-Kelly How It’s New York:  When she performed in this, June 16th, Bloomsday, was fast approaching and the annual wave of Joycean events are taking place both in Ireland and internationally. More treats for New York Ulysses fans include the Irish Arts Center’s Bloomsday Breakfast in […]

Bloomsday is ON! Celebrate James Joyce’s Ulysses

How It’s New York:  Seems to me after doing my round-up that New York has it going on.  Three events– at least!  And Bloomsday on Broadway, hitting its 30th anniversary at Symphony Space, revels in its identity by insisting actors use their own accents, whatever they happen to be.How It’s Irish:  What could be more […]