Archives for July 2011

Watch Celtic Thunder’s Damian McGinty on the Glee Project!

Damien McGinty in Our Fair City How It’s New York:  Well it’s Broadway style singing, and theatre kids.  Yes, they have theatre in LA, where the show is being filmed, but Theatre.  Is.  New York.  Some of them are from New York.  I think. How It’s Irish:  Damian McGinty is from Northern Ireland, and sings […]

New York Irish Arts Podcast July 31


Podcast: Play in new window | Download Ray Yeates on his role as Eoin  in Dermot Bolger’s The Parting Glass; Mike Farragher disccuses Icewagon FLU, Damien McGinty and The Glee Project, and Seamus Kelleher; Druid Theatre’s Garry Hynes on directing The Silver Tassie.  Tune of the week from Icewagon Flu!

War Is Hell, Life Is Purgatory; The Silver Tassie Is Heaven

Eamonn Morrisey, John Olohan (@Stephanie Berger) How It’s New York:  It’s part of the Lincoln Center Festival, which runs through August 14 features international work including opera, ballet, modern dance music, theatre,How It’s Irish:  It is a production of Galway’s Druid Theatre Company, one of Ireland’s consistently most exciting troupes, helmed by Garry Hynes, which […]

Watch Bono perform “Rise Above 1” from Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark!

How It’s New York:  This is the first break-out song from the Broadway musical, Spider-Man:  Turn Off the Dark.  Read our review here!How It’s Irish:  U2!  Bono and the Edge did the score to the musical.  As a score it isn’t really perfect; not all that well integrated, but there are some good songs in […]

can’t make Imelda May at Summer Stage tonight? LIVESTREAM!

How It’s New York:  She’s playing Summer Stage tonight, with Wanda Jackson!  BUT, if you’re not in the city, you can still catch her with this livestream!How It’s Irish:  May’s a Dubliner who brings an Irish sass to her rockabilly goddessness. IMELDA MAY VISITS LIVESTREAMWatch Imelda May’s Livestream session today at 2pm EST. The Irish […]

Zach Braff’s All New People: Could Irish Music Drive You to Suicide?

How It’s New York:  The play takes place in Loveladies, NJ– on the Jersey Shore.How It’s Irish:  It’s Jirish!   there’s Riverdance (ish) music!   It’s also somewhat Celto-Slav, because director Peter DuBois spent time in Prague in the 90s, and is in my dissertation. Zach Braff As the only New York journalist who writes for […]

The Day: Choices Choices! Wednesday July 27! (and a few upcoming)

How It’s New York:  It’s all over town, there’s so much to do!How It’s Irish:  Two Irish theatre companies, a collaboration between the New York Public Library and the National Library of Ireland, an Irish rockabilly singer! Once again, tons o’stuff competing for your attention!  Two of them are one-offs that are tonight only; two […]

Barleyjuice and the Moonshiners at Connolly’s July 28th!

How It’s New York:  The gig is at Connolly’s Klub 45 off Times square, a classic fun place to hear music in the city (I’ve seen the High Kings, Screaming Orphans, London Lasses and Biblecode Sundays there, among others).  The Moonshiners are from Staten Island, and Barleyjuice, though Philadelphia-based, often play in NYC.  In fact, […]

Summer Salon Series with Dermot Bolger and friends

Lucy Healy-Kelly enjoys the blend of song and story at the Summer Salon, featuring playwright Dermot Bolger Dermot Bolger and Sons How It’s New York: The event was the second of three in the Summer Salon series at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Dermot Bolger’s excellent play The Parting Glass just […]

Catch The Silver Tassie While You Can!

How It’s New York:  The show appears as part of the Lincoln Center Festival, for just the one week.  How It’s Irish:  The play is by Sean O’Casey, one of Ireland’s most celebrated playwrights.  It’s a production of Galway’s Druid Theatre Company, led by Garry Hynes. (@Robert Day) Seán O’Casey’s 1928 play about World War […]

Sessions in the Catskills

 Ivan Goff, Matt Mancuso, Blackie O’Connell and Isaac Alderson,  5:30 at Blackthornes How It’s New York:  They do call us the city that never sleeps.How It’s Irish:  The music is Irish, and it’s all part of Catskills Irish Arts Week.  And of course many of the players and teachers are Irish and over just for […]

Raise a Toast to The Parting Glass

Michelle Woods finds The Parting Glass a smooth sip of reality How It’s New York: The Parting Glass is playing at the Barrow Street Theatre in the West Village. One of the characters, onstage in an imaginary urn (he’s dead!), was an illegal Irish immigrant in New York. How It’s Irish: Dermot Bolger is one […]

Maeve Donnelly and Conal Ó Gráda Rock the Houses!

How It’s New York:  “Nobody wants to go home after the Catskills.”  See this post on the session at 11th Street Sunday night.How It’s Irish: Neither Maeve nor Conal are based here, and to see them play together was a treat! some people went along twice in the week.  They played the tristate area except […]

New Sessions in Queens! Murphys Bar on Fridays and Saturdays

How It’s New York:  Announcement of the new is a New York thing– one begins, one closes.  Now I can say and tell the truth that there’s a good session every night of the week in NY! How It’s Irish:  Sunnyside is such an Irish area there’s an Irish supermarket, The Butcher Block (technically the […]