Archives for March 2012

Music InteReview: Courting Is a Pleasure

How It’s New York:  Long Time Courting are playing the Folk Project in Morristown, NJ, tonight.  How It’s Irish:  They play Irish and Irish-American music! A version of this article first appeared in Irish Music Magazine, the Annual Issue 2012. Gwen learns about Girl Power from Long Time Courting’s Shanon Heaton!   Catch the girls […]

Film Review: Short Films at the Craic uplift!

How It’s New York: Part of the 14th annual Craicfest, a New York festival of Irish movies and music, this segment featured some award-winning shorts (Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals) by Irish and Irish American filmmakers. How It’s Irish: As we said above, this was a craic off the old block. Orla O’Sullivan reports on […]

CORRECT VERSION: IBO event

IBO: Celebrating Ireland, a Night of Cuisine & Culture How It’s New York: The party to mark St. Patrick’s Day was held on Park Ave., with the Irish Consul hosting the Irish Business Organization. How It’s Irish: The IBO is a networking body for Irish and Irish-American entrerpreneurs and professionals. ‘Ceoil, caint, craic agus Cashel […]

Theatre Review: Weeping for the Great (and Terrible) Gatz

Jim Fletcher, Scott Shepherd (Joan Marcus) How It’s New York:  Not only is Gatz performed at the Public Theater, Joe Papp’s vision of a theater that would bring Shakespeare to the people along with bold new works. Elevator Repair Service is a Brooklyn based collective. How It’s Irish:  F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great […]

IBO: Celebrating Ireland, a Night of Cuisine & Culture

How It’s New York: The party to mark St. Patrick’s Day was held on Park Ave., with the Irish Consul hosting the Irish Business Organization. How It’s Irish: The IBO is a networking body for Irish and Irish-American entrerpreneurs and professionals.  The next “networking breakfast” for the IBO will be held Tuesday, March 27, at […]

Interview with Lisa Lambe, Celtic Woman

How It’s New York: The Grand Marshal of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade Francis X. Comerford this year presented Celtic Woman with an award for being ambassadors for Ireland, days after the four performers packed Radio City Music Hall. How It’s Irish: The concept group entirely comprised of performers from Ireland embodies the essence […]

InteReView: The Chieftains’ Voice of Ages

@Barry McCall How It’s New York:  The Chieftains often play NYC on St. Patrick’s Day, and they have a large NY connection.  Paddy Moloney’s daughter Aedin Moloney runs the NY theatre company Fallen Angels (read our review of Eva the Chaste here).How It’s Irish:   The Chieftains, as I write below, are the one Irish trad band […]

Concert Report: Black Brothers lead Bay Area St Patrick’s Day music Festivities

Shay and Michael Black with fiddler Bobbi Nikles How It’s New York:  Many of the players there come here, and vice versa. How It’s Irish:  March is the Irish musician’s season!  Check out the bounty the Bay Area got this year! Tom Clancy brings San Francisco’s St. Patrick’s Day to New York in his post! […]

Inside the New York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Waving to the Parade Committee How It’s New York: It’s the 251st New York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, celebrating the patron saint of Ireland and the Archdiocese of New York. How It’s Irish: The biggest civilian parade in the world honors the man who brought Christianity and literacy to Ireland. Blogger John Kearns explains why […]

Reading Report: Kathy Callahan laughs with Malachy McCourt at Death

How It’s New York:  Malachy McCourt is a literary Irish fixture in New York, one of the founders of  Irish American Writers & Artists (IAWA), and the person who suggested the salon.  This reading took place at SOPAC, NJ:  South Orange Performing Arts Center.  And one of the things about New York, of course, is […]

Concert Review: Celtic Woman Makes A Believer out of Reviewer Orla O’Sullivan

How It’s New York: Celtic Woman played Radio City Music Hall for one, packed performance on March 11, as part of their three-month whistlestop U.S. tour. How It’s Irish: The concept group was formed in Ireland in 2004 and is comprised of singers from Ireland, though they also sing Scottish airs and  songs from American musical […]

The Mayor’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

How It’s New York:  What could be more New York than breakfast with the mayor at Gracie Mansion?  And Dan Neely also is an important guy here:  he runs the session at Lillie’s on Saturdays, one that attracts some terrific musicians, and is the leader of the Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra, and is […]

Interview: Eilin O’Dea Performs “Madame Cassandra” at AIHS Thursday

How It’s New York: Eilin O’Dea brings her one-woman show Madame Cassandra to New York’s American Irish Historical Society this Thursday, March 22nd. No stranger to the New York stage, Eilin has performed previously at Symphony Space as part of Selected Shorts, Bloomsday on Broadway, and a one-woman show, Hello, Molly!, her performance of the complete […]

St. Patrick’s Day Tunes and Craic!

Irish Cupcakes at Zaro’s (How Jirish can you get) How It’s New York:  All over the city, everybody’s Irish!  “Twas Only an Irishman’s Dream,” about a homesick Irishman imagining a green Broadway, was written by Al Dubin— who was Jewish, Mick Moloney points out in If It Wasn’t for the Irish and the Jews.How It’s […]