Archives for April 2012

Irish Films in Tribeca Film Festival Launch at Scratcher!

Party at the Scratcher (Courtesy of Whiskeyglass) How its New York: The  Tribeca Film Festival, established in New York in 2002, and running this spring from April 18-29.How its Irish: Irish Film New York (IFNY) was established by director Niall McKay to bring the best of contemporary Irish film making to New York City. Last […]

A new film by IAWA leader Charles Hale!

How It’s New York: Charles R. Hale runs the Irish American Writers and Artist’s Salon, which is a New York treasure. Many terrific writers, actors, musicians show up there every week!How It’s Irish: the subject of the movie is Charles’ search for an ancestral grave. The film also looks at the concept of Original Sin. […]

Julie Feeney Wows NY!

How It’s New York: Julie is performing at Irish Arts Center, and her brand of fusion and performance has a definite New York vibe to it.  We love to see her when she’s in town! How It’s Irish: Julie is, of course. She’s from County Galway. Mike Farragher is bowled over by singer and artist […]

Dan Neely on Recently Forgot, Never Departed Mentoring Roles

\How It’s New York: Jack Coen (who was based in the Bronx), John McGann and Barney McKenna  inspired and taught some of the musicians playing around the city today.  .How It’s Irish: They were all Irish and played Irish music. This column appeared in the April 18, 2012, edition of the Irish Echo. Daniel Neely, […]

Irish Films at Tribeca Film Festival This Week!

How It’s New York: Tribeca Film Festival is a New York Festival founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff as a response to 9/11- to remind the world, and New Yorkers too, that Manhattan, and particularly LOWER Manhaattan, is vibrant and a great place to make and screen films.  It’s […]

Irish Film New York launch for Tribeca Film Festival

Honor Molloy Is a Smart Smarty Girl

How It’s New York:  Honor Molloy lives and works in New York.  She often appears at the salons of the Irish American Writers & Artists. She reads at Barnes and Noble at 86th and Lexington at 7:00 TONIGHT, presented by the New York Foundation of the Arts.How It’s Irish: Honor spent her early childhood in […]

Hauer ya gae! Tartan Week Celebrations, Part I – the Ceilidh

Mike Ogletree and Caitlin Boyle boogie down How it’s New York: In its 10th year, this is NYC’s version of the national observation of all things Scottish – with a cast of thousands…of proud, fun-loving New York Scots. How it’s  [Scottish] Irish:  In Scotland, April 6th marks the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath  in […]

Who Do We Think We Are? returns to Glucksman Ireland House this Weekend!

How It’s New York: This takes place at Glucksman Ireland House, and pulls together some of New York’s greatest scholars, writers and personalities, including author Mary Higgins Clark, and former Congressman Bruce Morrison. How It’s Irish: The topic is the Irish and Irish-American family. This year, the panels will focus on economics. Think that “family” […]

Free Entertainment: Irish-American Style

Charles R. Hale. Catch him as an Irish cop on April 19! How It’s New York: The smorgasbord of options is so incredibly New York!  Hard to keep these great choices straight, but have a read through. How It’s Irish: Irish readings, Irish plays, Irish-American plays!  Charles R. Hale will play an irish cop!  not […]

Irish American Writers & Artists’ Salon at the Thalia Cafe 4/3/2012

Guinevere Donohue How It’s New York: New York is the center of the literary world, and this eclectic salon is fast becoming a New York tradition. How It’s Irish: The readers and performers are Irish or Irish-American.  What could be more Irish than Malachy McCourt singing “Carrickergus?” Or “keening” as an art form? Charles Hale […]

Music Review: Begleys know how to put on a show

How It’s New York: Pat Gavin, whose birthday party inspired this column, is a local trad player (“maven,” Dan writes;  how New York is the casual use of this Yiddish term! Dan, you are now officially Jirish).How It’s Irish: The Begleys are from West Kerry, and this is Irish trad at its finest. A version […]

Theatre Review: A Moon for the Misbegotten

Kim Martin-Cotten and Andrew May (@Jacob J. Goldberg) How It’s (Tri-State)  New York:  This production is from the Pearl Theatre Company, one of New York’s Off-Broadway greats, with its own company.  And Eugene O’Neill lived in Connecticut. How It’s Irish: Oh so many ways.  O’Neill was Irish-American, and his Irishness comes through so clearly here:  […]

Theatre Review: Simon Callow in Being Shakespeare

Simon Callow (@Stephanie Berger) How It’s New York: Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) briefly hosts Simon Callow’s one-man hit show, Being Shakespeare, transferred transatlantic after a long run on London’s West End. How It’s Irish: Callow attended Queens University Belfast, before dropping out to become an actor. And William Shakespeare, a few years before he […]