Archives for June 2012

Theatre: Getting To Like Shakespeare In The Park

Lily Rabe and David Furr t (Joan Marcus) How It’s New York: Shakespeare in the Park has been a NYC tradition since it was founded by Joe Papp in 1954. How It’s Irish: Irishman Oliver Platt played Touchstone the jester in the production of As You Like It, which closes tonight. It’s an odd play– […]

New York Irish Arts Podcast June 28: Glen Hansard


Podcast: Play in new window | Download Glen Hansard talks about his new album Rhythm and Repose, which came out on June 19, about writing happy love songs that do not whinge,  about not shying away from sorrow and his connection to trad. Glen is on tour now through December, check his website for […]

Music: Vote for Caitlin Warbelow and Manhattan Sessions!

How It’s New York: Caitlin Warbelow teaches at New York’s Irish Arts Center, and this album was recorded at sessions around town. How It’s Irish: Manhattan Island Sessions, from Caitlin Warbelow & Friends, is Irish traditional music, played fresh and fierce! This review was originally published in Irish Music Magazine.  In the blog post we […]

Music: Dan Neely on Minimalist ‘method’ in “As It Happened”

How It’s New York: Micheál Ó Raghallaigh and Danny O’Mahony’s stripped-down appeal is popular with young musicians here as well, including Dan Gurney and Dylan Foley.  Dan’s onto something: this sound is catching on with the newest wave of trad musicians!How It’s Irish: The two play traditional Irish music.A version of this article was griginally published in […]

Catskills Irish Arts Week Needs You

How It’s New York: Catskills Irish Arts Week attracts all the great trad players in the tri-state. Asking for help, including financial help, is something New Yorkers understand. And several terrific players and teachers have been sending out the appeal to help this week continue. How It’s Irish: The week includes Irish music and teachers […]

Music InteReview: Glen Hansard is my new John Lennon

(@Conor Masterson) How It’s New York: Glen Hansard was living in New York last year, and this album reflects his time here. How It’s Irish: Glen is Irish and got his start on the streets of Dublin. He wrote the music for and starred in Once. Every Song Full of Emotion and Heart We interviewed […]

Bloomsday: a gorgeous day for and at Ulysses

Colum McCann and Aedin Moloney (@Ray Foley How It’s New York: It all has the feeling of a street-fair– if you get lost when you get off at Wall Street, you can just follow the sound of happy laughter. Many, many tables outside, and at them, it seemed, was everyone you knew! How It’s Irish: […]

Film: Brendan Fay, and Taking a Chance on God

How it’s NY:  Gay Pride was invented in New York City. How it’s Irish:  Brendan Fay, a self-professed New Yorker, is a sprite off the streets of Drogheda. He is Irish down to his boots and back up again. Ladies and Gentlemen . . .  Brendan Fay Honor Molloy considers Brendan Fay’s new film Taking […]

Bloomsday: Court finds Ulysses obscene

Waiting for the trial to begin How It’s New York: In 1921, the obscenity trial over Ulysses took place in NYC. In 2012, the mock obscenity trial of “New York State vs. Anderson and Heap” also took place in NYC: in the Supreme Court Ceremonial Courtroom on Centre Street, courtesy of the Irish American Bar […]

Judy Collins to Receive 2012 Eugene O’Neill Award

How It’s New York: Judy Collins lives here in NYC on the not so emerald isle of Manhattan.  And the event honoring her will be held in Times Square!How It’s Irish: Irish roots on both sides of the family and her father was quite the Irish tenor. John Lee brings us the good news: Singer, […]

Books: Irish author with Jewish roots

How It’s New York:How It’s Irish: IRISH AUTHOR DISCOVERS JEWISH HISTORY IN NORTHERN IRELAND While researching her latest novel, The Linen Queen, (Center Street, 2011), Irish-American author, Patricia Falvey, discovered a little-known piece of Jewish history.  A kinderfarm for Jewish refugee children existed during World War II in the town of Millisle, in the author’s […]

Bloomsday: A Rare Ould Time at The Irish Consulate

@James Higgins How it’s New York:  Luncheon was served at The Irish Consulate. Although it’s 17 storeys above Park Avenue, technically the Consulate is Irish soil. How it’s Irish:  Celebrating one of Ireland’s most magnificent writers, James Joyce. Bloomsday reports are coming in! What a great day it was in NYC– sunny, breezy, full of laughter and […]

Music InteReview: Fiddle Champ Dylan Foley Fascinated by Fiddle

How It’s New York: Dylan Foley hails from New York state, and often plays in the tri-state area. In fact, tomorrow, Sat. June 23, he’s playing at Irish American of Northwest Jersey (IAANJ). (To reserve email Iris Nevins) How It’s Irish: Dylan just released his first solo CD   Hup! which he’ll be launching officially […]

Theatre Review: Tiny Dynamite’s sweet, slow burn

How It’s New York: Tiny Dynamite is presented by Origin Theatre Company, run by George C. Heslin, who present the NYC-based 1st Irish Festival, present “Mondays in May,” and productions of great European playwrights- like this one. Also, the play takes place at 59E59, one of the best Off-Broadway houses. How It’s (Celtic) Irish: Abi […]