Archives for October 2012

Theatre: Celebrating Julian Sands (OK, Pinter)

@Carol Rosegg How It’s New York: We’re a literary town, so it feels right to have the playwright Harold Pinter’s poetry on offer, especially by a handsome actor, namely Julian Sands.How It’s Irish: This piece takes place at Irish Repertory Theatre, and we learn among other things that Pinter spent time touring Ireland as an […]

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Dance:  Irish Dance Meets Toddlers in Tiaras or NOT Before a competition, feis moms dutifully pack there Zuca Bags, caboodle boxes (I swear all real things) and dress bags with a plethora of dance supplies… wigs, make up, electrical and duct tape, ChapStick (not for lips but to adhere glitter to their eyes), glitter, staplers, […]

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Dance:  Irish Dance Meets Toddlers in Tiaras or NOT Before a competition, feis moms dutifully pack there Zuca Bags, caboodle boxes (I swear all real things) and dress bags with a plethora of dance supplies… wigs, make up, electrical and duct tape, ChapStick (not for lips but to adhere glitter to their eyes), glitter, staplers, […]

Music: A gang with a punch that tickles

 How It’s New York: I met Alan Kelly at 11th Street, and hope to see the Gang back at APAP this year. How It’s Irish: Alan and co. are from Galway (more or less). Stay tuned for more reviews and reports from Celtic Colours. I was very glad to have seen them in concert in […]

Theatre: The Talk of the Town

@Pat Redmond How’s It’s New York: The title The Talk of the Town is taken from the name of the social diary of the New Yorker, the first job with the magazine for Irish writer Maeve Brennan.  Herself a New Yorker for most of her life, the play is set in New York in the […]

Food: A Scene From Milwaukee

How It’s New York: You can take the boys (Dan Neely and Paul Keating) out of New York, but…How It’s Irish: See the Guinness? Ok but bacon in a drink is not New York… yet! And there we were, Paul Keating and myself, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin for “The Session,” a lovely little conference being held […]

Music: Hoping for Trunk of Info on Dan Sullivan

How It’s New York: Dan Neely runs the Irish music session at Lillie’s on Saturday, and is the leader of the Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra.How It’s Irish: Irish and Irish Amreican music at the Milwaukee Irish Fest Session! Originally published in Irish Echo, October 24, 2012 Last weekend I was out in Milwaukee, […]

An 85-Billion Euro Picture

How it’s New York: Kevin Holohan is an Irish writer who lives in Brooklyn and will be taking part in “Favorite Poems” at The Irish Arts Center at 8pm on November 2 to launch Poerty Fest 2012. How it’s Irish: It’s a rumination on Celtic Tigers and other odd fauna. There is an old saw that says “a […]

Pearl River: Where Culture Creates Community

How It’s New York:  A growing number of New York-born-and-bred Irish musicians have migrated to the Rockland County hamlet of Pearl River, NY. How It’s Irish:  L.E McCullough’s latest ArtSmart Nation column for Creativity Post sheds a spotlight on the magical, mysterious Irish Culture Vortex twenty miles northwest of Manhattan containing the most concentrated mass of Irish musicians and […]

Irish and Black contributions to American Culture

How It’s New York: African-American and Irish cultures bumped up against each other (and everyone else’s) here in NYC, so what better place to explore their intersection?How It’s Irish: These talks take place at Irish Arts Center, and are the brainchild of Dr. Mick Moloney, the force behind the “Masters in Collaboration” series as well. […]

Music: Julie Feeney’s magical gaze

How It’s New York: Julie Feeney is electic and original, like this great city.How It’s Irish: Julie is an Irish girl, and her work has Irish magic in it.Irish songstress Julie Feeney performs tonight at Highline Ballroom.  Here’s our review of her show last spring at Irish Arts Center. We eagerly await a new CD […]

Halloween at the Irish Arts Center this Saturday & Sunday

Halloween at the Irish Arts Center this Weekend How It’s New York: This Saturday, families from Hells Kitchen and New York City come together for the Irish Arts Center Halloween event Oíche Shamhna. And on Sunday, local Irish Language speakers and horror movie enthusiasts will enjoy the Halloween Film Festival at theCenter.How It’s Irish:  The […]

Oscar Wilde In New York

How It’s New York: It’s a guided walking tour of New York where Oscar Wilde spent more time  than anywhere else on his lecture tour of America in 1882. How It’s Irish: Oscar was a celebrated Irish poet, dramatist and wit.  www.oscarwildeinnewyork.comTake a leafy stroll through Madison Square Park, Gramercy Park, and Greenwich Village to trace Oscar Wilde’s debut in the social […]

A Scene From Milwaukee

And there we were, Paul Keating and myself, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin for “The Session,” a lovely little conference being held by the Ward Irish Music Archive.   It was Friday, dinnertime, and we’d strolled down to the village and we found ourselves in Chancer’s, a friendly little place that we were told served a wide assortment […]