Archives for January 2013

Theatre: Airswimming is a Story about Everyone

Aedín Moloney and Rachel Pickup (@Carol Rosegg) How It’s New York: Irish Repertory Theatre is one of New York’s best Off-Broadway companies (for my money, one of the best theatres in the country, and I’ve seen a few), and Fallen Angel Theatre Company is also NY original.How It’s Irish: Playwright Charlotte Jones is British, and […]

Artists Without Walls Showcase, January 29

How It’s New York: Artists Without Walls is a NYC event, sure to be a regular in the city!How It’s Irish: It’s another Irish salon– this one not only Irish, multicultural, like NYC and America itself. Nice article in this week’s Irish Echo about Artists Without Walls, which was founded by Charles R. Hale, a […]

Books: Irish American Writers and Artists Salon at the Cell Warms a Winter’s Eve

How It’s New York: The bi-monthly Salons are hosted by Irish American Writers and Artists, a national organization headquartered and founded in New York City.   How It’s Irish: The Salons feature Irish and Irish-American artists of any genre. A hearty crew came out to the Cell Theatre on the frigid evening of Tuesday, January 22ndfor another stellar evening of […]

Crumb, Essays Celebrate Conlon’s Virtuosity

Originally published in the Irish Echo, January 16-22, 2013. The melodeon seems to be having something of a resurgence.  Back in December I wrote about the Tin Sandwich Band’s lovely new album “By Hook Or By Crook” which features Danú’s Benny McCarthy on the instrument, and now I have in hand “The Genius of Peter […]

William Barnacle

How it’s New York: Well the carryon was in New York How it’s Irish: I don’t think there were too many Irish people there I didnot see annyone from Kilrush or anny place that I ever went but no matter there was an kind of an Irish spirit about the place and there was some […]

50 Shades o’ Green Rock and Read Spring Book Tour Dates!

Mike Farragher will be rocking and reading this Spring! See you on tour.  Monday, February 25 Fiddleheads, Jamesburg, NJ with Seamus Kelleher $20 includes Irish buffet, music, reservations required. Log onto http://www.fiddleheadsjamesburg.com Tuesday, February 26 Fiddleheads, Jamesburg, NJ with Seamus Kelleher $20 includes Irish buffet, music, reservations required. Log onto http://www.fiddleheadsjamesburg.com Tuesday, March 5, Irish […]

Theatre: Aedin Moloney and John Keating on Airswimming

Aedin Moloney and Rachel Pickup (@Carol Rosegg) How It’s New York: Fallen Angel Theatre Company is a New York company devoted to presenting plays by British and Irish playwrights for a New York audience.How It’s Irish: Aedin Moloney is Irish. Irish Repertory Theatre co-presents the show. And while Airswimming is set in England, warehousing women […]

IAW&A Salons Off to a Strong Start for 2013

Novelist and short-story writer, Kathleen Donohoe, reports on the first IAW&A Salon of 2013. (D)Cat Dwyer. How It’s New York: The bi-monthly Salons are hosted by Irish American Writers and Artists, a national organization headquartered and founded in New York City.   How It’s Irish: The Salons feature Irish and Irish-American artists of any genre. Kathleen Donohoe reports […]

Heritage: Tracks at Penn Station turns 10!

Bruce Caulfield with one of his partners, Patrick O’Brien outside Tracks in Penn Station (James Higgins) How It’s New York: Tracks, an Irish pub, is right in Penn Station, near the Long Island Rail Road, downstairs. Lots of Irish people commute to NY and NJ, of course, which is where the trains in Penn station […]

Farewell Ray Kelly

How It’s New York: The Mickey Finns are a New York-based band; they list their hometown as “NYC” on their facebook page.How It’s Irish: They played Irish rock, and Ray Kelly was from Clare. We’re shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden death of Ray Kelly, lead singer of The Mickey Finns, and one […]

Who Owns the Legacy of Oscar Wilde?

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Why It’s New York Irish Arts: It’s a cross-post from Oscar Wilde In America by guest blogger John Cooper.How It’s New York: It’s a review of a conference held at Drew University, 29 miles from NYC, featuring Gwen Orel and Charlotte Moore, founder and artistic director of New York’s Irish Repertory Theatre.How It’s Irish: Oscar was a celebrated Irish poet, dramatist and wit.  […]

Books; Magical Night at the Half King

Andrew McCarthy was one of the panelists at The Half King How It’s New York: “Pen, Paper and Palate” was created as a NY event by Ruda Beresford Dauphin, and this one took place at the downtown pub near Chelsea Piers, The Half King. How It’s Irish: The evening always includes Irish writers and music, […]

The Year in Blog Posts

How It’s New York: See the name of this blog! Ok, not everything was based here, but a lot was.
How It’s Irish: Everything has an Irish connection. We define the term loosely, but we think it fits!

Music: Whelan’s Latest is Monument to Creativity

How It’s New York: John Whelan is a Tri-Stater (Conn.) and is often to be found in NY sessions, as well as having been played in many New York-based television shows and films.How It’s Irish: Whelan plays trad on the accordion, and has won All-Ireland titles. Dan Neely fills us in on a great new […]