Archives for February 2013

Music: APAP, part Two– Solas and more!

How It’s New York: The Association of Presenters and Performers (APAP) conference takes place at The Hilton, and the events described here took place at Highline Ballroom. I also went to Drom after to catch the second half of the APAP World Music Showcase (Therese Cox reviews that here!); and have some pictures from the […]

Music Review – Ireland’s Dervish and Québec’s Le Vent du Nord Storm the APAP World Music Showcase

Photo of Dervish: Therese Cox How it’s New York: The APAP (Association of Presenters and Performers) World Music Showcase, featuring Dervish and Le Vent du Nord, took place last month at Drom in New York City’s East Village. How it’s Irish: Dervish hail from the West of Ireland and are one of Ireland’s premier trad bands; Le […]

Moley and Owen O Suilleabhain Appearing at the Irish Arts Center onSat.Feb. 23.

 Owen and Moley  How It’s New York: Irish Arts Center, where the brothers play tomorrow at 11 a.m. and at 8 p.m., is a NYC landmark in Hell’s Kitchen. How It’s Irish: the O’Suilleabhains are from Ireland. Charles R. Hale weighs in on the O’Suilleabhain brothers, a unique pair who blew me away […]

Music: Captivating APAP!

Dancing at the 11th Street Bar How It’s New York: The annual Association of Presenters and Performers Conference takes place at the Hilton in NYC.How It’s Irish: Culture Ireland has been sending over a delegation of performers and presenters and having a booth every year. On top of that, there are Irish musicians sent by […]

Oscar Wilde in New York

How It’s New York:  It takes place in, and is about, New York.How It’s Irish:   It’s about an Irish gentleman named Oscar Wilde. April 27 Oscar Wilde in New York: 11:00 AM Oscar Wilde, the Irish poet, dramatist and wit, famous for his life in London and Paris, spent all of 1882 in America on an extended […]

Sarah Fearon: An" AWoW Night on the Town" at the Metropolitan Room

One of the objectives of Artists Without Walls is to “promote members’ careers in the arts, whether they have already established themselves or are at the beginning of their artistic career.” With that in mind we’ve created an event called “Night on the Town” when members and friends can support a fellow artist by attending one […]

Artists Without Walls "Spotlight On" Filmmaker and Writers Stephanie Silber

1. Who is Stephanie Silber?   Stephanie is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with a background in newspaper and magazine writing. She has written on a variety of subjects and themes, but with a particular focus on the arts, health, and women’s issues.  The high points of Stephanie’s career in film and television include: Bravo profiles on Cyndi […]

Oscar Wilde in New York

How It’s New York:  It takes place in, and is about, New York.How It’s Irish:   It’s about an Irish gentleman named Oscar Wilde. April 27 Oscar Wilde in New York: 11:00 AM Oscar Wilde, the Irish poet, dramatist and wit, famous for his life in London and Paris, spent all of 1882 in America on an extended […]

Music: Remembering Ian Campbell, a folk icon in tights

How It’s New York:  Written with the wistful reflection of an expatriate in the Big Apple How It’s Irish:   Traditional music knows no boundaries. Tony Horswill recalls meeting Ian Campbell, folk music icon, and wearing tights at a Birmingham banquet. I remember my stint on the medieval banquet circuit as the time I first […]

Theatre: The Luck of the Irish is pretty but flawed

How It’s New York: Playwright Kirsten Greenidge is a member of New Dramatists, the New York-based center for new plays and playwrights. At intermission, members of the audience could be heard discussing their own issues with surreptitious home-buying in the bad old days. How It’s Irish: In the play an African-American family hire an Irish-American […]

Theatre: Malachy McCourt Is a Blaguard Yet!

How It’s New York: Frank and Malachy McCourt conceived the piece A Couple of Blaguards after a party in NYC, when Frank was still teaching at Stuyvesant. These performances at Irish Arts Center are a benefit for Breezy Point victims of Hurricane Sandy. How It’s Irish: Both Frank McCourt and brother Malachy are from Limerick, […]

Music: a new video from Luka Bloom

How It’s New York: Luka Bloom used to live in NY and play at The Red Lion. How It’s Irish: Luka is Irish, and often writes about Irish subjects. Here’s the latest video off of Luke Bloom’s transcendant CD This New Morning. On Luka’s website, lukabloom.com, he writes: ‘You Survive’ ‘You Survive’  ‘You Survive’ is a story […]

The Saw Doctors: Alive at 25! NYC Area Dates Announced

How It’s New York:  The Saw Doctors have a big following in New York, and have played here several times.How It’s Irish: The band are from the West of Ireland, and this is Irish rock. Mike Farragher on the continuing saga of The Saw Doctors– he can’t believe it’s been 25 years for this group, […]

Tara O’Grady Grows “Jazz” in the Garden!

The stately walls of the Garden City Hotel are swinging to the sounds of Tara O’Grady, who brings her sultry jazz stylings to the venerable hotel every Friday and Saturday night from 7-10.  “This is a great new weekly gig that started at New Year’s Eve,” O’Grady explains. “I was at the hotel at the […]