Archives for March 2013

Sheila Houlihan reviews the novella, “The Last Testament of Mary”

Sheila Houlihan read Colm Tóibín’s novella “The Testament of Mary” after visiting the Holy Land, and finds a different Mary than she knew before: “a Mary full of doubt.”

Mid-Atlantic Comhaltas Fleadh and Hall of Fame Induction 2013!

Dan Neely previews the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Region Fleadh and Hall of Fame Induction

A Weekend of Irish Music and Dance, May 10-12, 2013

Free Lincoln Center Lunasa Concert: Lively, Expert Playing, and Laughs

John Kearns reviews the Irish supergroup Lunasa at Lincoln Center.

Inside the New York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade II: Slipups in the Snow

How It’s New York: The 252nd New York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade marched up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 79th Streets.

How It’s Irish: The parade honors the patron saint of Ireland and the Archdiocese of New York, Patrick, who brought Christianity (and thus literacy) to Ireland.

Augusta Irish/Celtic 2013

The line-up for Augusta 2013 is announced and ready!

Irish History & Heritage Site Celebrates Relaunch with On-Line Event Saturday

How it’s New York: The site was started over 15 years ago in NYC and still operates out of Queens. On it you’ll find many New York Irish stories and articles from NYC area writers. The old site is giving way to a new improved site, and what’s more New York than that? How it’s […]

Theatre: Katie Roche Is Subversive

The Mint continues their program of reclaiming the work of the forgotten Irish playwright Teresa Deevy with Katie Roche, a haunting play that often feels as though everybody in it is in a different type of drama.

Theatre: A devilish Big Daddy

When Ciarán Hinds plays Big Daddy in Tennessee Williams’ luminous 1955 play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, he puts just a little bit of the devil in him.

Music: Paul Keating on Cruising with Joanie Madden

Joanie Madden, Liz Carroll, Grainne Murphy Murphy and Mirella Murray. (Photos by Frank Rudiger) How It’s New York: This cruise, the Folk N Irish cruise, is organized by Yonkers’ Joanie Madden, and a number of New York musicians were on board. How It’s Irish: It was a cruise for lovers of Irish folk music, packed […]

Theatre: Donnybrook starts off the season!

Jenny Powers, James Barbour; @Carol Rosegg How It’s New York: Irish Rep is one of the greatest Off-Broadway Theatres in town.How It’s Irish: This is a musical version of the film The Quiet Man, which defines an idealized, imaginary Ireland for many Americans. An earlier version of this review was first published in Irish Examiner […]

Music: Paul Keating on Donie Carroll

Paul Keating on Donie Carroll’s “Divil of a Noise,” which launced last week at the New York Irish Center, and which Paul previewed on Joanie Madden’s Folk n’ Irish cruise.

Music: U.S.-based Corkmen release fine CDs

How It’s New York: Donie Carroll is a New York man now, running a session at Murphy’s in Sunnyside, and Máirtín de Cógáin is here more often than you’d expect for someone who lives in the midwest.How It’s Irish: Both Donie and Máirtín are from Cork.This joint review of Donie Carrol’s Divil of a Noise […]

Heritage: Dan Neely Is a Star!

How It’s New York: The Irish Echo is published in NYC. How It’s Irish:  The event is the “Irish Top 40 Under 40” Awards, and it honors the “up and coming personalities of Irish America from every walk of life, and from every part of the nation.” At the dinner held on Thursday, Feb. 21, […]