Archives for September 2013

“McGoldrick’s Thread” Weaves a Tale of Irish Dancing Dreams

Darrah Carr reviews “McGoldrick’s Thread” – a heartwarming new Irish musical with a unique approach to Irish dance, a must for devotees of Irish dance.

Damien Dempsey pays a debt to Bruce Springsteen

Damien Dempsey writes about the working class, like a certain gravelly voiced singer from the Garden State.

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill soar in an IAC residency

Dan Neely takes a look at the two -week residency of Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, who are performing with such guests as Dan Trueman, Doveman, and Ivan Goff, through Sept. 29

Brendan at the Chelsea Provides a Backstage View of the Humanity behind Behan’s Stage-Irish Persona

John Kearns reviews “Brendan at the Chelsea,” in the 1st Irish Festival: “a bravura performance by Adrian Dunbar” in an “engaging and moving drama.”

Confession Is Good for the Soul

Yom Kippur begins tonight. Get ready to thump your chest.

Damien Dempsey fills the Bowery Ballroom with Almighty Love

Kathy Callahan says Damien Dempsey transported “the audience into a blissful reverie” at The Bowery Ballroom last weekend.

Sinéad O’Connor: Offering Up a Prayer Through Song

Sinëad O’Connor played The Gospel Sessions with Bob Telson in July: “how has this concert not happened before?”