Archives for 2015

Lúnasa and Karan Casey at the Highline Ballroom

Alice Farrell says Christmas came early at the Lúnasa concert with Karan Casey!

Podcast #34: Belinda McKeon and Ronan O Snodaigh


Gwen Orel talks to Belinda McKeon about the short story collection “A Kind of Compass,” featuring stories from 17 different writers; Alice Farrell talks to Rónán Ó’Snodaigh about his work with Kila. Featured tune from Glen Hansard, from his new CD “Didn’t He Ramble.”

From Neuve Chappelle to New York – Songs and Poems of World War I

A rave from Alice Farrell about Declan O’Rourke’s “From Neuve Chappelle to New York” World War I show at Irish Arts Center.

Paul Brady at City Winery – November 10, 2015

Alice Farrell saw Paul Brady at City Winery: “Closing in on 70 years old, he hasn’t lost any of the vigor and energy”

From Enniscorthy to Brooklyn, and back

Philomena Connors saw Colm Toíbín’s, “Brooklyn”, at the New York Film Festival and enjoyed the subtly powerful story, beautiful costumes and stunning scenes from 1950’s Brooklyn and Enniscorthy.

You say Sow-een, I say Sah-wen: The Feast of Samhain, and the Gaelic Roots of Halloween

Erin Roll takes us through some of the Celtic traditions of Halloween! Punky Night?

Review: The Green Road

Erin Roll finds Anne Enright’s “The Green Road” powerful, almost Tolstoy-esque.

Podcast #33: Conor Lovett and Mike Farragher


Gwen Orel talks to Conor Lovett about Gare St. Lazare’s “Waiting for Godot,” and Alice Farrell talks to Mike Farragher about “A Devilish Pint.” Tune from Iona Scottish Session.

The Gloaming ~ White Light Festival

Philomena Connors reviews The Gloaming’s album in anticipation of hearing them live at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival this upcoming weekend.

Michael Fassbender in “Steve Jobs”

Ray Foley finds Michael Fassbender in “Steve Jobs” to “completely inhabit the role.”

Selfie – Laugh Out Loud Funny

Philomena Connors enjoyed being transported to Ireland for a night of craic via Pat Shortt’s production, “Selfie” at the Irish Arts Center.

Podcast #32: Ciaran Byrne on ‘Public Morals’


Gwen Orel talks to Newry actor Ciaran Byrne talks about becoming an actor, and about the new TNT drama “Public Morals.”

Savage F*cks of Dublintown – Kevin Holohan, Honor Molloy, Maeve Price and Michelle Woods read Joyce, Brennan, McCabe and more*

Three contributors to New York Irish Arts read from their work and from the work of famous writers!

Oscar Wilde In New York—MAS Tour

How it’s New York: Event organized by the Municipal Arts Society of New York How it’s Irish: Famous Irish writer, Oscar Wilde, and his visits to New York in 1882 Did you know that long before his dramatic life in London and Paris, Oscar Wilde, the Irish poet, dramatist and wit, spent an entire year […]