Archives for January 2015

Chief O’Neill’s Mixed Flock Is Jersey Trad

Chief O’Neill’s Mixed Flock plays proto-trad-proto-Braoque music.

Sting’s new musical “The Last Ship” sails on a tide of traditional tunes

Alice Farrell talks to fiddler Lisa Gutkin about the trad and gorgeous music in Sting’s “The Last Ship.”

Maura Mulligan and John Kearns Reading in Westport, Mayo

John Kearns and Maura Mulligan read from their works in Westport last summer.

Suicide is painfully funny: ‘Dying for It’

Moira Buffini’s adaptation of Nikolai Erdman’s “The Suicide,” here called “Dying for It,” makes suicide funny, if not painless.

More Grist To The Mill – The Trip to Birmingham TradFest

Tony Horswill finds inspiration and enthusiasm at The Trip to Birmingham TradFest!

Things A NYC Irish Bartender Gets Asked And The Replies He’d Like to Give- And Sometimes Does (Part 1) by Michael Fitzpatrick.

Bartenders get tired of answering the same questions over and over. Michael Fitzpatrick knows that well. Warning: anger/bad language alert.