Archives for 2017

Mercy Centre Benefit Concert with Donie Carroll and Friends

Last week at the New York Irish Center local Cork transplant Donie Carroll brought together  a host of Irish and area talent to raise money in his annual concert for the Mercy Centre Orphanage in Bangkok Thailand.  Always a treat!

New York Tradfest going on now!

New York Tradfest this weekend!

Liam O’Maonlai and Xavier Cardriche at LIC Bar

Monday night, in an intimate back room at this LIC music bar, there was a flurry of song and spirit swirling around one of my favorite Irish singers, Liam O’Maonlai, and his opening act, the talented Brooklyn singer/songwriter Xavier Cardriche.

There’s a RIOT on the way!

Alice Farrell reports on Irish Arts Center’s talk with the creators and star of the upcoming show RIOT from the Dublin Theatre company THISPOPBABY. 

‘Lady Bird’ Marks The Return Of Luminous Talent Saoirse Ronan To The Big Screen

Shani Friedman saw the new film “Lady Bird” a crackling debut, she writes.

Billy Bragg at City Winery

Ray Foley reports on British rocker Billy Bragg at City Winery: he brought the audience together.

Karl Geary – Montpelier Parade Launch at the Irish Arts Center

Alice Farrell says It was yet another wonderful evening of collaboration put together by the innovative folks at the IAC, with  musicians Jenna Nicholls and Gerry Leonard and Karl Geary in conversation with Poet, Playwright and Actor Dael Orlandersmith.

War Movies and Film Festivals

Philomena Connors reviews the great offerings from Irish cinema at NYC’s simultaneously running film festivals, Irish Film America’s and Lincoln Center’s annual fests.

Dylan Moran’s Wit and Wisdom at Theater 80

Philomena Connors heaved with laughter at the final New York City performance of Dylan Moran’s Grumbling Mustard Tour at Theater 80 on Saturday night.

Queens Gets A Film Fest – The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

Shani R. Friedman checks out the newest film fest to join the New York City cinemascape, traveling to Kew Gardens for the first-time, chock full festival.

‘Woody Sez’ will break your heart and lift your spirits

Gwen Orel calls it: “Woody Sez” is one of the best shows of the year. Extended through Sept. 10 at Irish Rep.

Podcast #42: Gavinstock and Woody Sez

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“‘Woody Sez’ extended through Sept. 10!Gwen Orel talks to Bernadette Gavin, of Gavin’s Irish Country Inn, to Kevin McCarthy of Shilelagh Law, and to David Lutken, who plays Woody Guthrie and is one of the devisers of ‘Woody Sez’ at Irish Repertory Theatre.

Last chance to see ‘Indecent’

The brilliant, haunting, captivating “Indecent” closes on Sunday, Aug. 6 on Broadway. Hurry down.

Canada’s Genie Bouchard Comes To New York To Make Her World Team Tennis Debut

Shani R. Friedman saw Genie Bouchard play World Team Tennis and reports back.