Archives for 2017

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.

Reporting on ‘Immigrant Arts in America’

Shani R. Friedman reports on “Immigrant Arts in America,” a day-long panel presented at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Podcast #41: ‘Find Your Way Home’ and ‘The Journey’

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Gwen Orel talks to Jimmy Kelly, co-author of “Find Your Way Home,” and to Nick Hamm, director of “The Journey.”

Enda Walsh’s ‘Rooms’ need space to grow

Playwright T. Cat Ford visited Enda Walsh’s “Rooms” at Irish Arts Center, and found the concept captivating, the execution less so.

This year’s tune: Catskills Irish Arts Week 2017

Gwen Orel decides on the Catskills 2017 tune of the summer. Or three.

Canada’s 150th Birthday: NYC Rocks The Great Canadian Songbook At Joe’s Pub

Shani R. Friedman attends a star-studded Canada Day at Joe’s Pub, apologizes to a stranger, and enjoys music from BETTY, Greg Naughton and others.

Podcast #40: Catskills Irish Arts Week

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Gwen Orel talks to Catskills Irish Arts Week musicians, director, founder and student.