How it’s New York: At the Irish Arts Center in New York How it’s Irish: Presented by the Irish Arts Center and featuring Rhiannon Giddens who now lives in Ireland Now in its 12th season at the Irish Arts Center, Saturday night brought a magical presentation from singer, historical banjo and fiddle master Rhiannon Giddens […]
Last week Glen Hansard arrived on our shores to launch his new CD and gave two wonderfully different gigs at Town Hall and Brooklyn Steel.
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!
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.
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.
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.
It’s always a treat when Edmund Enright (aka Mundy) comes to town, and his kickoff to his current American tour at the Irish Arts Center on June 7th was no exception!
On a dreary New York afternoon this Saturday I took a diversion for an hour into the “Rooms” of playwright Enda Walsh.
Alice Farrell: “Love after Love” is definitely a serious and sometimes somber look at the ways that life, love and loss affect us all.
On a windy New York Friday night there was nothing better than being enveloped in the fiery tunes pouring forth from Lúnasa on their 20th Anniversary tour at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall. Clearly chuffed to be playing this historic venue, they launched straight into a set of tunes driven by the pied piper Kevin Crawford on whistle.
Sexton weaves a tale of love, loss, yearning, awakening and abject despair all wrapped up in a big ball of comedy. A wild ride she takes along with the hilarious John Keating as Pigeon, and the raucous and ribald Zoë Watkins as Aunty Rosie and Johnny Hopkins as the brutish boyfriend Josie.
Irish Screen America Festival – NY Friday September 30th through Sunday October 2nd. – NYU Cantor Film Center
Alice Farrell had a blast covering the 2016 Irish Screen America Festival in New York at the NYU Cantor Film Center. The Festival is the brainchild of Irish film-maker/producer Niall McKay and his Deputy Director Clodagh Bowyer.
The rough-hewn walls, threadbare curtains and dilapidated leather sofa set the stage for an intense slice of Dublin life in Honor Molloy’s play “Crackskull Row.”
Alice Farrell first met Glen Hansard 25 years ago at Sin-é, an East Village café that was once at the epicenter of hot young Irish rock and Trad culture. Here’s her review of his solo show at Carnegie Hall.