Sephira cuts a rug

Erin Roll talks with Ruth and Joyce O’Leary, the vocalist and violinist sisters who make up the duo Sephira.

An agonizing, haunting look at famine in Donnacha Dennehy’s “The Hunger”

“The Hunger” is a haunting, unsettling look at the Irish famine, with the powerful vocals of Katherine Manley and Iarla O Lionaird, and the music of Alarm Will Sound.

9/11 memories: A day when nothing felt real

NYIA contributor Erin Roll – a high school student on Sept. 11 – shares her memories of the attacks and aftermath.

Riverdance at 20 is as good as you remember – only better

Going into its 20th anniversary, the latest Riverdance tour feels as lively and energetic as it did when the dancers first thundered and soft-shoed their way onto the stage.

‘Irish Pubs in America’ informs about ‘locals’ and entertains

Erin Roll reviews “Irish Pubs in America,” Robert Meyers and Ron Wallace’s crawl through a selection of fifty Irish pubs around the United States.

The (Irish) Force Awakens

Connections to Ireland, the new Star Wars film has. Read on, you certainly should.

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.