“The Dead, 1904” at The American Irish Historical Society.

How it’s New York: This immersive theater adaptation of James Joyce’s novella, “The Dead” takes place at The American Irish Historical Society at 991 5th Ave, New York, New York. How it’s Irish: Another stunning production from The Irish Repertory Theater. The Dead, 1904, based on James Joyce’s novella, portrays an Ireland haunted and paralyzed by […]

Billy Bragg at City Winery

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

Donovan at The Cutting Room!

Ray Foley caught a rare performance of Donovan at the Cutting Room last week.

Michael Fassbender in “Steve Jobs”

Ray Foley finds Michael Fassbender in “Steve Jobs” to “completely inhabit the role.”

Tift Merrit debut’s new album “Traveling Alone” at City Winery- photographic portrait

How  it’s New York:  Tift Merritt is originally from North Carolina but recently moved to New York. How It’s Irish: Tift Merritt is a poet songwriter in the tradition of Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan, Mark Olson, Nick Drake, Sandy Denny, etc, etc… Photographer Ray Foley was on hand to catch Tift Merritt at City Winery a […]

Film: Wee Craic tonight- photos!

How It’s New York: The Craic Festival was conceived by local Terence Mulligan, and brings Irish film to a NY audience. You can read an interview I did with Terence for Irish Examiner USA last year here.How It’s Irish: The films are Irish, a few Irish-American. Tonight is a series of short films, followed by […]