New York Tradfest, for the fourth time!

For the fourth year, Tony Demarco has organized New York Tradfest. It will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19th, at Pier A Harbor House, and should be a grand night!

From the Temple to the Sanctuary

Jenifer Hopkins refuses to use the word “fusion” about an enthralling concert with Zakir Hussain of India and Celtic musicians at Carnegie Hall this past March.

New York Trad Fest 2014: Bing bang and boom… no flopping!

New York Trad Fest this weekend promises a bing and a bang and no flopping!

New York Trad Fest this weekend– don’t miss!

The first annual New York Trad Fest takes place Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20, organized by fiddler Tony DeMarco. On the bill are Eileen Ivers, Brian Conway, Matt Mancuso, Tony Trischka, Andy Statman and more! An unmissable event!

Post Catskills Craic: 11th Street Bar Sunday July 17th

How It’s New York:  The  Session at the 11th Street Bar goes on every Sunday night.  It starts late and gets the best players in town; I’ve never not had a great time there! How It’s Irish:  The music of course, but this week there were a lot of visitors from Ireland who had been […]

Music Review: Joanie Madden Meets Séamus Begley

The Fifth Masters in Collaboration is Light on Its Feet, when Joanie Madden met Séamus Begley How It’s New York:  The series was conceived here, and Joanie Madden’s a Bronx gal (and a Yonkers treasure).How It’s Irish:  You have to listen hard to catch all of Kerryman Séamus Begley’s words, and his style of humor […]

Jewish Fans of Celtic Music: Jirish

As promised:  some of the Jirish articles I’ve done in the past.. This one, for the Village Voice in 2008, went viral… I still hear about it!  and I left out as many interviews as I put in, people kept volunteering..  Its inspiration came from a hungry Passover week, too! What makes so many Jewish-Americans […]