“The Dead, 1904” is agonizingly beautiful

Ray Foley attended Irish Rep/American Irish Historical Society’s “The Dead, 1904:” beautiful and agonizing.

55 years and feeling the buzz: the Chieftains!

The Chieftains are still going strong after 55 years!

James Connolly’s New York

On the centenary of his death, New York Irish musicians, writers, storytellers perform in tribute to James Connolly on the stage where he spoke

Aedin Moloney shines in Sharman Macdonald

Aedin Moloney shines in a first-rate production of Sharman MacDonald’s thoughtful play ‘When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout.’

Maeve’s House: shabby chic

A Maeve Brennan walk shows the writer in her place; “Maeve’s House” shows more the actor thinking about her.

What are you doing for Bloomsday?

Bloomsday is Sunday, June 16! What will you be doing? See you at Ulysses!

Books: Bards Gather at Ourland Festival at Lincoln Center

How It’s New York: Joe Hurley’s Ourland Festival took place at one of New York City’s cultural hubs, Lincoln Center. How It’s Irish: The Ourland Festival celebrated the literature, music, and dance of Ireland and Irish America.  John Kearns attended the Ourland Festival at Lincoln Center a week ago Sunday, a day of literature, music […]

Bloomsday: a gorgeous day for and at Ulysses

Colum McCann and Aedin Moloney (@Ray Foley How It’s New York: It all has the feeling of a street-fair– if you get lost when you get off at Wall Street, you can just follow the sound of happy laughter. Many, many tables outside, and at them, it seemed, was everyone you knew! How It’s Irish: […]

Bloomsday: A Rare Ould Time at The Irish Consulate

@James Higgins How it’s New York:  Luncheon was served at The Irish Consulate. Although it’s 17 storeys above Park Avenue, technically the Consulate is Irish soil. How it’s Irish:  Celebrating one of Ireland’s most magnificent writers, James Joyce. Bloomsday reports are coming in! What a great day it was in NYC– sunny, breezy, full of laughter and […]

Books: Yes, I Will Yes… on Bloomsday

How It’s New York: Bloomsday attracts lawyers, actors, writers, and that’s soooo New York.. Also multiple, competing celebrations are more the norm than not…How It’s Irish: Bloomsday celebrates the day the James Joyce’s Ulysses, June 16.  All the event sin the book take place on that day in 1904. Today is June 15, and it’s already […]

All Your Life Is Mother’s Day: Review of Eva the Chaste

How It’s New York:  There’s the partnership with  C.A.C.H.E. at Casabe Houses in East Harlem, and that some of New York’s most accomplished artists will appear on panels after the show on the 12th, 17th and 19th, including  Dramaturg Susan Jonas and Playwright Tanya Barfield.    But more than that:  many a New Yorker is from […]

New York Irish Arts Podcast July 7


Podcast: Play in new window | Download Aedín Moloney on the world premiere of Eva the Chaste and her company Fallen Angels Theatre (through July 24); Julie Feeney on her album Pages; Megan Downes and Paul Keeting on the Tradition Irish Ceili  with Catskills Irish Arts Week performers, at Lincoln Center July 13, Midsummer Night […]

Aedín Moloney in Eva the Chaste Begins Tonight!

How It’s New York:  Aedin Moloney’s company, Fallen Angels, is based in New York, and it is the first American company (founded 2003) whose goal is presenting new Irish and British plays by and about women.  Like George C. Heslin’s Origin, Fallen Angels seeks specifically to present this work FOR New York audiences.   Fallen Angels  […]