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!
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.
Playwright T. Cat Ford visited Enda Walsh’s “Rooms” at Irish Arts Center, and found the concept captivating, the execution less so.
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.
Gwen Orel talks to Wils Wilson about the brilliant piece by David Grieg, “The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart.” Alice Farrell talks to actor Peter Halpin about the short film “Narcan.”
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.
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.
Alice Farrell is excited to see Glen Hansard at Carnegie Hall this week.
Gwen Orel talks to Belinda McKeon about the short story collection “A Kind of Compass,” featuring stories from 17 different writers; Alice Farrell talks to Rónán Ó’Snodaigh about his work with Kila. Featured tune from Glen Hansard, from his new CD “Didn’t He Ramble.”
Gwen Orel talks to Conor Lovett about Gare St. Lazare’s “Waiting for Godot,” and Alice Farrell talks to Mike Farragher about “A Devilish Pint.” Tune from Iona Scottish Session.
Alice Farrell caught “Jimmy’s Hall” during the Tribeca Film Festival and found it a terrific period piece with wonderful performances.