Enda Walsh’s ‘Rooms’ need space to grow

Playwright T. Cat Ford visited Enda Walsh’s “Rooms” at Irish Arts Center, and found the concept captivating, the execution less so.

Mundy at the Irish Arts Center

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!

Enter Enda Walsh’s “Rooms” for an interesting hour of introspection

On a dreary New York afternoon this Saturday I took a diversion for an hour into the “Rooms” of playwright Enda Walsh.

Podcast #38: Wils Wilson on ‘The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart;’ ‘Narcan’

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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.”

Lúnasa and Karan Casey at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall – Friday March 3, 2017

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.

“Crackskull Row” at Origin’s 1st Irish Theatre Festival

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.”

Glen Hansard at Carnegie Hall – September 14, 2016

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.

Glen Hansard at Carnegie Hall

Alice Farrell is excited to see Glen Hansard at Carnegie Hall this week.

Podcast #34: Belinda McKeon and Ronan O Snodaigh

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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.”

Podcast #33: Conor Lovett and Mike Farragher

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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.

Jimmy’s Hall from director Ken Loach

Alice Farrell caught “Jimmy’s Hall” during the Tribeca Film Festival and found it a terrific period piece with wonderful performances.

Imelda O’Reilly’s “Eggs and Soldiers” UPDATE: successfully funded

Alice Farrell is a fan of Imelda O’Reilly’s “Eggs and Soldiers,” which was part of the Tribeca Film Festival.

Monty Python – The Meaning of Live at Tribeca Film Festival 2015

Alice Farrell enjoyed getting an inside look at Monty Python, and a trip down memory lane, in “Monty Python, the Meaning of Live.”

Glen Hansard Rocks in St. Patrick’s Day at The Scratcher

Alice Farrell says seeing Glen Hansard at The Scratcher was a “once in a lifetime” experience!