Podcast #27: Malachy McCourt, Micheal O’Domhnaill

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Podcast #27: Malachy McCourt and Micheal O’Domhnaill, director of the film “The Sligo Masters,” a documentary about Michael Coleman, James Morrison, and Paddy Killoran.

Music: APAP, part Two– Solas and more!

How It’s New York: The Association of Presenters and Performers (APAP) conference takes place at The Hilton, and the events described here took place at Highline Ballroom. I also went to Drom after to catch the second half of the APAP World Music Showcase (Therese Cox reviews that here!); and have some pictures from the […]

Frankie Gavin on the Real De Dannan (in NJ 1/14)!

How It’s New York:  Frankie Gavin and De Dannan were here showcasing at APAP NYC.  I found out about this gig when I saw Frankie at Ambassador Noel Kilkenny’s reception for the Irish delegation Sunday (pics of that to come!)How It’s Irish:  De Dannan are one of those Irish trad bands that non trad players […]

APAP report: Jan. 6

Amy Conroy, Kia Corthron, Gwen Orel, Deirdre Kinahan How It’s New York:  The APAP conference takes place in NY, and brings a party with it.How It’s Irish:  Mingling, talking, greeting and enjoyment! I’ll be giving you brief write-ups of my interactions with APAP as I go!  I might not get up to much today unfortunately […]

APAP brings everyone to town!

How It’s New York:  The Association of Performing Arts Presenters holds its annual conference in NY every January at the Hilton Hotel (the 6-10th this year).  Producers and presenters, press and performers convene to meet each other and get to know one another’s work, doing 20 minute showcases over the days, and sometimes longer concerts.  […]

Klezmatics on Conan tonight!

How It’s New York:  The Klezmatics are a New York based group, and klezmer of course has a long tradition in this city!  In fact I just saw a great klezmer band in the show Shlemiel the First.  And trumpeter Frank London  also did the music for Golem at LaMaMa ETC which I also posted […]

Julie Feeney Grows on You

How It’s New York:  Julie was part of the delegation that came to NYC for the launch of Culture Ireland’s Imagine Ireland year-long program, and has picked up a lot of fans with her performances here.  Her blend of original, unusual songs with Irish lyricism is tailor-made for eclectic New Yorkers.  She performs at Joe’s […]