Irish and Black contributions to American Culture

How It’s New York: African-American and Irish cultures bumped up against each other (and everyone else’s) here in NYC, so what better place to explore their intersection?How It’s Irish: These talks take place at Irish Arts Center, and are the brainchild of Dr. Mick Moloney, the force behind the “Masters in Collaboration” series as well. […]

Dan Neely on Recently Forgot, Never Departed Mentoring Roles

\How It’s New York: Jack Coen (who was based in the Bronx), John McGann and Barney McKenna  inspired and taught some of the musicians playing around the city today.  .How It’s Irish: They were all Irish and played Irish music. This column appeared in the April 18, 2012, edition of the Irish Echo. Daniel Neely, […]