Podcast #40: Catskills Irish Arts Week


Gwen Orel talks to Catskills Irish Arts Week musicians, director, founder and student.

Do you know this tune? Fairy tale in the Catskills, or McGrath’s Waltz

Gwen Orel recalls receiving a tune from the Good Folk in the Catksills during the summer of 2015.

Ireland Rising – Words and Music for a New Century: A Special Benefit Performance for Irish Arts Center

This past Friday I was honored to be among those treated to the best the Irish Arts Center has to offer. The overriding sentiment of the night was that when the Irish Arts Center calls, you stop everything and rush right over to support them. And that is just what the phenomenal performers featured in this varied night of song and story brought to the party.

Podcast #31: Dan Neely on Irish Week at the Augusta Heritage Center


Gwen Orel talks to Dan Neely, who coordinats Irish Week at the Augusta Heritage Center at Davis and Elkins College.

Hup meets Yee-Haw with Mick Moloney’s Celtic Appalachia

Mick Moloney’s “Celtic Appalachia” show is back, with Irish, West Virginia, and African artists

Mick Moloney’s “An Irish Christmas” brings holiday spirit in

“An Irish Christmas” still going strong in 2013

New York Trad Fest Review

New blogger Jenifer Hopkins finds the first New York Trad Fest a “celebration of the rich talent and vibrant dedication represented by musicians and dancers in New York.”

Catskills Irish Arts Week is coming! The Green Hills of Home

A preview of this week’s Catskills Irish Arts Week, and interview with Artistic Director Reidin O’Flynn: save the dates, July 15-20, 2013.

Meet the Yanks!

Meet The Yanks: four great young trad players from America, stars in their own right, and grand together.

Donie Carroll Makes A Wonderful “Divil Of A Noise”

“Divil of a Noise,” Donie Carroll’s second CD, will make you want to sing.

InteReview: Dan Gurney loves the accordion

(@Danny Diamond) How It’s New York: Dan Gurney lives and plays regularly in New York these days, often with Mid Atlantic Fleadh winner (as of Saturday!) fiddler Dylan Foley. Look for him at Lillie’s and at 11th Street, and in the Catskills this summer. How It’s Irish: Dan plays Irish accordion and credits his time […]

Going on 30: Irish/Celtic Week at Augusta Heritage

Tunes in the gazebo How It’s New York: The Augusta Irish/Celtic Week Heritage Week is coordinated by Dan Neely, who runs the session at Lillie’s and is leader of the Washington Square Harp &Shamrock Orchestra, as well as music columnist for the Irish Echo! How It’s Irish: The week focuses on Irish traditional music, and […]

“An Irish Christmas: A Musical Celebration” is a Great Live CD (concerts thru the 18th!)

How It’s New York:  In addition to taking place at the Irish Arts Center, a  hub of all things Irish in New York, the musicians include many who are New York based– including Mick Moloney himself, who teaches at NYU. How It’s Irish: What could be more Irish than Irish Christmas?  Lots of Irish carols […]