Reporting on ‘Immigrant Arts in America’

Shani R. Friedman reports on “Immigrant Arts in America,” a day-long panel presented at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Theatre: “Hard Times” by Larry Kirwan coming soon!

How It’s New York: Larry Kirwan, of Black 47, and a New Yorker from Wexford, wrote the book, and Stephen Foster, who wrote the music, lived here in NYC for awhile. How It’s Irish: Larry is Irish, and this play is set in Five Points, which had a lot of Irish immigrants. This play is […]

Larry Kirwan on Bloomberg, Jefferson & Supersizing

How It’s New York: Larry Kirwan lives in NYC, and plays there. He’s a regular around town, for years a regular at Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar, and often reads at the Irish American Writers and Authors’ Salons.. How It’s Irish: Kirwan’s originally from Wexford, Ireland; he leads tours to Ireland; writes about Ireland; and is […]

Music and Books InteReview: Talking with Black 47’s Larry Kirwan and author Thomas Keneally

How It’s New York: Larry Kirwan can often be seen at the Irish American Writers & Artists evemts, when not playing gigs at Connolly’s, Paddy Reilly’s, B.B. King’s and others around town. Author Thomas Keneally came across Larry’s work when Thomas was teaching at N.Y.U. How It’s Irish: Larry originally hails from Wexford, and the […]

Charles Hale brings us up to date at the IAWA reading at the Cell

How It’s New York: These bi-monthly readings at IAWA have turned into a real New York scene: newcomers and regulars, sharing their art, sharing connections. How It’s Irish: The writers are Irish or Irish-American, and much of their content is as well. Charles R. Hale of the Irish-American Writers & Artists tells us about another […]

New York Irish Arts Podcast April 28- May 4


Podcast: Play in new window | Download Louise Ryan from the Irish Film Board talks about Irish films in the Tribeca Film Festival; Larry Kirwan of Black 47 talks about the band’s history, and boost at Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar; Steve Duggan, General Manager of Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar talks about the bar and Black […]

Paddy Reilly’s 25th Anniversary Concert April 30th!

Paddy Reilly’s Bar is 25 years old this year, and they have been celebrating that through April.  The culminating concert features Black 47, who found their feet playing there and also brought the bar to national attention (it’s one reason the bar still gets a lot of international tourists).  Steve Duggan of Paddy Reilly’s told […]