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.

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

New York Trad Fest this weekend– don’t miss!

The first annual New York Trad Fest takes place Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20, organized by fiddler Tony DeMarco. On the bill are Eileen Ivers, Brian Conway, Matt Mancuso, Tony Trischka, Andy Statman and more! An unmissable event!

Music InteReview: Fiddle Champ Dylan Foley Fascinated by Fiddle

How It’s New York: Dylan Foley hails from New York state, and often plays in the tri-state area. In fact, tomorrow, Sat. June 23, he’s playing at Irish American of Northwest Jersey (IAANJ). (To reserve email Iris Nevins) How It’s Irish: Dylan just released his first solo CD   Hup! which he’ll be launching officially […]

Music: Regional fleadhs discussed in St. Louis

How It’s New York: Many, many players in the New York-tristate area are at the Mid-Atlantic Fleadh right now.  Stay tuned! How It’s Irish: Fleadh is the Irish word for Festival, and these competitions, founded by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éirean, have really brought trad back in a BIG way, since they began producing the fleadhs in […]