Fresh from the Catskills, Sligo’s Michael Rooney will be at the Somerset Folk Harp Festival in New Jersey. He’ll be teaching during the day and performing Friday night. Also at the festival: Maeve Gilchrist, William Jackson & Grainne Hambly. The festival writes: The Somerset Folk Harp Festival is an amazing 4-day conference celebrating the diversity […]
Gwen Orel decides on the Catskills 2017 tune of the summer. Or three.
Gwen Orel talks to Catskills Irish Arts Week musicians, director, founder and student.
“Dancing at the Crossroads” by Kevin Ferguson is on PBS tonight, Sept. 4- don’t miss this wonderful glimpse at the Emerald Isle of New York. (and if you do miss it, buy the DVD!)
Gwen Orel recalls receiving a tune from the Good Folk in the Catksills during the summer of 2015.
Andy Lamy’s ‘The New Blackthorn Stick’ shows that clarinet plays in tune with Irish trad. Why not?
Gwen Orel recalls the first Irish music she ever heard … and how it changed her life.
A preview of Catskills Irish Arts Week 2014, with Artistic Director Reidin O’Flynn!
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: four great young trad players from America, stars in their own right, and grand together.
How It’s New York: Caitlín Nic Gabhann has become a Catskills Irish Arts Week regular, and that is a place that attracts great NY players. Right after CIAW, she showed up at 11th Street Bar for a session, a particularly great one. How It’s Irish: Caitlín is from Meath, and the concertina has that great […]
Susan McKeown How It’s New York: Many musicians in the city are using crowdfunding to support their projects. How It’s Irish: This is all the more necessary for Irish trad which hasn’t the biggest appeal to grantors (compared, say, to health and education). Kickstarter, Gofundme and pledgemusic, oh my! Dan Neely on how crowdfunding can support […]
How It’s New York: It’s a New York Festival, although it attracts players and performers from all over the world. Most of the people you love to play with in NYC and the tri-state manage to come up for at least a day, if it’s at all possible. How It’s Irish: Catskills Irish Arts Week […]
Artistic Director Paul Keating (@Tim Raab) How It’s New York: Catskills Irish Arts Week attracts teachers and players from all over the country, but as Artistic Director Paul Keating says, it’s “a real New York Festival.” How It’s Irish: East Durham, New York, was a vacation spot for Irish immigrant. Many of the teachers come […]