Andrew Finn Magill’s ‘Roots’ go deep

Gwen Orel reviews Andrew Finn Magill’s ‘Roots’: an album which shows ‘deft mastery.’

Lúnasa and Karan Casey at the Highline Ballroom

Alice Farrell says Christmas came early at the Lúnasa concert with Karan Casey!

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!

Free Lincoln Center Lunasa Concert: Lively, Expert Playing, and Laughs

John Kearns reviews the Irish supergroup Lunasa at Lincoln Center.

Music: Dan Neely wraps up Elkins!

How It’s New York: Dan Neely, who runs the week, is a New York trad maven, and many of the teachers come up to NY and play for a week or two after. Dan and some of the teachers raced back the final day to play at Lillie’s, at the session that he runs! How […]

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 […]

Lúnasa at Highline Ballroom, March 21, 2011

Lúnasa at Highline last week were wonderful–even without Seán Smyth, who we were told was studying for some kind of medical exam, it was a great night– Colin Farrell (not the actor!) subbed for him and did a great job.  I sat with Kathleen Biggins from WFUV (she hosts the show “A Thousand Welcomes”)and her […]