Billy Bragg at City Winery

Ray Foley reports on British rocker Billy Bragg at City Winery: he brought the audience together.

The High Kings at City Winery

The High Kings Multi Platinum Artists, The High Kings now signed to Sony International. Ireland’s folk band comprising Brian Dunphy, Finbarr Clancy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden. Internationally acclaimed singers of Irish folk songs. A quartet of accomplished musical pedigrees, the band first exploded onto the Irish folk music scene in 2008. They have sold […]

Paul Brady at City Winery – November 10, 2015

Alice Farrell saw Paul Brady at City Winery: “Closing in on 70 years old, he hasn’t lost any of the vigor and energy”

Tift Merrit debut’s new album “Traveling Alone” at City Winery- photographic portrait

How  it’s New York:  Tift Merritt is originally from North Carolina but recently moved to New York. How It’s Irish: Tift Merritt is a poet songwriter in the tradition of Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan, Mark Olson, Nick Drake, Sandy Denny, etc, etc… Photographer Ray Foley was on hand to catch Tift Merritt at City Winery a […]

Music: Tift Merritt and Chris Mills at City Winery tonight!

How It’s New York: City Winery is one of our favorite places in NY, and Tift, originally from North Carolina, lives here now.How It’s Irish: Tift Merritt is very popular in Ireland. She has pictures of Ireland on her Myspace page. And her country twang has a clear relationship with Irish music. If you like […]

Altan’s Poison Glen is Heavenly

How It’s New York: Altan have been known to perform at the tiny NY pub Puck Fair, in addition to large venues like Symphony Space, where they performed in 2010. Their NY shows are always warm, and to see them at City Winery— one of my favorite venues– on March 8 to support their album […]

New York Irish Arts Podcast February 26

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Terence Mulligan on The Craic Festival, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh from Altan on the new album, The Poison Glen, the Irish language, and Courtly Love (the band is at City Winery March 8!); Brendan Fay on the St. Pats for All Parade, March 4 (fundraiser concert at Irish Arts […]

Music Review: Cherish the Ladies – Like a Fine Wine

How It’s New York:  Three out of five of the performers live in the New York area.  Joanie Madden said it is her home, she could never leave it!  (listen to her on the 2/12  podcast, and read our interview here!).How It’s Irish:  Named for a trad tune, Cherish the Ladies was put together by […]

Cherishing the Ladies on the High Seas- and City Winery!

How It’s New York:  Joanie Madden is a Yonkers gal, from the Bronx, and among her many awards she has a street named after her on the Grand Concourse, and has won the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.  Her father Joe Madden was a beloved figure in New York too, and up in the Catskills.  […]