Podcast #31: Dan Neely on Irish Week at the Augusta Heritage Center


Gwen Orel talks to Dan Neely, who coordinats Irish Week at the Augusta Heritage Center at Davis and Elkins College.

“Forget Me Not” made by formidable duo

Dan Neely reviews “Forget-Me-Not” from Rose Flanagan and Laura Byrne: “brilliant stuff from two of the best.”

The Yanks hit home run with ‘Haymaker’

Jayne Pomplas reviews the CD release concert of The Yanks with “Haymaker” and says it was “the sound of master musicians making words and music come to life.”

Joey Abarta’s ‘Swimming Against the Falls’ feels lush

Diving into Joey Abarta’s “Swimming Against the Falls” is a satisfying experience.

An Rón Dall in Sunnyside

Dan Neely reviews An Rón Ball / The Blind Seal at Murphy’s Bar in Sunnyside, a theatrical piece featuring music, Irish and English language, and finds it “pitch perfect.”

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill soar in an IAC residency

Dan Neely takes a look at the two -week residency of Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, who are performing with such guests as Dan Trueman, Doveman, and Ivan Goff, through Sept. 29

John Whelan tonight on concert window!

John Whelan in concert tonight in Alabama– and on your computer, thanks to Concert Window.

Flutemaker John Gallagher Intuits What Musicians Want

Dan Neely talks to flutemaker John Gallagher, a West Virginia flutemaker who says an instrument is “a conversation between player and maker.”

Mick Moloney’s Cultural Tour

Dan Neely writes about Mick Moloney’s cultual tour of Scotland. Wish we were there!

Joey Abarta’s Kickstarter

Joey Abarta has launched a Kickstarter to raise the funds necessary to complete his debut album Swimming Against the Falls.

Sandy hits New York Irish Arts

Downtown Millburn, post-Sandy. Dark. How It’s New York: This is about Hurricane Sandy, which hit us here big time on October 29. The world was watching.How It’s Irish: Many of the people hit are Irish and Irish-Americans living here, particularly in Breezy Point and the Jersey Shore. As everyone who reads this blog surely knows, […]

Music IntReview: ‘The Anvil’ pays tribute to father’s memory

How It’s New York: Marie Reilly is the Protocol Officer of the Irish Consulate in NYC. How It’s Irish: Reilly is from County Longford, and the tunes on the CD are trad but relatively uncommon. Dan Neely attended the launch of Marie Reilly’s CD The Anvil a few months ago, and reported on the launch and […]

Food: A Scene From Milwaukee

How It’s New York: You can take the boys (Dan Neely and Paul Keating) out of New York, but…How It’s Irish: See the Guinness? Ok but bacon in a drink is not New York… yet! And there we were, Paul Keating and myself, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin for “The Session,” a lovely little conference being held […]

Music: Hoping for Trunk of Info on Dan Sullivan

How It’s New York: Dan Neely runs the Irish music session at Lillie’s on Saturday, and is the leader of the Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra.How It’s Irish: Irish and Irish Amreican music at the Milwaukee Irish Fest Session! Originally published in Irish Echo, October 24, 2012 Last weekend I was out in Milwaukee, […]