This year’s tune: Catskills Irish Arts Week 2017

Gwen Orel decides on the Catskills 2017 tune of the summer. Or three.

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.

Podcast #32: Ciaran Byrne on ‘Public Morals’

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Gwen Orel talks to Newry actor Ciaran Byrne talks about becoming an actor, and about the new TNT drama “Public Morals.”

Andy Lamy wields ‘The New Blackthorn Stick’

Andy Lamy’s ‘The New Blackthorn Stick’ shows that clarinet plays in tune with Irish trad. Why not?

New York Tradfest’s Saturday Night Concert: A Remarkable Showcase of Music and Dance

John Kearns attended the second New York Trad Fest, and found it ” a remarkable showcase for the traditional musicians of New York and their visiting friends.”

“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.”

New York Irish Arts Podcast #25: Preview of Catskills Irish Arts Week 2014

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A preview of Catskills Irish Arts Week 2014, with Artistic Director Reidin O’Flynn!

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.”

The Fleadh Mother Perspective

Jenifer Hopkins reports on the Mid-Atlantic Fleadh in Parsippany, and recalls her first time attending one as a parent.

Remembering the Mid-Atlantic Fleadh

The Mid-Atlantic Fleadh, which feeds into the All-Ireland, was a celebration of music.

Catskills Irish Arts Week is coming! The Green Hills of Home

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!

Meet The Yanks: four great young trad players from America, stars in their own right, and grand together.

Music: Congratulations to the Fleadh 2012 Winners!

Haley Richardson, 10 years old, silver medal winner How It’s New York: Lots of players from the Mid-Atlantic Fleadh went to compete. We congratulate them all for getting to that place, whether they won or not! How It’s Irish: The Fleadh (in Cavan this year) is THE mark of achievement in Irish music. Winners are […]

Party in the Catskills! Week begins Sunday!

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 […]