New York Trad Fest Review

New blogger Jenifer Hopkins finds the first New York Trad Fest a “celebration of the rich talent and vibrant dedication represented by musicians and dancers in New York.”

Documentary – George Mitchell: My Journey’s End – A welcome addition to the 1st Irish Festival

Philomena Connors reviews “George Mitchell: My Journey’s End” abou a return trip to Northern Ireland after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, and finds it enlightening and potent.

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!

Donie Carroll Makes A Wonderful “Divil Of A Noise”

“Divil of a Noise,” Donie Carroll’s second CD, will make you want to sing.

Jump, Irish Film New York

How It’s New York:  Screened at NYU’s Cantor Film Center, Jumpmade its U.S. debut as part of a four-day festival of Irish features, Irish Film New York. And, some of the characters in Jump curse American style, with one woman calling another “a d***” for example. How It’s Irish: It’s set in Derry city.Orla O’Sullivan attended […]

Home, Here and There

Mary Higgins Clark (@Deb Rothenberg) How it’s NY: Glucksman Ireland House NYU is nestled in a mews just north of the Washington Square Arch. How it’s Irish: America’s leading Irish Studies Program brought together a diverse array of scholars and experts for a day-long program exploring economics in the Irish and Irish-American family. Who Do […]

Who Do We Think We Are? returns to Glucksman Ireland House this Weekend!

How It’s New York: This takes place at Glucksman Ireland House, and pulls together some of New York’s greatest scholars, writers and personalities, including author Mary Higgins Clark, and former Congressman Bruce Morrison. How It’s Irish: The topic is the Irish and Irish-American family. This year, the panels will focus on economics. Think that “family” […]

John Kearns Learns About Jim Tully: Boxer, Writer and Hollywood Star

How It’s New York:   The presentation by Mark Dawidziak and Paul Bauer took place and New York University’ Glucksman Ireland House— one of New York’s treasures, they present lectures, concerts, workshops on all facets of Irish culture and history.How It’s Irish: The Ireland House event gave a vivid depiction of the life of second-generation Irish-American, […]

Listen to the Willow’s Whisper: Irish and Native American Poets

How It’s New York:  New York is a place of fusions!  Every nationality is represented here.  And, the event takes place at Glucksman Ireland House, in Washington Square.How It’s Irish: The Willow’s Whisper:  A Transatlantic Compilation of Poetry from Ireland and Native America is the brainchild of Jill O’Mahony, lecturer at Waterford Institute of Technology, and […]

Airneal na Nollaig: A Holiday Evening of Music and Storytelling at Glucksman Ireland House

How It’s New York: The traditional evening of music and storytelling took place at Glucksman Ireland House at New York University (NYU). The Airneal featured some of the stalwarts of the traditional Irish music scene in New York, including the Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra; storytellers included IAWA and NYIA’s Honor Molloy.How It’s Irish: […]

Máirtín De Cógáin in Lillie’s Session

How It’s New York:  New York has some great sessions going, one or two nearly every day.  The Saturday session at Lillie‘s is always a nice one, organized by Dan Neely of the Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra.  Sometimes it’s crowded there, but on yesterday’s hot July day it was a small, fine session.  […]

Origin Theatre Company’s Makes Mondays in May Dramatic

How It’s New York:  Origin Theatre Company, run by George C. Heslin, produces the 1st Irish Festival every year in NYC– the first festival of Irish theatre in America.  I wrote about its 2008 debut for the New York Times.  The series exists in partnership with NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House.  George was also Irish Examiner […]

New York Irish Families: Who Do We Think We Are? at NYU April 16th!

Want to know more about being from a New York Irish family?  This year, Glucksman Ireland House’s theme for University day is “Who Do We Think We Are?  The Irish Family.”  Pretty much anything run by Glucksman Ireland House is going to educate and entertain and this day long symposium promises to be no different.  […]

“First Family of Irish Music”, the Famous McNulty family, at Symphony Space tonight

 –via Mick Moloney that is!  He says:   The McNultys were the ultimate Irish family group, vaudevillians who entertained people in the tough years after the depression. They cheered people up on their day off. Vaudeville was high level escapism, and they were a really good act. They crashed onto stage and did their routines, sketches […]