Enda Walsh’s ‘Rooms’ need space to grow

Playwright T. Cat Ford visited Enda Walsh’s “Rooms” at Irish Arts Center, and found the concept captivating, the execution less so.

Enda Walsh’s ‘Arlington’ leaves an aftertaste

Gwen Orel says “Arlington” repeats on her, like acid reflux. That’s probably what Enda Walsh had in mind.

Enter Enda Walsh’s “Rooms” for an interesting hour of introspection

On a dreary New York afternoon this Saturday I took a diversion for an hour into the “Rooms” of playwright Enda Walsh.

Romantic Ireland is not dead and gone – We have Declan O’Rourke

Philomena Connors enjoyed a night of romance with Declan O’Rourke at the Irish Arts Center on Valentine’s weekend.

New York Tradfest, for the fourth time!

For the fourth year, Tony Demarco has organized New York Tradfest. It will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19th, at Pier A Harbor House, and should be a grand night!

An agonizing, haunting look at famine in Donnacha Dennehy’s “The Hunger”

“The Hunger” is a haunting, unsettling look at the Irish famine, with the powerful vocals of Katherine Manley and Iarla O Lionaird, and the music of Alarm Will Sound.

Ireland Rising – Words and Music for a New Century: A Special Benefit Performance for Irish Arts Center

This past Friday I was honored to be among those treated to the best the Irish Arts Center has to offer. The overriding sentiment of the night was that when the Irish Arts Center calls, you stop everything and rush right over to support them. And that is just what the phenomenal performers featured in this varied night of song and story brought to the party.

Ireland Rising – Words and Music for a New Century

How it’s New York: Taking place at Symphony Space in New York City How it’s Irish: Benefit Performance for the Building Fund of the Irish Arts Center Get your tickets now for Ireland Rising, featuring Liam Neeson, Paul Brady, Liam O’Maonlai, Declan O’Rourke, a host of others and the always amazing Panti!!! This will be an amazing night and a […]

‘The Last Hotel’: TripAdvisor would hate, but we love

Gwen Orel would give ‘The Last Hotel’ a bomb on TripAdvisor, but a rave as a piece of theater

From Neuve Chappelle to New York – Songs and Poems of World War I

A rave from Alice Farrell about Declan O’Rourke’s “From Neuve Chappelle to New York” World War I show at Irish Arts Center.

Selfie – Laugh Out Loud Funny

Philomena Connors enjoyed being transported to Ireland for a night of craic via Pat Shortt’s production, “Selfie” at the Irish Arts Center.

New Ideas Take Flight at the New York-New Belfast Conference

Darrah Carr reports back on the New York- New Belfast conference held in June, where loads of NYC’s Irish culture movers and shakers turned up to speak.

Panti – High Heels in Low Places at the Irish Arts Center – June 12, 2015

Alice Farrell interviews drag queen Panti, and wishes for an annual residency from the performer.

Hup meets Yee-Haw with Mick Moloney’s Celtic Appalachia

Mick Moloney’s “Celtic Appalachia” show is back, with Irish, West Virginia, and African artists