Mesmerizing Camille O’Sullivan performance

Shani R. Friedman says Camille O’Sullivan is “touched by greatness.”

New York Tradfest going on now!

New York Tradfest this weekend!

There’s a RIOT on the way!

Alice Farrell reports on Irish Arts Center’s talk with the creators and star of the upcoming show RIOT from the Dublin Theatre company THISPOPBABY. 

Karl Geary – Montpelier Parade Launch at the Irish Arts Center

Alice Farrell says It was yet another wonderful evening of collaboration put together by the innovative folks at the IAC, with  musicians Jenna Nicholls and Gerry Leonard and Karl Geary in conversation with Poet, Playwright and Actor Dael Orlandersmith.

Karl Geary at the Irish Arts Center

Dublin-born writer and actor Karl Geary will be reading from his new novel Montpelier Parade at the Irish Arts Center on Tuesday night October 3rd at 7:30pm. He will be joined by singer/songwriter Jenna Nicholls, songwriter, guitarist & producer Gerry Leonard and there will be a conversation with poet, actor and playwright Dale Orlandersmith. Tickets […]

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