This year’s tune: Catskills Irish Arts Week 2017

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

Podcast #40: Catskills Irish Arts Week

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Gwen Orel talks to Catskills Irish Arts Week musicians, director, founder and student.

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!

Don’t miss ‘Dancing at the Crossroads’

“Dancing at the Crossroads” by Kevin Ferguson is on PBS tonight, Sept. 4- don’t miss this wonderful glimpse at the Emerald Isle of New York. (and if you do miss it, buy the DVD!)

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.

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 […]

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 Trad Fest 2014: Bing bang and boom… no flopping!

New York Trad Fest this weekend promises a bing and a bang and no flopping!

InteReview: Joanie Madden and Cherish welcome all to an Irish Homecoming

Joanie Madden describes a gathering of old and new friends in Cherish the Ladies’ live CD and DVD, “An Irish Homecoming.”

Ennis Roots Music Festival coming up!

Ennis Roots Music Festival, Clare Connections, is this weekend!

Donie Carroll Makes A Wonderful “Divil Of A Noise”

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

Karan and Aoife collaborate and strike gold at Irish Arts Center

Karan Casey and Aoife O’Donovan paired up for the latest Masters in Collaboration. Where’s the album?

Pearl River: Where Culture Creates Community

How It’s New York:  A growing number of New York-born-and-bred Irish musicians have migrated to the Rockland County hamlet of Pearl River, NY. How It’s Irish:  L.E McCullough’s latest ArtSmart Nation column for Creativity Post sheds a spotlight on the magical, mysterious Irish Culture Vortex twenty miles northwest of Manhattan containing the most concentrated mass of Irish musicians and […]