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?

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.”

Music: Dan Neely says James Keane’s ‘Dog’ is a winner on every track

How It’s New York: Accordion player James Keane lives in NYC now, and can often be seen at the Lillie’s session. How It’s Irish: This Irish trad album, which will be launched at Willie Clancy Week in Miltown Malbay on July 12. James will also give a talk there called “Living in the Tradition.” Says […]

Music Review: Cherish the Ladies – Like a Fine Wine

How It’s New York:  Three out of five of the performers live in the New York area.  Joanie Madden said it is her home, she could never leave it!  (listen to her on the 2/12  podcast, and read our interview here!).How It’s Irish:  Named for a trad tune, Cherish the Ladies was put together by […]

Cherishing the Ladies on the High Seas- and City Winery!

How It’s New York:  Joanie Madden is a Yonkers gal, from the Bronx, and among her many awards she has a street named after her on the Grand Concourse, and has won the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.  Her father Joe Madden was a beloved figure in New York too, and up in the Catskills.  […]