This year’s tune: Catskills Irish Arts Week 2017

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

Andrew Finn Magill’s ‘Roots’ go deep

Gwen Orel reviews Andrew Finn Magill’s ‘Roots’: an album which shows ‘deft mastery.’

Lúnasa and Karan Casey at the Highline Ballroom

Alice Farrell says Christmas came early at the Lúnasa concert with Karan Casey!

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?

More Grist To The Mill – The Trip to Birmingham TradFest

Tony Horswill finds inspiration and enthusiasm at The Trip to Birmingham TradFest!

New York Irish Arts Podcast #25: Preview of Catskills Irish Arts Week 2014


A preview of Catskills Irish Arts Week 2014, with Artistic Director Reidin O’Flynn!

The Yanks hit home run with ‘Haymaker’

Jayne Pomplas reviews the CD release concert of The Yanks with “Haymaker” and says it was “the sound of master musicians making words and music come to life.”

Ennis Roots Music Festival coming up!

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

Meet the Yanks!

Meet The Yanks: four great young trad players from America, stars in their own right, and grand together.

The Teetotallers: Not Frankenstein

Tony Horswill reviews Irish trad supergroup The Teetotallers at Highline Ballroom on Monday, April 29: Not Frankenstein!

Free Lincoln Center Lunasa Concert: Lively, Expert Playing, and Laughs

John Kearns reviews the Irish supergroup Lunasa at Lincoln Center.

Music: The Teetotallers are a True Trad Supergroup

How It’s New York: The lads are each NYC faves, and are playing in the Tri-State area, including Joe’s Pub, Sunday June 3.  How It’s Irish: Martin Hayes on fiddle, John Doyle on guitar, and Kevin Crawford on flute are all Irish, and are three of the best Trad players in the universe! Duck for […]

Dan Neely’s Music InteReview: Neely on The Teetotallers, and Chicago Reel

How It’s New York: Martin Hayes of The Teetotallers lives part of the time in Connecticut, and Chicago Reel will be a featured band at Catskills Irish Arts Week this summer. Made your reservations yet? The week is July 15 – 21, and coming up soon! How It’s Irish: The Teetotallers are an Irish “Supergroup,” […]

New York Irish Arts Podcast May 30: The Teetotallers


Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHow It’s New York: The Teetotallers are playing Joe’s Pub, NYC, on Sunday June 3rd, finishing their East Coast tour. How It’s Irish: This is a “supergroup” made up of three of the greatest players in trad: Martin Hayes, John Doyle, Kevin Crawford! Chats with awe-inspiring fiddler Martin Hayes […]