War Movies and Film Festivals

Philomena Connors reviews the great offerings from Irish cinema at NYC’s simultaneously running film festivals, Irish Film America’s and Lincoln Center’s annual fests.

The (weird) sisters are doing it for themselves: Macbeth review

Ethan Hawke plays Macbeth as a muddled middleman, easily led by Sisters of Mercy Me.

Sinéad O’Connor: Offering Up a Prayer Through Song

Sinëad O’Connor played The Gospel Sessions with Bob Telson in July: “how has this concert not happened before?”

Hearing the voice of Mother Mary: A talk with Colm Tóibín

Author/playwright Colm Tóibín talked about “Testament of Mary,” the anguished mother, living in New York and Dublin.

Sheila Houlihan reviews the novella, “The Last Testament of Mary”

Sheila Houlihan read Colm Tóibín’s novella “The Testament of Mary” after visiting the Holy Land, and finds a different Mary than she knew before: “a Mary full of doubt.”

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

John Kearns reviews the Irish supergroup Lunasa at Lincoln Center.

Dance: Rian is extroardinary

Dancers of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre in Rian How It’s New York: Rian is presented as part of the white light festival, an international festival that takes place from Oct. 18 through Nov. 18 at Lincoln Center. This year its focuse was on, according to their press materials, “music’s unmatched capacity to illuminate the many […]

Music: Mike Farragher talks to OurLand’s Joe Hurley

Irish Consul General Noel Kilkenny and Joe Hurley How It’s New York: It’s all taking place in Lincoln Center, and it’s an outdoor summer event. Olympics, shmolympics. How It’s Irish: Just look at the line-up! Aedin Moloney, Honor Molloy, Joe Hurley, the cast of Once, Everybody’s going to the OurLand Festival tomorrow– everyone! it starts […]

Theatre Review: DruidMurphy is Terrible (and Great)

Marie Mullen in Famine (@Stephanie Berger) How It’s New York: DruidMurphy is part of the Lincoln Center Festival, one of NYC’s culture extravaganzas bringing performances from all over the world to us here in the city. How It’s Irish: Tom Murphy is a quintessentially important Irish playwright, and this cycle is brought to us by […]

Theatre: DruidMurphy at Lincoln Center brings us Tom Murphy

Say Amen, Somebody: Irish Chamber Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall, Halloween night

How It’s New York:  Irish Chamber Orchestra is playing at one of New York’s treasures, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.  One of the pieces, Termon, by Mícheál Ó Súilleabhaín, commemorates 9/11 on its tenth anniversary.How It’s Irish:  The orchestra is in residence at Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of […]

Catch The Silver Tassie While You Can!

How It’s New York:  The show appears as part of the Lincoln Center Festival, for just the one week.  How It’s Irish:  The play is by Sean O’Casey, one of Ireland’s most celebrated playwrights.  It’s a production of Galway’s Druid Theatre Company, led by Garry Hynes. (@Robert Day) Seán O’Casey’s 1928 play about World War […]

Catskills Irish Arts Week Comes to NYC!

How It’s New York:  Midsummer Night Swing, from June 27 – July 16, is such a great way to enjoy the soft nights of the city.   Love to dance?  Head to the Damrosch Plaza, because it’s all there!How It’s Irish:  Check out the musicians:  Maeve Donnelly, Geraldine Cotter, Charlie Harris. On July 13, it’s a […]

Judith Mok says NO! as Molly, that is! June 6, 6 PM

How It’s New York:  Judith is performing her dramatic one-woman recital about Molly Bloom, written by husband Michael O’Loughlin,  at one of New York’s most iconic places, Lincoln Center, at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, right next to the Metropolitan Opera House.  It’s  part of the New York Public Library of Performing […]