Mercy Centre Benefit Concert with Donie Carroll and Friends

Last week at the New York Irish Center local Cork transplant Donie Carroll brought together  a host of Irish and area talent to raise money in his annual concert for the Mercy Centre Orphanage in Bangkok Thailand.  Always a treat!

Hup meets Yee-Haw with Mick Moloney’s Celtic Appalachia

Mick Moloney’s “Celtic Appalachia” show is back, with Irish, West Virginia, and African artists

Mick Moloney’s “An Irish Christmas” brings holiday spirit in

“An Irish Christmas” still going strong in 2013

Music: Vote for Caitlin Warbelow and Manhattan Sessions!

How It’s New York: Caitlin Warbelow teaches at New York’s Irish Arts Center, and this album was recorded at sessions around town. How It’s Irish: Manhattan Island Sessions, from Caitlin Warbelow & Friends, is Irish traditional music, played fresh and fierce! This review was originally published in Irish Music Magazine.  In the blog post we […]

Dance: Dancing All Day at The New York City Irish Dance Festival

Darrah Carr Dance company members perform Cuimhne Fado. (@Brian Rossi) How It’s New York: This fun day of dance took place outside at Riverside Park, with, as Darrah Carr tells us, “the sparkling Hudson River in front of us.”  It was presented by New York’s own Irish Arts Center. How It’s Irish: It is an […]

“An Irish Christmas: A Musical Celebration” is a Great Live CD (concerts thru the 18th!)

How It’s New York:  In addition to taking place at the Irish Arts Center, a  hub of all things Irish in New York, the musicians include many who are New York based– including Mick Moloney himself, who teaches at NYU. How It’s Irish: What could be more Irish than Irish Christmas?  Lots of Irish carols […]

Irish Variety Makes a Comeback! Mick Moloney and the Famous McNultys

It’s high time vaudeville—variety, anyway—made a comeback.  Mick Moloney and Athena Tergis play in front of a slide of the Famous McNulty Fami The Prairie Home Companion has had a monopoly on it for far too long, with its mixture of music, sketch and storytelling (and I’ve never been all that thrilled by Guy Noir).  […]