A Devilish Pint – Reading at The Cell

The New York Irish And Writers Association presents: NY/NJ Author and Journalist Mike Farragher reads from his latest novel “A Devilish Pint”  

Podcast #33: Conor Lovett and Mike Farragher

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Gwen Orel talks to Conor Lovett about Gare St. Lazare’s “Waiting for Godot,” and Alice Farrell talks to Mike Farragher about “A Devilish Pint.” Tune from Iona Scottish Session.

A Devilish Pint – Rock and Read (Clinton, NJ)

NY/NJ Author and Journalist reads from his latest novel “A Devilish Pint”   Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day “Rock and Read” Event with Thomas Johnston 

A Devlish Pint – Rock and Read (Sea Girt)

NY/NJ Author and Journalist Mike Farragher reads from his brand new novel “A Devilish Pint”   “Rock and Read” Event with The May Darlings http://www.seagirtlighthouse.com

A Devilish Pint – Reading (Spring Lake)

NY/NJ Author and Journalist Mike Farragher reads from his brand new novel

Inside the Author’s Den at The Irish Festival, a Spring Lake Homecoming

John Kearns reports back on the Author’s Den, a literary event at the Irish Festival in Spring Lake!

Susan McKeown “Belongs” in your Collection!

Susan McKeown has just released a tantalizing new CD, Belong. It blends folk, acoustic blues, Country kickin’ beats, and slippery jazz to make a perfect blend for your lazy Sunday morning. “Keep your wits about you somehow/it’s gonna be a cold winter/you’ll find your place to belong” warns McKeown as the fiddles and acoustic guitars provide […]

What are you thankful for?

Beverly Orel makes gravy with the drippings How It’s New York: The Thanksgiving Day Parade is a NYC tradition, and the city loves this holiday, which asks for no church or synagogue or gifts, just food. And football. How It’s Irish: It’s a holiday that symbolizes safety in a new land, and bounty after trials. […]

Sandy hits New York Irish Arts

Downtown Millburn, post-Sandy. Dark. How It’s New York: This is about Hurricane Sandy, which hit us here big time on October 29. The world was watching.How It’s Irish: Many of the people hit are Irish and Irish-Americans living here, particularly in Breezy Point and the Jersey Shore. As everyone who reads this blog surely knows, […]

Theatre: Mike Farragher talks to Larry Kirwan

How It’s New York: Larry Kirwan’s play Hard Times is set in New York, where Stephen Foster lived. And Kirwan is a New Yorker now.How It’s Irish: Kirwan sets this drama in Five Points, the Irish section of New York in the 1860s.Mike Farragher conducts an interview with Black 47’s Larry Kirwan, whose play Hard […]

Books: 1/2 Way to St. Patrick’s Day! Get Yer Shamrocks!

How It’s New York: New Jersey baby!  How It’s Irish:  What’s more Irish than St. Patrick’s Day? It’s one of the musicians’ big money-makers, and since that’s not good enough, we’ll add HALFWAY in there too. Mike Farragher, who blogs for this site and also writes for the Irish Voice, has a new book of […]

NJ Irish American Writer/Artist Salon in Morristown–JOIN US!

How It’s New York: This is a regional branch of the Irish American Writers and Artists, a NYC organization, in parternship with the Irish American Cultural Institute.How It’s Irish: it is for Irish and Irish-Americans, the writing and topics often take on Irish themes, too, and this one is being run by Irish-American Mike Farragher, […]

Books: Bards Gather at Ourland Festival at Lincoln Center

How It’s New York: Joe Hurley’s Ourland Festival took place at one of New York City’s cultural hubs, Lincoln Center. How It’s Irish: The Ourland Festival celebrated the literature, music, and dance of Ireland and Irish America.  John Kearns attended the Ourland Festival at Lincoln Center a week ago Sunday, a day of literature, music […]

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 […]