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


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 […]