Billy Bragg at City Winery

Ray Foley reports on British rocker Billy Bragg at City Winery: he brought the audience together.

Paul Brady at City Winery – November 10, 2015

Alice Farrell saw Paul Brady at City Winery: “Closing in on 70 years old, he hasn’t lost any of the vigor and energy”

Irish Music World Rocked by Claim that Geldof Doesn’t Mind Mondays.

Does Bob Geldof like Mondays after all? Michael Fitzpatrick has a scoop!

Podcast #28: Altan


Members of Altan talk about their new CD, “The Widening Gyre.”

My first Irish and Celtic trad

Gwen Orel recalls the first Irish music she ever heard … and how it changed her life.

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!

Girsa presents “An Irish Musical Christmas” at Hamilton Stage in Rahway NJ

The Irish-American trad girl group (“girsa” means young woman) presents an Irish Christmas show in New Jersey.

The High Kings: One Night Only

THE HIGH KINGS NYC – ONE NIGHT ONLY NYC NOVEMBER 4TH – GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!! Multi Platinum Artists, The High Kings, will release their new cd, “FRIENDS FOR LIFE” in the US in February. They will be in NYC for one night only to showcase music from the new album. The High Kings showcase […]

Damien Dempsey fills the Bowery Ballroom with Almighty Love

Kathy Callahan says Damien Dempsey transported “the audience into a blissful reverie” at The Bowery Ballroom last weekend.

Catch John Munnelly tonight at Maguire’s Bar in Woodside

Catch singer/songwriter John Munnelly at Maguire’s Bar late tonight!

Roddy Doyle’s “The Commitments” finally made into musical

It was a book, then a movie, and finally: a musical! Roddy Doyle’s “The Commitments” crosses genres.

Joey Abarta’s Kickstarter

Joey Abarta has launched a Kickstarter to raise the funds necessary to complete his debut album Swimming Against the Falls.

Music: a new video from Luka Bloom

How It’s New York: Luka Bloom used to live in NY and play at The Red Lion. How It’s Irish: Luka is Irish, and often writes about Irish subjects. Here’s the latest video off of Luke Bloom’s transcendant CD This New Morning. On Luka’s website,, he writes: ‘You Survive’ ‘You Survive’  ‘You Survive’ is a story […]

Film: Unbelievable but True, Mystery of Faith and Intention: Springsteen and I

How It’s (New York) New Jersey: The Boss, Bruce Springsteen, is from New Jersey. Which is a whole separate state from New York, and it’s not a joke when we call it The Garden State. Seriously.How It’s Irish: This contribution to the documentary Springsteen & I is by Kathy Callahan and Charles R. Hale, both […]