Matthew Orel finds “Born to Run: The Story of Johnny 99” a colorful story of a runaway car, but wishes it were more.
Andy Lamy’s ‘The New Blackthorn Stick’ shows that clarinet plays in tune with Irish trad. Why not?
On St. Patrick’s Day, you want a GOOD pint. Here is a list of NJ.com’s best Irish pubs in New Jersey.
St. Patrick’s Day events all month in New Jersey!
Chief O’Neill’s Mixed Flock plays proto-trad-proto-Braoque music.
Bruce Springsteen scholar and sometime “Backstreets” photographer Matt Orel reviews Debra Rothenberg’s “Bruce Springsteen in Focus: 1980-2012:” “We get to see the joy that Springsteen brought to his performances…” and it’s accurate!
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, […]
How It’s New York: I wrote this one up for Baristanet.com, which is a site serving my area in Northern New Jersey. Seton Hall is in South Orange, just two towns away fro Millburn, and on a direct NJ Transit line to the city.How It’s Irish: These events are sponsored by P.I.P.E., Pirates of Irish […]
How It’s New York (New Jersey): Going “down the shore” is a New York thing too (did you know none of those kids on “Jersey Shore” are from the Jersey Shore? I did!). Some of the Ceilí circuit players are there, including Patty Furlong.How It’s Irish: It’s all about Irish-ness: the Irish Festival at the […]
My brother Stephen, lawyering by candlelight, with aircard How It’s New York: We were the landfall of Hurricane Irene, although it got downgraded to Tropical Storm before it hit.How It’s Irish: apart from the fact that it affected the Irish here as much as everybody else, it isn’t– BUT it did bring back memories of […]