Bronx Boy Makes Good: Peter Quinn Lauded at “Dry Bones” Book Launch

“Happy Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Up the Republic! Buy the book!” Peter Quinn’s “Dry Bones” launch party at the residence

Documentary – George Mitchell: My Journey’s End – A welcome addition to the 1st Irish Festival

Philomena Connors reviews “George Mitchell: My Journey’s End” abou a return trip to Northern Ireland after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, and finds it enlightening and potent.

New York Trad Fest begins today!

New York Trad Fest begins today, with a panel at Glucksman Ireland House, session at Lillie’s, and then a wealth of bands playing tonight at Connolly’s Klub 45!

Oliver O’Connell, Mickey Dunne, & John Coyne Bring Fresh Air from the Burren to Long Island City’s New York Irish Center

John Kearns reports on a special presentation at the New York Irish Center with Oliver O’Connell, Mickey Dunne, and John Coyne, to bring awareness to the Michael Dunleavy Foundation.

Music IntReview: ‘The Anvil’ pays tribute to father’s memory

How It’s New York: Marie Reilly is the Protocol Officer of the Irish Consulate in NYC. How It’s Irish: Reilly is from County Longford, and the tunes on the CD are trad but relatively uncommon. Dan Neely attended the launch of Marie Reilly’s CD The Anvil a few months ago, and reported on the launch and […]

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 […]

Preview Joe Hurley’s OurLand Festival on Out of Ireland tomorrow and Monday

Irish Consul General Noel Kilkenny and Joe Hu How It’s New York: The show Out of Ireland is a local, WLIW show, and OurLand will take place at Lincoln Center Out of Doors on July 29. How It’s Irish: OurLand is an all-day celebration of Irish culture: and it’s free! The indefatigable Anita Daly, one […]

Bloomsday: Court finds Ulysses obscene

Waiting for the trial to begin How It’s New York: In 1921, the obscenity trial over Ulysses took place in NYC. In 2012, the mock obscenity trial of “New York State vs. Anderson and Heap” also took place in NYC: in the Supreme Court Ceremonial Courtroom on Centre Street, courtesy of the Irish American Bar […]

Theatre Review: Tiny Dynamite’s sweet, slow burn

How It’s New York: Tiny Dynamite is presented by Origin Theatre Company, run by George C. Heslin, who present the NYC-based 1st Irish Festival, present “Mondays in May,” and productions of great European playwrights- like this one. Also, the play takes place at 59E59, one of the best Off-Broadway houses. How It’s (Celtic) Irish: Abi […]

Home, Here and There

Mary Higgins Clark (@Deb Rothenberg) How it’s NY: Glucksman Ireland House NYU is nestled in a mews just north of the Washington Square Arch. How it’s Irish: America’s leading Irish Studies Program brought together a diverse array of scholars and experts for a day-long program exploring economics in the Irish and Irish-American family. Who Do […]

Who Do We Think We Are? returns to Glucksman Ireland House this Weekend!

How It’s New York: This takes place at Glucksman Ireland House, and pulls together some of New York’s greatest scholars, writers and personalities, including author Mary Higgins Clark, and former Congressman Bruce Morrison. How It’s Irish: The topic is the Irish and Irish-American family. This year, the panels will focus on economics. Think that “family” […]

The Mayor’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

How It’s New York:  What could be more New York than breakfast with the mayor at Gracie Mansion?  And Dan Neely also is an important guy here:  he runs the session at Lillie’s on Saturdays, one that attracts some terrific musicians, and is the leader of the Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra, and is […]

“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 […]

Origin Theater Company’s Benefit!

Lucy Healy-Kelly, George C. Heslin, Gwen Orel at Origin Benefit (James Higgins) How It’s New York: The view from the windows on the 35th floor of Mutual of America, where Origin Theatre Company holds many of its parties, is quintessential Gotham:  sunset over Park Avenue.  With Broadway singers, cultural reps, politicos, artists and vips mingling, […]