Hauer ya gae! Tartan Week Celebrations, Part I – the Ceilidh

Mike Ogletree and Caitlin Boyle boogie down How it’s New York: In its 10th year, this is NYC’s version of the national observation of all things Scottish – with a cast of thousands…of proud, fun-loving New York Scots. How it’s  [Scottish] Irish:  In Scotland, April 6th marks the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath  in […]

The Great Book of Gaelic Ushers in Tartan Week

How It’s New York:  The Great Book of Gaelic is being shown at Ellis Island Immigration Museum through April 8.  Ellis Island was  the first American site for immigrants for so many, before landing in New York.  And the Tartan Week events are New York based as well.  April 6 is National Tartan Day! How […]

Pre Parade Ceilidh tonight…

at the New York Caledonian Club… the Socttish Offiicial Board of Highland Dancing Dancers appear, and Mike Ogletree (formerly of Simple Minds), and there will be haggis and Scotch Pies and the New York Scottish Pipes and Drums and dancing– which Leslie Denninger assures me has a caller and instructions.  It’s at 417 East 61st […]

Whiskey Live: Tartan Week!

Tartan Week is going on all week– we’ll post more about the parade and other events, and of course there’s some great stuff you can hear about on the podcast! Tonight is one of the more exciting events:  Whiskey Live! From their site: Whisky Live New York returns to the spectacular Pier Sixty on 6th April […]

The Promise at 59E59–Exorcising Demons of the Past– Theatre Review

Often, plays based on trues stories fill in the gaps– and omit the mystery that makes the story so compelling.   Such is the case with Douglas Maxwell’s new play The Promise, which appears at 59E59 Theatres as part of Scotland Week (it was one of the first events in Scotland Week (in New York, it’s […]