New York Tradfest going on now!

New York Tradfest this weekend!

Hudson-Shannon Line Concert

All-Ireland Champions Haley Richardson (fiddle) and Keegan Loesel (Uillean Pipes) will join Andy Lamy (of the New Jersey Symphony) & friends in an eclectic ensemble featuring folk & classical musicians of the Celtic diaspora. This flexible group led and produced by clarinetist/composer Andy Lamy features the best of ancient & modern music from Scotland, Ireland, […]

55 years and feeling the buzz: the Chieftains!

The Chieftains are still going strong after 55 years!

Aedin Moloney shines in Sharman Macdonald

Aedin Moloney shines in a first-rate production of Sharman MacDonald’s thoughtful play ‘When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout.’

Andy Lamy wields ‘The New Blackthorn Stick’

Andy Lamy’s ‘The New Blackthorn Stick’ shows that clarinet plays in tune with Irish trad. Why not?

10 top Irish St. Patrick’s Day songs

D.J. Tommy Burns gives us his top 10 Irish songs for St. Patrick’s Day- for the month that’s in it!

The Stepcrew makes a big splash!

Jayne Pomplas says The Stepcrew “makes you want to dance!”

Music InteReview: Joe (Henry) + Lisa (Hannigan)= lovely sounds (June 14 &15 at Highline)

(@James Minchin) How It’s New York: Lisa Hannigan and Joe Henry are performing at Highline Ballroom, one of New York’s sweet downtown venues, on June 14 and 15. The pairing will attract music lovers who know her, and some who don’t. How It’s Irish: Lisa Hannigan is Irish, and began her career singing with Damien […]

InteReView: The Chieftains’ Voice of Ages

@Barry McCall How It’s New York:  The Chieftains often play NYC on St. Patrick’s Day, and they have a large NY connection.  Paddy Moloney’s daughter Aedin Moloney runs the NY theatre company Fallen Angels (read our review of Eva the Chaste here).How It’s Irish:   The Chieftains, as I write below, are the one Irish trad band […]

Catch the Chieftains on Letterman Tonight, NPR Friday, CBS Sunday!

The Chieftains (@Barry McCall) How It’s New York:  The Late Show with David Letterman  is filmed in New York, and the Chieftains will appear at Carnegie Hall on St. Patrick’s Day, to close out their tour.How It’s Irish:  The Chieftains are Irish, and play Irish music– albeit sometimes with rock and rollers, or Japanese singers, […]