Donie Carroll Makes A Wonderful “Divil Of A Noise”

“Divil of a Noise,” Donie Carroll’s second CD, will make you want to sing.

Sad News: the passing of Linda Hood

That’s Linda on the flute, behind Dan Shocking news this morning… Dan Neely reports that Linda Mason Hood has passed. We don’t have details yet but it seems to have been sudden. Only yesterday she posted to facebook about the passing of Mike Rafferty… and a few days ago had a very funny cartoon which […]

Airneal na Nollaig: A Holiday Evening of Music and Storytelling at Glucksman Ireland House

How It’s New York: The traditional evening of music and storytelling took place at Glucksman Ireland House at New York University (NYU). The Airneal featured some of the stalwarts of the traditional Irish music scene in New York, including the Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra; storytellers included IAWA and NYIA’s Honor Molloy.How It’s Irish: […]

New York Irish Arts Podcast November 10


Podcast: Play in new window | Download Gavin Quinn from Dublin’s Pan Pan Theatre talks to us about The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane.   Darrah Carr talks about her dance company ModERIN and their performances at Irish Arts Center 11-13 November, and Donie Carroll tells us about the Gala Concert, In Partnership with the Poor, […]

Máirtín De Cógáin in Lillie’s Session

How It’s New York:  New York has some great sessions going, one or two nearly every day.  The Saturday session at Lillie‘s is always a nice one, organized by Dan Neely of the Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra.  Sometimes it’s crowded there, but on yesterday’s hot July day it was a small, fine session.  […]

Irish Variety Makes a Comeback! Mick Moloney and the Famous McNultys

It’s high time vaudeville—variety, anyway—made a comeback.  Mick Moloney and Athena Tergis play in front of a slide of the Famous McNulty Fami The Prairie Home Companion has had a monopoly on it for far too long, with its mixture of music, sketch and storytelling (and I’ve never been all that thrilled by Guy Noir).  […]