Posts by: Gwen Orel

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHow it’s New York: The Catskills are in New York, of course, and Irish Repertory Theatre is one of New York’s best...

Voices from Catksills Irish Arts Week 2018, as CIAW 2019 is about to begin: listen in on talks, classes, interviews. Featured tune from Cherish the Ladies!

Irish band Téada (Irish for "strings") 2013 album "Ainneoin na stoirme" ("In Spite of the Storm") brings some welcome sunshine.

Tony Award-winning musical "Avenue Q" is in its final weeks Off Broadway, and is about to head to Ireland. Frequent Business Traveler offers a giveaway!

"The Shadow of a Gunman," the first in Sean O'Casey's "Dublin Trilogy," presented by Irish Repertory Theatre, is one of the best plays of 2019. Bet on it.

"The Writing Irish of New York" is an indispensible book for anyone interested in writing or reading Irish-American literature.

The final weekend at Ren Faire is Celtic week! Think of it as medieval cosplay. There will be pipers, highland games, Irish musicians.

"'Woody Sez' extended through Sept. 10!Gwen Orel talks to Bernadette Gavin, of Gavin's Irish Country Inn, to Kevin McCarthy of Shilelagh Law, and to David...

Congratulations to Joanie Madden, named winner of the 2018 Eugene O'Neill Lifetime Achievement Award by Irish American Writers & Artists!

Scottish fiddle champion Seán Heeley's new CD "Edge of the Bow" shows off different styles of playing.

Stephen Rea captivates in "Cyprus Avenue," as an Ulster unionist who believes his grandbaby is Gerry Adams.

Gwen Orel talks to Ciarán O'Reilly, director of Marina Carr's "Woman and Scarecrow" at Irish Rep, and to George Heslin, of Origin Theatre, who are presenting...

How it’s New York: The launch takes place at New York’s Irish Arts Center How it’s Irish: Daniel Figgis is Irish   

"The Home Place," Brian Friel's last play, is full of Chekhovian atmosphere, and it packs a punch too.