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Tristate Events May 12-18

May 13, 2010

By Staff Reporter


The Irish Repertory Theatre presents White Woman Street, by Sebastian Barry, directed by Charlotte Moore, May 7 thru June 27, at The Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 W. 22nd St (betw 6th & 7th Aves.), NYC. Details, (212) 727-2737


The Celtic Heritage Hour with Joe Brennan Vogel features music, news, reports and interviews. Sundays 8 to 10 a.m. at 89.5 WSOU Seton Hall Radio. Details, (973) 761-9768.

The Leitrim Ceili will be broadcast on Tuesday at 8 p.m., and repeats on Wednesday at 4 a.m, on 90.3 FM, WHPC, the station of Nassau Community College. Your host, Hugh E. O’Rourke. Details, (516) 572-7438.

WFUV 90.7 FM presents the following programs: Saturdays, 8-9 a.m. “Mile Failte; 9 am to Noon “A Thousand Welcomes”; Noon to 1 p.m., “Thistle and Shamrock” with Fiona Richie. On Sundays, Ceol na Gael is broadcast from Noon to 4PM. Details, (718) 817-4550. On Sundays Ceol na Gael is broadcast from Noon to 4 p.m.

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The “Irish Hour” airs over WkNY 1490 AM every Sunday from 8 to 9 a.m. Hosted by Bill Yosh and Ken Brett. Sponsored by AOH Div. 1, Ulster County.

Tony Jackson hosts “Irish Country” on Saturdays from 5 to 8 p.m. on WRHU 88.7 FM Radio Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y. Live web cast at www.wrhu.org.

Raidio Failte is now available world wide on the internet. Details, www.raidiofailte.com and press ‘Eist’ or ‘Listen’ to hear Belfast’s only Irish language radio station, the first Irish language station in the north of Ireland. Includes music, Gaeilge, Scottish, folk, traditional and world music as well as news, chat, language lessons and craic. Details, www.raidiofailte.com or email [email protected] Tel. 011-447726572357.

“A Drop of the Irish” airs on WTBQ 1110 AM in Orange County, NY, every Sunday at Noon and repeats Saturdays at 6 p.m. Also online at www.wtbq.com. Host, Paul Byrne. Details, (845) 800-2124.

The Long Ireland Show hosted by Eileen Cronin airs on Saturdays from 3 to 5 pm, on WRHU-88.7 FM Radio Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. Featuring County interviews, trivia and Irish music. Tune in for live web cast at www.wrhu.org.

The ‘Voice of Erin” radio show is broadcast on Sundays at 4:30 pm, on New York’s WRTN 93.5 FM www.radioerin.com.

Ireland Calls “Ireland Calls” a music and news summary from Ireland is co-hosted by Tommy Smyth and Treasa Goodwin and is broadcast on Saturdays at 6 pm over WVOX 1460 AM. Now available on the internet, log onto www.wvox.com. and click on listen live.

“Irish Afternoon” a web-based radio show hosted by Tom and Tom every Thursday from 1 to 3 pm on www.homegrownradionj.com. Details, [email protected]

“Ireland Then and Now” Kean University’s radio 90.3 WKNJ-FM hosted by Ed Callaghan and Fred Marder on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 pm. Details, (908) 737-3949 or www.kean.edu.

“The Adrian Flannelly Show” every Saturday: New York Tri State regional radio broadcast area: 9AM-10AM WNYE 91.5FM – National Public Radio – HD1. 10AM – 12 Noon WVNJ 1160AM Details, (212) 935-0606 or email [email protected]

Celtic Hour from Seton Hall The Celtic Heritage Hour with Joe Brennan Vogel features music, news, reports and interviews Sundays 8 to 10 am, at 89.5 WSOU Seton Hall Radio. Details, (973) 761-9768.

Brendan Daly hosts WVKR, 91.3 FM, live Irish radio on Saturdays, 1 – 3:30 pm,  from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie. With news, music, GAA results. Covering Dutchess, Ulster, Orange and Putnam Counties and Ct. Details, www.WVKR.org

The “Irish Road Show” music, songs and information on the island of Ireland is worldwide at your convenience. Go to www.irelandsownradio.com. Host, Martin Costello (732) 615-9002.


Center Weekly classes and Fall events now offered at The Aisling Irish Community Center, located at 990 McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY. For details of services available, call (914) 237-5121.

The New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY, offers free services and events. For details, (718) 482-0909.

For details of services offered at the Emerald Isle Immigration Center Woodside (59-26 Woodside Ave., Queens ) and Woodlawn (4275 Katonah Ave., Bronx) call (718) 478-5502 for Woodside or http://www.eiic.org and (718) 324-3039 for Woodlawn.

Special Events

Roisin Fitzpatrick – Artist of the Light, hosts a workshop with Dr. Christine Ranck, co-author of the groundbreaking book, “Ignite the Genius Within.” Event at East West, 78 Fifth Avenue (at 14th Street). Please see www.artistofthelight.com and www.ignitethegeniuswithin.com for more details. Wednesday, May 19, 7-8:30 pm. Admission is $20.

Roisin Fitzpatrick – Artist of the Light presents her inspiring art at the UN SEAT, One United Nations Plaza (44th St. and 1st Ave.), 3rd floor. Please RSVP to [email protected] before May 19. See www.artistofthelight.com or www.roisinfitzpatrick.com for details. Friday, May 21, 1:15-2:45 pm. Admission is free.


A benefit/fundraiser for the three young children of the late Joe O’Connell and Anne Coleman (Gaelic sports parents killed in auto accident) will be held on Sunday May 23 at the Kerry Hall, 305 McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY. Mass will be celebrated at Noon followed by fundraiser, music, dance, raffles. Details, (718) 499-9482.

The O’Malley Irish Dance Academy will host its 16th Anniversary Fundraiser Dance on Saturday, May 22 at Bishop Ford High School, Brooklyn, NY. Details, (718) 375-6433.

Special Mass and Spiritual Events

John Thornton Anniversary Mass A Mass in memory of the late John Thornton will be offered on May 16 at 6PM at St. Sebastian Church, 39-63 57th St., Woodside, NY.

The Sunday Mass is available on the following TV Channels; 5:30 am, Channel 5, WNYW-TV; WLNY Channel 10 and 55 9 am; The Net (formerly The Prayer Channel) on Time Warner Channel 97 and Cablevision Channel 30 @ 6 pm on Saturdays and 12:30 pm on Sundays.

St. Sebastian Church will hold its third annual Corpus Christi Procession on Sunday, June 6, following the 1:15PM Mass. The church is located at 39-63 57th St., Woodside, NY. Details, (718) 429-4442.


The works of Roisin Fitzpatrick and Patrick Pearse will be featured in an upcoming exhibition, United in Art: An Exhibition of Fine Art from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, at Agora Gallery , June 4 through June 25, 530 W. 25th St., Chelsea, NY. Gallery Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11AM-6PM. Details, (212) 226-4151 ext. 207.

Festivals and Cruises

Cape May Music Festival, May 20-June 10, Cape May, NJ. For complete information and schedule, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit our website, www.capemaymac.org.

Paddy Noonan’s Commemorative Cruise to Bermuda will be held Aug. 1-8 , 2010. For details and reservations call 1-866-271-3200 or [email protected]

Andy Cooney’s Canadian Cruise will be held Aug. 23 – 28, 2010. Ports of call, Saint John, New Brunswick, Halifax, Nova Scotia. For details, call (631) 499-2010 or www.cruiseofirishstars.com

Gertrude Byrne’s All Star Irish Bermuda Charter Cruise 2011 will be held May 22 – May 29, 2011 featuring Ireland’s superstar entertainment. For details, email: [email protected] or call 1-800-356-4713

For details of Andy Cooney’s Cruise of Irish stars (7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise) Jan. 28 – Feb. 4, 2011 call 1-800-499-2010 or (631) 499-2010 or www.cruiseofirishstars.com


Kathleen Biggins host of Cead Mile Failte on WFUV will be honored by The Michael Coleman Branch of CCE at their ceili on Friday, May 14, at 8PM, at the Kerry Hall, 305 McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY. Music by Pete Kelly Ceili Band. Details, [email protected]

The Michael Rafferty CCE will hold a ceili on Sunday, May 16, 4-8PM, at VFW Hall, 239 Leonia Ave., Bogota, NJ. Details, (201) 224-8250.

The Kevin Barry Irish Club will hold a ceili on May 23, 2:30 – 6:30PM at the Lomola Civic Center, Rte 82, Fishkill, NY. Music  by Rosclare Ceili Band. Details, (845) 331-7486.

HOPe Ceili The HOPe Ceili will be held on May 29 at 8PM in the Kerry Hall, 305 McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY. Music by James Keane and Jimmy Kelly. Details, (914) 237-2177.

Music / Concerts

Andy Cooney will present American Voices featuring Larry Gatlin and Crystal Gayle, on Thursday, June 3 at 7:30PM at the Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY. Tickets at Livenation.com or call 1-800-745-3000. Buses and groups call (516) 798-3014.

A concert with Carmel Quinn at Stella Maris Retreat Center, 891 Ocean Avenue, Elberon, NJ 07740 at 3 pm on June 13, 2010. Enjoy Irish tea and soda bread. For reservations call: 732-229-0602. Cost: $20, pay at the door (limited seating).

Traditional Irish seisiuns are held every Monday night at Spike Hill, 184 Bedford Ave. and North 7th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. Details, (718) 218-9737 or www.spikehill.com

Music at Connolly Station Connolly Station presents live music every weekend at 280 Hempstead Ave., Malverne, L.I. Details, (516) 887-5160.

The Irish Arts Center presents Sundays at Seven, May 16 and June 13 at 7PM. a night of comedy produced by Ann Design and Fiona Walsh, at the Donaghy Theatre at IAC, 553 West. 51st St., NYC, Details, (212) 757-3318.

Rocky Sullivan’s, 40 Van Dyke St., Red Hook, Brooklyn presents traditional Irish music throughout the week. For details, visit www.rockysullivans.com or call (718) 246-08050.

Irish Language / Studies

The Irish Arts Center offers a free Irish language conversation circle for beginner or fluent speakers on Wednesdays at 7 pm, at 553 W. 51st St., NYC. Enjoy cupan tae, brioscai agus comhra as Gaeilge (cup of tea, biscuits and conversation in Irish). Details, (212) 757-3318 ext. 209.

For details of Irish-American Studies program at CUNY visit www.irishamericanstudies.com.

Tours of Ireland

For details of Andy Cooney 2010 Musical Tour of Ireland, Oct. 18 – 28, call (631) 499-2010 or 1-800-499-2010.


The Emerald Association of Putnam County 31st annual Feis will be held on Sunday, May 16 at Putnam County Park, 201 Gipsy Trail Road, Carmel, New York. Registration now taking place. Details, (845) 278-8960.

Weekend Celebrations

Gavin’s Irish Country Inn, Golden Hill Road, East Durham presents Daniel O’Donnell on Sunday, May 23 – Tuesday, May 25. Reservations, call (518) 634-2582 or visit www.gavins.com

Sports-related events

The 2010 Irish Open Golf Championship in association with Irish Metropolitan Golf will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 29 and 30 in Atlantic City at the Dolce Seaview Resort & Spa. For information, please call 678-478-6539.

The Co. Clare Golf Outing will be held on Thursday, July 29 at Douglaston Golf Course. Details, Martin Devereaux (201) 568-2201 or (516) 312-1965

The 32 County Golf Tournament 4-Man Scramble will be held Saturday, June 5 at Thunderheart at Sunny Hill Golf Course, Freehold, NY. Refreshments will follow at Thunderheart, Freehold. Details, (518) 634-2286.

Spike Hill, located at 184 Bedford Ave. and North 7th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY will broadcast all World Cup games from  June 11 – July 11. Details, (718) 218-9737 or www.spikehill.com

The Links at Union Vale in Dutchess County is now open for its 10th season. Located at 153 N. Parliman Road, LaGrangeville, NY 12540. Details , (845) 223-1000.

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