Mary Deady to sing at Beechman Theatre

The cast of “Python”: (back row) David O'Hara, Paul Nugent, Laurence Lowry; (front) Mark Byrne, Conor McManus.

By Irish Echo Staff

Singer Mary Deady, accompanied by Jeff Cubeta, will be performing “My Love is a Wanderer,” at the Laurie Beechman Theatre/West Bank Cafe, 407 West 42nd St. in Manhattan on Sunday at 4 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m.

“My Love is a Wanderer” is a fictional memoir in song, a sometimes funny journey that portrays a woman who travels widely, sometimes aimlessly, in search of fulfillment and love – often looking in the wrong places. In time she discovers the object of her search is dependent on neither person nor place.

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Mary Deady.[/caption]

‘Python’ in the Bronx

Dubliners are to the fore currently in “Python” at An Beal Bocht Café, 445 West 238th St., in the Bronx – most notably in the persons of playwright Brendan Connellan and Don Creedon, who directs. The final shows are tonight at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Actor Laurence Lowry received a Special Appreciation Award, sponsored by Ryan’s Daughter pub, 2015 1st Irish Festival awards ceremony on Monday night.

Film fest kicks off

The festival formerly known as Irish Film New York, now known as Irish Screen America, will begin tomorrow night, following the successful Los Angeles leg of the event last weekend. The screenings will be at NYU Cantor Center in Greenwich Village, home base of the IFNY team, led by Niall McKay, since the festival’s inception five years ago.

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Niall McKay, the founder of Irish Screen America, at an Irish Consulate reception last evening. PHOTO: PETER MCDERMOTT[/caption]

The fest also includes screening introductions by the filmmakers with Q&A sessions afterwards, and a masterclass in film directing from filmmaker Cathy Brady. The opening screening of “Traders,” will be at 7.30 p.m. It is co-directed by Rachael Moriarty and Peter Murphy and stars John Bradley from “Game of Thrones” and Killian Scott from “Calvary."

Irish Echo film reviewer Michael Gray has described the Saturday night feature, “Glassland,” as the “likely highlight” of the festival. It is written and directed by Gerard Barrett, starring Toni Collette, Jack Reynor and Will Poulter.

The mood will be lighter for the afternoon screening on Saturday, with a preview of “Christmas Star”, a lighthearted family-friendly drama set at the holiday period, and later, at 7 p.m., a miscellany of new Irish talent will be showcased with a selection of shorts, web series, and animations.

On Sunday, the ISA roster wraps with Daisy Asquith’s very personal documentary “After the Dance,” a deeply moving feature that exposes a dark secret haunting a rural family in a quiet village in County Clare. Further information about these and other festival screenings can be found on the official ISA website,