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Whiskey and Cream,  What Could be Sweeter! Whiskey and Cream,  What Could be Sweeter!
Irish Cream Liqueurs, Part Two You don’t have to be Irish to drink Irish cream liqueur, but if you like the flavors of whiskey, cream, coffee, coco...
Dueling banjos between two maestros Dueling banjos between two maestros
As a lifelong disciple of Bob Dylan, the thought of hearing his lyrics belted out from the footlights and kitsch of Broadway appeared to be, in all...
IAC has knocked it out of the park IAC has knocked it out of the park
Last Friday I went to the Irish Arts Center to attend “The Gratitude Sessions,” a pre-opening performance and celebration of the organization’s bra...
King Derek is back for 'night of storytelling and song' King Derek is back for 'night of storytelling and song'
Derek Dempsey was once asked by an uncle what he wanted to be when he grew up. “A singer,” the youngster said. The uncle responded that it would be...
Strong Irish entries for DOC NYC Strong Irish entries for DOC NYC
“You could say we were seasoned travelers,” That’s according Keith Byrne, recalling his lifestyle of 36 years ago. And that was even before the 10-...
Video series leads to lovely album Video series leads to lovely album
A couple of sad notes to begin this week. Gregg Burnett, one of the great champions of Irish traditional music, has passed away. A multi-instrument...
Celebrating Samhain, history’s heroes Celebrating Samhain, history’s heroes
As Samhain approached, the Nollaig Na mBan NY women were excited when I suggested we have our first in person celebration since the pandemic. For t...
Whiskey and Cream, What Could be Sweeter! Whiskey and Cream, What Could be Sweeter!
Irish Cream Liqueurs, Part One You don’t have to be Irish to drink Irish cream liqueur, but if you like the flavors of whiskey, cream, coffee, coco...
Rakish album is polished, accessible Rakish album is polished, accessible
The column has lately noted the passing of far too many important musicians, and it saddens me to have to do it again: the great County Clare singe...
Jericho Ford is a desperado with morals Jericho Ford is a desperado with morals
"About Adam," "Queen of the Damned" and "Salem" alum Stuart Townsend says playing a gunslinger in the new western, "Apache Junction," was a dream c...
by that line of crepe myrtles by that line of crepe myrtles
they told us to dig the graves by that line of crepe myrtles, so we did. today there weren't too many, only five, and percy was helping me. but it ...
Time to Celebrate Samhain Time to Celebrate Samhain
The ancient Celtic harvest feast called Samhain (pronounced SAH-win) marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, the “darker h...