Arts & Leisure

Oatmeal: Part II Oatmeal: Part II
To celebrate National Oatmeal Month, grab a box of your favorite Irish brand — Flahavan’s and McCann’s are two that are widely available in U.S. su...
Album to thrill lovers of ‘pure drop’ Album to thrill lovers of ‘pure drop’
Folks interested in Irish music history should have the Ward Irish Music Archives more fully on their radar. Founded in Milwaukee, Wis., in 1992, “...
Oatmeal: For Breakfast and Beyond Oatmeal: For Breakfast and Beyond
Did you know that January is “National Oatmeal Month”? This healthy grain was grown in ancient China as long ago as 7000 B.C. and the Greeks are be...
Berkeley fell for Irish druid Young Berkeley fell for Irish druid Young
California has long been home to the eccentric and free spirits, so naturally the highly eccentric Irish mystic, poet and Celtic mythologist Ella Y...
1st Irish brings best of both worlds 1st Irish brings best of both worlds
The Origin Theatre Company’s annual 1st Irish Festival, now in its 14th year, has proven once again the resilience of artists to endure against the...
Branagh at the Y Branagh at the Y
Writer-Director Kenneth Branagh will talk about his acclaimed film “Belfast” in a free online event hosted by the 92nd Street Y on Jan. 23 at 8 p.m...
1st Irish has more than just theatre 1st Irish has more than just theatre
The 14th Annual 1st Irish Theatre Festival, which began on Sunday, is showcasing Irish and Irish-American theatre through the end of January with a...
Carroll video is a joy to watch Carroll video is a joy to watch
The name Donie Carroll is well known to folks in the Tri-State Area and beyond. A great singer and one of the most generous people out there, Carro...
Theatre at heart of full program Theatre at heart of full program
The 14th Annual 1st Irish Festival, produced by the Origin Theatre Company, opened on Sunday and will continue through Jan. 31. The 2022 festival w...
Recalling the old neighborhood Recalling the old neighborhood
Pat Fenton was interviewed in September 2015 in the Irish Echo ahead of the 21 performances of his 1940s and '50s Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn-set pla...
The Alt's album: polished, extremely enjoyable The Alt's album: polished, extremely enjoyable
You knew that when the Alt released its eponymous debut album in 2014 there was definitely more to come. It was a special release – bold, fully for...
Jan. 6 was far worse than Watergate Jan. 6 was far worse than Watergate
Very early on Saturday morning, June 17, 1972, security guard Frank Wills found that a piece of duct tape had been placed over the latch bolt of a ...