Arts & Leisure

Getting Saucy with Cranberries Getting Saucy with Cranberries
Irish or not, if you’re anywhere in the U.S. next Thursday, you will, I assume, run into a cranberry or two as we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Widel...
Garth is Back! Garth is Back!
Pic of Day: Country and Western singer Garth Brooks on the skyline at Croke Park in Dublin for the announcement of his concerts at Croke Park. Broo...
In-person IAW&A In-person IAW&A
Pic of the Day: The Irish American Writers & Artists had their first in-person event since before the pandemic Wednesday night at the Cell Theatre ...
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...