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Clooney for President?
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Clooney for President?
[caption id="attachment_67264" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="George Clooney in a scene from "Ides of March.""][/caption] Irish-American ...
An emigrant wife's tough choices
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An emigrant wife's tough choices
Malachy McCourt doesn't take much prompting to break into song, but last week Kate Kerrigan, one of the guest readers at the Irish American Writers...
Dearth of Irish trad music criticism in major dailies
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Dearth of Irish trad music criticism in major dailies
[caption id="attachment_67233" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Bert Jansch in 2006."][/caption] I'm fortunate to have two reliable outlets...
Battling the rich and powerful
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Battling the rich and powerful
[caption id="attachment_67158" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Gregory Murphy. "][/caption] The action for Gregory Murphy's novel "Incogni...
Origin Wraps Fourth Irish Festival
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Origin Wraps Fourth Irish Festival
[caption id="attachment_67154" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Darren Healy."][/caption] Audiences still tend to be slightly confused by t...
Boston College's Gasson Hall thronged for Joe Derrane
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Boston College's Gasson Hall thronged for Joe Derrane
[caption id="attachment_67129" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Joe Derrane (left), Boston College's guest of honor on Sept. 22, joined Sea...
Unflinching observer
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Unflinching observer
[caption id="attachment_67069" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Anne Enright."][/caption] Anne Enright has developed a reputation for sayin...
Two plays of note at 1st Irish Festival
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Two plays of note at 1st Irish Festival
[caption id="attachment_67066" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Mary Murray and Darren Healy in "Noah and the Tower Flower""][/caption] Noa...
IFNY - Irish Film New York showcases quirky, brilliant Irish talent
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IFNY - Irish Film New York showcases quirky, brilliant Irish talent
[caption id="attachment_67063" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Jamie Kierans (left) and Demian Bichir star in the new Irish film The Runwa...
A music-filled farewell to Mike Rafferty
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A music-filled farewell to Mike Rafferty
[caption id="attachment_67032" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Soul of concentration: Mike Rafferty on the uilleann pipes. "][/caption] On...
Heaney live!
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Heaney live!
[caption id="attachment_66923" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Seamus Heaney."][/caption] We Irish are very proud of our four Noble laurea...
Welcome 'Guests' in NYC
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Welcome 'Guests' in NYC
[caption id="attachment_66919" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="A young Barry Fitzgerald (right) starred in the 1935 Irish silent film, "Gu...