Arts & Leisure

'Boann' is story of perseverance 'Boann' is story of perseverance
The shuttle from the Dublin airport started moving just as I boarded. But, when I took my seat, something was missing. A plastic bag with the journ...
Reissued 6-track 'Banks' belongs in every collection Reissued 6-track 'Banks' belongs in every collection
There are a fair few legendary recordings of Irish music out there and one of them is “The Banks of the Shannon,” by Paddy O’Brien (button accordio...
Limerick event raises €45k for Ukrainian refugees Limerick event raises €45k for Ukrainian refugees
An informal group of Limerick artists has raised almost €50,000 for Ukrainians displaced by war, in a surprising wave of support that extended all ...
Byrnes is showcased in superb two-disc retrospective Byrnes is showcased in superb two-disc retrospective
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann’s Mid-Atlantic Fleadh – the first since 2019 – took place in Parsippany, NJ last weekend and I’m happy to report it was...
Hope is Bealtaine theme for 2022 Hope is Bealtaine theme for 2022
May 1 has become a national public holiday in many countries in recent years, but Celtic people have been celebrating this “Holiday of Light” known...
Irish gather, ponder in 'The Lobby' Irish gather, ponder in 'The Lobby'
Someone leaves, and the person they’re looking for arrives. That happens more than once in “The Lobby,” it being a comedy farce. The opposite was t...
Hyland wins in Victor again Hyland wins in Victor again
The Ravenwood Golf Club in Victor, N.Y. is sure to hold a warm spot in the heart of Jordan Hyland. For the second time in a month, the Davis & Elki...
Most notorious and most riotous Most notorious and most riotous
”Between the years 1848 and 1851 over 4,000 Irish females took passage on ships from Ireland to Australia under the Orphan Emigration Scheme, estab...
Invite the family to hear you play! Invite the family to hear you play!
Readers, the time is nigh! This weekend – May 6-8 – the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Fleadh will take place at the Parsippany Hilton in Parsippany, New Jersey...
Elliott is ready for NYC return Elliott is ready for NYC return
You could say it’s been two steps forward and one step back for Dan Elliott. But that might minimize just how tough the Covid era has been on him a...
MTA boss Lieber is upbeat about mass transit MTA boss Lieber is upbeat about mass transit
Janno Lieber has a message for the Irish. Well, specifically the MTA Chairman and CEO has in mind people living in Woodlawn, when getting out word ...
Craft Ales That Won't Make Your Shrimp Go Stale Craft Ales That Won't Make Your Shrimp Go Stale
It's May, so time to think about summer and all that outdoor cooking and grilling Whether for a summer beach party, a Fourth of July bash, or a coo...