Arts & Leisure

O'Sullivan conjures up cabaret greats at IAC O'Sullivan conjures up cabaret greats at IAC
It’s dark. You’re in aisle seat E1 in the tiered seating of the new Irish Arts Center, 726 11th Ave. You feel a finger being run down your upper ar...
Poor Mouth’s panto is back! Poor Mouth’s panto is back!
The Poor Mouth Theatre Company is returning with its pantomime in the Bronx this week. It’s the pantomime, or panto, in the Irish and British sense...
Counting Down to Christmas Counting Down to Christmas
Traditionally, the biggest and most important festival in the Christian calendar is Christmas, and nowhere is it greeted more enthusiastically than...
Simple humanity, decency shine through Simple humanity, decency shine through
There have been scores of feature films made about Northern Ireland’s Troubles, but very few of them seem to capture the perspective of the ordinar...
4 awards for Scanlon’s ‘Love Song’ 4 awards for Scanlon’s ‘Love Song’
Seamus Scanlon’s “The Butterfly Love Song” film had its 20th festival outing at the Underground Cinema in Dublin on Nov. 14, where it won four awar...
Castles's album process pays dividends Castles's album process pays dividends
Concertina player extraordinaire Brenda Castles, who has been sighted quite a bit around New York City as of late, has a brand new album out and it...
Irish witnesses to global events Irish witnesses to global events
“It started first as an investigation into one Irish Jewish writer’s life and interests, and then became transformed into a fervent quest for a los...
New look at fighter turned writer New look at fighter turned writer
Michael Collins and Richard Mulcahy didn’t quite handpick the men they sent out in early 1918 to organize the Irish Volunteers. It was a self-selec...
3 must-haves are made even better 3 must-haves are made even better
Ooh, it’s a good one this week! Up first, we have “The Dreamer,” the new tune book from Chicago-based pianist and accordion player Marty Fahey. Fah...
Rationality loses meaning in her world Rationality loses meaning in her world
Wounds that are left to linger, anger unquelled, and atrocities left unanswered, need a place to be spoken, and to be heard, before it’s too late. ...
WB3 are just right for the season WB3 are just right for the season
First off, congratulations are due to 2021 RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Award winners Ye Vagabonds (Best Traditional Folk Track, “I’m a Rover”; Best Folk Group...
Thread of innocence, thread of hope Thread of innocence, thread of hope
“Harry Chapin, a folk-rock composer and performer active in many charitable causes, was killed yesterday when the car he was driving was hit from b...