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Portrait of the artist as farmer Portrait of the artist as farmer
The farmers are happy. And so is the Irish Arts Council. Director Cara Holmes was aware that the latter was interested in ideas for documentaries m...
Charlie Lennon, trad titan, 85 Charlie Lennon, trad titan, 85
The legendary fiddle and piano player Charlie Lennon died Saturday at University Hospital Galway. The long-time resident of Spiddal, Co. Galway, wa...
Recalling NYC subway attack Recalling NYC subway attack
After more that 20 years of living in New York City and riding the subway I expected nothing to surprise me - not a mugging, not a half-naked man p...
Marker revelations Marker revelations
The Irish Family History Forum will present “Written in Stone: In Depth Study of a Gravestone” as part of its Saturday morning program on June 15. ...
Trio's 'The One After It' is a must for traditional music fans Trio's 'The One After It' is a must for traditional music fans
Ooh, it’s that time of the year when the summer releases come fast and hot. Yes, festival season brings a veritable shower of new music and as you ...
Rare light of understanding Rare light of understanding
Depicting disability onstage is often an endeavor rife with disappointment. With centuries of performance tradition built on a foundation of exclud...
Lansdowne face Doxa Saturday Lansdowne face Doxa Saturday
Lansdowne Yonkers face a familiar foe in the EPSL playoffs at Tibbetts Brook Park this Saturday night [8 p.m. kickoff] in fourth seed Doxa FCW, a G...
Amazing biblical event explored Amazing biblical event explored
I recall a fine priest who ministered when I was young in my home parish in Kenmare, Co. Kerry. In response to perennial questions about God’s role...
Uilleann piping is superb on Barry's album 'Littoral' Uilleann piping is superb on Barry's album 'Littoral'
In the media player this week is “Littoral” by uilleann piper Leonard Barry, a seriously good piper who has done some outstanding work over the yea...
Best of the Best: Irish Smoked Salmon Best of the Best: Irish Smoked Salmon
Legend has it that more than two thousand years ago Druids left oak-smoked salmon as an offering to the great Dagda, God of the pagan Irish. In the...
Geary returns to 'home town' Geary returns to 'home town'
“It’s grueling. It’s exciting. It’s brutal. And it’s absolutely amazing.” But most of all, said Mark Geary about the life of a troubadour, “It’s a ...
Solo debut is a fascinating listen Solo debut is a fascinating listen
Big night on Friday at the New York Irish Center in Long Island City, Queens, where Don Meade presented the great fiddle and flute player Frankie G...

 

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