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Craic-ing up
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Craic-ing up
By Karen Butler The Irish Arts Center will be transformed into the hottest comedy club in New York City for one night this month, thanks to Terence...
Seventh heaven from Joe Derrane
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Seventh heaven from Joe Derrane
By Earle Hitchner The greatest comeback in the history of Irish traditional music took place on May 29, 1994, at the 18th annual Washington, D.C., ...
 MacDonogh explores prez's Irish, frontier roots
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MacDonogh explores prez's Irish, frontier roots
By Peter McDermott The Year with No Summer, 1816, was particularly severe on those who'd made a new life in the Virginia Military District. There w...
Begley and O Raghallaigh follow their hearts
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Begley and O Raghallaigh follow their hearts
By Earle Hitchner Over the past month I’ve written three “Ceol” columns about albums involving either fiddler Caoimhin O Raghallaigh (“Comb Your Ha...
Fictional crime-fighters cast powerful spelll
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Fictional crime-fighters cast powerful spelll
BOOKS / By Peter McDermott The two-part column on about Irish noir fiction a few months ago generated plenty of feedback, confirming that people do...
Novelist Egan sets the bar high
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Novelist Egan sets the bar high
By Peter McDermott "A Visit from the Goon Squad," opens with the robbery of a purse in a hotel bathroom. The perpetrator is Sasha, one of the main ...
Letters from two living legends
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Letters from two living legends
By Earle Hitchner Most music critics of long standing (actually, long sitting, given how we usually work) receive occasional letters from readers f...
Beach memories
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Beach memories
By Peter McDermott After five years in the making - filming, editing, thinking, researching and fundraising - "The Bungalows of Rockaway" will get ...
"You're next!"  What was classic movie's message?
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"You're next!" What was classic movie's message?
Actor Kevin McCarthy died of natural causes last weekend at the age of 96. His most famous film was the science fiction classic "Invasion of the Bo...
 Rafferty enters an exclusive U.S. group
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Rafferty enters an exclusive U.S. group
By Earle Hitchner If you read this "Ceol" column regularly, it's a safe bet that you are interested in Irish traditional music. I have been writing...
The many musical sides of Martin Mulhaire
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The many musical sides of Martin Mulhaire
By Earle Hitchner Soft-spoken and unpretentious, composer and button accordionist Martin Mulhaire is a consummate gentleman who shuns the spotlight...
Quinn's 'Long Story' is too brief
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Quinn's 'Long Story' is too brief
By Joseph Hurley "Long Story Short: A History of the World in 75 Minutes" Starring Colin Quinn, Directed by Jerry Seinfeld • at the 45 Bleecker Str...

 

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