Arts

Bill Whelan says Friday’s concert will “make a statement of  intent at the centenary about the Irish Arts Center and its future.”     By Daniel Neely This weekend’s anniversary of the Easter Rising comes with a number of important, history making events, many of which have implications for traditional music and its...

Tom Gilbert.     Page Turner / Edited by Peter McDermott In “Playing First: Early Baseball Lives at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery,” Thomas W. Gilbert asks: why are so many important early baseball players buried in the same place? One simple answer is that the game was played at the time almost exclusively in New York...

By Daniel Neely Marcus Hernon is well known to fans of traditional music.  He’s a world-class flute player who also makes highly-regarded flutes, and in addition to the several lovely albums of his own, he was a featured player on “The Good Mixer,” the brilliant album from last year that documented the legendary 1980s...

Irish Times journalist and “Pearse In Pictures” author interviewing then Minister of State Roisin Shortall in 2012. LAURA HUTTON/ROLLING NEWS.IE       Fíbín, Ireland’s largest Irish-language theatre company, is returning to North America for 10 shows at eight venues with its new production “Pearse in Pictures,” which uses...

Camille O’Sullivan is currently performing at the Irish Arts Center. PHOTO: ERIN BAIANO   By Colleen Taylor Camille O’Sullivan is the 21st century version of the Renaissance woman.  She does it all: fine arts, architecture, stage acting, film, storytelling, and most importantly—singing.  A true cultural magpie,...

BHOFACK2 | DREAMSTIME.COM       Recipes / By Margaret M. Johnson Who doesn’t love April? Spring break. Spring fever. Spring produce. With only a few weeks of the new season under our belts, it’s time to start planning for ways to use all those wonderful spring ingredients and preparing lighter meals that make us believe...

The Grand Canal entrance to Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin PHOTO: PETER MCDERMOTT     By Peter McDermott pmcdermott@irishecho.com   The last act of the 1916 Rising commemoration ceremony outside the General Post Office on Easter Sunday was the 21-Gun Salute. As I mentioned in the report from the scene on Page 1 last...

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.     By Colleen Taylor This past week, at the American Conference for Irish Studies, the sounds of the 18th century met the 21’s at Notre Dame’s performing arts center. Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, chair of music at University of Limerick, performed a “recital lecture” for the conference attendees. Ó...

Notify’s new album is “InConcept.”   By Daniel Neely As I write, I’m getting ready to head out to St. Louis for Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann’s North American Convention (www.cceconvention2016.org).  For those who might not know, Comhaltas is “the largest group involved in the preservation and promotion of Irish...

Cormac O’Malley. PHOTO: PETER MCDERMOTT   Page Turner / Edited by Peter McDermott   Over the past 30 years, Irish-born American lawyer Cormac O’Malley said he has “tried to publish and publicize the historical, literary and artistic aspects of my parents’ heritage.” The 1935 marriage of Helen Huntington Hooker and...