Arts

Molloy College.   By Irish Echo Staff Molloy College’s Irish Studies Institute is celebrating the ancient festival of St. Brigid on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Reception Room on the main floor of Kellenberg Hall in the middle of Molloy’s Rockville Centre campus. The day will have how-to workshops in...

Seamus Heaney pictured in 1995 after he won the Nobel Prize. ROLLING NEWS By Orla O’Sullivan Charlotte Moore was expecting 20 critics, including one from The New York Times, on the night that we spoke. It’s always a risk putting on any theatrical production, especially in these straitened times, but this one is an...

Poached Egg PHOTO LOUGH ERNE RESORT   By Margaret M. Johnson If you love good food, you’ll want to visit Northern Ireland in 2016, recently announced as the “Year of Food and Drink.” Throughout the year, restaurants, hotels, producers, and markets will be showcasing the best of Northern Ireland produce and...

By Colleen Taylor It’s impossible to talk to Paddy Moloney without a big grin on your face. When I called the music legend and Chieftains leader in Ireland earlier this week, he remarked that the sun was shining through his window, and it was all smiles and laughs from there. At one point, laughs morphed into guffaws...

By Daniel Neely I want to start out this week by congratulating Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello, proprietors of The Burren in Somerville, Mass., who celebrated the pub’s twentieth anniversary last Tuesday. One of the great homes for Irish music in Boston, the Burren holds trad sessions several times a week and host...

At both the Dublin and New York launches of “Models for Movers” by Íde O’Carroll, left, Galway-born painter Lisa O’Donnell, center, exhibited her paintings of the “Models” women and Waterford-born actor Maeve O’Mahony, right, performed a selection of the voices. PHOTO: PETER MCDERMOTT   Page Turner / Edited by Peter...

“69th NYS Memorial Mass, St. Brigid’s Church, August 14, 1861, Imagined,” a painting by Patricia Melvin. By Peter McDermott pmcdermott@irishecho.com For Feb. 1, St. Brigid’s Day, in 2014 and 2015, Ed Torres was content to adorn walls with memorabilia and photos of the struggle that had once seemed lost. “This year, I...

Fan Eva Murphy wrote her tribute to singer David Bowie in Grand Social in Dublin on Monday evening. PHOTOCALL   By Colleen Taylor This week, the world mourned the one and only David Bowie. What has become clear within the past couple days is how much the great cultural innovator meant to the Irish public. As writers...

Prize-winning writer Brian Ó Broin with his wife Jo Schuster and their children Ána and Fiona.     Page Turner / Edited by Peter McDermott The protagonists of “An Eachtra ar Oileán na Rún” (“The Island of Secrets”), like the book’s author, have their feet in two worlds. They are New York-based teenagers on vacation in...

Luke Kelly in 1967.   On Friday night, the New York Irish Center, Long Island City, will present “The Performer,” which has rare, largely unseen performance footage of folk legend Luke Kelly (1940-1984). The event will have tea, coffee, popcorn and a discount bar. (Doors, bar open at 7.30 p.m.; showtime 8.15 p.m.) As a...