Arts

Stephen Mullen recently met up with his dad Frank’s friends from his student  days in Chicago in the early 1970s, P.J. and Mary O’Dea, along with dog Molly.     By Mike Houlihan I’ve been trying to limit my candor on Facebook ever since inadvertently insulting a friend’s mother. But of course Facebook friends are not...

Mick McAuley’s “Highs and Bellows”  is a substantial album.     By Daniel Neely In the player this week is musician, composer and songwriter Mick McAuley’s new album “Highs and Bellows.”  A brilliant and tightly packed album of accordion music and songs, it captures McAuley’s outstanding musicianship and well-heeled...

Walking on Cars, a band out of Dingle, Co. Kerry, begins an American tour on May 18 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.     By Colleen Taylor Most new bands go to Dublin.  Walking on Cars went to Dingle.  Or actually, they chose to stay there.  Walking on Cars, a group of Dingle natives, decided their home...

Dublin-born interior designer Claire McGovern began her American career in San Francisco, but is now mainly based in New York. PHOTO: PETER MCDERMOTT   By Peter McDermott pmcdermott@irishecho.com   “A beautiful website isn’t enough.” So said interior designer and art advisor Claire McGovern about doing business in New...

By Michael Gray John Carney, rising star of Irish cinema, scored a big success nine years ago with his directorial debut “Once”, a charming and unconventional musical that won an Oscar for Best Song. The film’s love story quickly morphed into an irresistible stage show that toured to packed houses around the world....

A scene from the Blue Raincoat Theatre Company’s production of Yeats’s “On Baile’s Strand.”     By Irish Echo Staff The Blue Raincoat Theatre Company is one of Ireland’s most innovative, taking its performances to mountaintops, beaches and pubs in the members’ native Sligo. This week in New York, it will present a production...

Gina Costigan and Honor Molloy.     Salon Diary / By Karen Daly       PHOTOS BY CAT DWYER  /CATSEYEPIX.COM On April 19, 2016, we marked the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising IAW&A style — with a rousing, often affecting night of poetry, song, drama and story. John Kearns curated and hosted the Salon dedicated to...

A session at Pier A.   By Daniel Neely As I’m sure everyone reading knows, Sunday the 24th was the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rebellion, and here in New York there was an historic observance of the day, the likes of which will probably never again be seen.  Called “Welcoming Ireland,” the event started with a...

Ireland is raving about the  latest album from the Young Folk.     By Colleen Taylor Sometimes I visit the Irish Music Record Association’s top charts to see exactly what the majority of Ireland is listening to.  Usually it’s the typical top 40 hits we get over here from Ryan Seacrest, but every now and again, a few...

Aedin Moloney (Morag), left, and Barrie Kreinik (Fiona) in “When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout.” PHOTO BY CAROL ROSEGG   By Orla O’Sullivan Aedín Moloney starts to cry when asked about her company’s latest play being selected for the first time as a New York Times’ Critic’s Pick and her own performance in...