Arts

Shilelagh Law’s sixth album, “Line ‘Em Up,” marries the old partying energy with a more reflective approach.   By Colleen Taylor Some neighborhoods are known for their cuisine, others for their architecture, their community centers, or even their dive bars.  The North Bronx/Yonkers neighborhood is known for its...

Jimmy Breslin, Pat Fenton and Pete Hamill.     By Pat Fenton            I’m standing next to the wide front window inside Farrell’s Bar on the corner of 16th Street and 9th Avenue in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn on a gray, Sunday morning. The view out onto 9th Avenue was always a view of my world. It’s changed, but if I...

Michael B. Barry.     Page Turner / Edited by Peter McDermott Is Michael B. Barry an engineer who writes about history, an Irishman who writes about countries far away, or a Cork native who writes about Dublin? Well, actually, all of the above. His latest is being added to his growing list of works about Ireland’s...

Éabha McMahon was raised in the Irish language. By Colleen Taylor I thought I had the band Celtic Woman pegged: old songs, modern twist, dramatic television performances, mass market Irish culture—you get the picture.  But the band’s latest addition, Éabha McMahon, showed me I had it all wrong.   Her enthusiasm and...

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...