Arts

Martin O’Grady, left, and Erin Loughran, on right, with student on McLean Avenue. By Daniel Neely The Woodlawn Arts and Music House is located on 236th Street in the Bronx. On first blush it’s little more than a typical and typically unassuming NYC house on a quiet, car-lined side street near a corner deli. However, a...

Colum McCann in Woodside after Sunday’s 2016 St. Pat’s For All Parade, of which he was co-grand marshal with Loretta Brennan Glucksman.   Page Turner / Edited by Peter McDermott “Colum McCann first won fans around the world with his bestselling novel ‘Let The Great World Spin.’” So opened the introduction on National...

Some of the attendees at the Fordham University symposium to help launch Waking The Feminists in New York on Feb. 28. By Orla O’Sullivan The feminists of New York theatre have awoken, showing solidarity with a protest movement that began in Ireland late last year. Waking The Feminists officially launched in the U.S....

 Nav, who is originally from Tipperary, Mandy, a native Iowan, and Ryan enjoy a family Saturday afternoon in the Shannon Pot. PHOTOS: PETER MCDERMOTT   By Peter McDermott pmcdermott@irishecho.com The Shannon Pot looks lonely there at the quiet intersection where 23rd Street and 44th Drive meet. Quiet, that is, when the...

Slow Moving Clouds.   By Daniel Neely Slow Moving Clouds is an excellent, fascinating new group that draws on and re-imagines traditional Irish, Nordic, American, and minimalist experimental influences to create music that has a unique new sound. They’ve just released their debut album “Os,” which contains 11 tracks...

Mongoose on stage.   By Colleen Taylor This week, I’ve been enjoying the “jolks” of a mongoose—and that’s a sentence only partly punned. The young Dublin-based, all-female, alt-folk group called Mongoose define what they do as “jolk”—half jazz, half folk. As it turns out, Mongoose also have a few regular jokes up...

Pat Fenton on Park Avenue. The Irish-American Writers & Artists Salon will reconvene tonight, Thursday, at the Symphony Space’s Thalia Bar, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, Manhattan. Here, Karen Daley looks back at the last Salon, which took place at the Cell Theater. The Valentine’s Day spirit may have still been in...

Nelson’s Pillar, seen here in 1927, was opened on Oct. 21, 1809. Its inner stone staircase to the viewing tower was popular with visitors to Dublin.   By Honor Molloy When I was 4, the IRA celebrated the semi-centennial of the Easter Rebellion by blasting Nelson’s Pillar to bits. As granite chunks thundered down on...

Sara Baume PHOTO BY THOMAS LANGDON Page Turner/ Edited by Peter McDermott Ireland’s newest literary stars have warmly welcomed Sara Baume to their ranks, but some of the old hands, it seems, are just as enthusiastic about “Spill Simmer Falter Wither,” her first novel. Joseph O’Connor, in the latter category, said:...

Kern’s debut is “The False Deceiver.”   By Daniel Neely From County Louth, Kern is a traditional group with a polished, contemporary touch. The group’s members are Brendan McCreanor (uilleann pipes and whistles), Barry Kieran (fiddle), and SJ McArdle (vocals, guitars, mandolin & harmonica), and they’ve recently launched...