Arts & Leisure

Evertonians all: Mark Taylor, holding his boy Sonny, is also pictured with, on the right, his dad Robert “Tate” Taylor and, in the center, Liverpool native and Sunnyside resident John Sweeney.   Arsenal Scott Silver, Los Angeles native, Belfast resident Arsenal were the best team the second half of last season. They...

Waterford’s O Emperor.   By Colleen Taylor letters@irishecho.com Teenage boys do more in high school than fall asleep in class: sometimes they form some pretty amazing bands. O Emperor is a five-piece rock band out of Waterford that started playing together early on in secondary school. The group is made up of...

Between the Lines / By Peter McDermott John F. Fitzgerald. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS One of the big stories of the past few weeks has been Donald Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants in general and Jeb Bush’s wife in particular. Someone would have to be living without electricity in the Adirondacks to not know that...

NYC Ireland celebrate victory in the Cosmos Copa at Shuart Stadium. PHOTO: PETER MCDERMOTT   By Peter McDermott pmcdermott@irishecho.com   NYC Ireland are top of the world. The boys in green emerged the victors in Big Apple’s 32-nation Cosmos Copa after a pulsating 3-2 final against Colombia in Shuart Stadium,...

Theatre Review / By Sean Williams   Lauren Nicole Cipoletti (Donna), Dennis Parlato (Dad) and Shane Patrick Kearns (Tommy) in a scene from “The Dreamer Examines His Pillow.” PHOTO: NATALIE ARTEMYEFF   The Attic Theater Company’s production of John Patrick Shanley’s “The Dreamer Examines His Pillow” is an ambitious, if...

Puck Fair, which takes place in Killorglin, Co. Kerry, continues the tradition of Lughnasa. OMF PUBLICITY   Recipes / By Margaret M. Johnson   Lughnasadh or Lughnasa (pronounced LOO-na-se) is a Gaelic festival marking the beginning of the harvest season that was historically observed throughout Ireland and other Celtic...

Máirtín de Cógáin (standing) teaching bodhrán at Augusta Irish Week. PHOTO: ANDREW CARROLL   By Daniel Neely letters@irishcho.com There’s nothing like a solid week of traditional Irish music to cleanse the soul. I’ve just returned from the small Davis & Elkins College campus in Elkins, W.V., where I’ve been enjoying...

Unusually for an indie band, the Coronas have recorded versions of their songs in the Irish language.   By Colleen Taylor letters@irishecho.com   A corona isn’t just your favorite summer drink—it could be your favorite summer playlist too. “The Coronas” is the name of a Dublin-based rock band with a growing fanbase...

Salon Diary / By Bernadette Cullen Ryan Winter Cahill. PHOTO BY CAT DWYER A large and supportive crowd turned out for the July 21 IAW&A Salon at the Cell, which featured presentations in several media: prose, drama, poetry, video, dance and music. First up, Sean Carlson has previously shared early glimpses from his...

Installation view, Permanent Collection galleries THE NOGUCHI MUSEUM, NEW YORK, PHOTO BY TIBO   By Peter McDermott pmcdermott@irishecho.com   Isamu Noguchi and Louis Armstrong lived two extraordinary American and international lives in the 20th century. Though their artistic paths did not cross, they are bound by at...