Arts & Leisure

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...

Page Turner / Edited by Peter McDermott Connie Roberts signs a copy of “Little Witness.” PHOTO: PETER MCDERMOTT   ”God knows, there’s enough Irish misery to sink the Titanic in this volume,” said Connie Roberts candidly of her debut book, “but there are also poems of love, forgiveness and acceptance.” In “Little...

Springfield’s Jeanne Ahern is joining the ICC board By Irish Echo Staff letters@irishecho.com Irish culture in western New England is getting a boost with the Irish Cultural Center of Western New England announcing two new members to its board of directors. Brian Q. Corridan and Jeanne Barnes Ahern, both of...

After headlining festivals in the Midwest next month, the High Kings will travel East.   By Colleen Taylor letters@irishecho.com When I boarded the train to go see one of my favorite bands last weekend, I travelled with a hypothesis in mind. I wagered that no other group in Ireland today is better able to rejuvenate...