Posts Tagged ‘Arts & Culture’

New York’s Annual CraicFest Music and Film Festival Turns 20

This year marks the 20th year of New York City’s celebrated CraicFest, a music and film festival that takes place each March throughout the city to highlight Irish culture and inspire new generations of Irish and non-Irish Americans to explore the rich history of Ireland. Founded in 1999 by Terence Mulligan, a second-generation Irish AmericanRead more..

Irish Multimedia Experience Goes Off-Broadway

In late 1980s Ireland, commercial digital scanning was newly available, and when Dublin artist Patrick Dunning decided to scan a piece of his art – a large but simple cosmic landscape – into a one million pixel format, he came to understand his painting not just as color on canvas, but as digital code with a messageRead more..

Weekly Comment:
Upcoming Events in Irish America

This January and February, a number of exciting events are happening in New York City, from a 20th anniversary revival of Edna Walsh’s groundbreaking “Disco Pigs” at the Irish Repertory Theater to a pop extravaganza presented by the Irish Arts Center, and more. ℘℘℘ “Disco Pigs” January 5 – February 18 Tickets are available forRead more..

Last Word: The Way Forward

Following the success of the 1916 commemorations, the Irish government has launched a five-year program to celebrate the wealth of Ireland’s creativity.  ℘℘℘ 2016­ was a momentous year for Ireland as the country marked a century since the Easter Rising. However, it was only the beginning of what will be five years of commemorations asRead more..

1916 Events:
A Transcontinental Commemoration

The program for the 2016 U.S. commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising launched in January with members of the Irish and American governments and Irish celebrities in New York City. On hand to mark the occasion was Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan, Irish Ambassador Anne Anderson, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, chairRead more..