Posts Tagged ‘Judy Collins’

Music and Merriment at Irish America’s 2019 Hall of Fame

On Thursday, March 14, hundreds gathered in the Cotillion Room of the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan for Irish America magazine’s 10th annual Hall of Fame luncheon. This year’s inductees were lawyer, public servant, and peacemaker John C. Dearie; broadcaster Adrian Flannelly; Academy Award-winning director Terry George; Irish Repertory Theatre founders Charlotte Moore and Ciarán O’Reilly; GrammyRead more..

Judy Collins on the Town

Singer and author Judy Collins, just off an 18-month tour with Stephen Stills, and with hit song “Dreamers” on the Billboard charts, was back in New York City, her home since the ’70s, on February 4 to accept the Joe’s Pub Vanguard Award & Residency for 2019. The award celebrates the career of a singularRead more..

Collins & Stills: Together Again

Judy Collins and Stephen Stills, two American singer-songwriters celebrated the golden anniversary of their formative time together in the 1970s, when Stills penned “Judy Blue Eyes” and other songs about the couple’s two year relationship, with a series of sold out concerts across the U.S. Irish America’s Patricia Harty and her family caught up withRead more..

How to Conquer Cravings

A new book by folk singer and author Judy Collins reveals all about her battle with food. ℘℘℘ Leonard Cohen is dead. Joni Mitchell is ailing. Judy Collins stands out in the crowd of ’60s folk artists as blooming. I recently caught her concert at the Metropolitan Museum – her skin glows, she wears high-heeledRead more..

Songs for the Ancestors

Judy Collins on finding inspiration in the experience of her antecedents. Shortly before Judy Collins was inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame in New Ross, County Wexford, this magazine interviewed her. In the article entitled El Troubadour she cited her father as her inspiration. She said that Charles Thomas Collins was a greatRead more..

The Homecoming: The Kennedy Clan’s Irish Gathering for the JFK50

During John F Kennedy’s brief (four minutes) but powerful speech to the people of New Ross in 1963 he referred to his great grandfather, Patrick, who left the area in 1849 with nothing but “a strong religious faith and a strong desire for liberty”. A powerful illustration of how JFK adhered to his ancestor’s faithRead more..

Judy Collins: El Troubadour

Judy Collins, one of the most influential folk singers of the sixties, and the voice that has been called the voice of the century, still believes that music can heal the world. Interview by Patricia Harty.  It all began with a song. As a young 14-year-old, Judy Collins heard “The Gypsy Rover” on the radioRead more..

The Collins Clan

Collins, also sometimes found as Cullane or O’Cullane, is one of the most common surnames in Munster. It originates from the sept of Ó Coileáin, which extended from County Cork to south Limerick. The name itself is thought to come from the Irish coileán, meaning a whelp or a young dog. In the 13th century,Read more..

Judy Collins Receives Eugene O’Neill Award

The Irish American Writers & Artists honored Judy Collins with the Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award before a packed house at Rosie O’Grady’s Manhattan Club on October 15. Among those lauding the iconic folksinger was 93-year-old singer/songwriter and activist Pete Seeger, who declared, “If the world is still around in another 100 years, it willRead more..