The life of Martin J. Tubridy was the inspiration for Harry Chapin’s hit song “Mr. Tanner.” Story by Pat Fenton “Mr. Tanner was a cleaner from a town in the Midwest. And of all the cleaning shops around he’d made his the best. But he also was a baritone who sang while hanging clothes. HeRead more..
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Livestream concert from Dublin, Ireland Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:00 pm EST, 12:00 pm PST, and 7:00 pm GMT As the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery, Bushmills has seen their fair share of St. Patrick’s Days. And while the local pub is typically the spot for celebration, this year, it’s all about celebrating Paddy’s Day safely atRead more..
From Turlough O’Carolan to The Chieftains, The Cranberries to The Corrs, Ireland has always had a world-wide reputation for musical prowess. This St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy this special playlist of Irish music that ranges from traditional Irish songs to more contemporary fare like The Pogues and The Saw Doctors. The 90-song playlist curates the bestRead more..
The Town Hall will present an encore performance of Judy Collins recreating her legendary 1964 New York City concert hall debut. Collins filmed the show onstage at The Town Hall and it will be available for On-Demand viewing for 72 hours beginning Friday, April 16th at 8:00 pm. The On-Demand video is available for purchaseRead more..
A few years back, the Irish dancing community was dealt a series of devastating losses. Four celebrated dance masters – Jimmy Erwin, Jerry Mulvihill, Michael Bergin, and Peter Smith – passed away in close succession.“All I could think,” recalls Riverdance choreographer and dancer Jean Butler, “was the steps and stories that died with them. TheRead more..
It is difficult to define or to encapsulate Judy Collins in under 2,000 words. Ironically though, perhaps just two words can provide an insight into this remarkable woman’s activism, career, and song choices: they are, “amazing grace.” Everything Judy has done in her long and varied life have shown ability, creativity, tenacity, and – grace.Read more..
Tourism Ireland hosted a stellar event at The Lotte New York Palace Hotel in New York City last night, Jan. 28, to launch its 2020 marketing plan – an extension of the 2019 “Fill Your Heart With Ireland” campaign. Guests from all over the U.S., and Ireland, filled the beautiful ballroom at the Palace forRead more..
℘℘℘ The 2020 Irish America Hall of Fame dinner and inductions will be held in New York City on March 12, 2020, and we are excited to celebrate and honor eight outstanding Irish American leaders and the contributions they have made in public service, the trades, business, education, and entertainment. “This year’s honorees are aRead more..
A band from Galway plays a blend of traditional Irish, old-time, and bluegrass music they call Celtgrass. ℘℘℘ The banjo has a long, contested, and even controversial history. Musicologists now generally agree that an early form of the instrument was first brought to America by enslaved people from west Africa. It was possibly an akonting,Read more..
When music legend Bruce Springsteen recorded his excellent 2007 “Live in Dublin” concert, it’s no accident that the famed rock-n-roller opted for a decidedly more country flavor, using fiddles and slide guitars, on tunes such as “Jesse James” and “My Oklahoma Home.” Springsteen – who in his recent biography said he grew up on aRead more..