Four new festivals, intended to embrace the diaspora, some 70 million, and entice them back to Ireland, were announced in August. The Global Irish Festival Series is part of a partnership effort between the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and its tourism body, Fáilte Ireland. The first in the festival series “I.NY” will kick offRead more..
Posts Tagged ‘Richard Harris’
From acclaimed actors, musicians, novelists and sports writers, to daring athletes and caring doctors, we lost some of our finest citizens in the past year, including William McCool, one of the seven astronauts who died in the space shuttle Columbia tragedy and two gifted, world famous entertainers, singer Rosemary Clooney and actor Richard Harris. ℘℘℘Read more..
Inspired by what he calls “credit card filmmakers” such as fellow Irish Americans Kevin Smith and Ed Burns, Daniel McCarthy ran up the bill on his pocket plastic to make his crime caper Irish Eyes, which will have its East Coast premiere in Boston on November 23. The saga begins in 1955 in the IrishRead more..
Derek Bell 1935 — 2002 Derek Bell, the much-loved musician best known for playing harp with The Chieftains, died suddenly in Phoenix on October 17th. Belfast-born Bell had been with the band for nearly 30 years and made 30 albums with the band as well as many on his own. Classically trained, he wasRead more..