Leading the Parade
Jun20

Leading the Parade

At the Galway Sessions parade Saturday morning, Irish Thunder Pipes and Drums, from Swedesburg, Montgomery County, will be out in front.

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Theater Review: “The Toughest Boy in Philadelphia”
Jun13

Theater Review: “The Toughest Boy in Philadelphia”

This gender-bending true story about Whistling Jack McConnell is ultimate about women’s rights, love, acceptance, and compassion. It plays now through June 29 at Philadelphia’s Luna Theater.

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The Surprising Secret of Philly’s Toughest Irish Mobster
May29

The Surprising Secret of Philly’s Toughest Irish Mobster

A new play coming to Philadelphia tells the tale of Whistling Jack McConnell, a 1920s thug known as “The Toughest Boy in Philadelphia.” Trouble is, Whistling Jack couldn’t really live up to that legend. Find out why.

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A Tale of Two Cities
Jan23

A Tale of Two Cities

This Monday’s one-off performance of a play that explores tension in two communities–Philadelphia and Belfast–is especially meaningful to the playwright, Tom Reing. The trip to Ireland that inspired it also helped give birth to the Inis Nua Theatre Company, where Reing is artistic director, 10 years ago.

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The Artist Behind the Harp
Oct31

The Artist Behind the Harp

Ellen Tepper is a familiar face to Irish music lovers in the Delaware Valley. She’s one half of the Jameson Sisters Irish duo and a well-known Celtic harpist. She’s also a talented artist whose works have the same Celtic air as her music.

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Magnificent Desolation: Tour the Divine Lorraine
Oct11

Magnificent Desolation: Tour the Divine Lorraine

Tell the truth—you’ve always wanted to see what this grand old building on North Broad Street looked like from the inside. Now you get your chance—and proceeds of the tour benefit the Irish Immigration Center. The tour is scheduled for Monday, and tickets are selling fast. Better hurry.

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