James Joyce, Set to Music
Jun12

James Joyce, Set to Music

Ireland’s foremost classical guitarist and a scholar-singer will be performing the Irish traditional songs from the works of one of Ireland’s most celebrated writers–himself a singer–at the Rosenbach Museum on June 13. It’s all part of the museum’s annual Bloomsday celebration.

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“Shadow of a Gunman” Comes to Philly
Apr03

“Shadow of a Gunman” Comes to Philly

The Irish Heritage Theatre’s presentation of Sean O’Casey’s master work—the first play of his Dublin Trilogy—debuts next week.

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Strumming a New Tune
Mar20

Strumming a New Tune

Irish guitarist Tony Byrne comes to town March 27 with Pulse of the World: Celtic Connections, tabla player Zakir Hussain’s marriage of Celtic and Indian traditional music.

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Your St. Patrick’s Month Reading List, Part 1
Mar05

Your St. Patrick’s Month Reading List, Part 1

We asked members of our Irish Philadelphia Facebook group to recommend their favorite books by Irish authors or set in Ireland. They came up with dozens, and we came up with dozens more. Here are a few that were highly recommended. Come back every week–we’ll be listing more throughout the month! Happy reading!

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Flights of Fancy: The Art of Deirdre Murphy
Feb23

Flights of Fancy: The Art of Deirdre Murphy

The Ardmore resident who traces her heritage back to Achill Island, County Mayo, has a new exhibit at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr. You can also see her work at the Philadelphia International Airport–appropriate for her flight-inspired paintings.

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How To Be Irish in Philly This Week
Jan30

How To Be Irish in Philly This Week

Along with football–Celtic GFC supporters descend on Philly this weekend and the Super Bowl will be playing on all screens at the Irish Center on Sunday–there are plenty of high-brow events, including a new play from Inis Nua, an old play from George Bernard Shaw, and an opera based on the works of Oscar Wilde. And more, of course.

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