His Family History, On Screen
Aug01

His Family History, On Screen

Most people are content with writing their family history. Alan Brown put his on the screen. He showed his film. “The Minnits of Anabeg,” at The Irish Center this week–and connected with some close cousins and people from his ancestors’ hometown who live here.

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Indian Dance and Irish Music Tell a Universal Story
Jul25

Indian Dance and Irish Music Tell a Universal Story

Usiloquoy Dance Creations will perform a classical form of Indian dance to Irish and Indo-Irish music on Saturday at the Irish Memorial. The two cultures are more alike than you think.

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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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