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.
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!
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.
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.
Joe Magee, proprietor of Marty Magee’s, a Prospect Park pub, tapped a well known Philadelphia muralist to turn the wall of his bar into a lesson in local Irish history. They–and the remarkable image–go way back.
Sponsored by Irish Network Philadelphia, Immaculata University hosted “Duffy’s Cut & the Arts: A Symposium,” a memorable day of events to raise funds and awareness of the ongoing work of The Duffy’s Cut Project.