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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To Galway and Back
Jul03

To Galway and Back

The thousands of incredibly enthusiastic folks who showed up for the Galway Sessions Parade got a special treat: a visit from one of the Philly area’s most popular bagpipe bands. We share their snaps.

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RUNA Debuts Its New CD–and a Surprise
Jun27

RUNA Debuts Its New CD–and a Surprise

RUNA, winner of the top Irish group in the Irish Music Awards last year, debuted its brand new CD, “Current Affairs,” on Friday, June 20, at the Sellersville Theatre. Gene Shay, the grand old man of Philly folk, introduced the group along with opening act, singer-songwriter Michael Braunfeld. And one audience member used the occasion—with the collusion of the group—to propose. Karen said yes to Jim! We were there and caught it all on...

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Blackthorn In the Park
Jun20

Blackthorn In the Park

Check out Brian Mengini’s photos from Blackthorn’s free concert in Prospect Park on Thursday night.

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Duffy’s Cut Fundraiser a Huge Success
Jun20

Duffy’s Cut Fundraiser a Huge Success

Sunday’s fundraiser to help defray costs of retrieving the bodies of the remaining 50 Irish immigrants who died working on the railroad in Malvern in 1832 made twice its goal. We have photos.

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CD Review: “Current Affairs” by RUNA
Jun13

CD Review: “Current Affairs” by RUNA

RUNA’s latest release is an exciting and eclectic mix of songs from Celtic traditions, British folk, Americana–and a little Amos Lee thrown in. The band will be releasing it on June 20 in a concert at Sellersville Theatre. It’s a must-have!

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