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.
Looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a way that’s a lot more respectful of Irish culture? A local Irish cultural organization has a great, alcohol-free family-friendly party on tap.
“The Wexford Carols” convey a particular meaning and spirit of the Irish Christmas season, and Caitriona O’Leary, along with Tom Jones, Rosanne Cash and Rhiannon Giddens, brings new depth and beauty to the original poems—by returning them to their original music.
Some of Ireland’s finest musicians are hitting the road with their own unique brand of holiday show. Karen Casey and the band are getting into the spirit of things.
Another huge, appreciative crowd filled the pews of St. Malachy’s Church in North Philadelphia on Sunday for the annual concert benefiting the church school. We have tons of pictures.
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.