“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.
They set up the bar, set out the the food, and pushed all the furniture out of the way for dancing, and then rocked on till after midnight (or so I hear–I left at 9:30) at the Irish Immigration Center’s annual Christmas party. “This is like the old days when we used to have house parties,” said one attendee, referring to the music-soaked evenings when Irish immigrants in Philadelphia would gather at one...
Enjoy the spirit of the season through our photos of some special Christmas events this week.
Our list started out with 25. And then 50. And then … oh, what the heck.
Charlie Lord has grown his online company, www.CelticClothing.com, into a successful business that brings a little bit of Ireland to America via the internet. Along with his wife, Janice Pietrowicz, the two have created a company with products that will make your Christmas shopping a lot easier, and support a local business at the same time.
A 20-year-old biology student at St. Joseph’s University will represent Philadelphia at the annual festival in Donegal this summer. She was chosen at the well-attended Donegal Ball Saturday night.