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Two young New Jersey Irish trad musicians have released their first CD to great acclaim. He’s 17, she’s 12.
The John Byrne Band will debut some new material at the Tin Angel, the Irish Immigration Center is holding a welcome-to-spring picnic, the Claddagh Fund is bowling for charity, and there’s lots, lots more, including a play and a pie at Fergie’s Pub, produced by the Inis Nua Theatre Company (and Fergie’s chef).
She came from County Tyrone in 1832 for a better life, but was dead six weeks after she arrived. In July, the dedicated team that has literally unearthed the mystery of the Duffy’s Cut tragedy in Malvern will be taking Catherine Burns home to Tyrone to be buried in a church graveyard.
It was a tough decision for Havertown’s Shane Ryan, but this Penn State junior decided his best chance for a medal is to seek a berth on the Irish team–with his coach’s blessing.
Last weekend, 10 musicians from the Delaware Valley qualified to compete in the All-Irelands music competition in Sligo this August. One set a new record for first place wins.
Friends reflect on the passing of Sister Cecile Anne Reiley, SSJ, a tireless advocate for the poor, peace and justice.
We couldn’t possibly hope to condense a whole day’s worth of Philly Fleadh fun into one eight-minute video, but there’s enough here to give you the flavor of things.
We were snapping up photos everywhere on the Cherokee Festival grounds last weekend. How many? Try 66. Maybe you’re in one.