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The Best of All Gigs

Sandy Run Middle School music teacher Sean Kennedy is both a music educator and a professional musician. It’s all he ever wanted. Now he’s in the running for the second Grammy music educator award.

A New Look at the Easter Rising

Nearly 100 years after the six days of battle in the streets of Dublin, the bloody first act of a rebellion that would lead to independence from Britain, you can gain a fresh new perspective on the 1916 Rising in a new film, “A Terrible Beauty/√ĀIille An Ufais.” It has its world premiere in Philly September 6.

How To Be Irish in Philly This Week

Irish festival season opens this weekend at Brittingham’s and continues right through the end of September.
There are at least four this week and next weekend. And even more Irish-y things.

Our Rose Returns

The International Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh of Phladelphia, returned this week from her groundbreaking win in one of Ireland’s most popular events. There’s a party for her on Saturday in the city. We have photos of the festivities at the airport.

Get Ready to Laugh: Here Comes Mick Thomas

The popular New York comic–originally from Wexford–is bringing his act to the Irish Center on September 5. This interview is just a taste of what’s to come.

A Night of Music and Laughs

Cahal Dunne kept the audience satisfied with song after song, punctuated by G-rated jokes at a Sunday Irish Center fund-raiser.

How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

Get ready to party like an Irishman, not only this week but for weeks to come. We’re dropping a little reminder of festivals now and to come, as well as other events you won’t want to miss, from movie premieres to Irish boxing.

The Irish Way to Close Out a Weekend

With traditional Irish music, of course. The Philadelphia Ceili Group recently sponsored a concert with two greats, fiddler Mick Conneely and button accordion player David Munnelly. Our video will show you why we think they’re great.