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These Kids Are More Than Alright

Two young New Jersey Irish trad musicians have released their first CD to great acclaim. He’s 17, she’s 12.

How To Be Irish in Philly This Week

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).

Second Duffy’s Cut Victim Returning Home

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.

Local Swimmer Pursues Olympic Dreams in Ireland

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.

Local Trad Performers Score Big at the Fleadh

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.

‘Philly Will Not Ever Again Be the Same Without Her Ever Humble and Gracious Presence’

Friends reflect on the passing of Sister Cecile Anne Reiley, SSJ, a tireless advocate for the poor, peace and justice.

We Were Wearing Our Movie Directors’ Hats, Too

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.

Picture This: The 2015 Philadelphia Fleadh

We were snapping up photos everywhere on the Cherokee Festival grounds last weekend. How many? Try 66. Maybe you’re in one.