The Best of All Gigs
Aug29

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.

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Our Rose Returns
Aug29

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.

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Get Ready to Laugh: Here Comes Mick Thomas
Aug29

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.

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Philly’s Rose Becomes the 2014 International Rose of Tralee
Aug21

Philly’s Rose Becomes the 2014 International Rose of Tralee

The 27-year-old studio manager at Anthropologie and Philadelphia transplant was crowned on Tuesday in Tralee. She’s the first international Rose from Philadelphia.

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Happy Birthday, Vince!
Aug15

Happy Birthday, Vince!

Vincent Gallagher, president of the Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), recently celebrated his 70th birthday at the Center. Guests surprised him by bringing checks for the Center, which is facing a financial crisis.

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Four New Irish Hall of Fame Inductees Selected
Jul10

Four New Irish Hall of Fame Inductees Selected

The owner of a famed taproom where Irish dancers congregated weekly, the “heart and soul” of the Philadelphia Ceili Group, and twin brothers who doggedly pursued the truth behind the deaths of 57 Irish immigrants in Malvern are the latest to be honored.

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