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Gig Alert: Dropkick Murphys

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Boston's Celtic rock heroes play a St. Patty's Day-adjacent-ish show in NYC at Irving Plaza tonight.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Disgraced Irish Catholic Church, Through the Eyes of a Priest

Monday, February 23, 2015

John Boyne's new novel about an idealistic young priest who, now in his forties, faces personal demons and public wrath with the disgraced image of the Catholic Church.

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Spinning on Air

The Eastern-Influenced Irish Blues of Guitarist Cian Nugent

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Irish guitar virtuoso Cian Nugent says his music has "Irish intentions" even though it isn't traditional Celtic music. 

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Soundcheck

The Pogues' Accordion Player Recounts A Dozen Raucous Years On The Road

Thursday, May 08, 2014

The Pogues streaked to stardom in the mid-1980's with an infectious blend of punk aggression and Celtic melody. The band's accordion player, James Fearnley, has just released his memoir in the U.S. and reflects on a dozen years with the notoriously pugnacious and booze-fueled band. 

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Gig Alert: Black 47

Monday, March 17, 2014

NYC Celtic blues and rock institution plays final St Patty's Day show at B.B. King's. Download 'Salsa O'Keefe'

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How 'Danny Boy' Bewitched The World

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The song "Danny Boy" has had a million lives in the hundred years since it was published. Soundcheck talks to the director, producer, and cast of a documentary about the iconic song.

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The Waterboys Have 'An Appointment With Mister Yeats'

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Waterboys’ new album is called An Appointment With Mister Yeats, and it takes poems by the Nobel Prize-winner W. B. Yeats -- a towering figure in 20th century literature and in Irish history -- and gives them some surprising musical turns.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

On an Irish Island

Monday, July 02, 2012

Robert Kanigel tells the story of Great Blasket, an island off the west coast of Ireland renowned during the early 20th century for the rich communal life of its residents and the unadulterated Irish they spoke. With the Irish language vanishing all through the rest of Ireland, the Great Blasket became a magnet for scholars and writers drawn there during the Gaelic renaissance. On an Irish Island is a love letter to a vanished way of life.

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Features

Game On: Irish Immigrants Head to the Bronx to Play Gaelic Football

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Each weekend, hundreds of Irish immigrants in the city gather to watch and play Gaelic football in Gaelic Park. The high intensity sport played on a patch of green on W. 240th Street across from Van Cortland Park is parts rugby, soccer and football.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

On an Irish Island

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Robert Kanigel tells the story of Great Blasket, an island off the west coast of Ireland renowned during the early 20th century for the rich communal life of its residents and the unadulterated Irish they spoke. With the Irish language vanishing all through the rest of Ireland, the Great Blasket became a magnet for scholars and writers drawn there during the Gaelic renaissance. On an Irish Island is a love letter to a vanished way of life.

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It's A Free Country ®

Irish Immigration Bill Raises Questions in Latino, Asian Communities

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sen. Scott Brown's bill would qualify Ireland for the E-3 visa program, but America’s sordid history of excluding, and at times oppressing, non-European immigrants has left a bad taste in the mouths of ethnic minorities.

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On Being

John O'Donohue — The Inner Landscape of Beauty [remix]

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Poet/philosopher, John O'Donohue, is beloved for his book Anam Ċara, Gaelic for "soul friend," and for his insistence on beauty as a human calling and a defining aspect of God. In one of his last interviews before his death in 2008, he articula

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On Being

[Unedited] John O'Donohue with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Poet/philosopher, John O'Donohue, is beloved for his book Anam Ċara, Gaelic for "soul friend," and for his insistence on beauty as a human calling and a defining aspect of God. In one of his last interviews before his death in 2008, he articula

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WNYC News

Mayor Apologizes for 'Inebriated' Irish Joke

Friday, February 11, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg apologized Thursday for making a crack about public drunkenness during an event hosted by an Irish-American organization this week.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The Irish fiscal crisis; the power struggle in Moscow; and the succession path in North Korea

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Irish fiscal crisis; the power struggle in Moscow; and the succession path in North Korea

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Studio 360

Luxuriating in Language

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

I had the good fortune to hear the outstanding Irish writers John Banville and Colum McCann a few days ago, when they did a reading together at New York's 92nd Street Y. Banville won the Man Booker prize in 2005 for The Sea and McCann won ...

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