The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'Arts' (56)

Death of WG Founding Member and Producer Maryann Tracy Leaves Us Bereft

We are indeed saddened to announce that Maryann Tracy, a founding member of TheWildGeese.irish and one of our earliest staff members, died September 6 in Syracuse at the age of 63. Maryann began her tenure with us in February 2012 as part of the small team that helped us transition from TheWildGeese.com,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 24, 2017 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

'The Seafarer' - A Devil of a Christmas

By Patricia Jameson-Sammartano

WG Culture Editor

(This review was first produced in 2007, when Pat Jameson served as our culture editor. She died in April 2012.)

Setting: A shabby two-story house, in a suburb north of Dublin, on Christmas Eve. We had originally thought that a play about five drunken…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 20, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Exploring 'Jimmy's Hall' With Actor Barry Ward (Jimmy Gralton)

The following Q&A with Dublin-born actor Barry Ward (Jimmy Gralton in Sixteen Films' biopic "Jimmy's Hall") is part of the studio's Production Notes for the film, shot in the story's actual locales in County Leitrim. The notes, assembled for the produceers by Benji Wilson, were presented to the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 29, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Director Ken Loach: Irish Landscape Stars in 'Jimmy's Hall'

The following Q&A with Sixteen Films Director Ken Loach, in two parts, is part of Sixteen Films' Production Notes for its biopic "Jimmy's Hall." The notes, assembled for the produceers by Benji Wilson, were presented to the entertainment industry trade and news media. We are delighted to share these…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 14, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Director Loach: IrIsh Landscape Stars in 'Jimmy's Hall,' Part 2 of 2

This is Part 2 of 2 of a Q&A with Sixteen Films Director Ken Loach, part of Sixteen Films' Production Notes for its biopic "Jimmy's Hall." The notes, assembled for the produceers by Benji Wilson, were presented to the entertainment industry trade and news media. We are delighted to share these perspectives…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 14, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Indicting Ireland's 'Masters,' 'Pastors': Q&A With Director Ken Loach

Sandy Boyer (SB) interviews via telephone …
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Added by The Wild Geese on July 14, 2015 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Get a 'Jimmy's Hall' Poster Winging Your Way

Each week through Sept. 15, TheWildGeese.Irish will be giving away an official “Jimmy’s Hall” movie poster, courtesy of Sixteen Films and Sony Pictures Classics. (For the U.S. market, not a French edition as pictured here.)

To be eligible for the drawing, you need…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 11, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Transcript: Interactive Discussion on Ireland's Easter Rising

The following is a transcript of the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Some editing has been applied for…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 12, 2015 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

The Wild Geese Top Ten in 2014

A.D. 2014 has been a magnificent year for The Wild Geese Irish Social Network.  As this year draws to a close, we thought it would be interesting to compile the most popular articles and videos from the community.  Depending on how new you are to The Wild Geese…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 28, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Irish Cooking for Dummies

Do you love to cook, or do you find the kitchen to be a challenge wrapped in an enigma?  Either way you’ll love our upcoming feature: Irish Cooking for Dummies!

Watch the hangout in The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín as renowned cookbook author and culinary guru Margaret Johnson (above left) as she coaches professional "cooking dummy" Kelly O’Rourke (above right) through one of her…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 1, 2014 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Sheridan Film Retrospective Draws Hundreds -- and Jim Himself

New York -- Writer and director Jim Sheridan returned to his film making roots Saturday with a 60-minute interview followed by a screening of one of Sheridan's numerous Oscar-nominated films, in this case, "In America." The event drew a full house, close to 400 attendees, to NYU's Cantor Film Center. Sheridan is now focused on his next project, a film…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 8, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

'The Last Torch' to Make World Premiere in Melbourne, Australia

It's the stuff great films and spellbinding stage performances are made of.  In the case of "The Last Torch," though, the story is plucked right from the history books.  To be more specific, in this case, the story is taken from the personal journey of 16th century…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 26, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Irish Films in New York: Chatting with Niall McKay

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, September 26, 2014 with with Niall McKay of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 24, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

For Irish in NYC, September Brings Focus on 1916, 'The Alt,' Fibin, Baseball

Up and Coming: We're delighted to put the spotlight on a growing number of intriguing events in metro New York in September. Here's a sketch of each along with links for more information: 

(BTW, don't hesitate to reach out to fellow WG in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 23, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Fíbín Set to Bring Exciting Irish Language Show to NYC

We bring you exciting news as our friends and Wild Geese Irish Heritage Partners Fíbín Teo, will be bringing their exciting show "Réiltín" to New York City.  Fíbín…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 22, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Countdown to Christmas: Chatting Live with Margaret Johnson and Lisa McGee

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, August 1, 2014 featuring Margaret…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 22, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Éilís Crean: Passing on 'The Irish Gift'

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, June 20, 2014 with with Éilís Crean, the founder of a very creative online Irish community called…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 20, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Talking 'The Yank' with Director Sean Lackey

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at TheWildGeese.com on Thursday, June 19, 2014 with with…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 19, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Cathal O'Malley: Capturing Ireland's Essence With Every Stroke

The Wild Geese team are pleased to introduce the newest of The Wild Geese Irish Heritage Partners, Cathal O Malley.  Cathal is  a self-taught artist living in Connemara…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 5, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

The Drama of the Irish Language: Chatting with Darach Ó Tuairisg of Irish Theatre Company Fíbín

The following is a transcript of the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 with Darach Ó Tuairisg, Producer and Managing Director at…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 28, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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