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

Black 47's Larry Kirwan: At 'Sixteen' Still a Voice for Underdog

Whether singing about James Connolly or Bobby Sands or quoting Federico García Lorca, Wexford-born rocker and writer Larry Kirwan casts a discerning, empathetic and sometimes angry eye on the world. With "…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 25, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Wild Geese at Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Established in 1986 and quickly becoming one of the premier literature festivals in all of Europe (and beyond), the Cúirt International Festival of Literature launches its 2013 program in Galway today.  The festival will run through Sunday, April 28th, and will feature some of the very best in what modern Irish literature has to offer (as well as literature…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 23, 2013 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

Q&A with 'Lockout' Playwright, Historian Ann Matthews

Historian Ann Matthews, author of “Renegades: Irish Republican Women 1900-1922,” understands intimately the kind of…
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Added by The Wild Geese on April 19, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Léightheoirí Nua Ag 'Angela´s Ashes' as Gaeilge

Baile Átha Cliath – Is minicí a aistrítear leabhra ó Ghaeilge go Béarla, ná a mhalairt.

Ocáid neamhghnáthach, dá bhrí sin, a bhí ann nuair a iarradh ar an scríobhnóir agus údar as Gaeilge,  Pádraig Breathnach,  leabhar Frank McCourt as Béarla, “Angela’s Ashes,” a aistriú go Gaeilge.



Cé gurb as Maigh Cuilinn i gCuntae na…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 16, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

‘Angela’s Ashes’ Gains Admirers ‘As Gaeilge’

DUBLIN -- It is more common for books in the Irish Language to be translated occasionally into English, than vice versa.

It was an unusual occurrence, therefore, when Irish language writer and author Pádraig Breathnach was  commissioned to translate Frank McCourt’s best seller, “Angela’s Ashes,” into the Irish language.

Originally from Maigh…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 15, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Making Art By Ulster’s Sperrins: Q&A With Aine MacAodha

Aine MacAodha is Irish for Ann Keys, who was born in 1963 in the small town of Omagh, Tyrone County, in Northern Ireland. Aine is a writer, a poet, a photographer and artist, and has been published widely in Ireland, United Kingdom and the United…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 1, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Like Father, Like Daughter: Q&A With Fiddler Marie Reilly

(All photos by James Higgins)

Fiddler Marie Reilly, 58, clearly has much to be grateful for, not the least of which is a much praised new album, “The Anvil,” her first, created after a 23-year self-imposed pause from playing.  Irish Echo reviewer Dan Neely, for example, called the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 30, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

St. Patrick's Day Art Competition for Children

Monday, February 18, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Art Competition for Children…



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Added by The Wild Geese on February 22, 2013 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Bloody Sunday films: Both 'agonizingly faithful'

'BLOODY SUNDAY -- THE MOVIE"
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Review: 'Shalom Ireland' A Lively Look at Ireland's Jews

Shalom Ireland," director Valerie Lapin Ganley's documentary about Ireland's small but vibrant Jewish community, manages to convey a huge amount of information about the past, present, and future of Ireland's Jewry, a community whose existence takes many by surprise. The film, showing in festivals around the U.S. in the coming months, creates a memorable, lyrical…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Director Fetes Two Cultures in 'Shalom Ireland'

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Wearing the official chain of office, Robert Briscoe, the first Jewish Lord Mayor of Dublin, visits New York City as seen in "Shalom Ireland," a documentary about Ireland’s remarkable, yet…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Irish 'Pirate Queen' Struts Stuff on Broadway

Irish 'Pirate Queen' Struts Stuff on Broadway

 

Two strong-willed women, one Irish, one English, and spirited choreography and music dominate new musical

By Patricia Jameson-Sammartano

Culture Editor /TheWildGeese.com

(First published in 2007) Enticing and energetic only begin to describe "The Pirate Queen," now on…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

The New York St. Patrick's Day Parade: Still going strong at 245

The New York St. Patrick's Day Parade:

Still going strong at 245

By Joseph E. Gannon, Managing Editor, The Wild Geese Today

"Monday last being the Day of St. Patrick, tutelary Saint of Ireland, was ushered in at dawn, with fifes and drums, which produced a very agreeable harmony before the doors of many gentlemen of that nation and others." --- A report on the 1766 New York St. Patrick's Day procession…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

'The Wind That Shakes the Barley' Poses Questions That Haunt Us Still

Officially opening in New York, Los Angeles and Boston on March 16, "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" presents a painstakingly intimate look at the citizen soldiers who fought the British to a standstill en route to a still bloodier civil war. The film, by British director Ken Loach, does so with artistry and finely wrought drama.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 14, 2007 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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