All Blog Posts Tagged 'Drama' (69)

Paul Vincent Carroll: Irish-Born Playwright from Dundalk

Pictured at right is Paul Vincent Carroll, born in Dundalk, County Louth.  He was a friend of my parents, Michael and Lilian (Power) Quinlan, when they were all members and actors of The Dundalk Drama Society in the early 1930s.  Paul's best known play was "Shadow and…

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Added by Ann V Quinlan on August 2, 2014 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

The story-behind the story......this story ran in The Asbury Park Press on Sunday, July 6th, 2014

By Shannon Mullen

They say redheads shouldn’t wear pink, but Kathy Maloney has never been the type to let the theys of this world tell her what she can and cannot do. That explains why, late one Saturday afternoon in 1980, an 18-year-old Maloney ducked into the Simco shoe store in downtown West New York, New Jersey determined to buy the hot pink boots that had…

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Added by Kathleen Concannon Maloney on July 7, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Annya Bright

Added by Annya Bright on June 8, 2014 at 11:33am — No Comments

Irish Mezzo-Soprano Insulted by Critics

Irish mezzo soprano Tara Erraught has been turning heads in the international opera scene since 2011.  The Dundalk-born Erraught received her classical training from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, and has already established herself as one of the opera world's hottest…

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Added by Kelly O'Rourke on June 5, 2014 at 8:00am — 15 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

J.M. Synge and 'The Playboy of the Western World'

John Millington Synge was one the leading figures of the Irish Literary Revival towards the end of the 19th century and the early 20th century.

Like Lady Gregory, Synge was also a dramatist portraying the Irish on stage as a means of reviving interest in Irish heritage and…

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Added by Mercier Press on April 16, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

Cúirt International Festival of Literature, 2014

Enjoying its final year as a 20-something-year-old (the festival was founded in 1985), the 2014 Cúirt International Festival of Literature is back and ready to satiate the appetites of literature enthusiasts from all over the world.  Running from Tuesday, April 8th…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 7, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Boyer: The St. Patrick's Day Parade Versus Irish Freedom

When the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) marched up Fifth Avenue in New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade it should have been crystal clear, if it wasn't already, that this parade is incompatible with any serious effort to support Irish freedom. The PSNI is the…

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Added by Sandy Boyer on March 25, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Lady Gregory and the Abbey Theatre

In the late 19th century and early 20th century, an Irish literary revival occurred as a means of establishing cultural nationalism, and Irish literary talent bloomed. As a result, culturally significant…

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Added by Mercier Press on March 25, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

'The Wild Geese in NYC' Prepare for 'Transport'

The Wild Geese in NYC is launching, with an April 2 evening performance of the world premier musical "Transport," at New York's Irish Repertory Theatre.

With 'Transport,' we're formally kicking off our group's efforts to promote outstanding Irish cultural venues and events in metro New York.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 24, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Highlights: 'The Last Torch' in The Virtual Síbín

Added by The Last Torch on March 15, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments


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County Cork Visits Garden City

COUNTY CORK VISITS GARDEN CITY

Kate Adams Nyhan looked remarkably vibrant for a woman born in Ireland in 1877 on the stage at the Garden City Library on February 12.  Channeling Kate was Eileen Cronin, Kate’s granddaughter, who stood in Kate’s place and used Kate’s voice in a charming one woman show at the…

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Added by John M. Walsh on February 13, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Extended: Larry Kirwan's 1st Irish Theatre Fest Smash Hit 'Hard Times'

I've been looking for an opportunity to catch this for years now, and here at long last is a chance. :-)

After receiving critical acclaim and overwhelming demand by sold out New York audiences, Larry Kirwan’s Stephen Foster musical…

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Added by Gerry Regan on February 6, 2014 at 9:24am — No Comments

'Eleanor's Plea'

This is a demo from "The Last Torch". The graphics used come from Irish Homeland Photography and John McGinnis' painting "Memorare" . Eleanor was…

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Added by The Last Torch on January 3, 2014 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

'This Lovely Coast'

This is a video demo of the opening scene of "The Last Torch." It is just a demo for creative purposes. O'Rourke is out scouting when he sees the Spanish Armada in trouble off the west coast of Ireland. The visuals are taken from…

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Added by The Last Torch on December 31, 2013 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

St. Stephen's Day Primer

The traditions on the 26th of December in Ireland have not largely carried over to most sectors of the worldwide Irish diaspora.  Known as St. Stephen's Day or Wren Day in Ireland, this is a brief crash course on the traditions of this day for those outside Ireland who are…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on December 26, 2013 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Mummering: 'The Idiotic Hero Combat Drama'

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, December 20, 2013.  The focus for the discussion was the tradition of the mummers in Ireland.  We were joined by…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 24, 2013 at 5:23am — 1 Comment

Friday: LIVE Community Chat on Ireland's Mummering Tradition

On Friday, December 20, 2013, we'll be joined by folklorist / entertainer (and fellow Wild Geese member) Jim Ledwith for a LIVE Community Chat on the mummering tradition in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 18, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments


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Hofstra Irish Studies Program Hosts Talk on 'Riders to the Sea'

Dr. Nicholas Grene, professor of English Literature at Trinity College, Dublin, lectured on J.M. Synge’s “Riders to the Sea” on September 17, 2013 at Hofstra University.  Dr. Grene’s host was the Irish Studies Program co-directed by Dr.Maureen Murphy and Dr. Gregory Maney.

For his audience…

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Added by John M. Walsh on September 19, 2013 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Sketches of Spain

There is a link with Spain that is revealing itself. I was looking for a flamenco guitarist for for my Irish/Spanish musical. I scoured the web looking for people and came across a tapas bar that had flamenco guitar. I got an email and sent it off. A week passed and I wondered but decided to let it go. I got an email from an entertainment website where I have a profile because there were jobs matching me. I thought I would contact guitarist needs singer. Said nothing but…

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Added by The Last Torch on September 17, 2013 at 7:00am — 9 Comments

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