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PRESS: SPRING 2012

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Julie Feeney: 10 Nights in New York City

 "Irish composer and singer (and ex-model) Julie Feeney has been compared to Björk and Camille, due to her multitracked vocals and string arrangements. She's cut two fine albums, 13 songs and pages, and is a big deal in her homeland—check out her captivating live show at one of these ten dates to find out why."

 

Masters of Tradition


"...lived up to the billing as Masters of Tradition...an ensemble not to be missed."

NYT
Embracing Irish Music, a New York Tradition
“One sign of an Irish resurgence in New York is a new Irish Arts Center…Embracing multiple disciplines, it bodes well for the future of Ireland’s place in New York’s cultural life.”

 

Annual St. Patrick’s Open Day


“City kids got a terrific introduction to Irish culture at last Sunday's St. Patrick's Open Day at the IrishArts Center.”



WCBS 880's Sean Adams On The Story In Chinatown

 

 

I ♥ Alice ♥ I

"Sweeter than marmalade...humorous, affecting, and quietly empowering."
NYT

"A lovely Irish import arriving just in time for St Patrick's Day...Beautiful, wonderfully played, with touching warmth and humor...there's little doubt that you'll heart 'Alice,' too."   
 

 

"Theirs is a story worth telling -- particularly when done with warmth and humor, as is the case here." 


CRITIC’S PICK
“glows like a gem, shot through with gleams of laughter, affection, and keen observation...exhibiting that elusive theatrical quality of charm”



 

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PRESS: FALL 2011

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Irish Christmas CD

5th annual the best yet

An Irish Christmas is "the most imaginative, appealing, and stimulating Irish Christmas show to be seen and heard in America--bar none" - Earle Hitchner, IRISH ECHO

 

Christmas Cheer at the Irish Arts Center New York
Live from Irish Arts Center: An Irish Christmas album review

“a classic Christmas album that belongs in everyone’s collection” – Paul Keating, Irish Voice

 

It's Starting To Feel A Lot Like Christmas...

"The blend of tunes, songs, and the sound of tapping feet from dancer Niall O'Leary convey the celebratory warmth of the events themselves." - Gwen Orel, Irish Examiner

 

Irish Arts Center goes live for Christmas
– Irish Emigrant


Irish Arts Center launches Christmas CD
 Cathy Hayes, Irish Central 

 

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IAC PoetryFest 2011

 


“‘[Thomas Kinsella] has published dozens of books of poetry and is also a hugely important translator from the Irish,’” said McKeon, whose husband Aengus Woods is curating the event with her...McKeon said the event has grown each year…the aim has been both to bring over writers who are well known and to introduce new names to American audiences.”
-Peter McDermott, The Irish Eco


Fox Business News's Gerri Willis, as promised, dances a jig because Bank of America has decided to end its plan to charge debit card fees. Joining her was Irish step dancer Mary Kate (from Darrah Carr Dance) and IAC instructor and fiddle player Caitlin.

 

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An Evening with Bill Whelan and Orchestra Featuring Athena Tergis


“Whelan, best known for his score to Riverdance, performed alongside world-renowned fiddler Athena Tergis, an orchestra and special guests including singer Morgan Crowley and Irish dancer Mick Donegan. Among the guests on opening night were Broadway stars Andre De Shields and Angela Lansbury; celebrated actor and writer Malachy McCourt with son Cormac; and famed sex columnist Dr. Ruth Westheimer.”
-Dan Bacalzo, Theater Mania

 

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Out of Time

NYT
"Siobhan Burke, an editor at Dance Magazine and a former “Riverdance” performer [said] 'He allows movement to ripple throughout his whole body while still doing traditional footwork. It’s very playful...almost typical of a Trisha Brown dancer; that availability or readiness to do anything.”
-Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times

 

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Reviews of BOGBOY

NYT
Critic's pick
"In Deirdre Kinahan’s Bogboy a wry recovering addict makes even failure sound sadly funny……the pungent pared down language contributing to an atmosphere thick with dread and loneliness"
Rachel Saltz, The New York Times

“Award-winning playwright Deirdre Kinahan is a symphonist of wondrous skill here, bringing sudden swells of emotion to the forefront of an otherwise restrained composition to searing effect. BogBoy is compelling on all levels; it is as human as it is political, funny as it is tragic, extraordinary as it is about the ordinary.” – Di Jayawickrema, nytheatre.com

Backstage
"....superb performances... fluid direction... and stunning but subtle visual and sound design"
Robert Windeler, BACKSTAGE
BACKSTAGE Critic’s Pick

IE
"There is no clear redemption for the characters in Bogboy. Each, in his own way, has erased himself from life. But they will be indelibly marked in your memory.”
Gwen Orel, Irish Examiner

"Fox, whose expressive face communicates volumes, imbues Brigit with harshness and steely reserve that can often give way to a surprising vulnerability and almost childlike innocence. Blount's work as the distracted and guilt-ridden Hughie is strikingly nuanced."
Andy Propst, TheaterMania

“Mangan’s [direction] is compelling and intriguing. We get to witness fully the emotional nuance in their faces, as well as some considerable craft in actorly responsiveness.”
- Geoffrey Paddy Johnson, The Happiest Medium

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