PoetryFest 2017

Irish Arts Center's annual PoetryFest gathers poets from Ireland and North America for three days of verse and conversation. The opening night event features festival participants and special guests reading favorite poems by Irish writers. Here, Colum McCann, Lisa Dwan, Rachel Weisz, and Sinéad Morrissey share theirs. Opening remarks by Nick Laird.

Beckett in the City: The Women Speak

Irish Arts Center presents Company SJ’s site-specific performance of four of Samuel Beckett’s best-known shorts: "Not I," "Footfalls," "Come and Go" and “Rockaby.” U.S. premiere, September 20–October 1, 2017.

Cassandra Wilson & Liam Ó Maonlaí

The unusual and exciting artistic marriage forged at our spring 2016 Ireland Rising and fall 2016 Masters in Collaboration concerts returns in fall 2017 as part of a multi-city tour.

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill: In Residence with Cassandra Wilson

On the final night of Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill's eight night residency at Irish Arts Center, jazz legend Cassandra Wilson, Crash Ensemble's Kate Ellis, and The Gloaming's Thomas Bartlett joined for a performance of "Harvest Moon."

Muldoon's Picnic: Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Dublin man Colm Mac Con Iomaire performs "Emer's Dream" as part of Muldoon's Picnic on March 13, 2017.

Loah - "Nothing"

Loah brought her unique blend of folk and soul to Irish Arts Center on March 22, 2017, following her U.S. premiere at our Ireland Rising concert the previous spring. "Nothing," performed here, is her latest release.

Movements: A Conversation with Senator George Mitchell

Senator George Mitchell discussed his political and personal life at Irish Arts Center on January 25, 2017, as part of the inaugural evening of our Movements series. Award-winning author Belinda McKeon moderated.

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