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Culture Ireland's global Irish festival



Wed, Mar 17, 2021




Irish Arts Center is thrilled to take part in SEODA, Culture Ireland's five-day online festival and global celebration of Irish culture, joining the Abbey, CoisCéim Dance Theatre, Druid, Rough Magic/Kilkenny Arts Festival, and arts organizations in New York, Paris and London to present work by more than 100 artists from the diaspora. All SEODA—Irish for "jewels"—events are available free to audiences around the world. 

The Irish Arts Center SEODA program, featuring Loah, Colum McCann, Paul Muldoon, Declan O'Rourke, Tobi Omoteso, Joanie Madden with Cherish the Ladies, and Camille O’Sullivan, premieres at 4pm ET (8pm Irish time) on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, on Culture Ireland’s YouTube channel.

Irish Arts Center presents 
As part of SEODA
Wednesday, March 17
4pm ET (8pm Irish time):

“If We Only Have Love” 
By Jacques Brel
Performed by Camille O’Sullivan

“Int én bec”
Old Irish poem translated and presented by Paul Muldoon

A dance film by Steven Hall and Tobi Omoteso
An Irish Arts Center Grásta commission

“The Harbour”
Written and performed by Declan O'Rourke

“Rambling Boys of Pleasure (I Wish I Was in Belfast Town)”
Traditional Irish song arranged and performed by Loah

“What is Your Nation?”
From Episode 12: “Cyclops,” James Joyce's Ulysses
Presented by Colum McCann 

“Spanish Point”
Composed by Joanie Madden
Performed by Joanie Madden & Cherish the Ladies
An Irish Arts Center Grásta commission

For the full festival calendar, visit


Our Supporters

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; the Ireland Funds; the Shubert Foundation, Inc.; the Irish Institute of New York; the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York; the Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara Miller Foundation; Northern Ireland Bureau; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; British Council; Morgan Stanley; Tourism Ireland; and thousands of generous donors like you.


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