Talks Master Classes & Workshops

Intercultural Connections with Mick Moloney (May 2021)

Ned Harrigan and the Rise of American Musical Theater


This event is free thanks to the generosity of Irish Arts Center friends, members, and supporters. We welcome donations in any amount as a part of your registration.

Thu, May 13, 2021



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10am-6pm, Monday-Friday

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The 1870s in New York saw the meteoric rise to prominence of the extraordinary Ned Harrigan and his talented cohorts, Tony Hart and David Braham. Harrigan, born in 1844 on the Lower East Side of the city, was a multi-talented singer, instrumentalist, actor, and comedian. Above all, he was a playwright and composer of memorable songs, many of which passed into the oral tradition in America and Ireland. Using a variety of audiovisual illustrations, Mick traces the remarkable career of this now forgotten man over the course of three decades, in which he achieves almost impossible fame and renown.

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