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Our Spring Season, Reimagined

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We are delighted to present our reimagined spring season, showcasing artists scheduled in our original spring calendar alongside a range of other artists we love from New York, Ireland and beyond, with five new digital initiatives:

At Home With Irish Arts Center, a series of new, commissioned work by our local and international artistic community, including a special performance by the virtuosic Indian-born, Irish-influenced pianist Utsav Lal, a serialized presentation of Marie Jones’s iconic 1990s Belfast play A Night in November, and more.

Live From Irish Arts Center, a curated selection of performances from our intimate theatre, captured through the years and introduced by the artists.

Online Classes With Irish Arts Center, with our wonderful teaching artists, and full rosters of students, moving our classes online. Stay tuned for news about our first-ever summer term!

Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week, a selection of footage from eleven years of PoetryFest, plus commissioned readings, presented with newly recorded reflections from poets and readers.

Irish Word of the Week, a series of twelve words in Irish that sound teasingly similar to words in other languages, courtesy of Darach Ó Séaghdha of @theirishfor and Motherfoclóir.

From music and visual arts to poetry and conversation, we aim to share illuminating, hopeful, resilient artistic experiences to inspire and connect with you. It’s all free, and all online. (To make a donation to support this effort, click here).

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!



Friday, April 17
Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week
Rachel Weisz reads "Snow," by Louis MacNeice, on opening night of PoetryFest 2017.

Sunday, April 19 
At Home With Irish Arts Center
Jenna Nicholls & Brendan O'Shea|*Live at 6pm*
A live set by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Jenna Nicholls and singer-songwriter Brendan O'Shea. Watch the concert >

Monday, April 20
Irish Word of the Week
As a digital reimagining of our annual Irish Language Day event, Darach Ó Séaghdha of the popular Motherfoclóir podcast shares a series of words that are especially resonant today.

Tuesday, April 21
Live From Irish Arts Center
Maria Doyle Kennedy: "Silence" 
We share a segment of Maria Doyle Kennedy's February 2015 concert at Irish Arts Center.

Thursday, April 23
Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week
The poet Elaine Feeney looks back on her 2015 PoetryFest reading of Patrick Kavanagh's "Inniskeen Road."

Sunday, April 26
At Home With Irish Arts Center
Stephen McGinn: Unapproved Roads
Stephen McGinn narrates a virtual tour of his photographic exhibition of the geographic divide between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

Monday, April 27
Irish Word of the Week
As a digital reimagining of our annual Irish Language Day event, Darach Ó Séaghdha of the popular Motherfoclóir podcast shares a series of words that are especially resonant today.

Tuesday, April 28
At Home With Irish Arts Center
Debut Voices: Sinéad Gleeson
A live-streamed conversation with author Sinéad Gleeson, moderated by Rachel Syme of the New Yorker, about Gleeson's first book, the #1 Irish bestseller Constellations.

Wednesday, April 29
Live From Irish Arts Center
David Keenan
A recording of David Keenan's "Subliminal Dublinia," performed in residence with Graham Hopkins, Claire Kinsella and Laura Quirke of Lemoncello, Harry Hoban and Gar Kane of Brothers Kane, and Gareth Quinn Redmond in 2019.

Friday, May 1
Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week
The Irish singer and actor Loah reads Eavan Boland’s "The Pomegranate” in tribute to the great poet, who passed away on April 27.

Sunday, May 3
At Home With Irish Arts Center
Junior Brother
RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Award double-nominee and the Irish Times's Best Irish Act of 2019 Junior Brother performs live, with intro by Donal Dineen of This Ain't No Disco.

Monday, May 4
Irish Word of the Week
As a digital reimagining of our annual Irish Language Day event, Darach Ó Séaghdha of the popular Motherfoclóir podcast shares a series of words that are especially resonant today.

Tuesday, May 5
Live From Irish Arts Center
Lisa Lambe with Fiachna Ó Braonáin and Peter O'Toole of Hothouse Flowers: "Glide"
From the artists' September 2017 Irish Arts Center concert.

Thursday, May 7
Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week
Alice Lyons’ “Marram,” from the poet's reading at PoetryFest 2017, presented with a new introduction.

Sunday, May 10
At Home With Irish Arts Center
Lorkin O'Reilly
A Scottish native of Irish ancestry now living in New York, the up-and-coming singer-songwriter Lorkin O’Reilly explores themes of home and identity in songs that draw as deeply from the personal and intuitive as from Gaelic folk traditions.

Tuesday, May 12
Live From Irish Arts Center
Máirtín O'Connor Trio
Assorted reels and “Rockin’ the Boat” from the legendary accordionist’s 2017 Irish Arts Center concert with Cathal Hayden and Patrick Doocey. 

Wednesday, May 13
Irish Word of the Week
As a digital reimagining of our annual Irish Language Day event, Darach Ó Séaghdha of the popular Motherfoclóir podcast shares a series of words that are especially resonant today. 

Thursday, May 14
Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week
Rowan Ricardo Phillips’s “Music for When the Music is Over,” with introduction by the poet. 

Sunday, May 17
At Home With Irish Arts Center
A Night in November: From the Actor's Home
Part one of our three-part serialization of Marie Jones’s iconic 1990s Belfast story.

Monday, May 18
Irish Word of the Week
As a digital reimagining of our annual Irish Language Day event, Darach Ó Séaghdha of the popular Motherfoclóir podcast shares a series of words that are especially resonant today. 

Wednesday, May 20
At Home With Irish Arts Center
Puppet Making Workshop with Branar Téatar do Pháistí
Build and bring your own puppet to life! Marc Mac Lochlainn of Galway’s children theatre company Branar Téatar do Pháistí! 

Sunday, May 24
At Home With Irish Arts Center
A Night in November: From the Actor's Home
“Is it even possible to change?” Part two of our three-part serialization of Marie Jones’s iconic 1990s Belfast story.

Monday, May 25
Irish Word of the Week
As a digital reimagining of our annual Irish Language Day event, Darach Ó Séaghdha of the popular Motherfoclóir podcast shares a series of words that are especially resonant today.

Tuesday, May 26
Live From Irish Arts Center
Dana Lyn & Kyle Sanna: The Coral Suite
Journey back to the duo’s 2018 audiovisual paean to the fragile ecosystem of a coral reef.

Wednesday, May 27
Eavan Boland: A Transatlantic Tribute
Poetry Ireland, Irish Arts Center, and the Embassy of Ireland to the United States invite you to a transatlantic tribute to the great poet Eavan Boland, joined by some of Ireland and America’s finest writers, political leaders, diplomats, activists and academics. 

Sunday, May 31
At Home With Irish Arts Center
A Night in November: From the Actor's Home
The conclusion of Marie Jones’s iconic 1990s Belfast story, featuring Matthew Forsythe and directed by Matthew McElhinney.

Monday, June 1
Irish Word of the Week
As a digital reimagining of our annual Irish Language Day event, Darach Ó Séaghdha of the popular Motherfoclóir podcast shares a series of words that are especially resonant today. 

Wednesday, June 3
At Home With Irish Arts Center
Ragas to Reels for Kids
Utsav Lal and Sam Comerford perform songs, discuss their long-distance friendship across borders, and teach kids how to "create" their own drumkit from household materials and play along! For ages 4+ (or younger, with supervision). 

Wednesday, June 3
At Home With Irish Arts Center
Utsav Lal: In Concert
A livestreamed, 45-minute performance of Irish compositions by the artist, followed by a commissioned track from Ragas to Reels recorded with Sam Comerford and Nitin Mitta.  

Sunday, June 7
At Home With Irish Arts Center
NYC Irish Dance Festival
For the first time ever, Irish Arts Center presents a virtual NYC Irish Dance Festival, with dance performances, workshops, and music sets streamed throughout the afternoon. 

Wednesday, June 10
At Home With Irish Arts Center
Tobin's Run
The award-winning Irish vocalist, songwriter, and composer Christine Tobin and acclaimed jazz guitarist Phil Robson performed a selection of favorite original compositions and covers from their repertoire. 

Sunday, June 15
At Home With Irish Arts Center
Colm Mac Con Iomaire
The acclaimed composer, multi-instrumentalist, and founding member of The Frames performs live.

Tuesday, June 16
Virtual Bloomsday on Broadway
Stephen Colbert, Brian Cox, Hugh Dancy, Claire Danes, Kate Mulgrew, Cynthia Nixon, Fiona Shaw, Dan Stevens, and more come together for Symphony Space and Irish Arts Center’s celebration of Ulysses. 

Wednesday, June 17
Irish Word of the Week
As a digital reimagining of our annual Irish Language Day event, Darach Ó Séaghdha of the popular Motherfoclóir podcast shares a series of words that are especially resonant today. 

Friday, June 19
Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week
Tina Chang's "Fury," read at PoetryFest 2019 and shared with new introduction.

Saturday, June 20
At Home With Irish Arts Center
Big Mouth Puppet Sing-Along Part 1 Premiere
Visual artist and musician Gregory Corbino teaches children four and up how to make a big mouth puppet out of materials you can find at home!

Monday, June 22
Irish Word of the Week
As a digital reimagining of our annual Irish Language Day event, Darach Ó Séaghdha of the popular Motherfoclóir podcast shares a series of words that are especially resonant today. 

Wednesday, June 24 
At Home With Irish Arts Center
Big Mouth Puppet Sing-Along Part 1 Reprise
Visual artist and musician Gregory Corbino teaches children four and up how to make a big mouth puppet out of materials you can find at home! 

Wednesday, June 24
Live From Irish Arts Center
“Banjo Pickin’ Girl” by Anna & Elizabeth
A spin back to 2018, and Anna’s quarantine universe, with the folk duo. 

Thursday, June 25
At Home With Irish Arts Center
“Observations” by Mufutau Yusuf
The premiere of a commissioned short dance film by the Irish artist. 3pm EDT

Friday, June 26 
Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week
Vona Groake’s “This Being Still,” inspired by the time spent with her dog on Achill Island in 2016. 

Saturday, June 27
Big Mouth Puppet Sing-Along Part 2 Premiere
A sing-along for kids and puppets alike! 11am EDT

Saturday, June 27
At Home With Irish Arts Center
Hat Fitz & Cara
Live set with the Australian-Irish duo. 8pm EDT

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 Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; The Shubert Foundation, Inc.; M&T Bank; The Ireland Funds; Northern Ireland Bureau; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; Tourism Ireland; CIE Tours; Delta; and thousands of generous donors like you.

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