Live From Irish Arts Center Encore: "Cara Liom" by Rónán Ó Snodaigh

The singer-songwriter and master bodhrán player Rónán Ó Snodaigh, a founding member of the iconic Irish folk band Kíla, introduces "Cara Liom" ("Friend of Mine") from his 2015 solo performance at Irish Arts Center. Kíla perform a concert for select North American audiences on September 26, 2020— for details.

Culture Night 2020

Irish Arts Center, as part of Culture Night 2020, presents our Digital Playlist, a showcase of programming from our reimagined spring and summer seasons. In parallel with other New York cultural institutions, including the Irish Repertory Theatre and the Consulate General of Ireland, we are proud to feature just a few of the creators who have been making world-class art in this extraordinary year. For more about Culture Night, visit

Construction Video Update #16: On Track to Completion

Our latest construction update and fall season announcement.

Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week: Colette Bryce's "Asylum"

"You must lift this creature and carry it gathered in your arms, over the fields and to the bothy." The patron saint of Derry, exiled on Iona, on how pilgrims to the island are to be welcomed. This reading of Colette Bryce's "Asylum" is from PoetryFest 2016.

At Home With Irish Arts Center: Animal Transformations

Have you ever heard of selkies, or the faoladh, or the Children of Lir? Irish mythology is full of stories about humans turning into animals, and in our book-making workshop with Dublin children's cultural center the Ark, visual artist Duffy Mooney-Sheppard works with kids to create their OWN animal transformation tales. 11am EDT Saturday, August 22, 2020.

Live From Irish Arts Center: Caitlin Warbelow

Broadway fiddler ("Come From Away"), IAC teaching artist, Alaska native and NYC-dweller Caitlin Warbelow introduces some tunes—two traditional Irish songs and an original composition—she performed as the musical guest of a 2019 episode of Randy Cohen's Person Place Thing.

The X Collective

Irish Arts Center is proud to support the X Collective, a community of Irish artists who perform across the genres of neo-soul, pop, and more, as they perform a showcase at Dublin music venue the Grand Social. This Oíche Events production streams Sunday, August 9, at 5pm EDT (10pm Irish time).

Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week: Sinéad Morrissey's "Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices"

2017 Forward Prize winner Sinéad Morrissey introduces a clip from her #PoetryFest reading the same year, of a poem that celebrates the dual, and dueling, pleasures of extreme usefulness and frivolity.

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