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Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week: Billy Ramsell's "Lament for Christy Ring"

Billy Ramsell honors the late, great Ciaran Carson with his PoetryFest 2018 reading ​of​ ​a piece celebrating ​the game of hurling, dedicated to the famed Belfast poet who was also a league-level hurler in his youth.

Live From Irish Arts Center: Encore | Hannah McPhillimy's "Heart"

Hannah McPhillimy dreams of Hell's Kitchen ramen joints from a rainy Belfast, and introduces a song from her 2017 SongLives gig for the latest performance in our Encore series.

Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week: "All Alcoholics Are Charmers"

Writer and broadcaster Emma Dabiri read Martina Evans' "Cows" at​ our PoetryFest Favorite Irish Poems event last November, but when she also submitted a reading of Evans' simmering, captivating "All Alcoholics Are Charmers," we knew we had to share it as well.​ Enjoy.

Live From Irish Arts Center: Encore | I Draw Slow's "Not Much of a Man"

Dave and Louise Holden, of Dublin roots ensemble I Draw Slow, reminisce about the time they saw their band's name in lights—at their IAC concert last summer—and present a performance from the night: their tongue-in-cheek take on 21st century masculinity, "Not Much of a Man." Enjoy!

At Home With Irish Arts Center: Winter Solstice Celebration

Mick Moloney, Athena Tergis and friends dial in from far-flung corners of the world to play a few favorites from their beloved Winter Solstice repertoire, while Tamar Korn searches for Santa closer to home with helpers big and small. For the first time in more than a decade, we cannot come together​ for our annual holiday celebration, so we hope this surprise gift of a performance brings a bit of the tradition home to you.​ Season's greetings, all!

By Memory Inspired: Mick Moloney's Songbook | "The Boys of Barr Na Sráide"

The story of the songwriter, poet and playwright Sigerson Clifford and his great love for Cahersiveen, his hometown on the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry. Performance of "The Boys of Barr Na Sráide," perhaps Clifford's most famous song, by Mick, Liz Hanley, Brenda Castles, and Michelle Mulcahy.

By Memory Inspired: Mick Moloney's Songbook | Traditional Irish Reels

The final episode of this first series of Mick Moloney's Songbook features three reels that spotlight the banjo and accordion, a defining instrumental duo of the 20th century Irish and Irish American tradition. Performance by Mick Moloney and Billy McComiskey, with special guest Matt Mulqueen accompanying on the piano. Enjoy!

A Message From Our Friends at Tourism Ireland: Let's Get Back to Ireland, to the Land You Call Home

There are great times ahead, times when you can wrap yourself up in the warmth of home. When you can enjoy the things that matter most from reconnecting with family and friends to immersing yourself in the beauty of those crashing coastlines and green patchwork fields. When the time is right, an especially warm welcome awaits you on the island of Ireland.

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