Village Voice – Alan Rickman talks about John Gabriel Borkman

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ArtsEmerson in Boston announces Irish programme; includes Druid and Abbey

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Spoleto Festival Announces Programme; Druid Theatre a highlight

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New York Times – Emma Donoghue and William Trevor in the ten best books of 2010.

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New York Times -Druid’s ‘Penelope’ makes theater critic Ben Brantley’s Top 10 of 2010

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First Details of New Irish Arts Festival in U.S. Are Unveiled

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Irish government spending $5.2 million to bring 400 arts events to US in 2011

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Irish Government to Present 400 Irish Arts Events in US

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The Irish Times – Ambitious display of talent asks US to imagine a better Ireland



New York Times – Imagine Ireland launches in the US

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Boston Globe – Druid’s director Garry Hynes talks about ‘Cripple of Inishmaan’

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The Chieftains kick off a 21-date, 20 city tour on February 17th

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The Irish Times – Druid ‘Inishmaan’ highlight of cultural season

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The Irish Times – Lara Marlowe enjoys Druid’s ‘Inishmaan’ in Washington

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Sunday Independent – Irish prose through a cracked lookingglass – Frieda Klotz goes to Princeton

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Ireland of the Welcomes – Imagine Ireland hits the US

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Connect Magazine – The best of Irish arts comes to the US

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Irish America Magazine – current issue has feature on Imagine Ireland

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Video – Hugo Hamilton reading at Arts Emerson Irish Festival

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Duke Chronicle – DP hosts Irish Abbey Theatre

Abbey Theatre of Ireland’s first-ever performance in North Carolina


Los Angeles Times – 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalists announced

Irish authors Stuart Neville and Tana French among finalists. Click here to read more


Irish Emigrant – Abbey’s Terminus worth the wait for Boston theatre fans

Interview with writer Mark O’Rowe


Broadwayworld.com – Cinemagic Presents 2nd Annual Los Angeles Film & Television Festival

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Joseph O’Connor & Frank Delaney are in conversation at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Feb 22

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Ingrid Nachstern performs ‘Who am I?’, contemporary dance exploring loss of identity, Feb 23, NY

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US debut – Fidelio Trio in five performances this week – New York, NY, Cambridge, MA and Urbana, IL

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Aspen Writers Foundation presents Emma Donoghue, author of ‘Room’, on Feb 23

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LA programme announcement includes premiere of Gerald Barry opera

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Irish American News – Imagine Ireland in Chicago

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Andrew Duggan’s installation and ball park event ‘Court’ inspired by the traditional handball alley

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Brock McGuire Band perform in ten cities in March throughout TX, TN, AL, NJ and CT

Tour dates here


‘Mimic’ by Raymond Scannell, directed by Tom Creed, opens at Irish Arts Center, NY on March 2nd

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The Chicago Tribune – ‘Terminus’ at MCA Chicago: Dublin fever dreaming in Abbey Theatre’s riveting

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The New York Times – St Patrick’s Day Events in New York City

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Cineuropa – New York finds Hidden Ireland

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The Irish Emigrant – ‘Imagine Ireland’ launched in Los Angeles

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New York Public Library – Announcement of multimedia exhibition Ireland America: The Ties That Bind

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Southtown Star – Irish Film Festival at Beverly Arts Center

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Julie Feeney “The Emerald Isle’s Original” (Washington Post) in Cambridge, MA & New York this week

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New York’s The CRAIC Irish Film and Music Festival runs from March 9th – 12th

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The Abbey Theatre brings ‘Terminus’ to Columbus, OH on March 9th and Middlebury, VT on March 12th

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The New York Times on St Patrick’s Day Events in NYC

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The Irish Times – ‘Fall and Recover’, Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Slideshow

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Objects of Devotion and Desire: Noel Brennan at Bertha & Karl Leubsdorf Gallery, NY until Apr 30th

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New Ireland: The Enda Walsh Festival – plays, discussion and more, Studio Theater, DC from Mar 15th

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Irish Book Day: giving thousands of books away free in many cities to celebrate St Patrick’s Day

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Keynote speech and performance by Bob Geldof on Mar 17th plus 17 Irish music acts at SXSW Festival

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Taoiseach welcomes Imagine Ireland artists at Washington DC reception

Read the Press Release for details of the March 16th event


RTÉ – Irish Arts in the US

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Irish Emigrant – New Taoiseach welcomes Imagine Ireland to Washington, D.C.

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Chicago Sun Times – Druid’s ‘Inishmaan’ a triumph at Chicago Shakespeare

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Irish Central – The Ties That Bind

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The Seasons: rare archive film screening with live Irish music at the NYPL on Mar 19th

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RTÉ on Irish arts in the US – Richard Downes speaks with Aidan Connolly, Garry Hynes & Colm Tóibín

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Virginia Festival of the Book presents Irish writers on Mar 19th

With Colm Tóibín, Kathleen Hill, Anne Enright & Kevin Holohan. Details here


The Washington Post – Interview with Playwright Enda Walsh

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Irish Independent – Druid’s Dearbhla Molloy logs her experience with ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’

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Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, transformer of traditional Irish music, performs in DC on Mar 24th

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The College Tribune – Irish bands at SXSW Festival

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Wall Street Journal – Visa delays for FALL AND RECOVER Dancers

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Poet Richard Tillinghast explores homeland and cultural transplantation from Mar 24th in 8 cities

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With Good Reason Radio – Highlights of Virginia Festival of the Book including Imagine Ireland

Hear Kevin Holohan reading at 17:40. Click here to listen


Virginia Festival of the Book – Audio Slideshow of Imagine Ireland event on March 19th

With Colm Tóibín, Kathleen Hill, Anne Enright & Kevin Holohan. Click here to watch


Jackie Daly & Matt Cranitch, interpreters of Sliabh Luachra, play 8 cities in 7 states from Mar 26th

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WYNC Radio – FALL AND RECOVER – Choreographer John Scott and performers Kiribu and Nina Oiple

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Infinite Body – FALL AND RECOVER Review

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The New Jersey Star Ledger – FALL AND RECOVER Review

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Sebastian Barry’s ‘The Pride of Parnell Street’ runs until Apr 17th in Philadelphia

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Elizabeth Cope: Retrospective on exhibition at The National Arts Club, NY until Apr 9th

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LA Times – Review of Gerald Barry’s new opera ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

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Druid bring Martin McDonagh’s ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ to Center Theatre Group, Culver City, CA

From Apr 5 to May 1. Details here


“The world now has something rare …” The LA Times reviews Gerald Barry’s new opera

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New York Times – FALL AND RECOVER Photo Slideshow

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The Village Voice – FALL AND RECOVER reviewed by Deborah Jowitt

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New York Irish Arts Blog – FALL AND RECOVER Review

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Solomon Says – FALL AND RECOVER Review

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LA Times – Review of Druid’s ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’

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Stage and Cinema – Review of Druid’s ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’

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LA Splash Magazine – Review of Druid’s ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’

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The Daily Bruin – Review of Druid’s ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’

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LA Weekly – Review of Druid’s ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’

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Masters in Collaboration V: Joanie Madden Meets Seamus Begley at New York’s Irish Arts Center

From Apr 13th to 17th. Details here


3 Irish and 3 American poets explore the relationship between the Irish & American poetic landscape

New York Apr 18th. Read more here


TG4 – ‘Imeall’ features Imagine Ireland including interview with Culture Ireland CEO Eugene Downes

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Two poetry showcases in NY this week: Lincoln Center on Apr 18 & Nuyorican Poets Café on Apr 20

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Alphabet Series from Cork Printmakers: 26 prints from 26 artists from April 11 to June 24, NY

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Legitimate Bodies Dance Company perform at Purdue Theatre, West Lafayette, IN, Apr 18-21

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Gabriel Byrne hosts the Archaeological Institute of America’s Annual Gala on Apr 26

With Irish poetry, dance and a Gaelic feast. Details here


Susan McKeown & Lorin Sklamberg present ‘Saints & Tzadiks’ in LA, Berkeley & Napa, Apr 27 to May 1

A vibrant collaboration of Irish and Yiddish song. Full details here


Ronnie Hughes presents a solo exhibition at NEXT, Chicago, IL, from Apr 29 to May 2

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Erin Quinn: Surveillance, part of Group show at A Gallery, NY from May 5

Work from winners of Armadillo Fine Art Publishing New York Juried Art competition. Details here


Martin McDonagh’s ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ travels to Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley, CA

Read more here about Druid’s production of this comic masterpiece


‘Dublin by Lamplight’ plays as part of the Philadelphia Irish Theatre Festival until May 14

Click here to view more details of the extensive programme


Jackie Nickerson & Anthony Haughey: 2 leading photographic artists at the New York Photo Festival

From May 11 to 15. Read more here


Among The Deepening Shades: American Poets and Yeats, at NYPL on May 14

Timothy Donnelly, Philip Levine and Rosanna Warren with Eamon Grennan. Details here


‘See Saw’ by Ciotóg, a dance show for and with families with young children

Pittsburgh, PA, May 12 to 15. Click here for details


Artist Damien Flood exhibits at New York’s THEODORE:Art until June 19 as part of exhibition ‘Three’

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Curated by Gabriel Byrne, ‘Revisiting the Quiet Man: Ireland on Film’ opens on May 20 at MoMA

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DC Theatre Scene – Review of ‘Swampoodle’

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Fighting Words, a creative writing centre established by Roddy Doyle & Sean Love, comes to NYPL

On May 24 and 25. Details here


Artist Sarah Pierce in ‘I Am Searching for Field Character’; performance, installation, and more

Bureau for Open Culture at MASS MoCA from May 26. Details here


‘Swampoodle’ continues until May 28 at the Washington Coliseum Arena; tailor-made for the Uline

Read a review from DC Theatre Scene here


The Hill Is Home – Reviving Many Lives at the Uline | Swampoodle

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Charleston City Paper – Druid Theatre’s Cripple is fecking funny

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The Irish Times – Gabriel Byrne launches Imagine Ireland’s new cultural programme

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The Post and Courier – Capturing the Irish spirit | The Cripple of Inishmaan

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Irish Central – Gabriel Byrne launches new Imagine Ireland outreach in US

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Free Times Columbia News & Arts – The View from Spoleto | The Cripple of Inishmaan

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Colm Tóibín in conversation at the 27th Annual Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, June 4-5

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Artist Fiona Hallinan engages in a site responsive installation of both material and sound, in DC

Presented by Solas Nua from June 6. Read more here


‘The Texas Zydeco’ exhibition features 40 black and white photographs by Sligo-based James Fraher

At Houston, TX from June 3. View details here


The Irish Emigrant – Chicago exhibition “Invite or Reject” showcases Irish visual art

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RTÉ Radio 1: Arena – Dylan Haskins reports from NY on Imagine Ireland and speaks to Gabriel Byrne

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RTÉ Radio 1: Arena – Dylan Haskins reports from NY on Revisiting The Quiet Man: Ireland on Film

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Charleston scene – Spoleto on Stage | The Cripple of Inishmaan

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Charlotte Observer – Spoleto’s gems: ‘Red Shoes’ and Black Irish

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Charleston City Paper – CP’s picks for the second week of Spoleto

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Creative Loafing Atlanta – Spoleto Update: Festival gears up for second weekend | The Cripple …

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The Irish Times – Arminta Wallace reports on Imagine Ireland

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The Western Front – Verses from the Emerald Isle: Irish poet travels United States on bicycle

Read about Stephen Murray’s journey here


Eilin O’Dea in ‘Hello Molly’: a dramatisation of Molly Bloom’s soliloquy from James Joyce’s Ulysses

Symphony Space Theatre, NY, June 9. Read more here


Currents 2011: Composer/artist Paul O’Donoghue’s audio-visual projection mapped installation

Santa Fe International New Media Festival from June 10. Details here


The Irish Times – Letter about Imagine Ireland from Ingrid Nachstern, Night Star Dance Company

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RTÉ Radio 1: Arena – Dylan Haskins reports on Imagine Ireland

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Theater Mania – Culture Ireland and Irish Arts Center to Offer June 16 Bloomsday Breakfast

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Galway Advertiser – Druid brings The Cripple of Inishmaan Back

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New York Times – Bloomsday Events Preview

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Danbury News Times – Galway Druid Theatre kicks off Arts & Ideas fest

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New Haven Advocate – Arts and Ideas: Martin McDonagh’s ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ Zigzags the Truth

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The Times and Democrat – 35th Spoleto Festival doesn’t disappoint

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Bryant Park Bloomsday Breakfast from 8-10am: Enjoy an Edwardian Irish garden party

Upper Terrace, Bryant Park, New York. Click here for details of this event


A Journey of the Imagination: Bloomsday, June 16

Click here to read about the journeys you can take


Win a copy of ‘Ulysses’ by James Joyce, signed by Cultural Ambassador Gabriel Byrne

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Enjoy this video of our Bloomsday celebrations in New York’s Bryant Park

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Nick Miller’s TREE HOUSE 360˚ on 27 panels was created on a 25’ platform in the woods of Connecticut

At Concord, MA until Aug 18. Read more here


Irish writers including Colm Tóibín and Fintan O’Toole at the New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas

Opens June 11. For more information, click here



Barbara Novak is in conversation with Nick Miller on Landscape, Art and Thoreau on July 10

At Concord Art Association, MA. Click here for details


Jesse Jones exhibits at REDCAT throughout July & August

Includes new work following residency working with students from CalArts, LA. From July 1


Artists Joe Walker and Pat Walker curate a week of programming at video exhibition Super 8

Super 8 runs until Sept 3 in Santa Monica, CA. Read more here


Celebrate Brooklyn! in Prospect Park features performances from De Dannan, Liam Ó Maonlaí & McPeake

On July 14. Click here for further details


SUMMER SALON at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts presents Irish writers and musicians

On July 13, 20 and 27. View details here


Dermot Bolger’s ‘The Parting Glass’, a story of friendship, family & football, in NY until July 31

At the Barrow Street Theatre. Read more here


Group show ‘this little bag of dreams’ features work from 6 contemporary Irish artists

Until Aug 27 at the Catharine Clarke Gallery, SF. Click here for details


Students of Traditional Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, Goitse are widely lauded

Performing on July 28 at the Dublin Ohio Irish Fest. Further details here



This is the last week to catch BIORHYTHM: Music and the Body, at EYEBEAM, NY

Until Aug 6. Read more here


Beoga perform at the Dublin Irish Festival in Ohio on Aug 5, 6 & 7

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The inaugural Authentic Irish Festival celebrates Irish roots in Tennessee from Aug 5 to 7

Read more about the programme here


Irish Fair of Minnesota features step dancers, musicians incl. Altan & High Kings, sport & lots more

From Aug 12 to 14. Details here


Téada celebrate 10 years on the road with performances in Dublin, OH, Lansing, MI and more

For tour details, click here


Mark Garry presents a new sculptural installation at Cave, Detroit, until Sept 13

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The final week to catch ‘Invite or Reject’, a touring group exhibition curated by MART, now in LA

Until Aug 24. For details, click here


Altan, Fiach, Fidil, The Henry Girls & Alessandro Negrini are all featured at Milwaukee Irish Fest

Plus many more Irish artists, from Aug 18 to 21. Read more here


Dennis McNulty’s ‘Windshield’ is an evocation of Windshield House designed by Richard Neutra,1936-38

In the gardens of the Nightingale-Brown House, Rhode Island. Read more here


Traditional fiddle trio Fidil perform at Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago on Aug 27

Read more about Fidil by clicking here


This is the last week to catch visual artist Jesse Jones at REDCAT, LA until Aug 28

Including newly commissioned work developed after working with students from CalArts. Details here


Imagine Ireland is supporting four productions at 1st Irish Theatre Festival, Sept 05 to Oct 03, NY

For information, including venues and dates, click here


This is the last week to catch Super 8, a video exhibition featuring Joe Walker & Pat Walker

Until Sept 03 in Santa Monica. For more details, click here



‘BogBoy’ (Tall Tales) & ‘Noah and the Tower Flower’ (Fishamble) run from Sept 7-Oct 2

As part of 1st Irish Theatre Festival, NY. Read more about BogBoy and Noah and the Tower Flower


Brassneck’s ‘A Night With George’ runs from Sept 5-Oct 2

As part of 1st Irish Theatre Festival, NY. Read more here


The Cirque de Légume runs from Sept 6-Oct 2

As part of 1st Irish Theatre Festival, NY. Read more here


‘BogBoy’ (Tall Tales) & ‘Noah and the Tower Flower’ (Fishamble) run from Sept 7-Oct 2

As part of 1st Irish Theatre Festival, NY. Read more about BogBoy and Noah and the Tower Flower.


Celebrate Irish crime fiction writers; ‘Down These Green Streets’, Sept 24, NY

For details, click here


‘Isolation Room’, curated by Daniel John McGrath and Dana Turkovic, features artist Ross McDonnell

MO, from Sept 17. Read more


Gare St Lazare Players Ireland present Samuel Beckett’s ‘The End’, in four venues and three States

MN, NH & MA, from Sept 22. View details


Masters in Collaboration VI: Iarla Ó Lionáird meets Ivan Goff, in conversation and in concert

At New York’s Irish Arts Center, Sep 28-Oct 2. Details here


Beckett: A Conversation with Paul Auster and Barry McGovern, both of whom knew Beckett in Paris

At the Morgan Library and Museum, New York on Sep 30. View details


John O’Conor in a concert featuring the music of Haydn, Field, Beethoven and Schubert

Presented by the Washington Conservatory of Music on Oct 1. Click for full details



Dance Company Fitzgerald & Stapleton’s ‘The Smell of Want’ is graphically honest & deeply affecting

In New York from Oct 3-8. Read more here


Booker Prize winner Anne Enright reads in NY on Oct 3, joined by Michael Ondaatje, and OR on Oct 9

For details, click here (NY) and here (OR)


Croi Glan Integrated Dance Company presents ‘In My Body Are These Islands’ from Oct 7 in MN

View details here


‘Young Ireland: A Generation of Irish Writers at Litquake Festival’ features five young novelists

On Oct 11 in San Francisco. Read more here


Eamon O’Kane’s exhibition “There is another world, but it is in this one.” opens on Oct 13

At New York’s RARE Gallery. Click here for details


The National Chamber Choir of Ireland perform in 5 states, from Oct 13

For performance details in IN, OH, PA, NJ & IA, click here


Nevan Lahart: exhibition at Steve Turner Contemporary & installation at 18th Street Art Center, CA

For more details, click here


Katie Holten presents her work and participates in The Intersections Project, Oct 18 & 19

At Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, NC. Read more


The Chicago Tribune’s John von Rhein reviews the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Chicago performance.

‘Irish Chamber Orchestra makes up in fire and gusto what it lacks in size’ Read the review here.



Pan Pan’s ‘The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane’ – a multi award-winning audacious riff on Hamlet

Plays in Columbus, OH from Nov 17-20. Read more here


3-city tour of the Cork Literary Review Volume XIV showcases Irish and American poets

Final event this week on Nov 17 at New York’s Irish Art Centre. More details here


The LA Stage Times interviews performer-creator Pat Kinevane about ‘Forgotten’

Read it here.


‘‘Moby Dick’ plunges into the soul’ – Boston Globe reviews Gare St. Lazare Players Ireland

” … Lovett delivers a performance that illustrates the power of storytelling” Click here to read the review


The Tufts Daily reviews Gare St. Lazare Players Ireland’s production of “Moby Dick”

“Conor Lovett truly dazzles as Ishmael.” Read review


Boston Arts Diary reviews Gare St. Lazare Players Ireland’s ‘Moby Dick’

“Lovett is a masterful storyteller and the rendering of this tale is riveting and forceful.” Click here to read more


Caroline McCarthy’s solo exhibition ‘Made-To-Measure’ utilises everyday objects such as plastic bags

Running until Dec 23 at Parker’s Box Gallery, New York. Click here for details


‘Irish Christmas in America’ visits 17 venues across 10 states from Nov 25 to Dec 18

Featuring spectacular vocal group ‘Lumiere’. Read more here


Visual Artist Katie Holten’s ‘Streams of Consciousness’ runs until Feb 19

Explore ‘The Histories, Mythologies, and Ecologies of Water’ at Salina Arts Center, KS. Details here


‘Krapp’s Last Tape’ by Samuel Beckett starring John Hurt opens on Nov 29

In DC from Nov 29-Dec 04 and NY from Dec 06-18


Capital Irish Film Festival (CIFF) produced by Solas Nua opens in DC on Dec 01

Visit irishfilmdc for full programme details


‘Misterman’ by Enda Walsh starring Cillian Murphy opens on Nov 30

At New York’s St Ann’s Warehouse until Dec 21. Details here



‘Brooklyn’s Master Tapeheads’ – New York Magazine reviews ‘Misterman’ and ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’

Click here to read review


Charles Isherwood of the New York Times names John Hurt as a ‘Solo Performer of the Year’

For his performance in ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’. Click here to read the article


Mother’s Tankstation at NADA Miami 2011 presents artists Ian Burns and Kevin Cosgrove

Until Dec 3rd. Read more here


On Monday, RTÉ Radio 1’s ‘Arts Tonight’ aired the first of two special features on Imagine Ireland

Click here to listen to the podcast of Nov 28


Andrew Duggan’s ‘Court_Pace_I’ is a public art installation in New York on Dec 07

View this new video work at 51st Street between 10th & 11th ave from 6-10pm


The New York Times reviews ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’ starring John Hurt, at BAM from Dec 06-18

” … achingly fine performance” Read the review here


Katie Holten’s solo exhibition ‘Streams of Consciousness’ continues throughout December

At Salina Art Center, Kansas. Click here for details


The New York Times reviews ‘Misterman’ by Enda Walsh starring Cillian Murphy at St Ann’s Warehouse

Until Dec 21. ” … a seductive and terrifying portrait” Read review


Imagine Ireland Trailer

To watch an Imagine Ireland video tralier, click here.


Colin Farrell invites you to Imagine Ireland

Well-known actors from Ireland and the US evoked Ireland through poetry. Watch Colin Farrell’s video here. Visit our YouTube Channel to view all.


Masters of Tradition

Enjoy this Masters of Tradition performance, introduced by CEO of Culture Ireland, Eugene Downes. Click here to watch.