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Culture Ireland

  • Over 1,000 Irish theatre-makers, musicians, singers, writers, dancers, visual artists, film-makers and more, presented their work to audiences from Alabama to Wyoming, in venues from…

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  • Dates: January 01 – December 31

The End by Samuel Beckett

  • Internationally renowned Beckett actor Conor Lovett, directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett, presents one of Samuel Beckett’s early prose pieces The End.  “Supremely funny…a prepared actor…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: January 06 – January 09

John Gabriel Borkman by Henrik Ibsen

  • Part of this year’s world renowned Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival, the Abbey’s production of John Gabriel Borkman was a huge success with many sold-out…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: January 07 – February 06

Masters of Tradition

  • A unique evening of Irish traditional music featuring Martin Hayes, Iarla Ó Lionaird, Dennis Cahill, Máirtín O’Connor, Cathal Hayden, Seamie O’Dowd and David Power. This…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: January 08 – January 08

The Work The Work by Fitzgerald & Stapleton

  • Fitzgerald & Stapleton’s work uses movement, vocalizing, film and pre-recorded sound to create a series of events which challenge the individual to question the narrative…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: January 09 – January 09

Julie Feeney

  • Award-winning singer, composer, orchestrator and producer of critically acclaimed ‘13 songs’ and ‘pages’ Julie Feeney is a true artist with immense vision. She embarks on…

  • Location: NY, DC, MA
  • Dates: January 11 – May 30

Brian Ormond: IIIII

  • Inspired by naturally occurring lines and their relationship to one another, Ormond creates networks of lines that might resemble delicate systems of order and balance. …

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: January 11 – February 19

Andrew Duggan: Court

  • Court is a visual art project in NYC, hosted by The Irish Arts Centre with visual artist Andrew Duggan. It uses the cast concrete Irish…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: January 24 – March 28

Jane O’Leary

  • The musical performance will include the premiere of Breathing Spaces for solo piano, performed by Isabelle O’Connell and Only Gestures Remain… for cello and piano,…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: January 26 – January 26

Noel Brennan: Objects of Devotion and Desire

  • Curated by Dr Cynthia Hahn with the collaboration of Barbara Boehm, Curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition revisits and analyses the psychological…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: January 27 – April 30

My Scandalous Life by Thomas Kilroy

  • The World Premiere of the story of Oscar Wilde’s lover, Lord Alfred Douglas struggling to reclaim his own identity.  Forever linked to Wilde and the…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: February 02 – March 02

Colm Toíbín live from the NYPL

  • Curated by Director, Paul Holdengräber, LIVE IS Cognitive Theater with a mission to provoke, engage, enlighten, instigate and agitate the mind,  LIVE IS: provocative conversations,…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: February 03 – February 03

Trio Festivale

  • Trio Festivale Recital tour of the US, spanning five concerts in Texas, Florida and New York, including works by Gaubert, Weber, Martinu and a world…

  • Location: TX, FL, NY
  • Dates: February 06 – February 17

Irish Authors at Fordham University, New York

  • Irish writers Hugo Hamilton and Peter Murphy read at the Lincoln Center branch of Fordham University, invited by Fordham’s Institute of Irish Studies.  Audiences are…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: February 07 – February 14

Alice Maher: Godchildren of Enantios

  • For her third solo show in New York, Alice Maher will present four animated films with sound by Trevor Knight, plus two new sculptural works. …

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: February 10 – March 05

Cinemagic USA

  • Cinemagic USA is a film festival for young people taking place in New York, Boston, San Francisco, LA, and includes film screenings and film and…

  • Location: NY, MA, CA
  • Dates: February 10 – February 26

Freaks and Monsters: Garrett Carr at the NYPL

  • Irish writer Garrett Carr visits with a young audience at NYPL’s Seward Park branch to read from his fiction about the adventures of Andrew, May…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: February 16 – February 16

Solas Nua presents Project Brand New

  • At its heart of Project Brand New is the ambition to provide a platform for innovation and experimentation, and work that strives towards the new.…

  • Location: DC, NY
  • Dates: February 17 – June 19

The Chieftains

  • Six-time Grammy winners and the world’s most popular Irish traditional music group, The Chieftains’  U.S. tour will feature an array of surprise guests and local…

  • Location: NY, NJ, PA, WA, TX, AR, IN, WI, IL
  • Dates: February 17 – March 05

Fidelo Trio

  • Internationally recognised as one of the most exciting piano trios with diverse and arresting programming, this tour showcases the Fidelio Trio, ambassadors of Irish contemporary…

  • Location: NY, MA, IL
  • Dates: February 21 – February 27

Ghost Light: Joseph O’Connor

  • The Times (London) called Joseph O’Connor’s Ghost Light a “spellbinding read”. He will read from his new novel at the Free Library of Philadelphia, in…

  • Location: PA, NY
  • Dates: February 22 – February 24

Who Am I? by Ingrid Nachstern

  • A solo dance piece dealing with loss of identity through marriage and motherhood. Dance Europe: “Nachstern’s, a quirky quartet that cleverly built on geometric…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: February 23 – February 23

Crossings – the Jackie Clarke Collection

  • Crossings,  a partnership between Mayo County Council’s Jackie Clarke Collection and archive of the American Irish Historical Society, is being shown in the AIHS landmark…

  • Location: NY, DC
  • Dates: February 23 – March 17

Mimic by Raymond Scannell

  • Written by Raymond Scannell, performed by him at a grand piano, and winner of the Best Male Performance award at Dublin Fringe Festival 2008, this…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: March 02 – March 20

Elaine Byrne: Message to Salinas

  • DVD ‘Message to Salinas’ is shown at Artprojx as part of the Armory and Volta art fairs. The DVD is being played on 2nd and…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: March 02 – March 05

Paul Nugent at Volta NY

  • VOLTA NY is an invitational show of solo artist’s projects. it is the American incarnation of the successful young fair founded in Basel in 2005.…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: March 03 – March 06

The Armory Show

  • The Armory Show is America’s leading fine art fair devoted to the most important art of the 20th and 21st centuries. In its eleven years,…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: March 03 – March 07

David Munelly Band

  • “The Irish band to see” (The Irish Voice) has won special acclaim for incorporating the sound of the 1920s and 1930s, and such bands from…

  • Location: IL, MI, OH, NY, PA, TN, GA
  • Dates: March 04 – March 19

Camerata Ireland

  • Barry Douglas and Camerata Ireland, guest soloist Celine Byrne (Soprano). This concert tour will include arias by Mozart along with performances of well-known traditional Irish…

  • Location: NY, TN, IL, IN
  • Dates: March 05 – March 12

Leanne O’Sullivan and Leontia Flynn at the NYPL

  • Leanne O’Sullivan and Leontia Flynn are two of the most exciting younger poets coming out of Ireland. For the first time, come and hear them…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: March 06 – March 06

Alpine Desire Film Series, Austrian Cultural Forum

  • In cooperation with the Austrian Film Museum and in conjunction with the visual exhibition Alpine Desire, which runs until May 8, the Austrian Cultural Forum…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: March 09 – March 10

The Craic Festival

  • The CRAIC festival is the only festival of its kind in North America. It combines the best of Irish contemporary music and film over a…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: March 09 – March 12

An evening with Julian Gough

  • New York Public Library brings the Irish novelist, essayist and poet Julian Gough to a Manhattan audience to read from his work and discuss the…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: March 10 – March 10

Duke Special

  • Musically ambitious and eccentric, Duke Special is blissfully at home in his own alluring genre of bruised romanticism, vaudeville and addictive melodies. A piano-based songwriter…

  • Location: DC
  • Dates: March 14 – March 14

Frank Corcoran

  • New York premiere of internationally renowned Irish composer, Frank Corcoran´s new SONGS OF TERROR AND LOVE (2010) for Basso Drammatico and Ensemble, to be performed…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: March 14 – March 14

Ireland America: The Ties That Bind

  • Ireland’s cultural influence in the United States has been greater than other small western European nations.  Irish songs, tunes, dances, plays, and dramatic roles have…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: March 14 – August 13

Framing the Past: Contemporary Irish Writers and America

  • Paul Muldoon, specially commissioned by the Poetry Society of America, will write lyrics for material in the collections of the NYPL for Performing Arts. A…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: March 17 – March 17

Irish Book Day, NYC

  • In partnership with Speaker Christine Quinn and the New York City Council, Irish Arts Center will celebrate the inaugural Irish Arts Center Book Day on…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: March 17 – March 17

Hidden Ireland

  • Hidden Ireland is a major programme of documentary film at NYPL, which offers insights into contemporary Irish life and into the past that has shaped…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: March 17 – May 19

John Connolly at the NYPL

  • John Connolly, Irish crime writer, will read from and discuss his work.

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: March 22 – March 22

Kevin Holohan presented by NYPL

  • New York Public Library Young Adult Programmes brings the Irish novelist Kevin Holohan to the High School of Art & Design, New York, to read…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: March 23 – March 23

Duke Special at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Musical sensation Duke Special will debut all-new songs in a performance presented by Spectrum at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In this concert conceived specifically…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: March 24 – March 24

One Hundred Mornings

  • Set in a world upended by a complete breakdown of society, two couples hide out in a lakeside cabin hoping to survive the crisis. As…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: March 25 – March 31

Fall and Recover by John Scott

  • Fall and Recover emerged from John Scott’s workshops with clients of Centre For Care For Survivors Of Torture in Dublin, Ireland, mixing two professional dancers with…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: March 25 – April 09

The Irish Volunteer

  • Songs and history of the Irish in the American Civil War presented by historian/musician David Kincaid.

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: March 26 – March 26

Fluffy Mc Cloud at New York International Children’s Film Festival

  • Fluffy Mc Cloud is a mix of animation and film making disiplines, including stop-motion animation, hand-drawn and live action as well as computer animation. It…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: March 26 – March 26

Elizabeth Cope: Retrospective

  • Sandra Gibson, in Circa Magazine (Feb 2009) said, ‘Somehow Cope manages to combine with this gallows humour – this sense of desolate inevitability – a…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: March 28 – April 09

Gerard O’Donovan at the NYPL

  • Irish crime writer Gerard O’Donovan, the author of the acclaimed new Dublin thriller The Priest, will give his first reading to New York City audiences…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: March 31 – March 31

BRAINWAVE 2011- Irish Dreams:  Frank McGuinness in conversation with Ernest Hartmann

  • The third annual BRAINWAVE brought thinkers from multiple disciplines to sit down with scientists to wrap our minds around the things that matter. BRAINWAVE 2011…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: April 09 – April 09

From Shore to Shore: Irish Traditional Music in New York City

  • From Shore To Shore examines both the continuity and the changes that affected Irish traditional music in the twentieth century. Using New York City as…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: April 09 – April 09

If it wasn’t for the Irish and the Jews

  • New York University’s Professor of Music and Irish Studies, Mick Moloney, presents an engrossing, entertaining, and insightful examination of a time when vaudeville and Tin…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: April 11 – April 11

Ireland: Alphabet Series – A Touring Exhibition from Cork Printmakers

  • This exhibition consists of 26 prints by 26 artists, each work taking a letter of the alphabet as a starting point.

    Cork Printmakers,…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: April 11 – June 24

Enda Bates

  • The ISSUE Project Room Emerging Artist commission is awarded annually to support the development of new works of extraordinary innovation and creativity. This performance will…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: April 13 – April 13

Masters in Collaboration V: Joanie Madden Meets Seamus Begley

  • Our fifth installment of the acclaimed Masters in Collaboration series pairs Grammy-winning whistle and flute player and leader of Cherish the Ladies Joanie Madden with…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: April 13 – April 17

Ned Harrigan and the Irish Roots of Broadway

  • Musician/folklorist/musicologist Mick Moloney’s tribute to Harrigan through story and song, salutes Harrigan’s importance in the growth of American musical and theatrical culture.

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: April 16 – April 16

A Celebration of Irish Culture…

  • An evening of poetry, music and readings featuring the world premiere of a commissioned work by poet/composer Paul Muldoon, presented in collaboration with the Poetry…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: April 18 – April 18

Ireland and America: A Poetic Exchange

  • Irish poets Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Dennis O’Driscoll, and Greg Delanty, and American poets Galway Kinnell, Heather McHugh, and Jean Valentine explore the relationship between the…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: April 18 – April 18

Cultural Cross-Currents: A Trans-Atlantic Conversation in Verse

  • A celebration of Irish culture through poetry, music and song, featuring the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon’s LET ME BE, a work…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: April 18 – April 18

Tribeca Film Festival

  • Five Irish films are being screened at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival: THE GUARD directed by John Michael McDonagh, LOTUS EATERS directed by Alexandra Guinness,…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: April 20 – May 01

The Glór Sessions at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

  • The Glór Sessions, Dublin’s weekly music and spoken word night, presents an evening at New York’s premiere performance poetry venue, the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe.…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: April 20 – April 20

Lotus Eaters and The Good Doctor

  • Tribeca Film Festival is one of the world’s leading film festival attracting the leading producers, distributors, and sales agents to New York for one of…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: April 21 – April 30

Caoimhghin Ó Fraithiile: Three Times Ten

  • This Gallery Exhibition will consist of a series of recent drawings and site-specific installations

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: April 21 – May 22


  • World premiere of Galway Film Centre / RTE funded short film “Switch”.  Directed by Thomas Hefferon, the film receives multiple screenings during this year’s Tribeca…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: April 22 – May 01

Selections from Victor Herbert’s Eileen

  • Performance by members of the Metropolitan Opera Chorus.

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: April 23 – April 23


  • Two policemen get more than they bargained for on a house call. Frank is young and heartbroken. Con is middle-aged and weary. When they find…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: April 23 – May 01


  • Pentecost has been officially selected to screen at the Tribeca Film Festival 2011 in New York. Tribeca Film Festival is well known for being a…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: April 24 – May 01

PEN World Voices presents Irish writers including Fintan O’Toole and Richard Kearney

  • Cultural commentators Fintan O’Toole and Richard Kearney will be among the Irish authors taking part in the 2011 PEN World Voices festival, which celebrates the…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: April 25 – May 01

Archaeological Institute of America’s Annual Gala

  • Irish actor and Cultural Ambassador to Ireland, Gabriel Byrne, will host the Archaeological Institute of America’s (AIA) Annual Gala.  Together with Tourism Ireland and Culture…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: April 26 – April 26

“Seamus Heaney: Out of the Marvelous”  at 7th Annual World Voices Festival of Literature

  • Commissioned to mark the poet’s 70th birthday in 2009, Seamus Heaney Out of the Marvelous is a vivid portrait of one of the most important…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: April 28 – April 28

Inter-changes: Irish Piano Music of the 21st Century

  • A concert tour of the east coast of the US, Therese will perform four recitals, featuring a repertoire of piano music from the Irish contemporary…

  • Location: MA, MD, VA, NY
  • Dates: April 29 – May 30

Erin Quinn: Surveillance

  • Group show featuring work from 5 winners of the Armadillo Fine Art Publishing New York Juried Art competition, including Irish artist Erin Quinn.  Winners include…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: May 05 – May 19

Jackie Nickerson and Anthony Haughey: HEAVEN AND EARTH

  • Showcase exhibition of work by two of Ireland’s leading photographic artists at the New York Photo Festival.

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: May 11 – May 15

Among The Deepening Shades: American Poets and Yeats

  • An event curated by noted Irish poet Eamon Grennan, who invites the American poets Timothy Donnelly, Philip Levine and Rosanna Warren to read and respond…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: May 14 – May 14

Three: Damien Flood / Joy Garnett / Andrew Seto

  • This show brings together three artists whose work inhabits a delicate grey area between factual imagery, subjective recall, and painterly interaction. We all see what…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: May 14 – June 19

Revisiting The Quiet Man: Ireland on Film

  • This film programme, curated by Gabriel Byrne and presented by The Musuem of Modern Art and the Irish Film Institute takes The Quiet Man, John…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: May 20 – May 30

Whole World Round with Joseph O’Connor and Philip King

  • In this unique afternoon Joseph O’Connor talks to Philip King and explores the influence of Irish-American ballads in his recent fiction. Look forward to lots…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: May 21 – May 21

Book Expo America

  • Book Expo America is the largest annual book fair in the United States and attracts exhibitors and attendees from all over the world. This three…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: May 24 – May 26

WRITING LIVES at the Half King

  • The inaugural Pen, Paper and Palate evening at the Half King will feature four leading Irish and Irish-American writers in Writing Lives, a panel which…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: May 24 – May 24

Fighting Words at NYPL

  • Fighting Words, the creative writing school based in Dublin, comes to New York Public Library to work with young adults and adult literacy students in…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: May 24 – May 25

Edna O’Brien: Selected Shorts with Cynthia Nixon and Eilin O’Dea

  • The great Irish writer Edna O’Brien presents passionate tales of love, longing and family from her first new collection in 10 years. Performers include Cynthia…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: May 25 – May 25

Edna O’Brien and Gabriel Byrne

  • Legendary writer Edna O’Brien and Gabriel Byrne, actor and cultural ambassador for Ireland, will read from Saints and Sinnersand discuss Edna’s work. Alice Munro says…

  • Location:
  • Dates: May 30 – May 30

Group Show: Invite or Reject

  • ‘Invite or Reject’ is an ambitious new exhibition curated by MART’s Ciara Scanlan and Matthew Nevin. The show consists of 13 selected Irish artists -…

  • Location: IL, NY, CA
  • Dates: June 02 – August 24

BIORHYTHM: music and the body

  • What makes you dance? Why does a minor chord sound sad? Is there a formula for the perfect hit? BIORHYTHM, an interactive exhibition produced by…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: June 02 – August 06

The Outside Track USA tour

  • The Outside Track will perform Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton music, with their distinctive cross-cultural style.  Their concerts, performed on fiddle, tin whistle, flute, harp,…

  • Location: DE, NY, MA, WI
  • Dates: June 03 – August 21

Judith Mok

  • Molly Says No! is a dramatic recital with music by classical composers as well as folk songs, and a text by Michael O’Loughlin, which is…

  • Location: NY, CA, IL, GA, FL
  • Dates: June 06 – October 27

Richard Kearney in conversation at the Rubin Museum of Art

  • Every Wednesday at the Rubin Museum this summer, writers and thinkers will explore questions of the sacred and the secular, of belief systems and pilgrimage.…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: June 08 – June 08

Hello Molly by James Joyce

  • One woman, 90-minute theatrical dramatisation of the Molly Bloom soliliquy that closes out James Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses.

    Irish Times “O’Dea is every inch…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: June 09 – June 09

Difference Engine: MANIFESTATION III

  • Difference Engine: MANIFESTATION III exhibits a tendency to fictionalize, seemingly squinting at reality through a half-cocked eye. The works establish a gravitational system of sorts…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: June 10 – June 18

Gibraltar: An adaptation after James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922)

  • “Gibraltar” makes the convincing case that “Ulysses” is one of the most tender love stories ever written…simple, heartrending and extremely bawdy!’ – Backstage.

  • Location: PA
  • Dates: June 15 – June 18

Difference Engine

  • Difference Engine is an evening of readings in the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Education Center to complement the visual art exhibition which is part…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: June 15 – June 15

McPeake Band

  • McPeake are conducting a sixteen venue tour across the United States

  • Location: NY, PA, CT, MA, CO, IL, NJ, TN, MO, IN,
  • Dates: June 16 – September 25

Mark Clare: DemocraCity

  • DemocraCity is a new video work that explores the possibility of a contemporary utopian society based on the philosophy of B.F. Skinner and Theodore John…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: June 16 – July 03

IABANY Bloomsday Celebration

  • James Joyce did not just give us one of the greatest works of world literature.  He also gave us a landmark ruling in U.S. First…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: June 16 – June 16

New York Electronic Art Festival 2011

  • The New York Electronic Art Festival was created to provide a responsive public context for the appreciation of cutting-edge electronic artwork through concerts, panels, workshops,…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: June 17 – June 18

Mark Patrick Hederman

  • Mark Patrick Hederman will take part in an evening conversation series exploring the nature of faith and pilgrimage between two people from different walks of…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: June 22 – June 22

Pat O’Connor and Eoghan O’Sullivan

  • “A unique cultural experience for the listener, and a true and sincere representation of this traditional and specialised art.”
    Ellen Cranitch
    RTE Lyric…

  • Location: MA, NJ, NY, CT, NC,GA, SC
  • Dates: June 24 – July 09

“A Desert in the Ocean”: The View From Cill Rialaig

  • An exhibition of works resulting from the convergence of Irish and American artists and writers in retreat at Cill Rialaig on the remote coast of…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: June 29 – August 12

Catskills Irish Arts Week

  • Artists from Ireland: Charlie Harris, Maeve Donnelly, Geraldine & Eamonn Cotter, John Carty, Bernadette and Caitlin nic Gabhann,Matt Cranitch,Jesse Smith, Conal O’Grada, Mary Bergin, Ivan…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: July 11 – July 16

SUMMER SALON at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

  • In a collaboration between the National Library of Ireland and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center, writers and musicians…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: July 13 – July 27

Summer Salon at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

  • In a collaboration between the National Library of Ireland and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in the Lincoln Center, writers and…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: July 13 – July 27

Midsummer Night Swing

  • Traditional Irish Ceili

    Lively Irish Dance music for ceili, sets and old-time waltzes provided by Charlie Harris, Maeve Donnelly, Geraldine & Eamonn Cotter,…

  • Location: NY,
  • Dates: July 13 – July 13

Midsummer Night Swing

  • Lively Irish Dance music for ceili, sets and old-time waltzes provided by Charlie Harris, Maeve Donnelly, Geraldine & Eamonn Cotter, Caitlin nic Gabhann & John…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: July 13 – July 13

Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival

  • Prospect Park swells with traditional sounds from the Emerald Isle. DE DANNAN, presided over by Frankie Gavin, the world’s fastest fiddler (says Guinness, that’s who),…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: July 14 – July 14

The Parting Glass by Dermot Bolger

  • The Parting Glass is a hilarious, uplifting and life-affirming show set on the night that Thierry Henry’s left hand dashed Ireland’s World Cup dreams. It…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: July 20 – July 31

Hughie O’Donoghue

  • As part of The Road that Teaches, a conversation series to complement the exhibition Pilgrimage and Faith, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam every Wednesday at the…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: July 20 – July 20

The Silver Tassie by Sean O’Casey

  • Using all the resources of the theatre including live music and dance, this is an epic staging of one of Sean O’Casey’s great plays, directed…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: July 24 – July 31


  • One of Ireland’s top internationally-touring groups, Téada celebrates 10 years on the road with 2011 festival performances in the US, UK, Spain, Italy and Russia,…

  • Location: OH, MI, MS, NY
  • Dates: August 05 – September 17

Have More Fun

  • Spanning the years from 1935 to 2011, the show tells a true story of poverty and almost unbearable loss, and the power of love and…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: August 20 – August 28

A Night with George by Brenda Murphy & Donna O’Connor

  • Not every woman gets to spend a night with George Clooney, but Bridie Murphy does! Let’s face it, Bridie’s life hasn’t been all parties and…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: September 05 – October 02


  • ‘Be taken by surprise by the potential and boundless possibilities of Irish dance’

    Choreographed and directed by Riverdance principal dancer Breandán de Gallaí, …

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: September 06 – October 02

The Cirque de Légume

  • Enjoy fifty minutes of pure mayhem as two idiots put on the greatest vegetable circus on earth! Marvel at the Veget-animal! Gape at the magical…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: September 06 – October 02

First Irish Theatre Festival

  • Culture Ireland is proudly supporting four productions in the First Irish Theatre Festival 2011.

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: September 07 – October 02

Bogboy by Deirdre Kinahan

  • Bogboy is a moving, intriguing and funny new play by Deirdre Kinahan. It is a tale of deep friendship, violent murder and unforgivable deceit. Directed…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: September 07 – October 02

Noah and the Tower Flower by Sean McLoughlin

  • Noah and the Tower Flower is about two highly strung individuals, being tender to each other.  Natalie is looking forward to a bright new future.…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: September 07 – October 02

Dragana Jurisic

  • “There proceeds steadily from that place a stream of events which are a source of danger to me,” wrote the Irish born writer, Rebecca West…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: September 16 – September 17

Eoin Colfer

  • The New York Times bestselling author of Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer, visits the Brooklyn Book Festival, one of the top book festivals in the US.…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: September 18 – September 18


  • Cinemagic will be delivering an exciting programme of Irish film screenings, studio tours, industry workshops and Q&A’s for young people in Boston and New York…

  • Location: NY, MA
  • Dates: September 22 – September 28

Down These Green Streets

  • Crime Wave!

    Join us as we celebrate the remarkable achievements of Irish crime fiction writers in a day of talks and readings featuring…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: September 24 – September 24

Irish Architecture Now

  • Two groups of three Irish architects each will travel to several U.S. cities. In each city, the architects will participate in symposia, briefly presenting key…

  • Location: CA, IL, MA, NY, PA
  • Dates: September 26 – November 11

Seamus Heaney

  • In a very special evening to open the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center’s 2011-2012 season, Ireland’s Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney reads from his poetry. …

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: September 26 – September 26

Masters in Collaboration VI: Iarla Ó Lionáird meets Ivan Goff

  • Masters in Collaboration VI pairs sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird with uilleann piper and flutist Ivan Goff. Grammy-nominee Ó Lionáird is widely respected for his…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: September 28 – October 02


  • A seamless show that re-imagines and re-defines conceptions of the singer’s role as interpreter. Drawing inspiration from jazz, contemporary, cabaret and folk performance cultures, Michelle…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: September 28 – October 01

Beckett: A Conversation with Paul Auster and Barry McGovern

  • As young men in Paris, Irish actor Barry McGovern and Brooklyn-based novelist Paul Auster both knew Samuel Beckett. In advance of the Gate Theatre Dublin’s…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: September 30 – September 30

Irish Film New York

  • Irish Film NY (IFNY) is a new showcase of contemporary Irish cinema to screen at NYU’s Cantor Film Center in October. The series will be…

  • Location: NY,
  • Dates: September 30 – October 03

Anne Enright

  • Irish novelist Anne Enright is joined by her fellow Booker Prize-winning author, the Canadian novelist and poet Michael Ondaatje for a reading and conversation at…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: October 03 – October 03

The Smell of Want

  • Graphically honest, deeply-affecting and often darkly funny The Smell of Want draws strong and haunting connections between local and global stories and continues Fitzgerald and…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: October 03 – October 08

Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

  • Two traditional musicians who have toured the US extensively in different formations are about to tour the US for the third time as a duo.

  • Location: CA, WI, MN, WI, IL, PA, NJ, CT, NY
  • Dates: October 06 – October 23

dubh – dialogues in black

  • The exhibition “dubh – dialogues in black” looks at black as both a physical and an emotional starting point for a group of Irish and…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: October 06 – November 27


  • The backbone of this production is the music of twelfth century French master, Léonin, in particular his elegant and suave organa on the plainchant Viderunt…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: October 06 – October 06

Kevin Glynn at the NYC Filmmaker’s Festival

  • Darren Lavene with leading industry players including Frank Zagottis, award winning writer, and Marc Baron of the NY SAG Board, established the NYC Filmmaker’s Festival.…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: October 08 – October 09

Colin Dunne

  • In his solo show Out of Time, Colin Dunne reframes traditional step dance. Collaborating with sound engineer Fionán de Barra, Dunne’s percussive footwork is digitally…

  • Location: FL, NY
  • Dates: October 12 – October 23

Eamon O’Kane

  • The exhibition is titled “There is another world, but it is in this one.” after a quote by W.B. Yeats. I have chosen to my…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: October 13 – November 10

Women’s Voices From Ireland: The Wake Forest Women’s Anthology Tour 2011

  • Wake Forest University Press will present an American reading tour by some of Ireland’s leading poets, featuring Eiléan Ní Chuilleanain, Caitríona O’Reilly, Rita Ann Higgins…

  • Location: NC, IL, PA, NY, CA
  • Dates: October 24 – November 03

The Irish Chamber Orchestra

  • Programme
    Haydn Symphony Nr. 96, D major (The Miracle)
    Prokofiev Piano Concerto (Left Hand), Nr. 4, op.53


  • Location: WY, CO, IA, IL, MI, NY, ME, PA
  • Dates: October 24 – November 04

The Stinging Fly in New York

  • Three events on three consecutive nights to celebrate a special New York-themed issue of The Stinging Fly.

    Oct 25 – 7pm: Writing…

  • Location: NY,
  • Dates: October 25 – October 27

Iarla Ó Lionáird at Joe’s Pub

  • Iarla O’Lionaird launches his new album Foxlight (Real World Records). For his third solo album, he delivers an impassioned and sublime set of personal songs,…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: October 26 – October 26

Other Voices NYC

  • Other Voices NYC is presented by Imagine Ireland in association with The Burgundy Stain Sessions and will feature performances by Oscar winning Irish artist Glen…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: October 27 – October 29

Andrew Duggan

  • Outdoor Projection – Hell’s Kitchen Ball Park

    Hosted by The Irish Arts Centre ‘Court’ uses the cast concrete Irish handball alley and it’s…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: October 29 – November 29

An Evening with Bill Whelan

  • In an encore presentation of one of IAC’s most exhilarating concert series, Grammy-winning Riverdance composer Bill Whelan and fiddler Athena Tergis return for four unforgettable…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: October 29 – November 01

IFPDA Print Fair, New York

  • The largest international art fair focused exclusively on the artistic medium of printmaking. It is noted for its historical depth, exhibiting works from the 16th…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: November 02 – November 06

IAC PoetryFest 2011

  • Irish Arts Center’s third annual showcase of the best of Irish poetry from around the world features readings from poets Sara Berkeley, Nick Laird, Michael…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: November 04 – November 06

Gerard Byrne

  • Dublin-based artist Gerard Byrne (b. 1969) works with photographic, video, and live art. Byrne is a recipient of a Performa Commission and will present a…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: November 05 – November 06

American tour of the Cork Literary Review Volume XIV

  • Autumn 2011 sees the launch of Cork Literary Review Volume XIV in the United States, showcasing poetry from writers on both sides of the Atlantic.…

  • Location: CA, IL, NY
  • Dates: November 08 – November 18

Nick Laird and Kevin Barry

  • Readings and conversation with the Northern Irish poet and novelist, Nick Laird, and the Limerick born novelist, Kevin Barry.

  • Location: NY,
  • Dates: November 10 – November 10

Clive Murphy: Deer Hoof Architecture #3 plus other new works

  • A new body of sculptures and drawing by New York based Irish artist Clive Murphy.

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: November 10 – December 06

The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane

  • There’s something strange in the neighbourhood of contemporary Denmark. Who are you going to call? That is the question. In this purgatorial presentation of Shakespeare’s…

  • Location: NY, OH
  • Dates: November 10 – November 20

Caroline McCarthy: Made-To-Measure

  • Caroline McCarthy presents a solo exhibition of new work at Parker’s Box Gallery, New York.  Included amongst other works will be a site-specific installation constructed…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: November 10 – December 23

Ensemble Avalon US Autumn Tour 2011

  • Ensemble Avalon will present three concerts in the US during their Autumn 2011 tour, visiting Washington Conservatory, Princeton University and the Irish Arts Center. The…

  • Location: MD, NJ, NY
  • Dates: November 13 – November 16

Performa 11 | Dennis McNulty

  • Berlin-based Irish artist Dennis McNulty begins with an analysis of the movements of novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand’s eyes in a 1958 television interview. McNulty…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: November 16 – November 18

Every Little Step…. the Rhythm of Hope

  • Dance Theatre of Ireland premiere Every Little Step a collaboration with Soul Steps (NYC) combining African-American Stepping, Irish and urban rhythms, modern dance and storytelling.…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: November 17 – November 20

Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett

  • Every year on his birthday Krapp sits down to record his memories from the past year. On his 69th birthday, while listening to his old…

  • Location: DC, NY
  • Dates: November 29 – December 18

Misterman by Enda Walsh

  • Misterman reunites two of Ireland’s brightest stars—actor Cillian Murphy and writer/director Enda Walsh—for the first time since their collaboration on Disco Pigs fifteen years ago.…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: November 30 – December 22

Cathal Breslin

  • U.S. National Concert Tour in December 2011; solo piano recitals and masterclasses.

    “Superb intensity and passion” – The Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • Location: NY, FL, MI, OH, PA, TX
  • Dates: December 01 – December 16

JAMES X by Gerard Mannix Flynn

  • Gabriel Byrne, Liam Neeson and Culture Project present the United States premiere of JAMES X, written and performed by Gerard Mannix Flynn, and directed by…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: December 06 – December 18

An Irish Christmas: A Musical Solstice Celebration

  • Your entire family will enjoy our annual holiday tradition, featuring an eclectic mix of tunes and stories to warm the heart, hosted by the legendary…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: December 07 – December 18

Andrew Duggan | Court_Pace_I

  • This Public Art Event is an Outdoor Projection on 51st Street between 10th and 11th ave. in New York City, from 6pm – 10pm on…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: December 07 – December 07

Siobhán Parkinson, Laureate na nÓg / Children’s Literature Laureate

  • Children’s writer Siobhán Parkinson is Ireland’s first Laureate na nÓg, or Children’s Literature Laureate. The author of some 20 novels for children, young people and…

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: December 10 – December 10

Jennifer Walshe

  • Jennifer Walshe will perform her new piece ‘All The Many Peopls’, for solo voice and electronics.

  • Location: NY
  • Dates: December 30 – December 30

Guests of the Nation

  • This project presents the international premiere of film composer Niall Byrne’s new orchestral score for Denis Johnston’s Guests of the Nation (1935). The film, based…

  • Location: NY.
  • Dates: September 22 – September 22