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Audio Podcast: Interview with Peggy Mecham, Director of the Irish Heritage Theatre’s Presentation of “The Plough and the Stars”

By on May 19, 2016
The Irish Heritage Theatre, together with Plays and Players, is presenting the third play in Sean O'Casey's Dublin Trilogy. This one takes places during the Easter Rising.


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Another Poem From Liam Porter

By on December 11, 2015
See a page from the new book, "Dance in the Rain."


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For Percussionist Sean Kennedy, the Beat Goes On

By on September 17, 2015
The Upper Dublin music teacher and 2014 Grammy nominee has a new composition debuting at an international youth orchestra concert at Carnegie Hall, and his new percussion solo book is second runner up in a reader poll sponsored by DRUM! magazine.


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Family Portrait

By on August 21, 2015
Of all the murals that artist Cesar Viveros has created, the 4,239-square-foot mural that will soon adorn the side of the new St. Malachy School in North Philly has the most special meaning. It will commemorate the visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia.


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James Joyce, Set to Music

By on June 12, 2015
Ireland's foremost classical guitarist and a scholar-singer will be performing the Irish traditional songs from the works of one of Ireland's most celebrated writers--himself a singer--at the Rosenbach Museum on June 13. It's all part of the museum's annual Bloomsday celebration.


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"Shadow of a Gunman" Comes to Philly

By on April 3, 2015
The Irish Heritage Theatre's presentation of Sean O'Casey's master work—the first play of his Dublin Trilogy—debuts next week.


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Strumming a New Tune

By on March 20, 2015
Irish guitarist Tony Byrne comes to town March 27 with Pulse of the World: Celtic Connections, tabla player Zakir Hussain's marriage of Celtic and Indian traditional music.


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Your St. Patrick's Month Reading List, Part 1

By on March 5, 2015
We asked members of our Irish Philadelphia Facebook group to recommend their favorite books by Irish authors or set in Ireland. They came up with dozens, and we came up with dozens more. Here are a few that were highly recommended. Come back every week--we'll be listing more throughout the month! Happy reading!


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Flights of Fancy: The Art of Deirdre Murphy

By on February 23, 2015
The Ardmore resident who traces her heritage back to Achill Island, County Mayo, has a new exhibit at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr. You can also see her work at the Philadelphia International Airport--appropriate for her flight-inspired paintings.


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How To Be Irish in Philly This Week

By on January 30, 2015
Along with football--Celtic GFC supporters descend on Philly this weekend and the Super Bowl will be playing on all screens at the Irish Center on Sunday--there are plenty of high-brow events, including a new play from Inis Nua, an old play from George Bernard Shaw, and an opera based on the works of Oscar Wilde. And more, of course.
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