The Irish Repertory Theatre Thrives on a String of Hits as it Approaches Another Gala Year
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The Irish Repertory Theatre Thrives on a String of Hits as it Approaches Another Gala Year

The Irish Repertory Theatre Thrives on a String of Hits as it Approaches Another Gala Year by Brad Balfour When Ciaran O’Reilly and Charlotte Moore founded the Irish Repertory Theatre, they opened in September 1988 with Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars. From that point on, it became a nexus for great play craft … Continue reading

Altan – Irish Ensemble Makes for Thoroughly Modern Traditionalists 
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Altan – Irish Ensemble Makes for Thoroughly Modern Traditionalists 

Altan Irish Ensemble Makes for Thoroughly Modern Traditionalists  by Brad Balfour When the Irish group Altan visited New York during St. Patrick’s week, it transformed the City Winery in lower Manhattan into a pastoral scene. It was rich with lilting melodies, harmonious voices and the engaging sonics of various traditional instruments such as violin, accordion, … Continue reading

Celtic Woman – Quartet Brings Out Their Sounds for A Seasonal Celebration
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Celtic Woman – Quartet Brings Out Their Sounds for A Seasonal Celebration

Celtic Woman Quartet Brings Their Sounds for A Seasonal Celebration by Brad Balfour If any group has become synonymous with popular music from Ireland, it’s Celtic Woman. Though named in the singular, this quartet has been commanding stages internationally for nearly last two decades. Once again, they are coming to the tri-state area on the … Continue reading

A Great and Emotional Loss in The Death of Singer Dolores O’Riordan
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A Great and Emotional Loss in The Death of Singer Dolores O’Riordan

A Great and Emotional Loss in The Death of Singer Dolores O’Riordan   by Brad Balfour The late singer Dolores Mary Eileen O’Riordan was the kind of rock ‘n’ roll babe that we all were inspired by: one who was sensitive and yet powerful, compelling and compassionate, sexy but not frail. In the song “Zombie,” … Continue reading

Lisa Hannigan & Heather Woods Broderick  – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA – February 25, 2017 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)
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Lisa Hannigan & Heather Woods Broderick – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA – February 25, 2017 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)

Lisa Hannigan & Heather Woods Broderick  – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA – February 25, 2017 One of the best voices around haunted the glorious Underground Arts recently — Lisa Hannigan. The Irish songstress whose vast lyrical palette allows for her vocal brushstrokes to go far and wide through the soul ended her U.S. tour … Continue reading

Heathers – Sending Some Forget Me Knots
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Heathers – Sending Some Forget Me Knots

Heathers – Sending Some Forget Me Knots by Jay S. Jacobs Irish twin sisters Ellie and Louise Macnamara have been creative waves in their homeland with their intense blend of traditional folk and more current dance rhythms.  Their band Heathers has been turning a lot of heads – remixer David Guetta wanted to work with … Continue reading

Sharon Corr – Underneath The Same Big Sun
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Sharon Corr – Underneath The Same Big Sun

Sharon Corr Underneath The Same Big Sun by Jay S. Jacobs Family is a huge part of any life and it is difficult to go out there alone.  Sharon Corr knows that as well as anyone, and yet she is loving the challenge. Less than a decade on from conquering the musical world with her … Continue reading