F 2011 - Irish Arts Center


F 2011 - Irish Arts Center
Performance . Exh ibition . Education
Colin Dunne
Out of Time
| Fall 2011
Welcom e to th e new Fall season
at your Irish Arts Center!
We hope you are ready to join us for some of the most exciting artistic adventures in our history—with great live
music, theatre, dance and literature that celebrates the diversity and dynamism of contemporary Irish culture—
performed live on our Donaghy stage and throughout the City.
Deirdre Kinahan
We kick off the season this September with a funny, moving, and evocative new play by
Deirdre Kinahan, one of Ireland’s most exciting emerging playwrights. Tall Tales Theatre Company
and Solstice Arts Centre join us in presenting BOGBOY, as part of 1st Irish 2011. (See page 5)
Also in September, our acclaimed Masters in Collaboration
series returns with sean-nos singer Iarla Ó Lionáird and uilleann
piper and flutist Ivan Goff in a weeklong residency, culminating in
two exclusive performances in the Donaghy Theatre. (See page 7)
In October, we’re delighted to launch an exciting new partnership with Mikhail
Baryshnikov and Baryshnikov Arts Center as we co-present Colin Dunne’s Out of Time
Iarla Ó Lionáird
Ivan Goff
for four performances in Jerome Robbins Theater. Colin Dunne is an internationally
acclaimed traditional Irish dancer (and Riverdance star) who has successfully crossed over into contemporary dance.
The Olivier-nominated Out of Time is his first full-length solo dance/theatre production—a bold and entertaining
exploration of Dunne’s personal and artistic relationship with the tradition that has shaped his life. (See page 11)
On October 13, we are back uptown at Symphony Space with Mick Moloney and an all-star
cast for A Tribute to Harrigan & Hart: The Original Men Who Owned Broadway, a nostalgic
and entertaining homage to the Broadway legends who are known for songs such as “McNally's
Row of Flats” and “The Mulligan Guard.” This special tribute will take place on the hundred year
anniversary of the death of Ned Harrigan. (See page 8)
Also in October, Grammy-winning Riverdance composer Bill Whelan
and world-renowned Irish fiddler Athena Tergis return for a special
encore performance with a nine-piece orchestra and special guests.
If you missed this thrilling concert as part of Masters in Collaboration
IV, you will not want to pass up this second chance! (See page 9)
Ned Harrigan
November brings back Darrah Carr Dance for her annual Irish Arts Center season,
with special guest Seán Curran—as well as our third annual PoetryFest, featuring
some of Ireland’s top poets and a tribute to the legendary Thomas Kinsella.
Bill Whelan
We round out the season with our beloved annual solstice celebration, An Irish Christmas, featuring some of
America’s top Irish traditional, old time and Appalachian performers, including the renowned Filipino singer
Grace Nono. (See page 10)
Turn the pages that follow for more details on these events and more—including our much-loved film
and comedy series and a stunning new bronze sculpture exhibit by Colm Brennan and Leo Higgins.
Visit www.irishartscenter.org for updates on programming and news on our campaign to build a
new home for Irish arts in America.
It’s all in store for you this fall at your Irish Arts Center!
Winter Tree,
by Leo Higgins
| Fall 2011 Dates to Remember
September 7-25
September 18
September 18
September 19
September 28
September 29
From the Crucible: Sculptures by Colm Brennan and Leo Higgins 16
Sean-Nós Dancing Workshop
Plugged by Eoin Colfer
Start of Fall Classes
Masters in Collaboration VI: Conversation
To Love Two Countries Opens at Elms College
From the Crucible continues
Masters in Collaboration VI: Concert
Beautiful People: Film and Live Seisiún
A Tribute to Harrigan & Hart
Twelfth Annual Spirit of Ireland Awards Gala
Sundays at Seven
Colin Dunne: Out of Time
Celtic Harp Master Class and Performance
From the Crucible Artist Talk and Opening Reception
Oíche Shamhna: Halloween
Bill Whelan and Athena Tergis in Concert
From the Crucible continues
IAC PoetryFest 2011
ModERIN: Darrah Carr Dance with Guest Choreographer Seán Curran
Sundays at Seven
Build Something Modern
Cork Literary Review Launch
From the Crucible continues
Slow Air Boot Camp II with Bill Ochs
An Irish Christmas: A Musical Solstice Celebration
Sundays at Seven
Cup Cake
October 1-2
October 6
October 13
October 14
October 16
October 19-22
October 23
October 25
October 29
October 29-31
November 4-6
November 11-13
November 13
November 15
November 17
December 4
December 7-18
December 11
December 13
Aidan Connolly, Pauline Turley,
Loretta Brennan Glucksman,
Chairman of The American Ireland
Fund and Ian Hyland, CEO of
Business & Finance Media Group
celebrating Ireland Day at the New
York Stock Exchange on March 14.
Irish Arts Center was honored at the
Gala Dinner, along with Riverdance’s
John McColgan and Moya Doherty.
Credit: New York Stock Exchange
Credit: Colm Hogan
Writer, composer
and performer
Raymond Scannell
took IAC audiences
on a moving and
mesmerizing journey
in the poetic solo
performance Mimic,
directed by one of
Ireland’s hottest
young directors
Tom Creed.
Credit: IAC
We returned to Symphony Space with
Mick Moloney and an all-star cast for a
sold out performance of A Tribute to the
Famous McNultys on March 11, fifty
years after the McNulty’s last
performance in New York City. The
McNulty family—Ma, her daughter Eileen
and her son Peter—were among the
most successful and acclaimed Irish
entertainers in America between 1930
and 1960.
Credit: Erin Baiano
Credit: James Higgins
Ireland’s Tánaiste and Minister for
Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore TD
and New York City Council Speaker
Christine Quinn joined the McCourt
family in celebrating the inaugural
Irish Arts Center Book Day on St.
Patrick’s Day 2011, where thousands of
free books by Irish and Irish American
authors were distributed to New Yorkers
at locations across all five boroughs.
Credit: Darial Sneed
Mikhail Baryshnikov, Aidan Quinn,
and Liam Neeson joined us at our
Spring Cocktails fundraiser, where
we announced an additional $1.5
million in commitments to our
capital project.
Credit: Erin Baiano
Over five thousand people gathered for the tenth annual
Irish Arts Center New York City Dance Festival, kicking off
the Summer-on-the-Hudson series at Riverside Park South.
We joined with Culture Ireland to host
A Bloomsday Breakfast in Bryant Park
on June 16, as part of Imagine Ireland,
Culture Ireland’s year of Irish arts in
America. Curated by Belinda McKeon,
over 500 James Joyce fans enjoyed an
Edwardian garden party with delicious
Irish breakfast hors d'oeuvres, waltzing
dancers, live period music and readings
of Ulysses kicked off by the extraordinary
Fionnula Flanagan.
| Theatre
Tall Tales Theatre Company
Solstice Arts Centre
Irish Arts Center
Two lost souls.
One beautiful friendship.
And a secret that
won’t stay buried.
When heroin addict Brigit leaves the chaos of her life in Dublin she
meets reclusive local farmer Hughie Dolan and finds her first hopes for
a future…but the idyllic life she imagines in Meath soon unravels.
From award-winning Dublin playwright Deirdre Kinahan (Moment;
Hue & Cry) comes a moving, intriguing and funny new play; a tale of
deep friendship, violent murder and unforgivable deceit.
Running time: 60 minutes
September 7 - 25
Wednesday - Saturday | 8 pm
Saturday | 2 pm
Sunday | 3 pm
Admission: $27 general / $23 member
Written by
Special 2-for-1 preview tickets for any show September 7 - 10
irishartscenter.org or 866-811-4111
Directed by
Design by
Produced by
Credit: Pat Redmond
“A beautiful fluid production,
evocative, moving…stunning”
Credit: Pat Redmond
Irish Arts Center is proud to be part of 1st Irish 2011, New
York’s annual festival of Irish theatre. The festival runs from
September 5 to October 2 at venues across New York.
For a full list of events visit www.1stIrish.org.
This program is supported, in part, by Imagine Ireland, Culture
Ireland’s year of Irish arts in America in 2011; the Arts Council;
the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency;
public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural
Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and the
Georganne Aldrich Heller Foundation.
And don’t miss our friends at
Fishamble: The New Play Company
Noah and the Tower Flower
by Sean McLoughlin
At The Drilling Company
236 West 78th Street
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. But when she meets Noah, this is threatened by the
chance of falling in love.
Winner of the Irish Times Best New Play Award and the Stewart
Parker Trust Award.
Credit: Colm Hogan
As part of 1st Irish Festival 2011
“exhilarating, clever and disturbing” —IRISH INDEPENDENT
“One of the more ambitious and welcome initiatives
to come out of the Irish Arts Center.” —Paul Keating, IRISH VOICE
Live Conversation with the Artists
Moderated by Mick Moloney
Wednesday, September 28 | 7:30 pm
Our acclaimed Masters in Collaboration series
continues to foster exciting musical
partnerships with its sixth installment, pairing
sean-nos singer Iarla Ó Lionáird with
uilleann piper and flutist Ivan Goff, two
extraordinary artists living on different sides of
the Atlantic. Ó Lionáird is widely respected for
his solo work in bringing a unique blend of
ancient Irish music and cutting edge world
sounds to a global audience. Goff has lived in
New York since arriving on Broadway over ten
years ago with Riverdance and has made his
mark as one of the greatest Irish musicians in
America. Ó Lionáird and Goff’s collaboration
will be a fascinating exploration and very
much in the spirit of a series which
encourages distinguished artists to break new ground.
Join us midweek as we sit down with
Ó Lionáird and Goff for a personal
introduction to their lives, musical
roles and artistic process.
Past Masters in Collaboration
conversations have featured
revealing and comical dialogue,
impromptu performances, and an
exclusive inside look at how two
diverse artists come together to form
a new musical relationship.
Admission: FREE
Reserve through irishartscenter.org
or 866-811-4111
“A can’t-miss series…”
Admission: $35
irishartscenter.org or 866-811-4111
Launched in 2008, the Masters in Collaboration series
creates partnerships among artists outside the pressures
of the marketplace in an effort to stimulate creativity,
reward risk, and awaken a dynamic musical conversation
between Ireland and the United States. Past featured
performers have included Paul Brady, Sarah Siskind,
Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Gregory Harrington, John
Doyle, Andy Irvine, Athena Tergis, Bill Whelan, Joanie
Madden, and Seamus Begley.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds
from the New York City Department of Cultural
Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and
Imagine Ireland, Culture Ireland’s year of Irish arts
in America in 2011.
Credit: Paul Reid
Live Concert Performances
Saturday, October 1 | 8 pm
Sunday, October 2 | 8 pm
—Earle Hitchner, IRISH ECHO
“The Irish Arts Center is at the center of
cross-fertilization of Irish and American talent.”
– Paul Brady,
Irish singer-songwriter
A Concert Featuring
and Al
8 pm
2537 Broadway at 95
In the 1870s, decades before George M. Cohan burst onto the Broadway stage, the songs of his hero
Edward “Ned” Harrigan, Irish American tunesmith and playwright, were the toast of New York. Harrigan’s ballads
of the working class immigrants—filled with lovable and good humored characters like Dan Mulligan and his wife
Cordelia, John McSorley, the owner of McSorley’s Irish Ale House, Tammany Alderman Old Boss Barry, and
Mary Ann, the schoolteacher—mirrored his own mercurial life, and provided the foundation for an entirely novel
genre of musical comedy on the American stage.
On the hundred year anniversary of the death of the beloved Ned Harrigan, Mick Moloney and an all-star cast
return to Symphony Space with a multi-media tribute to the Broadway legend, his partner Tony Hart, and musical
collaborator David Braham. Through story, song and dance, the performance captures the excitement and humor of
the times and salutes its importance in the formation and growth of American musical and theatrical culture.
Admission: Orchestra: $45 general / $35 members
Tier 2: $38 general / $30 members / $25 students
SymphonySpace.org or 212-864-5400
This program is supported, in part, by the New York State Council on
the Arts, a public agency, and by public funds from the New York City
Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
| Music
Live Concert Performances
October 29 - 31 | 7:30 pm
In an encore presentation of one of our most exhilarating concert series, Grammy-winning Riverdance
composer Bill Whelan and world-renowned fiddler Athena Tergis return for three unforgettable performances
with a nine-piece orchestra and surprise special guests. Lucky audiences experienced this musical partnership
when it first took flight in last season’s Masters in Collaboration series. We are thrilled to welcome Bill and Athena
and an extraordinary ensemble back to the Donaghy Theatre to electrify us once again.
This performance is certain to sell out quickly, so we encourage you to book early.
Admission: $60 general / $50 members
irishartscenter.org or 866-811-4111
“The blending of Whelan and Tergis in this collaboration...
presaged greater things to come, not only for this duo individually and,
perhaps, collectively, but also for the Irish Arts Center.”
—Paul Keating, IRISH VOICE
| Music
Ellen McCourt and
Colum McCann
A Musical Solstice Celebration
With Mick Moloney, Athena Tergis and Special Guests
Athena Tergis
December 7 - 18
Credit: Erin Baiano and IAC
Wednesday - Sunday | 8 pm
Saturday | 2 pm and 8 pm
Sunday | 3 pm and 8 pm
Mick Moloney
Your entire family will enjoy our annual holiday tradition,
Kyenne Washington and Caroline
featuring an eclectic mix of tunes and stories to warm the heart, hosted by the
Duggan from Keltic Dreams
legendary Mick Moloney. Famed Filipino singer Grace Nono and jazz singer
Tamar Korn join the Irish Christmas lineup, featuring fiddler Athena Tergis, button accordionist Billy McComiskey,
pianist Brendan Dolan, fiddler and singer Liz Hanley, old time fiddler Rhys Jones and dancer Niall O’Leary.
And you never know who will drop by to share their favorite party piece—past special guests have included Gabriel Byrne,
Colum McCann, Ellen McCourt, Isaiah Sheffer, Peter Quinn, Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra and more.
Whatever your holiday tradition, don’t miss this delightful celebration of the season!
Admission: $50 general / $40 members
Group Rates Available
irishartscenter.org or 866-811-4111
“…a memorable night of
well-woven musical traditions,
music, stories, and dancing …
An Irish Christmas is
now a tradition itself…
making the holidays
brighter for all lucky
enough to attend.”
—Earle Hitchner,
Live CD to be released this fall.
Visit irishartscenter.org
for more details.
This program is sponsored, in part, by public
funds from the New York City Department of
Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
Irish Arts Center
Baryshnikov Arts Center
Laurence Olivier Award
2010 Nominee
Outstanding Achievement
in Dance
Out of Time
New York Premiere
Created and Performed by COLIN DUNNE
October 19 - October 22 | 8 pm
Baryshnikov Arts Center
Jerome Robbins Theater
450 W. 37th Street
Internationally-acclaimed Irish step dancer Colin Dunne brings
movement, sound and image together to create a provocative
dialogue between past and present. Intimate and playful,
Out of Time is both an unsentimental homage to Irish step
dance, and a bold investigation of Dunne’s personal and artistic
relationship with a tradition that has shaped his life.
Running time: 65 minutes
Admission: $25
BACNYC.org or 212-352-3101
On Sale August 1
“An extraordinarily moving memoir in motion...
It will delight and provoke in equal measure.”
“For Colin Dunne—one-time Riverdance performer—
tradition is something to be carefully maintained…
But that doesn’t mean he can’t deconstruct step dancing
and put it together again in his own inimitable fashion.”
This program is supported, in part, by Imagine Ireland,
Culture Ireland’s year of Irish arts in America in 2011.
Credit: Peter Hallward
“Vibrant and dazzling.”
—Deborah Jowitt, THE VILLAGE VOICE
Darrah Carr
Dance Company
Tim Kochka
Darrah Carr Dance
with Guest Choreographer
Seán Curran
November 11 - 13
Friday & Saturday | 8 pm
Family Show: Saturday | 11 am
Sunday | 3 pm
Credit: Matthew Murphy
Darrah Carr Dance is a one of a kind professional Irish dance
company whose ever-changing repertory continually delights
audiences. This season, renowned guest choreographer
Seán Curran brings his own innovative flair to the company’s
signature style of ModERIN: a remarkable fusion of
contemporary modern dance and traditional Irish step. Curran’s
highly anticipated new work features virtuosic displays of powerful
percussive footwork by the company’s cast of champion Irish step dancers.
Admission: $25 general / $20 members. Family Show: all tickets $15
irishartscenter.org or 866-811-4111
Three opportunities to engage with the artists:
“Carr’s immensely likable and skillful
dancers move with a space-gobbling
buoyancy and openness that looks as
if they might take flight.”
Credit: Julie Lemberger
—Jennifer Dunning, THE NEW YORK TIMES
This program is made possible in
part with public funds from the
Fund for Creative Communities,
supported by the New York State
Council on the Arts, and from the
Manhattan Community Arts Fund,
supported by the Department of
Cultural Affairs. Both grant
programs are administered by the
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Saturday | 11 am: A specially priced Family Show
Running Time: 60 minutes
Saturday | 8 pm: Audience talkback with Artistic Director
Darrah Carr and guest choreographer Seán Curran
Sunday | 3 pm: Pre-show conversation with Darrah Carr Dance
Darrah Carr
Dance Company
Caitlin McNeill,
Louise Corrigan
and Joanna Barry
| Literature
“The Coen Brothers meet Carl Hiaasen in a
brilliant, madcap mystery novel of fantastically
realized characters engaged in a non-stop,
fever-pitched crime thriller…Genius at work.”
—Author Ridley Pearson
Author Eoin Colfer
Credit: Michael Paynter
Sunday, September 18 | 6:30 pm
Join us for an entertaining evening with Eoin Colfer,
Irish author of the internationally bestselling
Artemis Fowl series for young adults, as he makes
his crime fiction debut with Plugged, published by
The Overlook Press.
This wickedly funny crime thriller recounts the bizarre
exploits of Daniel McEvoy, an Irish bouncer at a
seedy New Jersey casino. McEvoy has a host of problems, least of which
are his recent hair implants, as he tangles with the sudden death of his
girlfriend, the disappearance of his unscrupulous doctor, and the growing
threat of a menacing mob from his homeland. Both suspenseful and
hilarious, full of head-spinning plot twists and nonstop banter, Plugged is a
hair-raising new thriller from one of the most popular authors writing today.
Admission: FREE
Reserve through irishartscenter.org or 866-811-4111
Jimmy Breslin and Dan Barry
Moderated by Sally Jenkins, sports columnist and features
writer for The Washington Post
Date TBD
Check irishartscenter.org for more details
Join us for an evening with journalists Jimmy Breslin (The Daily
News) and Dan Barry (The New York Times), talking baseball and
more from two of the game’s biggest rival regions: New York
and New England. The conversation will be moderated by
Sally Jenkins, sports columnist for The Washington Post.
Breslin’s Branch Rickey and Barry’s Bottom of the 33rd: Hope,
Redemption, and Baseball's Longest Game were both published
this spring 2011.
Admission: FREE
Reserve through irishartscenter.org or 866-811-4111
| Literature
Fall 2010
Visit irishartscenter.org for podcasts of readings from past PoetryFest participants
and join our email list for our highly anticipated Poem-of-the-Day series to receive
a poem from each of this year’s poets each morning leading up to the festival.
PoetryFest 2011
presented in association with
Poetry Society of America,
Poetry Ireland and Culture Ireland
November 4 - 6
Nick Laird
Dennis O’Driscoll
Michael Longley
David Wheatley
Leanne O’Sullivan
Our third annual showcase of the best of Irish poetry from around the world, presented in the intimate setting
of our Donaghy Theatre.
IAC PoetryFest 2011 features a special tribute to the distinguished and influential Thomas Kinsella.
Featured poets: Nick Laird, Michael Longley, Dennis O’Driscoll, Leanne O’Sullivan, David Wheatley
Curated by Belinda McKeon and Aengus Woods
Friday, November 4
Sunday, November 6
Favorite Poems
Hosted by Alice Quinn, Executive Director,
Poetry Society of America
8 pm
We once again launch the festival with Favorite Poems,
featuring those influential, best-loved works, personally chosen
and read by participating poets and some very special guests.
Film Screening
Thomas Kinsella: Personal Places
courtesy of RTÉ
1 pm
Saturday, November 5
Reading | Nick Laird, Leanne O’Sullivan, David Wheatley
2:30 pm
Meet the Poets book signing to follow in IAC Gallery
Poets in Conversation
Moderated by PoetryFest curator Belinda McKeon
5:30 pm
A Tribute to Thomas Kinsella:
Citizen of the World
3 pm
From the early Auden-inspired verse of Downstream (1962) and
Wormwood (1966) to the influence of American modernism and
the darkly satirical tone of his later works, Thomas Kinsella’s
oeuvre remains resolutely beyond the mainstream of Irish
poetry. Yet he is, without doubt, one of the most vital voices of
Irish poetry over the last five decades, and remains, at 83, one
of the greatest poets of his time inside Ireland and out. He lives
between his native Dublin and Philadelphia. Join us as we
celebrate Kinsella with readings of his work by Irish and
American friends in poetry and the arts.
Credit: Ann Marie O’Callaghan
Admission: FREE
Reserve through irishartscenter.org or 866-811-4111
Reading | Michael Longley, Dennis O’Driscoll
7:30 pm
Meet the Poets book signing to follow in IAC Gallery
This event supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, a public
agency, and Imagine Ireland, Culture Ireland’s year of Irish arts in America in 2011.
“…terrific variety”
| Literature
—Seamus Heaney, poet
Thursday, November 17 | 7:30 pm
Bradshaw Books Publishing
Cork Literary Review celebrates 25 years of Bradshaw Books Publishing in Ireland
with the New York launch of Volume XIV of its seminal Irish anthology, edited by
Eugene O’Connell. Highlights from the new, deluxe 400-page hardback edition
include the inaugural American section, edited and introduced by award-winning
American poet Brian Turner, a conversation between Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and
James Harpur, and poetry from the best of Irish contemporary writers, including
Joseph Woods, Liam Ó Muirthille, Gabriel Fitzmaurice and Helen Kidd. Join us for
an evening of readings and a reception with O’Connell, Turner and Woods.
Since it first appeared in 1994, the Cork Literary Review (Bradshaw Books) has evolved from
a slim anthology of winning competition entries, into a widely respected, high-end literary
journal through featured contributions from a host of noted Irish poets and writers, among
them Seamus Heaney, Paul Durcan, Frank McGuinness, Jean O’Brien, Brian Turner, Medbh
McGuckian, Eugene O’Connell, Mary Rose Callan and Roderick Ford.
Admission: FREE
This program is supported, in part, by Imagine Ireland,
Culture Ireland’s year of Irish arts in America in 2011.
Reserve through irishartscenter.org or 866-811-4111
“…the best stories poems and essays…
they shock, they sadden. Sometimes they make us laugh.”
—John O’Donnell, Poetry Ireland, on Cork Literary Review Vol. XII
Colin Quinn
Karith Foster
| Comedy
Sundays at Seven
Comedy at Night!
Fiona Walsh
October 16, November 13, December 11 | 7 pm
Admission: $10 general / $8 member
irishartscenter.org or 866-811-4111
FREE for Sponsor ($125) members and higher.
Members call 212-757-3318 ext 212 to reserve.
Christian Finnegan
Ann Design
Credit: Stephanie Schmidt
Producers Ann Design and Fiona Walsh continue to assemble the best and brightest
of New York City’s rising stars of comedy. Join us on the second Sunday of
every month with featured performers from Comedy Central, Gotham’s
Comedy Club, Letterman, Conan O’Brien and more.
| Exhibition
An Exhibition of
Bronze Sculpture
Colm Brennan
Leo Higgins
September 12 - December 18
Irish Arts Center Gallery
Artist Talk and Reception
October 25 | 6:30 pm
Reserve through irishartscenter.org
or 866-811-4111
Gallery hours by appointment
Monday - Friday | 10 am - 6 pm
Please call 212-757-3318
Personal and celebratory, From the Crucible features 24 new bronze sculptures from masters
Colm Brennan and Leo Higgins. Side by side, continuities and differences begin to emerge
between these two artists: Brennan’s sculptures take a figurative approach, directly
linking to his childhood in County Mayo, whereas Higgins’ explore abstract themes
evoking nature and a sense of place.
The exhibition coincides with the
25th Anniversary of Crucible
Arts Services and
Technology (CAST Ltd.)
Bronze Foundry, founded by
Brennan and Higgins in Dublin in 1986. The
output of that “crucible,” or vessel, in which
bronze is melted, has since spread from their
Foundry to many parts of the world.
Bird in Tree,
by Leo Higgins
This program is supported, in part, by Imagine Ireland,
Culture Ireland’s year of Irish arts in America in 2011.
Oystercatchers, by Colm Brennan
The New England series of To Love Two
Countries, John Minihan’s photographic
celebration of the men and women who
immigrated to the United States in the early half
of the twentieth century, continues to tour this fall.
The exhibition will be on view from July
29-31 at the Greater Hartford Irish Music Fest
(irishmusicfest.com), followed by a month-long
exhibition in August at the State Capitol and
Legislative Office Building in Hartford, CT (cga.ct.gov). On September 29,
the exhibit travels to Elms College in Springfield, MA where it will remain for
the month of October (irish-cairde.org). Please check irishartscenter.org
for more details.
FALL 2011
Admission: $10 general / $8 member
irishartscenter.org or 866-811-4111
Free for Sponsor ($125) members and higher. Members call 212-757-3318 ext 212 to reserve.
Thursday, October 6 | 7 pm
Beautiful People
2010, 67 minutes
Directed by Elzbieta Szoka
Meet the filmmakers and enjoy
a live seisúin after the film.
The documentary Beautiful People captures the spirit, passion and
commitment of ten members of the longest running traditional Irish music
group in New York City. Every Tuesday night, they look to explore the
binding element that brings them all together for this common interest at
Dempsey’s Pub, located on Second Avenue in Manhattan’s East Village.
Tuesday, November 15 | 7 pm
Build Something Modern
2011, 70 minutes
Directed by Nicky Gogan and Paul Rowley
An Artist Talk Back
and Discussion will
follow the film.
Build Something Modern tells the story of a hidden canon of Irish
architecture; groundbreaking young architects who pushed the boundaries
with surprisingly little recognition at home. From the 1950s to the 1970s,
adventurous architects, eager to be among the first Irish modernists,
travelled to Africa for excitement and creative freedom. They designed
hospitals, schools and churches and were commissioned by Catholic
Build Something Modern is a touching and revealing film about people and
the special relationship they have with the things they created.
Tuesday, December 13 | 7 pm
Cup Cake
2010, 86 minutes
Directed by Colin McIvor
Please join us after the film for a
Cupcake Reception.
A 23-year-old man, who lives in a world of robots, gadgets and bad cakes
discovers the importance of keeping a promise to his family and following
his heart.
P.J. inherits his family’s bakery, Cup Cake, following the disappearance of
his parents; trouble is he’s not quite a natural baker. With the help of his
slightly dysfunctional friends and his foreign love interest, Gala, he manages
to revive Cup Cake and return it to its former glory.
| Children’s Programs
Celebrate Halloween with Irish Arts Center
Saturday, October 29 | 1 pm
Join Irish Arts Center for an afternoon of tales about púcas and fairies, crafts
including turnip carving, and traditional Irish Halloween
games. Fun for the whole family!
Admission: $5
irishartscenter.org or 866-811-4111
Mondays | 4 pm - 5 pm
Join Niall O’Leary, our resident children’s dance teacher, for a class in the
traditional Irish form of dancing.
Beginner and intermediate-level classes for children over the age of 5 years.
Per class fee: $12
Credit: Darial Sneed
One-time registration fee: $30
For registration and information, contact Niall O’Leary at
[email protected] or 212-726-1602.
From Open Day 2011
Saturdays | 11 am - 12 pm
A fun and exciting Irish
language program for children ages 3–12
years. Children learn basic phrases, sentences,
numbers, and songs, and learn to explore and
play through the Irish language.
Credit: IAC
$15 general / $12 members per child per class
Pay for all 8 classes and save over 15%!
$100 general / $80 member
Meets Saturdays beginning September 24
For the full schedule, or to register, contact
[email protected] or 212-757-3318
ext 209 or visit irishartscenter.org.
Master Classes
| Education
Sunday, September 18
10 am - 1:30 pm
Sean-Nós (“old style”) dancing is a traditional
form of Irish solo dancing which works closely
with the rhythms of Irish music. Similar to such
American styles as tap and clogging, it has been
argued that sean-nós is the oldest form of Irish
Students will learn a full set of steps that can be
danced to traditional Irish music. Additionally,
learners will experiment with steps and rhythms
of their own creation—this emphasis on creativity
and spontaneity is what makes sean-nós dancing
truly unique! For all skill levels.
Fee: $40 general / $35 members, seniors, students
irishartscenter.org or 866-811-4111
Sunday, October 23
Master Class: 2 pm - 5:30 pm
Performance: 7 pm - 8 pm
Credit: P. Reid
with Cormac de Barra and
Mia Theodoratus
Credit: Enoch Chan
with Shannon
Dunne and
Mary Beth Taylor,
Celtic Harp Master Class
and Performance
Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind master
class in Celtic harp taught by Cormac de Barra and Mia
Theodoratus. Students will spend time with each instructor.
With Cormac, students will learn by ear and have the
opportunity to tailor the workshop to suit their interests by
exploring dance tunes, harpers’ airs, slow airs and song airs.
With Mia, students will learn how to look inside a tune and pull
out what you feel the song is saying, and more importantly,
practice tips to give a clean performance. Instruction will also
go over some “tricks” like extended modern harp methods and
chord spacing. All skill levels welcome.
Even if you do not take the class, you can enjoy the beautiful
sounds of the harp at the evening performance.
Master class*: $50 general / $45 members, students, seniors
Concert only: $18 general / $15 members, students, seniors
*includes performance admission
irishartscenter.org or 866-811-4111
Slow Air Boot Camp II for All Instruments with Bill Ochs
Following the success of last year’s sold-out Slow Air Boot Camp, Bill Ochs will lead a
second workshop devoted to the slow airs of Ireland—love songs, laments, and songs
of remembrance and farewell. Along the way students will acquire all the essential
techniques of slow air playing: slides, scoops, casadhs, vibrato, and more. This year’s
workshop will feature all new pieces, so even if you attended last year’s event, you
won’t want to miss this one!
For intermediate level (and above) players of all melody instruments, with a special
emphasis on the tin whistle, flute, and uilleann pipes.
For questions about the workshop, contact Bill Ochs at 212-247-3231 or [email protected] Fee: $50 general / $45 members, seniors, students
irishartscenter.org or 866-811-4111
Credit: Annie Berlin
Sunday, December 4 | 2 pm - 5 pm
“The Irish Arts Center’s dedication
to sharing and teaching the Irish culture to
both adults and children is remarkable.”
| Adult Classes
Classes At a Glance
—Christine Quinn, Speaker NYC Council
6-7 pm
6-7 pm
6-7 pm
7-8 pm
7-8 pm
7-8 pm
8-9 pm
8-9 pm
9-10 pm
Beginning Step Dance
Fiddle III: Intermediate Fiddle
Irish Language III
Fiddle I: Absolute Beginners
Céilí Dances
Introductory Irish
Irish Language II
Intermediate Step Dance
Set Dances
Betty Sheehan
James Cleveland
Elaine Ní Bhraonáin
James Cleveland
Betty Sheehan
Elaine Ní Bhraonáin
Elaine Ní Bhraonáin
Betty Sheehan
Dan Hunt
Fee (member / non member)
$90 / $120
$140 / $170
$140 / $170
$115 / $145
$115 / $145
$90 / $120
$140 / $170
$115 / $145
$90 / $120
Introductory Bodhrán
Intermediate Tin Whistle
Fiddle IV: Advanced
Bodhrán II
Advanced Beginners Tin Whistle
Fiddle II: Advanced Beginners
Bodhrán III
Absolute Beginners Tin Whistle
Siobhan Egan
Kate Bowerman
Caitlin Warbelow
Siobhan Egan
Kate Bowerman
Caitlin Warbelow
Anna Colliton
Siobhan Egan
$115 / $145
$140 / $170
$140 / $170
$140 / $170
$140 / $170
$115 / $145
$140 / $170
$140 / $170
Irish Language IV
Intermediate Celtic Harp: Exploring Melody, Chords
Irish Music Toolbox I
Introduction to Celtic Harp
Tae agus Comhrá
Guitar for Traditional Accompaniment
Elaine Ní Bhraonáin
Mia Theodoratus
Marta Cook
Mia Theodoratus
Elaine Ní Bhraonáin
Peadar Ó hÍcí
$140 / $170
$140 / $170
$115 / $145
$140 / $170
$140 / $170
Irish Banjo*
Irish Mandolin*
Pio Ryan
Pio Ryan
Tom Downes
$115 / $145
$115 / $145
$115 / $145
6-7 pm
6-7 pm
6-7 pm
7-8 pm
7-8 pm
7-8 pm
8-9 pm
8-9 pm
6-7 pm
6-7 pm
7-8 pm
7-8 pm
7-8 pm
8-9 pm
* Irish Banjo and Irish Mandolin meet on alternate Thursdays
Credit: Richard Sutor
7-9 pm
7-9 pm
7:15-9:15 pm
“The fiddle classes are a door to a huge, fun, lively and—happy to say—
non-judgmental world of great Irish traditional music. Caitlin Warbelow is one of the
most talented musicians I’ve ever met, and she makes everything easy to learn.”
Beginning Step Dance
Betty Sheehan, TCRG, Monday, 6 pm – 7 pm
$90 members / $120 non-member
An introduction to the basics of Irish step dancing—absolutely no
previous dance experience necessary. Walk in with two left feet, and
walk out the door knowing at least 2 reels, 2 jigs, and maybe a slip jig
or two—more than enough to surprise and impress your friends!
Céilí Dances
Betty Sheehan, TCRG, Monday, 7 pm – 8 pm
$115 members / $145 non-member
For the beginner and experienced dancer alike. Learn or improve
on basic footwork, forms, technique and musicality, but most
importantly, have fun!
Intermediate Step Dance
Betty Sheehan, TCRG, Monday, 8 pm – 9 pm
$115 members / $145 non-member
Prerequisite: at least one semester of Beginning Step Dance or
previous Irish dance experience. Students perfect the dances
they already know, learn more complicated steps and rhythms,
and get an aerobic workout unlike any other as they progress to
the next level of Irish step dancing.
Set Dances
Dan Hunt, Monday, 9 pm – 10 pm
$90 members / $120 non-member
An introduction to some of the more popular set dances, with
instruction on basic footwork, transitions between figures and
moving to the phrasing of the music.
Guitar for Traditional Irish Accompaniment
Peadar Ó hící, Wednesday, 8 pm – 9 pm
$140 members / $170 non-member
Designed for students who have a very basic knowledge of standard
guitar playing, this class will teach guitar in relation to accompanying
Irish music. Lessons will include: strum techniques, chord structures,
and general knowledge of backing traditional Irish tunes.
Irish Music Toolbox I
Marta Cook, Wednesday, 7 pm – 8pm
$115 member / $145 non-member
The new Irish Music Toolbox sequence aims to provide basic
musicianship skills, enabling students to learn and retain tunes more
easily and enjoy listening to and creating music more. As students
learn the fundamentals of how music works, they will develop and
improve ear-learning and sight-reading skills while gaining a greater
appreciation for the beauty and subtlety of Irish music. Instead of just
marveling at how musicians do it, learn how for yourself!
Fiddle I: Absolute Beginners Fiddle
James Cleveland, Monday, 7 pm – 8 pm
$115 member / $145 non-member
A course for those with no prior fiddle experience. We will cover
holding the fiddle and bow, tuning and producing a good tone. By
the end, students will be able to play one or two Irish fiddle tunes.
—Miriam, student and member at IAC
Music (continued)
Fiddle II: Advanced Beginners Fiddle
Caitlin Warbelow, Tuesday, 7 pm – 8 pm
$115 member / $145 non-member
In this class, the beginning student will continue to learn
about technical aspects of fiddle playing, while working on
a few common Irish reels and jigs. Although tunes will be
taught by ear, sheet music will be provided.
Fiddle III: Intermediate Fiddle
James Cleveland, Monday, 6 pm – 7 pm
$140 member / $170 non-member
A course for those who would like to increase their
repertoire while playing with others. We’ll learn five or six
tunes, mostly jigs and reels, while exploring ornamentation
and phrasing. Although tunes will be taught by ear, sheet
music will be provided.
Fiddle IV: Advanced Fiddle
Caitlin Warbelow, Tuesday, 6 pm – 7 pm
$140 member / $170 non-member
Students attending this class should feel comfortable
playing common tunes up to speed with other musicians.
We will learn new tunes (reels, jigs, hornpipes, and an
air) while focusing on ornamentation, style, and
musicianship. Improvisation and harmony will be briefly
discussed. Although tunes will be taught by ear, sheet
music will be provided.
Introduction to Celtic Harp
Mia Theodoratus, Wednesday, 7 pm – 8 pm
$140 members / $170 non-member
With a focus on learning melodies and basic accompanying patterns, this course is designed for the complete beginner but also welcomes students who can already play
a few tunes, know basic hand positioning and a few chord
patterns. Starting with the basics, we will gradually work
towards exploring variations on melodies and reels.
Intermediate Celtic Harp: Exploring Melody,
Chords and Rhythm
Mia Theodoratus, Wednesday, 6 pm – 7 pm
$140 members / $170 non-member
This class is for students who have a basic technique.
During the class we will work on technique, basic chord
patterns and how to use them with ballads and reels.
Students will be encouraged to create their own
accompaniment patterns.
Irish Banjo
Pio Ryan, Thursday, 7 pm – 9 pm
$115 members / $145 non-member
(Meets alternate Thursdays beginning September 29)
For beginning and experienced players alike, students
will be introduced to all aspects of Irish tenor banjo
techniques along with various regional styles.
Music (continued)
Music (continued)
Irish Mandolin
Pio Ryan, Thursday, 7 pm – 9 pm
(Meets alternate Thursdays beginning September 22)
$115 members / $145 non-member
Learn tuning, picking, fingering and holding of a
mandolin, as well as practice common scales. As classes
progress, students will learn tunes with various types of
Intermediate Tin Whistle: Intro to Ornamentation
Kate Bowerman, Tuesday, 6 pm – 7 pm
$140 members / $170 non-member
If you’ve been playing Irish dance tunes for a while, this class
will teach you the secrets of tin whistle ornamentation. A
series of eight jigs will show you how to tip, cut and roll like a
pro. Free practice CD featuring tin whistle great Bill Ochs
included. Pre-requisite: Advanced Beginners Tin Whistle or
the equivalent.
Introductory Bodhrán
Siobhan Egan, Tuesday, 6 pm – 7 pm
$115 members / $145 non-member
This class covers the basics of the Irish drum with focus on
the reel and jig rhythms. Emphasis is placed on learning how
to listen to various styles of traditional music and also on
bodhrán etiquette for sessions. Enthusiasm and a love for
the music are the only requirements for this class.
Bodhrán II
Siobhan Egan, Tuesday, 7 pm – 8 pm
$140 members / $170 non-member
Bodhran II introduces the techniques needed to produce a
variety of sounds to enhance the accompaniment of melody
instruments. Students should feel confident with the reel
and jig rhythms in order to fully benefit from this class.
Bodhrán III
Anna Colliton, Tuesday, 8 pm – 9 pm
$140 members / $170 non-member
Bodhrán III furthers the teaching of reels and jigs encompassing
dynamic geographical styles of playing and ornamentation. This
term’s instruction will include slip jigs, horn pipes, and polkas.
Use of triplets and rim shot work will also be included.
Bagpipes: Traditional Irish Music on the Piob Mhor
Tom Downes, Thursday, 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
$115 members / $145 non-member
A class in traditional Irish piping on the practice chanter. Also
open to those with a full set. Tutoring to advanced players.
Irish Language
Introductory Irish
Elaine Ní Bhraonáin , Monday, 7 pm – 8 pm
$90 members / $120 non-member
A first course in the Irish language, introducing basic
vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and practical use in
conversation. A fun way to learn Irish!
Irish Language II
Elaine Ní Bhraonáin, Monday, 8 pm – 9 pm
$140 members / $170 non-member
A class for those with some basic knowledge of the Irish language,
designed to further the students vocabulary and understanding of
Irish grammatical structure and use in conversation.
Irish Language III
Elaine Ní Bhraonáin, Monday, 6 pm – 7 pm
$140 members / $170 non-member
For those with at least two prior terms of Irish language or
the equivalent.
Absolute Beginners Tin Whistle
Siobhan Egan, Tuesday, 8 pm – 9 pm
$140 members / $170 non-member
No previous music training is required! We’ll start with how
to produce a good sound, and you will learn different notes
by playing simple, familiar songs. Once you’ve mastered
the basics, we’ll play some of the best-loved Irish ballads of
all time. Bring a key-of-D whistle, or purchase one for $10
in class.
Irish Language IV
Elaine Ní Bhraonáin, Wednesday, 6 pm – 7 pm
$140 members / $170 non-member
For those with at least three prior terms of Irish language or
the equivalent.
Advanced Beginners Tin Whistle
Kate Bowerman, Tuesday, 7 pm – 8 pm
$140 members / $170 non-member
If you can already play Irish ballads on the tin whistle, this class
will take you to the next level: playing Irish dance tunes. You’ll
learn simple but lively examples of the jig, reel, hornpipe, slip
jig, fling, Kerry polka and more. Free practice CD featuring tin
whistle great Bill Ochs included. Pre-requisite: Beginners Tin
Whistle or the equivalent.
Tae Agus Comhrá (Tea and Conversation)
Led by Elaine Ní Bhraonáin, Wednesday, 7 pm – 8 pm
Whether you are an absolute beginner, a native speaker, or
somewhere in-between, make sure to drop by our comhrá or
conversation get-together for a cup of tea and a chat as
Gaeilge! A great supplement to our Irish language program
and a chance to meet others interested in comhrá and a bit
of craic.
For information on all classes, please call Rachael Gilkey
at 212-757-3318 ext 209 or visit irishartscenter.org
| Special Event
Honorary Co-Chairs
Gabriel Byrne and Liam Neeson
invite you to
Friday, October 14
New York Athletic Club
180 Central Park South
New York, NY
For more event information,
or to buy tickets,
please call Carly Goettel at
212.757.3318 ext. 212 or [email protected]
Irish Arts Center would like to thank the following donors and members for their generous support:
Carolyn and Andrew Albstein
Alcon Builders
Ruth Fernandez and Todd Allen
Allen & Company LLC
All-Safe LLC
Laura and Brian Ambrose
American Ireland Fund
American Irish Legislators Society
Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP
Kathryn Anderson
Rosanne Anderson
Susan Andrews
Eva Anisko
Catherine Arkins
Peggy Armellino
Philip Armstrong
Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Arning
Arpielle Equipment Co., Inc.
Atlantic Hoisting & Scaffolding
Atlas Industries Co., Inc.
Mary and Edward Atnally
Ellen and Marcus Baker
Banc Cafe
Bank of America
Bar Construction Corp.
Nancy and Jim Barrett
Beacon Consulting Group, Inc.
Margaret M. Beirne
Eileen Bellomo
Patrice Bellomo
Evelyn Berry
Ellen Jane Betsch
Michael Bettencourt
Beverage Alliance
Gregory Blake
Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP
Blue Point Brewing Company
Kevin Boland
Ann and Patrick Boland
Edward P. Boles
Kenneth Borgeson
Jacqueline Botting
Clodagh Bowyer
Lawrence K. Boyle
Declan Bracken
Edmond P. Brady
Joan Brandt
Daniel L. Nir and Jill E. Braufman
Bridget Bray
Maureen Brehony-Brady
Patricia and John Brennan
Caroline and Andrew Breslin
Deborah and John Breslin
Michael Brewster
Kat Bride
Eddie Brill
Edward Briody
Kim Brizzolara
Helen Broady
Mary Brogan
Peter Brookman
Virginia T. and Kevin P. Brooks
Therese Brosnan
Mary Ann Brownlee, PhD
Karen and Paulinus Bryce
James Buckley
Miriam Buhl
Daniel Buono
Darrah Carr and David Byrne
Gabriel Byrne
Kevin Byrne
Maria Byrne
Bridget and James Cagney
Kim and John Cahill
Mary Cahill
Julie R. Cain
Anthony P. Callaghan, Esq.
Karen and Jerry Callaghan
William M. Cantwell
Carlow East
Christopher Carney
Evelyn Carroll
Michael Carron
Caroline and Michael Carty
Elizabeth and Michael Carty, Jr.
Brian Casey
William Caspary
Castle Construction Group, Inc
Anna M. Castner
Maureen and Tom Cavanagh
Celtic Building Supplies
Cement & Concrete Workers Local 18A
Chatam Management Co.
Lois Chiarello
Kathleen Christie
Paula and Donal Clancy
Ruth Clark
Orla A. Clinton
Ellen Cohn
Patricia Cole
Thomas J. Cole
Arthur Collins
Madeline J. and Thomas M. Collins
Ashling Colton
Commodore Construction Corp.
Bernadette Conaty
James J. Connelly
Michael Connolly
Seamus Connolly
Edward J. Conroy
Alison Conway
Moira Conway
Brian Cooley
Linda Perry Cooper
Patricia Cortes
Anne E. Cosgrove
John P. Cosgrove
Barbara-Ann Costello
Jennifer Dwoskin and Alex Cota
Audrey Coughlan
Sarah Covington
Maureen Cuddy
John E. Cullen
Stephen Cullen
Robert Cummins
Jill Curtin
Lauren and Marius Czerwinski
D.C. Painting
Norah and John Daly
Linda and Sean D’Arcy
Sharon De Courcey
Joan and Richard DeBragga
Dr. Jeremy S. Delaney
Cathy DeLoughry
Joseph DePaolo
Gerard Dermody
Robert Deveneux
Linda and Tom Devine
Rosemary and Fay Devlin
DGC Capital Contracting
Kimberley Dicker
Michaela Dillon
Fiona Dineen
Nik Dionisio
Laurence Dollard
Brian Donaghy
Kevin Donaghy
Josephine C. Donahue
Rosemary Dooley
Annette Dorsky
Kathleen Dougherty
John P. Dowd
Pamela A Dower
Aine and Eddie Dowling
Ronan Downes
Richard Downey
Alexis Doyle
Garrett Doyle
Mary Doyle
Peter Doyle
Robert K. Drinan
Bernadette Drumgoole
Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund
Grainne and John Duddy
Margaret M. Dugan
Martin Dunne
Robert Dunne
Eagle One Roofing
Eagna Philanthropies
Edward Lynch Funeral Home
Terrence Ellison
EPC Contracting
Eurotech Construction
Barbara Fabbri
Jimmy Fallon
Brian Falvey
Joseph Faretta
Tom Farnham
Eileen and Terence Farrell
Kevin Farrelly
Favour Royal, LLC
Stephen Fearon
Patrick Fedele
Feldman Lumber
Ralph Fiennes
Lee Finkle
Jennifer Lynch and Edmond Fitzgerald
Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel
John Fitzpatrick
Margaret M. and William J. Flynn
Patricia Flynn
Thomas M. Flynn
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin M. Foley, Sr.
Adrian Foley, Jr.
Shelagh A. Ford
Matthew Fortin
Fran Kirmser Productions
Joann Frank
Kathleen A. Frawley
Vincent French
Hugo Funes
Sean Gaffey
David Gallagher
Erin Maureen Gallagher
Kathleen and Michael Gardiner
Aisling Garvey
William Geekie
Georganne Aldrich Heller Foundation, Inc.
Elaine Pang and Michael George
Terry George
Linda Getter
Bernadette Gibbons
Orah Gibbons
Katharine Gilbert
John Joseph Gillen
Maureen Gillespie
Sean Michael Gilrein
Larry Ginsberg
Glenwood Mason Supply Company, Inc.
Global Excess Partners, LLP
Loretta Brennan Glucksman
Mathew Goin
Goldman Sachs
Roger Goncalves
Kathy and Brian Gordon
Ellen Gormley
Susan Gormley
Patrick Goulding
Elizabeth Estroff and Ciaran Grant
Louis P. Grasso
Arlene Grauer
Rory Green
Francis Greenburger
Karen and Andrew Greenspan
Emily-Jane Kirwan and Jay Grimm
Susan and Kevin Groarke
H&L Ironworks
Clare Halfon
Zohar Halfon
Hallen Steel & Welding Service Inc.
Norma S. and Terence P. Hannigan
Catherine Haran
Gregory Harrington
Brenda A. Haughey
Kara Heffernan
Henegan Construction Co., Inc.
Ann and Joseph Hennessy
Delores Hennessy
Deborah and Brian Henry
Anna Marie Hessman
Marie and Thomas J. Hickey
Laura and Michael Higgins
Carol Higgins Clark
Diarmuid Hogan
Michael Hogan
Michele Holcomb
Tracey Holloway
Lois Romano and Sven Erik Holmes
Lynn Holst
Peter J. Hooper
Linda Hope
Lindsey Horner
Kelly Houlihan
Patricia and James J. Houlihan
Houlihan-Parnes Realtors, LLC
Joseph Hughes
Barbara Mathieu and Dan Hunt
Finola and Paul Hurley
Independent Equipment Corporation
Insight Companies Inc.
Irish Georgian Society
Carol Ivanick
Joyce Shannon Ivanovitch
J & E Industries LLC
J.T. Magen & Company Inc.
James E. Fitzgerald Inc.
Olivia Janovitz
Bernard J. Johnston
Jonathan Rose Companies
Mary R. Jones
Tina and Adrian Jones
Patricia and William Jordan
Roger Joslyn
Rosemary Joyce
Julia Judge
Marilena and John Judge
Hope Kalmus
Dianne Kane Yamada
Kass Industrial Supply
Ruth Kavanagh
Eileen and Kevin J. Keane
Jennifer E. Keane
Kathleen Kearney
Melissa Merrill and Paul Keary
Betsy Keating
Adrienne Keegan
James F. Keegan
Aidan Kehoe
Kathleen M. Kelley
Julia and Declan Kelly
Emer Kelly
Kevin Kelly
Mary and Shaun Kelly
William M. Kelly
Barbara Kennedy
Brian J. Kennedy
Dr. John G. Kennedy
Frank Kenny
Kenseal Construction Products Corporation
Eileen and Henry Kensing
Marilyn and Donald R. Keough
Colleen Kiely
Margaret King
Kiss Construction
Caroline Kornutik
Koszyn & Company
Drs. Erin Sullivan and Marcin Kowalski
Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore
L&M Air
Brendan J. Lally
Jim Lally
Paul Lamas
Irene E. Lane
Deirdre and Tom Lawless
Mary P. and Edward J. Lawlor
Michael Leahy
Michael M. Leddy
Larry A. Leva
Patrick Leyden
John Linitz
Toby Logue
Eilish Loughran
Ita and Macdara Lynch
Mary M. Lynch
Sheila V. Lynott Hourican
Susan V. Lynskey
Patricia Lyons
Laoise Mac Reamoinn
Robert MacGoey
Sean Mackin
Amanda Magee
Kristen Magrath
Ciara Maguire
Colleen Maguire
Geraldine Mahoney
Maureen Mahoney
Marie A. Mahony
Vivian and John Majeski
Julie McGee and Martin E. Maleska
Laura A. Maloney
Shannon Maloney
Marjam Supply Company
Peggy A. Marks
Robin Marsico
Patty and John Martin
Stephanie Martin
Joy Mattson
Howard Maxwell
Schuyler and Padraig McBrien
Karen and John McCabe
Tara McCabe
Nora McCarthy
Sheila and Eugene McCarthy
Moya Doherty and John McColgan
Amanda McCollan
John McConnell
Diana and Malachy McCourt
Bill McDermott
Lucy McDiarmid
Aisling McDonagh
Kenane and Brendan McDonagh
Robert McDonagh
Patricia and Bernard McElhone
The Honorable John J. McEneny
Rosemary L. McGinn
Joan and Brian M. McGowan
Judith E. and Andrew J. McGowan
Laura S. McGowan
Margaret and Michael McGrath
Margaret M. and Thomas J. McGrath
Mary McGrath
Annie G. McGreevey
McGuigan Tombs & Company
Carolyn McGuire
Judith and Ray McGuire
Kevin McGuire
James V. McKay
Rebecca M. McKee
Claire McMahon
Sean McManamon
Josephine M. McManus
Jacqueline McMillan
Sinead McNamara
James F. McShane
Gary McSharry
McVicker & Higginbotham
Meadow Service Enterprises LLC
Nuala Mellett
Thomas Mellett
Michael Mellody
Molly Meloy
Men of Steel
Julie and Bruce Menin
Metal & Roof Supplies, Inc.
Metro Interiors Distributors Corp.
Susan S. Meyer
Harriet F. Miller
Micheal Moloney
Montec Interiors
Orla Maguire-Moore and Paul Moore
Joan and Tom Moran
Robert Morgan
Eoin Moriarty
Elizabeth M. Morrin
Francis Muldoon
Joyce Marie Mullan
Ailbhe Mullen
Mary Mulligan
Bob Mullin
Elisabeth Mullin
Sheillagh and Richard Mulready
Catherine and Michael Mulroe
Edward Murphy
Emmet Murphy
Gerry Murphy
Carly and John Murphy
Nicola Murphy
River Cafe
Patricia Van Note
Dr. Robert E. Murphy
Riverside C&M LLC
Rory Vandamme
Gerard Murray
Nancy E. Roach
Andra Varin
Kathy Murray
Regina Robinson
A. W. B. Vincent
Sean M. Murray
Mary Ann Rockwell
Patricia Vitanza
Mustang Sally’s
Glenn M Rogers
Joe Vogelbacher
Mutual of America
Jennifer Rogers
Mary Wagner
Richard Nagurka
Miyuki Rogers
Barry Walsh
Patricia Nallen
Gerard Ronan
Erik Walsh
Mary Nash
Rosie O’Grady’s
Jan Warner
Diane Neary
Bill Ryan
Sheila and John Warren
Patricia Nee
Cathie Ryan
Sean Waters
Liam Neeson
Geraldine C. and Francis W. Ryan
Waterstone Grill
Cindy Neiditch
Mary Ann Ryan
Stephanie Breslow and Paul Watterson
New Tech Co.
Georganne Heller and Norman Sachs
Alexia Weidler
New York City Central Labor Council
Michael Sammon
Jay Weinstein
Elizabeth Niland
Tina Santi Flaherty
Denise and Stephen Weir
Niles Bar and Restaurant
Mary Scanlan
Florence Whaley
Sheila Nitze
Meg M. Scarpetta
Denise and Bill Whelan
Mary Nolan
Doreen Schatzle
Mary P. White
William Paul Nolan
James M. Scott
Richard White, Esq.
Thomas Noone
Rebecca Scott
Marilyn Wilde
Laurel Ann Bain Norman and James R. Norman
John M. Shanahan
Paul Williamson
Maureen O’Boyle
John Sharkey
Sharon and James Willse
Catherine and Denis O’Brien
Patricia and Bernard Shaw
Kimberley J. Windbiel
Edward O’Brien
Meghan Sheehan
Kathleen M. Woods
Jason O’Brien
Jim Sheridan
Tony Woods
John J. O’Brien
Naomi Sheridan
Kendall Wren
Gerald J. O’Brien-Nasi
Sidetracks Restaurant and Lounge
Anne Marie Wright
Mary Anne and John O’Callaghan
Signature Bank
Connor Yamada
Shaun O’Connell
Slane Bar
Bridget Young
Mimi O’Connell Scully
John Smith
Kristine Zaleskas
Declan O’Connor
Maria and Joseph Smith
Mary Zehnter
Margaret Rafferty and Timothy O’Connor
Willard P. Smith
Michal C. and Franklin E. Zimring
Bernadette O’Connor and Daniel O’Brien
Brigid Soraghan
Martin Zubatkin
Nancy Oda
John J. Stack
Barbara and Donald Zucker
Edward J. O’Donnell
Jamie Stafford-Hill
Lynn O’Donnell
Stanley Supply & Tool
Irish Arts Center also gratefully
Debra L. and John F. O’Donoghue
Pam and Matt Sutherland
acknowledges the support of:
Paul O’Donohue
Thomas G. Stenson
Mary O’Dowd
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller
O’Dwyer & Bernstein, LLP
Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy
Structure Tone
Marianna and Brian O’Dwyer
Joseph Sullivan
Grainne O’Hara
Senator Thomas K. Duane
Thomas Sullivan
Kevin F. O’Keefe DMD
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal
Surre, Goldberg and Henry Associates
Daniel J. O’Leary
Kieran Sweeney
Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Jessica Oliveri
Techno Acoustics Holdings, LLC
O’Lunney’s Time Square Pub NYC
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn
Technology on Premises
Anthony P. O’Malley
Manhattan Borough President
Jean M. and Kenneth L. Telljohann
Peter O’Neill
Scott M. Stringer
O’Neills of Sunny Hill
The Denis and Carol Kelleher Charitable Foundation
Elizabeth O’Reilly
The Pace Gallery
Heather Hitchens, Executive Director,
Patrick O’Shea
Mary Timothy
The New York State Council on the Arts
Kitty Sullivan and Milo O’Shea
Maureen Tobin
Commissioner Kate D. Levin,
Margaret Molloy and James O’Sullivan
Regina Treanor
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
Kathleen and Donal O’Sullivan
Diane Tredwell
Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Margaret O’Sullivan
Trel Restaurant
Jimmy Deenihan TD
Mary and Michael O’Sullivan
Susanne Tumelty
Terence O’Sullivan
Jay Tunney
Ireland’s Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign
Peter Oswald
Mark H. Tuohey, III
Affairs Eamon Gilmore TD
Our Rental Corp
Lorraine Turner
Eugene Downes, Chief Executive,
Package Pavement Co.
Cherie Ann Turpin
Culture Ireland
Padded Wagon
James Tynan
Alice Pandaliano
Ulysses’ Folk House
Consul General Noel Kilkenny
Par Wall Finishing Corp.
Union Beer Distributors
Ellen Parish Parish
United Way of NYC-Public Sector Campaign
Nicola Parish
Ann Marie Vackner
Francine Parnes
Sydney and James Passin
Frank Pastirchak
“This new home will be the first
Yvonne Paterson
Dr. Jack T. Patterson
of its kind in New York City, a place
Nicholas Patterson
Vivian Pelkaus
for people of all backgrounds to
Penava Mechanical Corp.
Phoenix Beverages
come together in the world’s
Platinum Maintenance
Peter Poulakakos
cultural capital to celebrate what
Prestige Graphic Services
Clayton Price
we do best—tell our story—
Cathy Prior
through live music, theater, dance,
Felice Proctor
Diane and James Quinn
film, literature, visual arts, and cultural
Kathy and Peter Quinn
Anne E. Canty and Victor M. Quintana
exhibitions. It will build on the wonderful
Maureen White and Steven Rattner
The Red Lion
and rich history of the Irish Arts Center and
Brian Regan
Elsa Regan
transform it for the 21st century.”
Antonia Reilly
Charles Reilly
Gina Reilly
—Liam Neeson, on IAC plans to build
Maureen Reilly
a new state-of-the-art facility
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Basic $65 - $124
Become a Basic Member and receive a $30 discount on class registration fees for the year, plus a 20% discount
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“The Irish Arts Center is
poetry by a featured author of IAC PoetryFest, plus a
flourishing. It's really important
copy of The Connemara Suite composed by
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Grammy-winner Bill Whelan.
are supported, to allow us to
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Become a Benefactor and receive free class registration
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Irish Arts Center events for you and a guest; free
admission for one to all IAC film series screenings and Sundays at Seven; a complimentary pair of tickets to a
performance of your choice; a volume of poetry by a featured author of IAC PoetryFest, plus a copy of The
Connemara Suite composed by Grammy-winner Bill Whelan.
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Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council,
the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, and Imagine Ireland,
Culture Ireland’s year of Irish arts in America in 2011.
Our 2011 season is also made possible, in part, through generous support from
Catherine and Denis O’Brien.

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