On CRAIC Radio, Two Former Dubliners Share Their Musical Tastes With Philadelphia

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By Brendan Clay Airing ad free on WPPM 106.5 FM on Thursdays from 3 to 5 pm, CRAIC Radio is a music program put together by two men from Dublin who have been part of the Philly music scene for… Continue Reading

Villanova Irish Dance Team Prepares for Intercollegiate Competition

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Article and Videos By Brendan Clay It’s Labor Day, September 5, 2016, and the Villanova Irish Dance Team is hard at work preparing to compete. An upbeat pop number blares throughout the tiny dance studio in St. Mary’s Hall on… Continue Reading

Two April TV Shows to Grapple with the Easter Rebellion

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By Brendan Clay Come Easter, America will be joining Ireland and the rest of the global Irish diaspora in commemorating the hundredth anniversary of Ireland’s Easter Rebellion, when the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) led an armed occupation in Dublin on… Continue Reading

5 Questions for Susan Kelly Von Medicus: Local Artist Brings the Golden Age of Irish Manuscripts to Villanova

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Photo above: Ne Timeas: walnut ink and egg tempera on Fabriano paper. Study for student project based on decorations in Lindisfame Gospel text from Luke at Annunciation: Fear not Mary. Were you always interested in art as a young girl?… Continue Reading

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Features Irish World Heritage Site in Pivotal Scene

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By Brendan Clay For those of you who saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens last month, you might have noticed that Ireland made two big contributions to the latest entry in America’s most culturally important space opera. The first came… Continue Reading

Kieran Jordan—Leader in the Field of Irish Dance

TOP: Kieran Jordan and Kevin Doyle dancing traditional Irish jigs, in Miltown Malbay, County Clare. Music from Michael Tubridy and James Keane. BOTTOM: A taste of Willie Clancy Summer School from County Clare. Here is a clip from the Dance… Continue Reading

The Bridge from Selma to Derry

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Caption (above): On one of their famous murals, the Bogside Artists of Derry honor four Nobel Laureates —John Hume, Dr. Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela. All were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. For information, visit www.bogsideartists.com By Maurice… Continue Reading