Villanova Hosts 5th Annual Irish Dance Festival

Photos: Brendan Clay By Brendan Clay On Saturday, November 4th, Villanova University hosted its fifth annual Intercollegiate Irish Dance Festival in St. Mary’s Gym on Villanova’s campus. The festival is a showcase of some of the best Irish dance American… Continue Reading

Music Review: Between the Earth and Sky by Lankum

Photo: Sarah Flynn By Brendan Clay Irish folk band Lankum released their new album Between the Earth and Sky on October 27th. This is the first album they will be releasing under the name Lankum, as they were previously called… Continue Reading

The Face of Irish Music Exhibit Travels to Lackawanna County

Senator John Blake, D-Lankawanna, Maureen McGuigan, Lackawanna County Deputy Director of Arts and Culture and Robin Hiteshew, photographer

[Above: Senator John Blake, D-Lankawanna, Maureen McGuigan, Lackawanna County Deputy Director of Arts and Culture and Robin Hiteshew, photographer] The Arts and Culture for Lackawanna County presented “The Face of Irish Music”— an exhibit of photographs by Philadelphia resident Robin… Continue Reading

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

Photo by Jennifer Logue 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… Continue Reading

Villanova Irish Dance Team Prepares for Intercollegiate Competition

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

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

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