Tonight at 10:30pm Michael Brunnock will be at the Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Boulevard, Rego Park, NY 11374. Joining Michael Brunnock will be Deni Bonet, Ryan Vaughn, Mark Marshall and Skip Ward 718-8945400
Beginning tonight, Irish Film New York is back with its fourth annual slate of top-notch contemporary Irish cinema, with all films screening at the Cantor Film Center of NYU on E. 8th St. Oct 3rd -Oct 6th. Tickets: IN-NYC discount $10 tickets. AWoW discount code: OFIO www.irishfilmnyc.com/tickets/
Tonight is the last performance of, MAGDALEN a compelling one person, multi-character play written and performed by Erin Layton, directed by Julie Kline, about the women and girls who labored as unpaid slaves in commercial laundries operated by nuns in mid-twentieth century Ireland. TICKET INFO: Tickets are $18 and available online here: https://www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway/United-Solo-Theatre-Festival/Overview?&aid=ven000193900
Tonight, Tuesday, September 30th, join pianist and singer/songwriter Sasha Papernik and pianist and arranger Alexander Wu for an intimate performance at the Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street, NYC, at 6:00pm Doors open @ 5:45 pm – Cover $10 + $10 drink minimum. For Reservations: 212-989-9319
“Wu and Papernik are an uncommonly attractive and entertaining pair. ” The Washington Post Review – Joan Reinthaler
Michael Brunnock will be at the Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Boulevard, Rego Park, NY 11374, Friday, October 3,10:30pm. Joining Michael Brunnock will be Deni Bonet, Ryan Vaughn, Mark Marshall and Skip Ward 718-8945400
You can watch Deni Bonet live in concert from her home, Sunday, Oct 5. Here’s what photographer Mitch Traphagen said about Deni. “Mere words aren’t sufficient to describe the sheer talent, intensity and passion that Deni Bonet brings to her music.”
Deni Bonet has performed at the White House — now she can perform at *your* house.
MAGDALEN is a compelling one person, multi-character play written and performed by Erin Layton, directed by Julie Kline, about the women and girls who labored as unpaid slaves in commercial laundries operated by nuns in mid-twentieth century Ireland. MAGDALEN will perform for the last time in New York City at the UNITED SOLO FESTIVAL on Thursday, October 2 – 7:30PM (SOLD OUT!) and Friday, October 3 – 6PM
The Irish Film New York (IFNY) and Artists Without Walls’ member Niall McKay is excited to announce that the IFNY will host a talk with Oscar-nominated writer and director, Jim Sheridan, (My Left Foot, In America) and screenings of three of his award-winning films.
IFNY is also back this year with its fourth annual slate of top-notch contemporary Irish films. The festival kicks off Friday, October 3rd with Game of Thrones’ starring Maisie Williams and directed by Niall Heery. The festival continues with the North American premiere of the fascinating documentary Broken Song, which follows three hip-hop musicians/writers from hardscrabble areas of Dublin as they struggle to find and articulate meaning in an often-chaotic world.
Screenings also include the US premiere of the comedy Poison Pen, about a celebrated author (Lochlainn O’Mearain) who is blackmailed into writing for a tabloid gossip magazine and finds himself caught up in a world of stars and their secrets and in danger of turning into a tabloid celebrity himself. IFNY will also feature the New York premiere of the hypnotically beautiful Out of Here a contemporary coming-of-age story shedding Dublin
and its youth culture in a light not previously seen or explored. Rounding out the screening series is the engrossing Love Eternal (New York Premiere) from Brendan Muldowney, a touching drama that immerses us in the seldom-exposed world of necrophilia and assisted suicide and is a macabre ode to love, loss and the bonds that unite us.
The festival also features the signature opening night party at Glucksman Ireland House on Friday October 3rd, prior to the opening night film. For more information on the films included in this year’s festival and to watch trailers and buy tickets click here
Today, Sunday, is the last day of “Irish Film New York. ” AWoW members can buy discounted $10 tickets (normally $12) for any of the films included in the festival by using the promotional code: OFIG. For more information on the critically acclaimed films, its director Niall McKay, and to watch trailers and buy tickets click here.
Deni Bonet will be playing solo violin on a piece with a wonderful ballet company called BALLETS WITH A TWIST, at Stage 48, 605 West 48th St., NYC, Monday 8pm. Click here for their website. Click here to a link for tickets ($25) and a description of the event.
Charles R. Hale will present a series of videos that highlight the role of women and song in the labor movement. This event is co-sponsored by the CUNY Institute For Irish American Studies. Located in The Studio Theater at Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY. October 10, 12 Noon to 1:30.
Author Cynthia Neale and actress Joanna Rush will both be in Chicago at iBam on Saturday Oct. 12 and Sunday Oct. 13. On Saturday Cynthia will be lecturing from 1:15 to 2:00: A Writer’s Journey With an Irish Famine Girl. From 2:15 to 3:15 she will be a panelist for New Perspectives on The Irish Famine with Tim Pat Coogan, Owen Rodgers and Maurice Fitzpatrick. On Sunday, Oct. 13th Cynthia will repeat her Saturday lecture from 1:00 to 1:45. Cynthia will be selling her three books throughout the weekend at the authors’ table.
Joanna will performing thirty minutes from her show, “Asking For It” and sharing a book table with Cynthia at the festival. Click here for the link to the theater page for details and performance times.
Honor Finnegan will be performing with Aviv Roth at The John Street Jam on October 12th. The doors open at 6:45, music starts at 7:30The John Street Jam is located in the Dutch Arms Chapel at 16 John Street, Saugerties, NY. Tickets are $5. Click here for info.
Brendan Connellan’s play KILL THE BID! will have its final performance today, Sunday, at 3pm. at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. Tickets are $21.25 (including Theatre Restoration fee) but AWoW members and friends can go to www.broadwayoffers.com and punch in the code TRAWOW and pay $18.25in the box. Phone 212-239 6200 or 800-432 7250.
Artists Without Walls presents its “Showcase at The Cell Theater,” 338 W. 23rd St., NYC. Monday, 7pm, September 30th. Evening includes actors Jack O’Connell, Nancy Oda and Mary Tierney, author Honor Molloy, singer/songwriters Tara O’Grady and Sasha Papernik, the soulful sound of mbiraNYC’s music of Zimbabwe and more.
The plays of Kate McLeod, who also is the event’s producer, and Tzila Levy will be performed at the Bacon Theater Festival, Thursday Oct 3rd, 6:30-9:00pm at the Ding Dong Lounge, 929 Columbus Avenue, NYC. Tickets are $25, which includes one bacon mac and cheese, 1 dessert and 1 glass of wine. Click here for tickets
Niall McKay and “Irish Film New York” is back with its third annual slate of top-notch contemporary Irish cinema. All films screen at the Cantor Film Center of New York University on East 8th St. The festival kicks off Friday October 4th with “Run and Jump”starring Saturday Night Live’s Will Forte and directed by the Oscar-nominated Steph Green. AWoW members can buy discounted $10 tickets (normally $12) for any of the films included in the festival by using the promotional code: OFIG. For more information on the critically acclaimed films included in this year’s festival and to watch trailers and buy tickets go to http://www.irishfilmnyc.com/tickets/
New York Irish Center Concert Series hosts Tara O’Grady & her Black Velvet Band, Friday, October 4 at 8:30pm. 10-40 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NYC Advanced tickets: Tara O’Grady Regular Tickets $25Tara O’Grady Seniors/Students/Unemployed $15If you missed Tara’s CD launch, this is your chance to hear her full band perform favorites off all three albums. Doors open at 7:30pm.
I am an Emmy-winning filmmaker, film curator and the festival director for Irish Film New York. Last year, I was a juror for the Galway Film Festival and was on the shorts’ selection committee for the Tribeca Film Festival.
What are you currently working on?
Currently, I am working on Irish Film New York, a screening series of contemporary Irish Films at NYU’s Cantor Center and Glucksman Ireland House. I am producing a documentary for PBS on a group of Filipinos who started what became the United Farm Workers Union and I’m writing and directing a comedy series about Irish Artists in New York called On The Ligg.
What honors have you received for your filmmaking?
I have received an Emmy for a film called Sikhs in America and was nominated for a 2009 Irish Film and Television Academy Award for a documentary about my father called The Bass Player which screened on RTE Television in Ireland.
Do you have an upcoming event or showing you’d like people to attend?
I would love you all to attend Irish Film New York. We have a wonderful opening night party at Glucksman Ireland House on Friday Oct 3rd at 5.30pm followed by Oscar Nominee Steph Green’s first feature, Run & Jump at 7.30pm
Who are the filmmakers you admire?
I admire anybody who can finish a film. It’s the hardest thing you’ll ever do. But personally, my creative muse is the love child of Billy Wilder, the Dardenne brothers, and Jim Sheridan. Films that make you laugh, make you cry and keep you guessing. Guy Hamilton’s version of An Inspector Calls (1954) starring Alastair Sims was a film that I saw as an 8 year old. I’ve never seen it since but it’s probably my motivation for being a filmmaker.
Who or what is your greatest inspiration and why?
My eighty-four year old father, Corny, an Irish Jazz bassist. Corny brought up two kids on his own under very challenging circumstances and managed to keep true to his art. In fact, he still plays every Sunday at Sweeney’s Hotel on Dame Street in Dublin.
What are the top five things you’d like to accomplish in the next five years?
I’d like to make a family, make a feature film and make a living. That’s enough for me.