Sep 13, 2006
Sep 13, 2006
Glucksman Ireland House at New York University, located at One Washington Mews (at Fifth Avenue), will host several special events in October, including a lecture on October 12 by David J. Cooney, Permanent Representative for Ireland at the UN, on the role of small nations and of Ireland in particular at the United Nations. Admission is free to members of Ireland House and to those with an NYU ID; for all others, $10 admission charge to regular events and $15 for Blarney Star Concert Series. To reserve a seat call 212.998.3950. All events take place at Ireland house, unless otherwise noted.
A schedule of events follows:
- Fri., Oct. 6, 8 p.m. Blarney Star Concert Series: “BANJAXED: The Great Irish Tenor Banjo Concert.” The first-ever concert in the Western hemisphere to celebrate the tenor banjo in Irish traditional music. Some of the top Irish four-string pickers are featured including Limerick native and NYU Professor Mick Moloney. Note venue: Moravian Church, 30th St.and Lexington Ave.
- Thurs., Oct. 12, 7 p.m. Lecture: David J. Cooney, Permanent Representative for Ireland at the UN, speaks on the role of small nations and of Ireland in particular at the United Nations. The UN occupies a major place in Irish foreign policy and Ireland has always sought to play an active role across the range of UN activities since becoming a member in 1955.
- Thurs., Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Lecture: “The Secret Language of the Crossroad: How the Irish Invented Slang” by Daniel Cassidy, founder of New College’s Irish Studies Program in San Francisco. He argues that Irish words and phrases are scattered all across the American language, in regional and class dialects, colloquialisms, slang, and specialized jargons like gambling.
- Wed., Oct. 25, 6 p.m. Discussion: To mark the presentation of Ireland’s Gate Theatre’s production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot at the Skirball Center for Performing Arts at NYU, three distinguished scholars from the NYU Department of English - Denis Donoghue, Martin Harries, and John P. Waters - speak on the significance of Beckett’s work in modern literature and philosophy.
- Thurs., Oct. 26, 7 p.m. Reading: poets Conor O’Callaghan and Vona Groarke read from their works. Having garnered individually many honors, awards, and writers’ residencies, they are one of the most distinguished couples in the world of Irish literature. Tonight they read from their most recent collections, Fiction and Juniper Street, respectively. Co-sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program.