Glucksman Ireland House at New York University, located at One Washington Mews (at Fifth Avenue), will host several special events in April. Events are free to members of Ireland House and to those with a valid NYU I.D. card. For all others, $10 admission for regular events; $15 for Blarney Star Concert Series. For further information and to make a reservation, call 212.998.3950 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A schedule of events follows:
- Fri., Apr. 6, 9 p.m. Blarney Star Concert Series: Fiddler Maeve Donnelly will be joined by Scottish guitarist Tony McManus. Donnelly is one of the most accomplished and entertaining fiddlers in Irish music today. Though deeply rooted in the fiddling tradition of her native east County Galway, she is also a thoroughly modern player who electrifies audiences with her fiery, uninhibited style.
- Thurs., Apr. 19, 7 p.m. Lecture: Writer and broadcaster Gordon Ledbetter discusses his book John McCormack: The Great Irish Tenor. Born in 1884, McCormack won a gold medal in the Feis Ceoil of 1903, appeared in Covent Garden when he was 23, and had a long and illustrious career on the recital stage as well being a successful recording artist.
- Fri., Apr. 20, 8 p.m. Blarney Star Concert Series: Two acclaimed masters of the concertina, Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin and Tim Collins, give a dual performance. Ó hAllmhuráin is professor of music and Irish studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis but was born and raised in County Clare. Collins, a native of West Limerick, is at NYU this semester as a Fulbright Culture Ireland visiting scholar.
- Thurs., Apr. 26, 7 p.m. Conversation: Artist Brian O’Doherty/Patrick Ireland in conversation with Brenda Moore-McCann, art historian and critic. “Beyond the White Cube: A Retrospective of Brian O’Doherty/Patrick Ireland” is on view at NYU ‘s Grey Art Gallery through July 14.
- Sat., Apr. 28, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Barra Ó Donnabháin Symposium: “Teaching and Learning the Irish Language in the U.S.: Practice, Prospects, Perspectives” with Padraig Ó Cearúill, moderator. For more information visit www.irelandhouse.fas.nyu.edu.