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The Wild Geese in NYC

Ah, the bright lights, the skirl of the bagpipes, the constant procession of Irish cultural events and diversions — all in the greatest Irish city in the world. . . . Come join The Wild Geese in New York City as we pursue and engage Irish culture throughout the metropolis’ byways and boreens. Many of The Wild Geese are based in metro New York, and we will seek out their events and venues, among others, to provide support for them and for Irish culture in the city, whether this be in Carnegie Hall or the Times Square subway platform. Join us, let us know what events you recommend we support and we will look to ‘rally the troops.’

Location: New York, N.Y.
Members: 23
Latest Activity: Aug 24

Up and Coming for The Wild Geese in NYC!

We're delighted to put the spotlight on a growing number of intriguing events in metro New York in September. Here's a sketch of each along with links for more information: 

(BTW, don't hesitate to reach out to fellow WG in NYC members for any reason, including companionship and promoting your own local fave Irish cultural event. You can do this via our Group's broadcast feature, which allows you to send a message to the entire group. To access this feature, use the link directly above the thumbnail images in the Members Gallery)

LABOR PAR-TAYFriday, September 5, from 6pm to 8pm, Cornelia Street Cafe, Greenwich Village. Keep the spirit of Labor Day going (and maybe make summer last just a little bit longer!) as Three Rooms Press present Labor Par-tay, the latest edition of The Monthly, with performances by and about all things labor: The Party, The Job, The Birth of a New Creation. Fellow member John McDonagh, co-host of WBAI's "Radio Free Eireann," will be reading 2 poems about how from the front seat of my yellow cab. There are numerous other high-profile presenters.

'CASEY AT THE BAT' AND IRISH ASSIMILATION, Wednesday, September 10, from 7:30pm to 9pm, Garden City Library. As most of you know, the Irish played a significant role in baseball from the very beginning.  Baseball was an important avenue for Irish assimilation into American life.  Presenter is Richard Piorec, organized by member John M. Walsh. (Left, an illustration from 'Casey at the Bat,' by Phineas Thayer, 1912)

'THE ALT' IN CONCERT, ONE NIGHT ONLY! Saturday, September 13, 8pm, at The Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st Street, Manhattan. Buy tickets online or by calling 866-811-4111. Grammy nominee John Doyle returns to IAC and blends his powerhouse rhythmic guitar style 
with the raw energy and confidence of Irish singer and flute player Nuala Kennedy (last here in spring 2014) 
and the many talents of bouzouki player, guitarist, and singer Eamon O'Leary of The Murphy Beds as The Alt. 


'A TERRIBLE BEAUTY: 1916' screens at 1pm, Sunday, Sept. 14, Anthology Film Archives 32 Second Avenue, Manhattan.  'A Terrible Beauty' is a 90-minute feature docudrama that takes a unique look at the events of Easter Week 1916 in Dublin. (Right, a still from the film, showing a soldier in the British army preparing to engage Irish 'rebels' on the streets of Dublin.) This is the first film to tell the story from three different perspectives, showing the human cost of the fighting on all sides. Using first-hand accounts to drive the narrative, we tell the little known stories of the ordinary people involved in the rising; Irish Volunteers, British soldiers and the innocent civilians caught in the middle. 'A Terrible Beauty' is screening around the US in September and beyond, so check in with the production's official Facebook page for updates.

'RÉILTÍN
,' September 16-20, 2014, Arlene’s Grocery
, 95 Stanton Street, Manhattan. This world premier musical as Gaeilge is written and directed by Paul Mercier. Fíbín are delighted to be making their first appearance at the 1st Irish Festival. Told in Fíbín’s trademark visual style, Réiltín is a coming-of-age story of a young Irish woman in the middle of an economic crisis. Réiltín is 20 years old. She is a fallout girl, an economic casualty. This is not how her life was supposed to be - she was destined to be a singer. She needs to escape her dead-end world before it is too late. She is back to perform the gig of her life that will decide her future. The performance marks the first Irish language production ever to premiere in the U.S. It features the amazing and powerful Dublin singer Clíona Ní Cliosáin.

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Comment by Chuck Idol on February 25, 2014 at 11:01am

Excellent Group !

Comment by William Derivan, PsyD on February 25, 2014 at 3:20pm
My family had been in NYC and the Boroughs since the 1850's. Just recently moved West and mis NY every day. Looking forward to the group.
Comment by Donna Hughes on March 12, 2014 at 12:03pm

Just purchased tickets to see "Transport" at the Irish Repertory Theatre here in the city next week. Looking forward to seeing it; sounds like a good show.

Comment by Cynthia Neale on March 15, 2014 at 2:50pm

I'm a member of Artists Without Walls based in NYC and there are many Irish themed events sponsored by them. Hope it isn't too late to plan for this show for those of you based in NY - https://www.artistswithoutwalls.com/2014/03/13/family-entertainment...

Comment by Jim Hawkins on March 27, 2014 at 4:43pm

Looking forward to seeing "Transport" at the Irish Rep. Have been a fan of Black 47 for many years.

Comment by Brigid McHugh on March 27, 2014 at 4:48pm
Just purchased my ticket for "Transport." Looking forward to the play and meeting Wild Geese members.
Comment by Donna Hughes on March 28, 2014 at 6:35am

Purchased my tickets before I knew a group trip was planned. Saw it last Thursday and it was delightful. Although the story was sad, the acting and singing were amazing and the few dances were fun. Overall, a great experience. Hope you all enjoy it as much as my husband and I did.

 

Comment by Gerry Regan on March 28, 2014 at 9:58am

Jim, Brigid a chairde, delighted you'll be joining Mary and I. I believe Paraic Feeney and a pal are joining us as well, with others a distinct possibility. I'd be absolutely thrilled to get 10 on board, and we can certainly accomodate them. Let me know ASAP if you know anyone further whom might join us. I'd be happy to personally invite them. Ger

Comment by Gerry Regan on March 28, 2014 at 9:59am

Donna a chara, I'm pleased that you enjoyed the performance and that you took the time to tell us. Looking forward to meeting you soon at an upcoming event.

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