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Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week: Colette Bryce's "Asylum"

"You must lift this creature and carry it gathered in your arms, over the fields and to the bothy." The patron saint of Derry, exiled on Iona, on how pilgrims to the island are to be welcomed. This reading of Colette Bryce's "Asylum" is from PoetryFest 2016.

At Home With Irish Arts Center: Animal Transformations

Have you ever heard of selkies, or the faoladh, or the Children of Lir? Irish mythology is full of stories about humans turning into animals, and in our book-making workshop with Dublin children's cultural center the Ark, visual artist Duffy Mooney-Sheppard works with kids to create their OWN animal transformation tales. 11am EDT Saturday, August 22, 2020.

Live From Irish Arts Center: Caitlin Warbelow

Broadway fiddler ("Come From Away"), IAC teaching artist, Alaska native and NYC-dweller Caitlin Warbelow introduces some tunes—two traditional Irish songs and an original composition—she performed as the musical guest of a 2019 episode of Randy Cohen's Person Place Thing.

The X Collective

Irish Arts Center is proud to support the X Collective, a community of Irish artists who perform across the genres of neo-soul, pop, and more, as they perform a showcase at Dublin music venue the Grand Social. This Oíche Events production streams Sunday, August 9, at 5pm EDT (10pm Irish time).

Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week: Sinéad Morrissey's "Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices"

2017 Forward Prize winner Sinéad Morrissey introduces a clip from her #PoetryFest reading the same year, of a poem that celebrates the dual, and dueling, pleasures of extreme usefulness and frivolity.

Live From Irish Arts Center: "All In Your Name" by Heather Maloney

Singer-songwriter Heather Maloney’s “All In Your Name,” written after a personal loss, has been a salve to the artist all over again, helping her “find some comfort in the invisible forces that bind us no matter what” in our changed world. We hope you find it in the same comfort and spirit. Performed with Ryan Hommel at IAC’s spring 2018 SongLives concert.

Phase One Construction: Video Update #15

"Back on site—keep the faith." Executive Director Aidan Connolly with an update on the construction of our new facility.

Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week: Iggy McGovern's "The Joey Trinity"

In Iggy McGovern's "The Joey Trinity," we view the sacrament of confirmation through the plights of a flock of budgies. From PoetryFest 2017.

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