Upcoming IAC spring season includes range of Irish cultural events

The Irish Arts Center, based in Hell’s Kitchen in New York, has unveiled its spring/summer season for 2015 and it is a veritable treasure trove for lovers of Irish culture. The program, announced yesterday, contains a full schedule of Irish dance, theatre, music and literature. The vast, diverse range of events is sure to satisfy the appetites of Irish culture omnivores and aficionados across New York. The ‘Best of Irish Arts & Culture’ program has been assembled between the Irish Arts Center and their partners NYC Cultural and Performing Arts Institutions.

Dozens of events have been planned to take place over the next 21 weeks, which include a mix of free and low cost events. Some of the highlights include ‘This is How we Fly’, a series of musical concerts featuring an eclectic spread of artists and performers across genres, including fiddler Caoimhín Ó’Raghallaigh and jazz clarinetist Seán Mac Erlaine, the US premiere of Irish director Mikel Murfi’s (Ballyturk, The Walworth Farce) celebrated play ‘A Man in Woman’s Shoes’, a monthly residency with prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon including such Irish luminaries as Colm Tóibín and Kevin Barry, the Modern Irish Dance Theatre and a two night appearance by political activist, author, bar owner and comedienne Panti, Ireland’s preeminent drag queen. In addition to all of these cultural activities, the IAC will continue to run their full schedule of classes throughout the season.

The full season of events, and more information about the Irish Arts Center, can be found here.