Archive for the 'The Legends, Lives of the Artists' Category

“Got Irish History? Feed the Need”

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Need a read? Feed the Need … The 2016 Lyrics of Irish Freedom: Notes of Turbulent Times Book Tour is about to begin, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day and the 100th Commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising (Ireland’s American Revolution). Don’t Miss it. ‪#‎LyricsofIrishFreedom‬ ‪#‎LiveMoreLifeBeMoreIrish‬ Get your signed copy @ one of these […]

It is 4 Days Until Christmas …

Monday, December 21st, 2015

It is 4 Days Until Christmas ~ Four Green Fields … Tommy Makem wrote more than 400 songs, the anthem, Four Green Fields, of course, as well as Gentle Annie, Winds of Morning, The Winds Are Singing Freedom and so many other iconic songs, songs that are sung where ever the Irish gather around the […]

It is 15 Days Until Christmas …

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

It is 15 Days until Christmas … Two weeks from tomorrow!  Can you believe it has come so fast?  I was just being thankful for our service men and women, for the men and women in blue too, at the Greater Cleveland Peace Officer’s Memorial, it seems, right before Memorial Day. A glorious sun filled […]

Living with Lardie: A Story from this month’s issue of your Ohio Irish American News

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Living with Lardie: THE AUDITION “What are you a comedian?” The director of music said as 100 sets of eyes turned to look at me. I can’t remember a time when I felt more self-conscious. All 100 people in that room had just gotten up to sing and now they were waiting for me to […]

New Day LXIV: Live Music

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

New Day LXIV: Live Music In my neighborhood, PJ McIntyre’s and other Live music pubs like Sully’s, The Harp, Flannery’s, the Irish American Clubs, Treehouse, Beachland Ballroom, Hooley House and many more, go all out in living the credo and risk of supporting live music; Pj’s alone brought Dervish, Lunasa and the Saw Doctor’s Leo […]

New Day XL: Clear water

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

My own business bores me to death; I prefer other people’s – Oscar Wilde. Sunday night/Monday morning, I returned from nine days in Clearwater, visiting my life long and best friend, Chris, and his family. Chris is a Fireman, an amazing construction handyman, completely self-taught and innately curious. He himself built a two-floor addition to […]

New Day VII – Bridges

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

New Day VII – Bridges I always feel as if I am working towards something – something more, something better – not in possessions, but in work, writing career, relationships, financial future; if you are only minding the gate – what’s the point? Struggling over the climb, head down, chin up, can breathtakingly lead to […]

It is 4 Days until Christmas …

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

It is 4 Days Until Christmas ~ Four Green Fields … Tommy Makem wrote more than 400 songs, the anthem, Four Green Fields, of course, as well as Gentle Annie, Winds of Morning, The Winds Are Singing Freedom and so many other iconic songs, songs that are sung where ever the Irish gather around the […]

Out & About Ohio this weekend, from your Ohio Irish American News

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Out & About Ohio October 2014, from your Ohio Irish American News Brooklyn – The Hooley House – Brooklyn! 24th – Faction, 31st – Hooleyween party w Top Dog. 10310 Cascade Crossing, Brooklyn 216-362-7700. 1FunPub.com Cincinnati – Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati 11/1 – Green Tie Affair: Dinner, Music, Dance, Song, Whiskey, Wine tasting […]

Owens Sports; A story from this month’s issue of the Ohio Irish American News: Hurling

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Owens Sports by Mark Owens Hurling I recently had the opportunity to watch the game of Hurling with a group of visitors to Cleveland who had only heard of Gaelic Games but had become intrigued by ‘that game you play with a stick’. I spent a good bit of time explaining to them the rules […]