“How hard Ireland was on the women who could not fit in – the wild ones, the ones who had to get out, seeming emigrants but actual exiles.” – Nuala O’Faolain Chicago May wasn’t from Chicago and, in fact, spent little time there, but the name somehow suited her. May Duignan was born in 1871 in the remote county of Longford in the ancient world that was 19th-century Ireland. Her … [Read more...] about Wild Irish Women: Chicago May
The Irish did well at the Tony Awards, sweeping the best actor categories and landing a few prizes for their work in Hairspray, which was the runaway winner of the night. Brian Dennehy pictured left won best leading actor in a drama for Long Day's Journey Into Night. The Eugene O'Neill classic also won for best revival of a play and Vanessa Redgrave won best actress for her … [Read more...] about Irish Win at Tony Awards
Perish the thought! But it's a possibility Riverdance producers Moya Doherty and John McColgan are prepared for. The power couple are already working on a new show that picks up where Riverdance leaves off. "I call is Riverdance meets Les Miserables," McColgan told the Irish Voice. "It will be a major show that takes us away from Riverdance and on to something of a broad … [Read more...] about Life After Riverdance?