"Our Lady of Sligo"
The American premiere of "Our Lady of Sligo" at the Irish Repertory Theater tells the tale of Mai O’Hara and her flamboyant but destructive relationship with her husband. The Irish Repertory Theater is at 132 W 22nd St., NYC. Performance schedule: Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3. Details and tickets, (212) 727-2737.
‘Someone Who’ll Watch . . . "
The Twisted Muse Theater Company presents "Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me" by Frank McGuinness, directed by Frank Rakas, at The Flatiron Theater, 119 W. 23 St. (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), Room 305, NYC. Thursdays through Sundays until April 30, at 8 p.m. Tickets $15. Details, (718) 931-3580.
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O’Reilly at Arts Center
Irish singer/songwriter Melanie O’Reilly, who blends traditional with jazz, will perform with backing musicians at the Irish Arts Center in Manhattan on Saturday, April, 29, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m. The IAC is at 553 West 51st. St., NYC. Details, (212) 757-3318.
Black 47 will play at The Harp, Boston, April 27; SUNY at Stonybrook, April 28 at 2 p.m.; Providence College, April 28 at 8 p.m., and Connolly’s, NYC, April 29.
Pierce Turner and Fred Parcells
Ireland’s former solo performer of the year, Pierce Turner is pairing up with with trombonist Fred Parcells (Black 47) to do a series of stress-release shows for the workaholics of Manhattan. at 8 p.m. every Wednesday at Paddy Reilly’s music bar, Second Avenue at 29th Street. Details, (212) 686-1210.
Morning Star is in residence at Rocky Sullivan’s every Saturday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Rocky’s is at 129 Lexington Ave., between 28th and 29th Streets, NYC. Details, (212) 725-3871.
The band Morningstar will perform April 28 at Tir Na Nog, Eighth Avenue at 33rd Street, NYC. Details, (212) 630-0249.
Paddy Reilly’s Music
The Prodigals play every Friday and there is live music every night at Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar, Second Avenue, at 29th Street, NYC. Details, (212) 686-1210.
Karen Tweed and Ian Carr
The Irish Arts Center will present Karen Tweed and Ian Carr on Sunday, April 30, from 1-4 p.m. The Center is at 553 West 51st St., NYC. Details, (718) 441-9416.
Lee at AIHS
Professor J.J. Lee of University College Cork will lecture on "From the Act of Union to the Millennium — Is This the End of History?" on Tuesday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the American Irish Historical Society, 991 Fifth Ave. (at 80th Street), NYC. Call (212) 288-2263 for reservations.
Lyric Recovery Festival
Galway Kinnell and Settings of Yeats will open the Lyric Recovery Festival at Carnegie’s Weill Hall on Saturday, April 29, at 2 p.m.. The festival will premiere settings of three Yeats poems, "Who Goes with Fergus?," "He Wishes His Beloved were Dead," and "The Ragged Wood". Limited low-cost seating may be available. Call (212) 864-2823. Tickets at Carnegie box office or through Carnegie Charge (212) 247-7800.
Bloody Sunday Lecture
Author Don Mullan will deliver a lecture on Bloody Sunday at the annual Irish Literary Brunch of Chapter 5 and 9 of the Irish American Unity Conference on Sunday, April 30, at 11 a.m. at Bishop’s Restaurant, 31 Rte. 303, Tappan, N.Y. Tickets, $20. Details, (201) 568-4108.
The Institute of Irish Studies, Fordham University, presents Prof. Arthur Herman of George Mason University and the Smithsonian Institution, who will lecture on Sen. Joe McCarthy and Irish America on Wednesday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the McMahon Hall Lounge, First Floor, 155 West 60th St., Lincoln Center, NYC. Details, (718) 817-4634.
Phoenix Landing Entertainment
Entertainment takes place every night in the Phoenix Landing, 512 Mass. Ave., Central Square, Cambridge. Every second Monday is independent filmmakers’ night. Tuesdays are lounge nights, Wednesday is Hump with Shannon Shalako & Chuck Caseroc and guests; the Elements entertain on Thursday; DJ Tim Collins on Friday; Boom Boom Room on Saturday, and Swell with DJ Dino and Dave West and guests on Sunday. Details, (617) 576-6260.
The Blackthorn will entertain April 28, at the Barn, 200 Brown Ave., Bensalem, and May 5, at Harbor Lights, 11000 Roosevelt Blvd., NE Philadelphia. Music at 10 p.m. Details (215) 969-6225.
Cathy Ryan at Heritage Center
Singer/songwriter Cathy Ryan will perform on Saturday, April 29, at 8 p.m. at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 North Knox Ave. Tickets $15. Details, (773) 282-7035.
Folk Music in Gaelic Park
Gaelic Park will present folk music on the following dates: Napper Tandy, April 28 and 29; and Gerard Haughey, May 5, Velvet Green, May 6, John Dillon, May 13 and Pat Daly & the Sounds of Green, May 19 and 20. Music starts at 9:30 p.m. No cover charge. Gaelic Park is at 6119 West 147th St., Oak Forest. Details, (708) 687-9323.
"Plough and Stars" at Guthrie
Sean O’Casey’s "The Plough and the Stars," starring Rosaleen Linehan and Milo O’Shea, will light up the stage on April 26 at the Guthrie Theater, 725 Vineland Pl., Minneapolis. Performance schedule: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, at 1 and 8 p.m.; Sundays, at 1 and 7 p.m. Wednesday matinee performances at 1 p.m. on May 3 and May 17. Details, Guthrie Ticket Office at (612) 277-2224 or toll free 1-877-44-STAGE.