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Brief reviews: What’s new in books, CD and video

February 15, 2011

By Staff Reporter

IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT GUIDE

James Higgins

This free guide, published by Irish photographer James Higgins, is an essential tool for anyone searching for Irish events in the Big Apple. It contains not only details of pubs and restaurants but also tips on getting around Manhattan, an Irish events calendar and Irish theater listings. For information, call (212) 727-3643.

PERFECT TIME

M_ire Brennan

This compilation of tracks, some in Irish and some in English, is a collection of virtual hymns featuring Brennan on vocals, harp and keyboards. Released by Words Records. For information, connect with Epic Online at www.epiccenter.com or Sony Online at www.sony.com

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SLEEPING IN THE OCEAN

Ed Dunne

This compilation of nine tracks, songs and tunes, has just been released by vocalist Ed Dunne, who also plays acoustic guitars, keyboards, and low whistle. Also featured is Marius Goldhammer on bass and fretless bass, and Roland Peil on congas, cymbals, udu and percussion. For information, write to Ed Dunne Music, Inc., 11-18 47th Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101 or fax (718) 937-2065.

A CELTIC BOOK OF DAYS

Sarah Costley and Charles Kightly

This beautiful hardback book, with 219 illustrations, is a must for anyone interested in Celtic history and mythology. The book goes through the Celtic year, month by month, and is filled with facts, sayings and quotations. Published by Thames and Hudson, 30 Bloomsbury St., London WC1B 3QP.

BALLYMALOE SEASONS

Darina Allen

Darina Allen is arguably Ireland’s best known cook, and founder of Ballymaloe Cookery School in County Cork. This book from Allen includes photos and short essays recording her garden and landscape achievements, as well as recording the changing scenery around Ballymaloe. It also contains more than 125 recipes for classic Irish dishes. Published by Roberts Rinehart. Price $29.95. For information, call (303) 652-2685.

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