OLDEST IRISH AMERICAN NEWSPAPER IN USA, ESTABLISHED IN 1928
Category: Archive

What’s New The latest books, cds, videos

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

THE CELTIC CROSS

Nigel Pennick

This 160-page book, published by Blandford, and distributed by Sterling Publishing, 387 Park Avenue South in New York, is both an illustrated history and a celebration of the Celtic Cross, symbol of the essence of the Celtic tradition. The book traces the rich diversity of the Celtic Cross through its historical background and predecessors, by way of the evolution and development of Celtic Christianity, and through to its influence on the form and pattern of Celtic art. Price $16.95.

A GLASSFUL OF LETTERS

Evelyn Conlon

Friendship, love, isolation and the quiet bravery of one woman are at the heart of this 208-page paperback novel, distributed by Dufour Editions, of Chester Springs, Pa. The men and women of the novel are related to each other by family ties or by the simple fact of living in the same Dublin street. Their interlinked stories reflect the pressures and pleasures generated by rapidly changing social values. The author, Evelyn Conlon, was born in 1952 in County Monaghan. For information, call Dufour at (610) 458-5005.

Sign up to The Irish Echo Newsletter

CELTIC HARPESTRY,

A CONTEMPORARY

CELTIC COLLECTION

Belfast Harp Orchestra

This 17-track CD, the title of which is self-explanatory, features the Grammy Award-winning Belfast Harp Orchestra and Doborah Henson-Conant. This lavish performance, captured this past August in Ireland, is being broadcast through December on PBS as an hour-long special entitled "Celtic Harpestry At Lismore Castle, Ireland." A home video will be available in January. For information, call Imaginary Road Records at (212) 333-8317.

BRINGING IT ALL

BACK HOME, VOL. 1

Various Artists

This 15-track CD is the first of Valley Entertainment’s first in a 3 CD series titled "Bringing It All Back Home." This series is based on the BBC television documentary of the same name created by Hummingbird Productions. "Bringing It All Back Home" traces the journey of Irish traditional music and explores the way in which it has influenced American and British rock, country and folk traditions. It features songs performed by, among others, Paul Brady, Emmylou Harris, the Everly Brothers, and Mary Black. For information, call Debbie Root at (505) 992-4902.

Other Articles You Might Like

Sign up to our Daily Newsletter

Click to access the login or register cheese