A Proclamation on Irish-American Heritage Month, 2021 On Monday March 1, 2021 President Joe Biden proclaimed March as Irish American Heritage Month to honor the achievements and contributions of Irish immigrants and their descendants living in the United States. Irish American Heritage Month was first celebrated by a proclamation in 1991 by President George H.W.Read more..
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Irish dancing is a very important part of the heritage and culture of Ireland and the Irish-American community, and no one knows that better than Patsy McLoughlin. ℘℘℘ Patsy Early McLoughlin founded her school of Irish dance in 1968 in Inwood, New York, and now, 50 years later, she still teaches her students that Irish dance is as much aboutRead more..
New York-based Irish American Writers & Artists bestowed the prestigious Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award to traditional Irish musician Joanie Madden at a formal ceremony at the Manhattan Club, upstairs at Rosie O’Grady’s, New York, on Monday, November 12. The nonprofit group celebrated Madden’s continued contributions to traditional Irish music in America and around theRead more..
One of the most prolific and visible Irish musicians and composers in the world, Joanie Madden has sold over 500,000 solo albums, performed on over 200 recordings including three Grammy-winning albums, and was the first American to win the Senior All-Ireland Championship on the tin whistle. For the past three decades, she has been the leaderRead more..
A forgotten Irish song of emigration tells of a mother’s longing for her children who have gone so far away, is a big hit for Cherish the Ladies. Irish music was the soundtrack to life for Joanie Madden growing up in the Bronx, N.Y. back in the 1970s. Her father, Joe Madden, from Portumna inRead more..
“I’m literally overjoyed with the news,” Joanie Madden said of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announcement on June 15, that she was the recipient of a National Heritage Fellowship. The NEA recognized Joanie as “One of the great Irish flute and whistle players of her generation,” saying, “Madden has led the all-female group,Read more..