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Composer Richard Wargo, 2nd from left, with the Wexford cast following a performance in Ireland.
Composer Richard Wargo, 2nd from left, with the Wexford cast following a performance in Ireland.

Preview: Irish-inspired operas at the Sembrich Museum

The Sembrich Opera Museum's artistic director Richard Wargo brings to the historic studio of the late diva Marcella Sembrich an evening of selections from his works and will give the audience a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of his Irish-inspired operas. "From the Bards of Ireland" will be presented Saturday night (7:30) at the Sembrich Opera Museum in Bolton Landing. Wargo told Todd Moe that the program will feature the words of four Irish writers set to his music.  Go to full article

A keeper of Celtic tales

Everyone loves a good story, and Bairbre McCarthy has built a career of telling tales from her homeland. Originally from Country Clare, Ireland, McCarthy lives near Saratoga Springs and loves to share Celtic legends and folktales. McCarthy will host an evening of magical stories about ancient kings, heroes and leprechauns, Thursday night (7 pm) in the Canton Middle School Cafeteria. Todd Moe spoke with her this week during a series of storytelling workshops in Canton. McCarthy says she fell in love with stories as a child in Ireland.  Go to full article
Eithne McGuiness in "Typhoid Mary"
Eithne McGuiness in "Typhoid Mary"

Preview: ?Typhoid Mary? in Indian Lake

A hundred years ago, Irish immigrant Mary Mallon, on suspicion of carrying typhoid fever, was imprisoned and made news headlines in New York City. Todd Moe talks with actor Eithne McGuiness, who performs her one-woman play Typhoid Mary at the Indian Lake Theater Sunday night (7:30). It's the captivating story of a brave Irish peasant who fought tooth and nail for her freedom and took on the state of New York. McGuiness says the show explores the immigrant experience, discrimination and public health attitudes.  Go to full article

Rugby: violence in aid of Irish reconciliation

This week, a women's rugby team from Ireland fought its way to the final round of the 34th annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament in Saranac Lake. Members of the Shamrock Sizzlers come mostly from northern Ireland. Brian Mann caught up with two of the Sizzler's team leaders, Corinna Power and Clare Brogan, both from Enniskillen. They said their squad was formed, in part, as a way of bringing Protestant and Roman Catholic women closer together, after decades of violence and suspicion.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: After the scrum, singing Ireland?s Call

Today's Heard Up North features the Shamrock Sizzlers, a mixed team of Protstants and Catholics from Northern Ireland. They sang "Ireland's Call," a song of unity commissioned by the Irish Rugby Football Union, at the Lake Placid Pub. They were recorded by Brian Mann.  Go to full article

The View From Aspen: To Save "Local" Resort Towns Must Plan

This week, a local government leader from Aspen Colorado spoke at an affordable housing conference in Saranac Lake, sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Tourism. Mick Ireland has been a commissioner in Pitkin County for ten years. Ireland spoke with Brian Mann. He says Aspen is fighting to retain its local character.  Go to full article

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