Citizens Report American Irish Culture

Danahey on the Loose at Stomp

Danahey on the Loose at Stomp

If you’re looking for a show that’s festive and that might  get your mind off the holidays, Stomp is afoot at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place. In case you’re not familiar, Stomp is one of those theatrical experiences that arose in the 1990s, like Riverdance, Blue Man Group and Cirque du Soleil that… Continue Reading

Danahey on the Loose: A Visit to Northern Ireland

Danahey on the Loose: A Visit to Northern Ireland

My late summer vacation to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland gave me an idea for an app. There might even be one like it already, but I’m too lazy to rifle through the online stores, so here goes the simple version: Somebody should set up a system where you can find people where… Continue Reading

Danahey on the Loose at Graeme of Thrones

Danahey on the Loose at Graeme of Thrones

As luck would have it, opening night for “Graeme of Thrones” happened to be the same time the Chicago Cubs were in Cleveland battling the Indians in the seventh and deciding game of the World Series. I thought about not going. Another reason: No matter what’s happening, from where I live in the northwest suburbs,… Continue Reading

Movie Hooley gets the hat trick this weekend!

  There’s a hooley brewing in Chicago and today’s Chicago Tribune delivered rave reviews for all three films in the 2nd Annual Irish American Movie Hooley at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street, Chicago. This Friday night, Sept. 30, 2016, 8PM is the kickoff to The 2nd Annual Irish American Movie Hooley… Continue Reading

Danahey on the Milwaukee Irish Fest loose

Danahey on the Milwaukee Irish Fest loose

Best fest buddy Tom and I are heading to Ireland Friday – so keep an eye on our houses, okay? And stay out of his hot tub. The neighbors are still talking about the last time. In advance of our journey we headed to the Milwaukee Irish Fest this past Saturday to get in a… Continue Reading

DOTL: A Ren Faire, Irish Fest, Greek Fest weekend

DOTL: A Ren Faire, Irish Fest, Greek Fest weekend

The weekend after the 4th of July typically is one of the most fest-filled ones in the Chicago area – which is fitting. With all the seeming acrimony in the country right now, such gatherings remind what’s best about this nation. And I’m not kidding about that. Our collective love of frivolity of all sorts,… Continue Reading

Danahey on the Solstice Loose

Danahey on the Solstice Loose

Here, in photos, is what I did the weekend before the summer solstice time, that longest day of the year, which brings out the Druid in me. Friday night Best Fest Buddy Tom and I hit one of  our locals, where we met TV legend Larry David. Maybe it wasn’t him. We had a lot… Continue Reading