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Return to Ireland with Skinny and Houli: Oct. 20 – 26, 2024

“We’re getting’ the band back together!” With this quote from the legendary Blues Brothers, Irish radio superstars Jim “Skinny” Sheahan and Mike “Houli” Houlihan have announced their return to Ireland this October. Hosts to many trips to Eire from 2013-2022, which involved hilarious hijinks (Skinny caught swiping a pillow from the Europa Hotel in Belfast… Continue Reading

Pretty Woman and the Irish couple on tour with it

Pretty Woman and the Irish couple on tour with it

  When the Broadway musical version of the 1990 rom-com blockbuster movie Pretty Woman hits Chicago March 12 through March 17, it will bring a touch of Ireland along with it. Music director Shane Ffrench hails from Wexford, while company manager Rachael Ffrench is from Limerick. Unlike the fanciful, Pygmalion-like, weirdly problematic way the couple… Continue Reading