Citizens Report American Irish Culture

The Great McGinty to the rescue!

“When a party gets rowdy, the Irish call it a ‘hooley!” In 1941, Irish American screenwriter/director Preston Sturges won the Oscar for Best Screenplay of his film THE GREAT McGINTY. Fans of the 8th Annual Irish American Movie Hooley Film Festival, the only Irish American film festival in existence, will have the opportunity to see… Continue Reading

Michele McGuire back on South Side

Hibenian Radio Hour is proud to announce a very special musical guest on the show this Wed. June 22nd at Cork & Kerry Irish Pub, 10614 South Western Ave in the heart of Beverly. The show is dedicated to Irish First Responders; cops, firefighters, paramedics and nurses and host Mike “Houli” Houlihan says, “We met… Continue Reading

Danahey on the Loose about To Kill A Mockingbird

Danahey on the Loose about To Kill A Mockingbird

  The Broadway tour of To Kill A Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel, just ended its stay in Chicago. Toward the beginning of the play, one of my initial thoughts was that Richard Thomas, who stars as Atticus Finch, is way shorter than he looks on TV. But things frequently aren’t… Continue Reading

Yank Producer Runs Amok in Cannes!

Mike, I need a producer for my new movie would you be interested? We are shooting in Cannes May 15-20. Uh…wait…what? Do I want to shoot a film in Cannes on the Ides of May? What could go wrong? If interested let me know and we do a call urgent! The text messages above were… Continue Reading

Irish Theatre of Chicago back on the boards with Molly Sweeney

Irish Theatre of Chicago back on the boards with Molly Sweeney

After a two-year, COVID-19-related hiatus, Irish Theatre of Chicago recently returned to the stage with Brian Friel’s Molly Sweeney. The drama runs now through May 8 at the Chopin Theatre in Wicker Park. Mounting a show in what are sort-of post-pandemic times has been amazing and terrifying, said the show’s director, Siiri Scott. “We test… Continue Reading

Danahey on the Loose at Celtic Woman and Six

Danahey on the Loose at Celtic Woman and Six

Best Fest Buddy Tom and I recently headed out to the Rosemont Theatre to see the latest incarnation of Celtic Woman. With the pandemic apparently sort of over (or whatever the hell this phase might be), the act is once again on tour. This time it’s to support their most recent album, Postcards from Ireland.… Continue Reading