CenterPieceNY

CenterPieceNY

New York Irish Stories: we chronicle the lives of long-standing members of New York's Irish community, in their own words.

And by 'long-standing' we mean those that have put down some serious roots in the city that never sleeps.

And for a small country like Ireland - such a diversity of accents!

Episode schedule: one published per month, towards month end.

Storytelling is the zeitgeist !

Recent Episodes

S2E1: Adrian Flannelly - the Godfather of Irish talk radio in New York.

Sept. 30, 2021

So we're all podcasters nowadays, but what is podcasting but radio on demand ? In this episode we hear the story of one of the great radio pioneers among New York's Irish community, who is still standing and still broadcasti…

Season Two Preview: A chat with Colm O'Regan

Sept. 23, 2021

To kick off Season Two, host Paul Finnegan sat down with well-known Irish comedian, author, broadcaster, MC and podcaster Colm O'Regan. Of course, the marvels of the Internet allowed both chairs to be separated by the Atl…

S1E10: Peter and Bryan Fahy, and a tribute to Galway City.

June 29, 2021

We have two guests this time around, young thirty-somethings and brothers, Peter and Bryan Fahy , originally from Salthill in Ireland's Galway City, who came to live in New York just only in the last ten years, but are in th…

S1E9: Sean Benson

May 27, 2021

Legalizing the Irish. In the days before Monday October 14th 1991, thousands converged on a post office in Merrifield, Virginia. They had come from throughout the United States and represented countries the world over. They …

S1E8: Susan McKeown

April 29, 2021

Dubliner Susan McKeown has made a career in music. This is no small feat, and tells us she is an accomplished singer and innovative songwriter. And now, through the Cuala Foundation, she's become a social entrepreneur in th…

S1E7: Pat Lally

March 25, 2021

Pat Lally is a Galwayman. He hails from the county in Ireland that is the second largest of that country's famed set of thirty two. And that county is Galway. County Galway is named for Ireland's famous, most western city, …

Recent Blog Posts

Season Two has Kicked-off.

The restful summer hiatus has come to an end and Season Two is underway. We're back with a pre-season friendly chat (released Thursday September 23rd).&…

Irish Echo covers CenterPieceNY

Eyre Square, Galway City. [Photo by John Herbert] The Irish Echo, the most widely read Irish American source of news in the United States, penned an art…

Calling All NY Irish Podcasters... and a mid-summer update.

So, this Thursday July 22nd at 6PM a few us New York Irish podcasters are getting together for a pow wow. We are meeting up at St. Patrick's pub on W46th…