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.

Consider this a luxury brand in podcasting. Each episode is exquisitely designed and precision engineered. Not mass-produced.

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

Storytelling is the spirit of the times–the zeitgeist !

Recent Episodes

Nov. 26, 2022

S3E3: Ray O'Hanlon, Stringer of Pearls

Ray O'Hanlon is a long-standing journalist, author and editor of the weekly Irish Echo news service, which has been a pillar of t…

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Oct. 27, 2022

Helen McNamara O'Shea: Healer at Heart

In this episode, Helen McNamara O'Shea tells us of the brave leap she made from a career as an accomplished doctor to that of a s…

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Sept. 27, 2022

Donie Carroll: A Song of Freedom

County Cork, on Ireland's southern shore, is its biggest county, bigger than all the rest, all thirty one of them. Corkonians, …

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Sept. 16, 2022

Season Three Introduction: A Conversation with John Lee.

Season Three kicks off with a short conversation between CenterPieceNY host, Paul Finnegan, and fellow New York Irish podcaster, …

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June 30, 2022

S2E10: Eamon Harkin-This Is The Only Time We Live In.

Here in the tenth and final episode of Season Two, we get to know Eamon Harkin, originally from Derry in Ireland, who has achieve…

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May 28, 2022

S2E9: Amy Brett-The More Things Change...

Amy Brett is a passionate and skilled event planner, an avid Gaelic footballer and a powerful fundraiser for great causes. And s…

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April 28, 2022

S2E8: Claire McGovern and her Soft Power

Claire McGovern is a sustainable interior designer, art advisor and manufacturer, whose recent work uses Irish wool as its basis,…

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March 29, 2022

S2E7: The Computer Club, Part I

We're taking a slightly different approach in this episode. We've gathered some thoughts and memories of several centerpieces, …

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Feb. 26, 2022

S2E6: Martin Nutty, the Pensive Podcaster.

Martin Nutty, all 6 foot 4 inches of him, burst onto the global Irish community scene in 2020 when he fetched up alongside the p…

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Recent Blog Posts

Ridgewood, home to Nowadays, ranks 4th Coolest Neighborhoo…

Photograph: Robert Malmberg   Nowadays, a focal point for NYC's dance culture, is one of the highlights of Ridgewood, Queens NYC, which has been…

Nowadays: Eamon Harkin and his New York dance scene innova…

The final episode of Season Two of CenterPieceNY can be listened to here. It explores the world of renowned DJ, Eamon Harkin, from Derry in Ireland, and…

The Adaptation of the Irish American Identity.

It could be argued that the Irish American identity is an endangered species.  Why so, you ask?  Because of the changes in the flow of perman…