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

S2E3: Sophie Colgan–Speaking Truth to Power

Nov. 30, 2021

Sophie Colgan is one of the finest examples of strong leadership on the rise today among the young in the Irish community of New York. Upon first arrival in the Big Apple in 2013, Sophie Colgan picked up on the background no…

S2E2: Jacqueline Kealy - from Tuam to the stage lights of New York City!

Oct. 28, 2021

We know County Galway in Ireland has it share of towns (and a city!), each with their own character and traditions, but Tuam–along the northern edge of the county–stands apart in its creative take on the world. It is no surp…

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 …

Recent Blog Posts

New Episode with Sophie Colgan coming Tuesday Nov 30th!

Be sure to tune in for the amazing story of Sophie Colgan on Tuesday November 30th. 

Paul Finnegan interviews for Irish Stew Podcast.

The guy behind our podcast was himself a guest recently on the Irish Stew Podcast, hosted by fellow-podcasters (and bitter cross-town rivals) John Lee an…

CenterPieceNY guest Adrian Flannelly receives Irish Presid…

Shortly after we released our episode with radio legend Adrian Flannelly, it was announced by Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, that A…