Editor’s Corner: So Much Success!

Editor’s Corner: SO Much Success
By John O’Brien, Jr. @Jobjr

So much success!  Have you seen all the press about Cartoon Saloon’s work?  The Kilkenny based studio has multiple Academy Award®, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations.  We feature one of their works, WolfWatcher’s The Book of Kells Ravine on our cover this month. Their new online gallery will be a huge hit. See the story and more of their work inside, on Page 12-13. 

Former Celtic Woman vocalist Eabha McMahon has a fantastic new CD, Wildflower, out now; the CD and our Inner View with Eabha is on page 10-11.  Black 47’s Larry Kirwan’s new novel, Rockaway Blue, is a captivating read on an Irish American families’ Post 9-11 struggles with the loss of their cop son’s life in the collapse of the tower, and offers an excellent insider look at the struggles and heartaches for a multiple first responder family.

We are getting excited about the return of live events, with Riverfront Irish Festival, Carbon Leaf, Dublin, Pittsburgh, and Milwaukee Irish fests in new formats to comply with safety for all, while we wrassle this covid out the door. We will have much more on that next month, with our 15th Annual Festival Focus Issue.  

Melissa Fitzgerald
Last month’s feature story on Irish American actor (The West Wing) Melissa Fitzgerald was a big hit, and Part II is within as well, as we speak more about her work with Justice for Vets.  Sports reignite, as Cleveland St. Pat’s Gaelic Football and Hurling Clubs host a tournament May 8th.  Club president Vince Beach will join us on our May 7th iIrish Podcast to share all the details of the tourney, and the Night at the Races which follows two weeks later, on May 22nd.

Is it time for an Irish Unity Referendum? An Irish Mexican Fusion Dish? Does a potato a day keep the doctor away? What happened to the Mass Rock? Test your knowledge: Who are the Patriots of Ireland? It’s a puzzle.

Is there anything better than live Irish music on St. Patrick’s Day? Will Ireland lead the way on Electric Vehicles? Is there always a Donnybrook somewhere? Will the Irish language be banned? What’s coming next month? What happened on this day in Irish history? Books and Music reviews, Speak Irish lesson, opinion pieces, Memorials and Mother’s Day stories, plus topics and activities for the kids are just some of the things you will find inside this month.

Outside, we have podcasts on the 7th and 21st (iTunes and and our opted-in only eBulletin arrives in your inbox on May 3rd and 17th – BUT ONLY IF you have signed up.  It is FREE, but it is opt-in only, so opt-in on or our Ohio Irish American News Facebook page. 

Nuair a stadann an ceol, stadann an rince
(When the music stops, so does the dance)


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