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April-May 2013News & Events
April 17, 2013 at 6:30 PM

SOLD OUT!!!If you have RSVP’d and will not be able to make this event, please let us know so that we may begin contacting people on our waiting list.FOR MORE TIM PAT COOGAN EVENTS THIS WEEK, CLICK HERE.  

Tim Pat Coogan, Ireland’s best known historical writer, authoring such books as Ireland Since the Rising (1966), The IRA (1970), On the Blanket (1980), Wherever Green is Worn (2000),Ireland in the Twentieth Century (2003), and the best-selling biographies of Michael Collins and Eamon De Valera. To celebrate the publishing of Tim Pat’s new book THE FAMINE PLOT: England’s Role in Ireland’s Greatest Tragedy, a passion project of Tim Pat’s that has been in the pipeline for a number of years, he comes to the American Irish Historical Society for a reading and discussion.  For more information on Tim Pat Coogan and The Famine Plot please visit his website:

Admissions: Reservations for this event are required. Members: Free. General Public: $10.00

April 18, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Trio Festivale: “Folk Impressions and Beyond”Seating for this event is limited, please RSVP as soon as possible to or 212-288-2263.TRIO FESTIVALE  are an internationally renowned chamber ensemble, featuring American flutist Sabrina Hu, Irish cellist Gerald Peregrine, and Northern Irish pianist Cathal Breslin.

Their concert at the American Irish Historical Society on April 18, 2013 is part of a U.S. tour sponsored by Culture Ireland. Their program will include romantic, impressionist and modern works inspired by folk music from different countries.
Formed in 2008 in Dublin, Ireland, Trio Festivale comprises three of the finest soloists and chamber musicians, who are eager to further explore the rare and distinctive repertoire of the flute, cello, piano trio. They have toured regularly throughout Europe, America, and Asia, giving concert performances at many of the most prestigious venues in the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York, the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Rice University in Houston, Peking University, Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, Hong Kong UST, and the Korea Foundation in Seoul. They have also performed extensively on TV and Radio throughout Europe and Asia.Performing…
Hummel: Trio – Andante, Variations and Rondo on the theme of “Schön Minka”
Gaubert: Three Watercolors
Irish Traditional works arr. for Trio
Piazzolla: Oblivión
Martinu: Trio

Admissions: Reservations for this event are required. Members: Free. General Public: $10.00

Cuan Mhuire
Harbor of Mary
May 19, 2013
The American Irish Historical Society has loaned our facilities to the cause of Cuan Mhuire the morning of May 19th.Cuan Mhuire was founded by Sr. Consilio Fitzgerald.  It is Ireland’s largest multi-site provider of residential detoxification and treatment for those suffering from addictions.  Sr. Consilio is well known throughout the country for her work with those afflicted with addictions.  She has developed several residential help centers throughout Ireland where those in need can receive treatment in a compassionate and supportive environment.For further information please call 718-884-1496 or 917-445-8452.

The Irish Famine Tribunal
Fordham University Law School
142 W. 62nd Street, New York City
April 20: 10:00 am and April 21: 11:00 am

On April 20-21, 2013, Fordham Law School will be hosting the Irish Famine Tribunal to examine the responsibility of the British Government, under international law, for the tragic consequences of this period. Was it the case, as John Mitchel famously (or infamously) asserted, that “the Almighty, indeed, sent the potato blight, but the English created the famine”?

The Tribunal will consider whether the British role during the Famine amounted to either genocide or a crime against humanity. Prosecution and defense teams, including law students from Fordham Law School and Dublin City University, will present their cases before an international panel of judges: Judge Fidelma Macken, recently retired from the Supreme Court of Ireland and the first female judge to sit on the European Court of Justice; Judge John Ingram, a renowned New York Supreme Court judge who has presided over many high profile criminal trials; and, Judge William Schabas, professor of international law at Middlesex University in London, chairman of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway, and widely considered the world’s leading authority on genocide.

Joining them will be authors Tim Pat Coogan (“The Famine Plot: England’s Role in Ireland’s Greatest Tragedy”) and John Kelly (“The Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People”), along with historians Dr. Ciarán Ó Murchadha (“The Great Famine: Ireland’s Agony 1845-1852”) and Dr. Ruan O’Donnell, Head of the Department of History at the University of Limerick.

For further information, please email info@theirishfaminetribunal.comTo RSVP please go to
The Dublin International Piano Competition presents
Nikolay Khozyainov
25th Anniversary First-Prize Winner
April 30, 2013, 7:30 PM
Zankel Hall at Carnegie HallWorks by:
Beethoven, Prokofiev, Chopin, Liszt, Mozart

Free tickets available to AIHS members, contact

The Teetotallers at Highline Ballroom
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 42nd Street, NYC

Martin Hayes, fiddle, viola
Kevin Crawford, flute, whistles, bodhrán
John Doyle, vocals, guitar, bouzouki, mandola

Three giants of the Irish traditional scene– fiddler Martin Hayes, flute player Kevin Crawford (Lunasa), and singer/guitarist John Doyle (Solas, Joan Baez) — have teamed up as The Teetotallers. They’re back in New York City on Monday, April 29 at the Highline Ballroom, after selling out Joe’s Pub last year. Playing a potent brand of Irish music, the trio were dubbed “a dream team made real” by Earle Hitchner in The Irish Echo.

“If someone had told me about a new trio comprising Martin Hayes, Kevin Crawford, and John Doyle, I would have replied: keep dreaming. Yet that’s exactly what we have: a dream team made real.”  Earle Hitchner, Irish Echo

Tix:  $20 adv/ $25 door
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