Updated Dec. 14: The Gathering: Why I Hate Soundbites

Updated December 14 I have transcribed the interview section containing Mr. Byrne’s comments about The Gathering. You can read it here. The audio interview is on this page as well. — You will see only one Byrneholics posting about Gabriel Byrne’s remarks concerning The Gathering, despite the diatribes, slurs, and […]

Bon Voyage to Imagine Ireland

The Year of Irish Arts in America was a resounding success and Imagine Ireland has put the finishing touches on the end of this remarkable experiment with their final newsletter. They thank Gabriel Byrne for his service as Cultural Ambassador for Ireland and they also recap some of the highlights […]

Updated January 1: The Year in Review: Gabriel Byrne in 2011

Updated January 1, 2012! I added a few pictures that I had forgotten about and also some credits, so if you have watched it already, you might want to give it another viewing. There is a bit more music this time around, too (more pictures and more music–always a good […]

A Special Holiday Present – Updated Dec 28!

Updated December 28 This is the perfect holiday present!  The music is amazing, the readings are great, and the sense of camaraderie, fellowship, and just plain fun is fantastic! Other Voices NYC October 2011: this is a playlist of several videos on YouTube from the event. Here is Gabriel Byrne […]

Saying Goodbye to the Cultural Ambassador for Ireland

Wherein Stella muses on the peripatetic, soon-to-be Ex Ambassador. Yes, apparently it is true. Gabriel Byrne, the first Cultural Ambassador for Ireland, is stepping down. Two years into his three-year appointment and he is saying “Enough!” I do not blame him one bit. I suspect he has purchased stock in […]