IrishETV is delighted to be covering the inaugural IrelandWeek in Los Angeles, CA. The week-long collection of events and activities which started on October 16, 2017 and ran until October 22, 2017. Here, you'll find a collection of interviews and photos from this fabulous week of all things Irish!
IrishETV Interviews From IrelandWeek Los Angeles
Irish actress, Fionnula Flanagan, chats to Brigid Boden IrishETV in Los Angeles about how much Ireland has to offer in arts, culture, and business, and the important role IrelandWeek and Irish Screen America have to play.
Celebrity chef Donal Skehan chats to IrishETV about being invited to speak on the wealth of wonderful food Ireland has to offer. We also find out about Donal's culinary roots and his hugely successful YouTube channel.
Singer/songwriter, Chloe Agnew, chats with Brigid Boden about performing at Brian Byrne's Goldenhair concert in LA as part of IrelandWeek. Chloe also shares about her performance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and gives us info on her upcoming tour and new music.
Rory O'Neill, aka Panti Bliss, chats to Brigid Boden in Los Angeles about how Ireland has changed after the referendum for marriage equality and shares about Panti Bliss' first performance in Hollywood.
Lisa Hannigan chats to IrishETV presenter, Brigid Boden, after performing at the Bardot Club in Hollywood, during IrelandWeek LA. Lisa talks about her music and shares stories about singing at Herbie Hancock's 70th birthday, touring with Damian Rice, singing on the movie soundtrack Gravity and The Fury, and performing on the Colbert Report after Stephen Colbert saw her playing at Dick Mack's Pub in Dingle, Ireland.
Irish rock 'n' roll band The Strypes give an exclusive interview to Brigid Boden of IrishETV at IrelandWeek in Hollywood as part of their whirlwind tour of the US. They share about their early friendships, their musical break on Ireland's most famous TV Show, The Late Late, their love of R&B, and how they signed to Sir Elton John's management company, Rocket Music Entertainment.
Golden Globe-nominated composer Brian Byrne chats to IrishETV Brigid Boden about his new album GoldenHair after his performance in Los Angeles during IrelandWeek. A stunning piece of work that interlinks the poetic lyrics of James Joyce with the mesmerizing music of Brian completing 21 songs. Featured artists include Judith Hill, Glenn Close, Julian Lennon, Kurt Elling, Sara Gazarek, Curtis Stigers, Kate McGarry, Kristina Train, Declan O' Rourke, Cara Dillon, Jack Lukeman and The RTE Concert Orchestra.
Singer songwriter Keith Harkin chats to IrishETV host Brigid Boden after his guest performance in GoldenHair. Classical composer Brian Byrne produced his debut concert of GoldenHair in Los Angeles during IrelandWeek with an array of celebrity guests performing with him on stage.
CEO of the Irish Film Board, James Hickey, chats to Brigid Boden/IrishETV about the filming of Star Wars The Last Jedi on Skellig Michael in Ireland.
Dan Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States of America, tells IrishETV's host, Brigid Boden, about the importance of IrelandWeek LA.
IrishETV Pictures From IrelandWeek Los Angeles
IrishETV's Brigid Boden got a chance to talk to the co-founder of IrelandWeek, Deirdre O'Neill, during the recent Irish Screen America film festival in Los Angeles. Deirdre shared with us some of the treats the week has in store, including a unique blend of conference and cultural events encompassing some of the finest food, film, art and music Ireland has to offer.
Also a huge supporter of IrelandWeek is San Francisco-based John Callaghan, Vice Consul of Ireland for the Western United States. During his interview with IrishETV's Brigid Boden at Irish Screen America, John shares with us why all of these Irish-focused events are so important to Ireland and America.