Produced by

Larry Kirwan

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Larry Kirwan of the Irish band Black 47, doesn’t spend St. Paddy’s Day pining for the green fields of Ireland. He writes about the tough life of Irish immigrants in 1980s New York in his new novel, Rockin’ The Bronx, and sings about the Great Recession in his new CD Bankers and Gangsters.

Guests:

Larry Kirwan

Comments [3]

John Lee from UWS NYC

Great to hear more from Larry. Spending most of my musical time in jazz clubs, I was late to the game with Black 47 but finally heard them at the Irish American Writers & Artists Haitian fundraiser and they rocked the house. A very tight group with cool instrumentation!
JL

Mar. 19 2010 03:16 PM
Naaz Hosseini from Nyack

Great to hear you on Soundcheck, Larry. Love to you and June.

Mar. 17 2010 02:48 PM
MG from NYC

Living in America is my most favorite song of theirs, among many favorites. Am proud of my Irish and NY heritage when I hear the boys in Black 47 who are also Irish NYers.

Can you ask Larry why did the Guinness fleadh on Randall's Island die out after 2 years? I guess they weren't money makers, was that it?

I was at the first one and it was brilliant.....Black 47, the Pogues, Sinead, Van the Man, Saw Doctors, and so many others, all in one weekend.

Mar. 17 2010 02:33 PM

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