Larry Kirwan to perform at Ireland's Great Hunger Museum Sept. 12
July 17, 2015 - Larry Kirwan, founder of the Irish political rock band, Black 47, will perform at Ireland's Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, 3011 Whitney Ave, from 7-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12.
Kirwan will perform "Rock & Read," a new form of entertainment that combines music and literature, spiced with history, politics and autobiography. Using his acoustic guitar and published books, Kirwan will bring the audience on a righteous and riotous trip across two countries from a small town in Ireland to the beating heart of New York City.
"Rock & Read" is based on Kirwan's latest work, "A History of Irish Music," a memoir, "Green Suede Shoes," two novels, "Liverpool Fantasy" and "Rockin' the Bronx," and combines readings and stories interspersed with relevant songs from Black 47's 13 CDs.
Formed in 1989, Black 47 performed more than 2,500 gigs, and appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "Conan." An accomplished playwright and composer, Kirwan has written 15 plays and musicals including the hit "Hard Times." Kirwan hosts and produces SiriusXM's "Celtic Crush" and writes a regular column for the Irish Echo. The Daily News named him one of the Top 50 most interesting New Yorkers.
Tickets are $30. Space is limited. To purchase tickets, visit the museum's website. For more information, call 203-582-6500.