Irish American Writers & Artists (IAW&A) will return to an in-person event and welcome back members and friends to its annual Eugene O'Neill Award party on October 24th. Larry Kirwan will receive the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award at this gala event which will include live music and performances at the beautiful Skylight Room, upstairs at Rosie O'Grady's in the heart … [Read more...] about Larry Kirwan to Receive 2022 Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Awards
Larry Kirwan is All the Rage The East Village of the 1980s will be the setting for the next play from Larry Kirwan, a co-writer and conceiver of “Paradise Square,” whose leading lady Joaquina Kalukango recently picked up the Tony Award for best actress in a musical. “All the Rage” is the title of the new play that Kirwan, an author and the longtime frontman of Irish rock … [Read more...] about From Five Points Riots and Romance to Alphabet City Punk Rockers
"This is the most important musical of our times" go see Paradise Square for the best blending of Irish and African-American dance you’ve seen; the most inspiring, stand-up-and-cheer vocals you’ve heard; and a story about a part of American history you’ve never heard. “What really blows this show out of the park is its knockout dancing, and the brilliant choreography by … [Read more...] about Paradise Square
Protests over closure of Ireland's Great Hunger Museum As the United States begins to return to a post-pandemic normality, the “end-emic” may not see the re-opening of one beloved institution for the Irish American community. Protests have been held over the closing of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. The museum, which displays … [Read more...] about Irish Pride Stands Astride the Atlantic
For over 30 years, Larry Kirwan’s voice provided the soundtrack for Irish American and Irish immigrant life.
As the frontman for legendary Celtic rockers Black 47, Kirwan went from playing punky jigs and reels in small clubs in the Bronx, to gigs on network TV and packed festivals and stadiums.
The Wexford native rode the wave of 1980s and 1990s immigration from … [Read more...] about Larry Kirwan’s “Paradise Square” is