The Noble Maritime Collection presents
the New York debut of Larry Kirwan,
Ireland: A History of Song


Ireland: A History of Song
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Tickets are $25 at the door * Doors will open at 7:30 PM

Join musician/playwright Larry Kirwan as he tells through song and prose the history of Ireland’s musical journey through the centuries, and how immigration brought the traditions of music and storytelling to the shores of New York. 

Ireland: A History in Song is a new and exciting one-man show by Larry Kirwan that combines his 25 years of leading Black 47 with his parallel careers as playwright, author, journalist, and radio host. Through a mixture of storytelling and singing, Kirwan brings Irish history alive with emphasis on the Great Hunger of 1847, Emigration to America by ship, The Celtic Revival, 1916 Uprising, and the recent “Troubles.” The program gets to the heart of James Connolly, Michael Collins, Countess Markievicz, James Joyce, WB Yeats, Bobby Sands, and Bernadette Devlin McAliskey among others. Kirwan seamlessly mixes extracts from his plays and books along with classic Black 47 songs in this program that educates and entertains his audience.