“Ireland and America: A History in Song” with Larry Kirwan
Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Schimmel Center at Pace University (New York, NY)
3 Spruce StreetNew York, NY 10038
Through a mix of storytelling, acting, and singing, “Ireland and America” combines Larry Kirwan’s 25 years of experience leading the band Black 47 with his parallel career as a playwright, author, journalist, and radio host. Kirwan and his band explore the roots of the Irish-British conflict, emigration to the USA, and life in New York City’s Five Points neighborhood, where Irish immigrants and African-Americans created modern pop culture and tap dancing.