Photos and Press from Larry Kirwan

Plays
The West Bank Cafe in Manhattan recently staged a version of Liverpool Fantasy, a play by Larry Kirwan, the leader of Black 47. It is a what-if play about the 1992 reunion of four old friends in an obscure northern English city.
The Heart Has a Mind of its Own tickets - The Heart Has a Mind of its Own information - The Heart Has a Mind of its Own pictures - New York

Synopsis:
Lieutenant Brian Murphy, NYPD, died when the Towers fell that morning. Three years later truth and memory blur as his family continues to struggle with their grief and rage. Though their hero's shadow still looms large, it cannot obscure certain inconsistencies that force the family to come to terms with the enigma of Brian.
The Heart Has a Mind of its Own is written by Larry Kirwan (of the Irish rock band BLACK 47), and directed by Cailin Heffernan.

Playbill News: Kirwan's Post-9/11 Drama to Play in Rep With Stoppard and Priestley in NYC

Montana Gael: The Stuff of Opera

Transport Musical


Hard Times a musical by Larry Kirwan
9/25/2012 - The New York Times review of Hard Times

The Year’s Most Galvanizing Moments - Hard Times: An American Musical - NYTimes.com

Thomas Keneally to Write Book and Lyrics for New Musical - NYTimes.com

By FELICA R. LEE

Thomas Keneally, best known for writing “Schindler’s List” but also the author of historical works about the founding of his native Australia, will turn to that subject in “Transport,” a new musical for which he’s written the book and lyrics.

The show, with music by Larry Kirwan, a playwright and the leader of the rock band Black 47, based in New York, will have its world premiere at the Irish Repertory Theater next year, theater officials announced on Tuesday.

“Transport” is based on the history of Irish women exiled to the South Coast of Australia in the mid-19th century. It centers on the voyage of a prison ship called The Whisper, which brought women and girls to penal colonies. The characters include four prisoners, the ship’s crew and an exiled Irish priest.

Books
The North Shoreian Vol. 2 / Issue 3 - The Irish Issue  Page 8:
Book Chats - Novel Picks and Passions by Anna Katsavos - "Rockin' the Bronx" by Larry Kirwan

Blogs
Larry Kirwan of Black 47

Larry Kirwan | John Spillane | Blog

Major Thinkers
The Major Thinkers - Back In The 80s - YouTube

Major thinkers - humanesque - YouTube

Major Thinkers | Free Music, Tour Dates, Photos, Videos

Irish Rock Discography: Major Thinkers

Photos

Early Major Thinkers/Drinkers - Jay, Peter, Pierce, Larry

The Major Thinkers - Hammy, Larry, and Pierce - 1982
Hammy remembers, "Pierce and Larry convinced me to do this promo shoot for our band (The Major Thinkers). The record company even decided to pay for my haircut, so I went to this expensive hair dresser place and got the latest punk cut. When I got home I realized how ridiculous I looked. I thought, 'I can't go to a photo shoot looking like this', so I went out and bought a pair of clippers and just shaved everything off.
The photographer was this crazy coked up punk rock guy who kept us in his studio for ever. The reason we look all pissed off is because that idiot photographer was driving us nuts."

6/30/1990 NYC Paddy Reilly's More Pics of the early PR days

Interviews
Welcome to Dave's On Tour! AN INTERVIEW WITH LARRY KIRWAN By David Iozzia Jan 2005

Interview with Larry Kirwan - Part 1 of 3  Three part Interview by James Hannon with Larry for Sirius Backstage website - March 2007

Reality Sandwich | The Fire of Freedom: A Talk with Larry Kirwan March 2009

Audio WFUV: Larry Kirwan of Black 47 @SpokenWord.org

Soundcheck: Larry Kirwan - WNYC March 17, 2010

Irish-American Songwriting Legend Larry Kirwan Talks About His New Novel, Rockin’ the Bronx « Lucid Culture

Black 47 @ 21 - an in-depth interview with Larry Kirwan (part 1) « Jan 28,2011
Links
YouTube - MESSIN' WITH RORY This is Larry doing "MESSIN' WITH THE KID." from the Rory Gallagher Tribute

Larry Kirwan on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads
Press
The Boston Globe 1/27/1993 US 8/1/1993 The Berkshire Eagle 10/25/1996 The Boston Globe 1/13/2000
Billboard 1/29/2000 People 2/7/2000 City Link 2/9/2000 USA Today 2/15/2000
Illinois Times 3/10/2000 Steppin' Out 3/15/2000 Advocate 3/17/2000 Style Weekly Magazine 6/13/2000
Dirty Linen 8/9/2000 Irish Voice 10/17-23/2001 The Philadephia Inquirer 12/16/2001 Ticket 1/18/2002
The Philadephia Inquirer 3/18/2002 Chorus & Verse 6/1/2003 The Star Ledger2/6/2004 Phoenix New Times 2/12/2004
Irish Voice 2/25/2004 Think Press 3/1/2004 The Record 3/12/2004 The Providence Phoenix 3/11/2005
Irish Echo 5/3-9/2006 United Electrical News 8/2006 Irish Music Global Rhythm 3/2008
New York Post 3/11/2012