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
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.
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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.
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
of Irish Music
Larry Kirwan’s journey through Irish music is a memoir, a love story, a history
of modern Ireland and thus unique. Irish music was ever the nation's chief export,
but here one of the finest proofs of that fact takes us on a vivid, beautifully
written adventure through that great Irish product,roots, trunk and branch. By Tom Keneally, author of Schindler’s List
Larry Kirwan is like a sports commentator who has actually played the game he is
calling. As the frontman for Black 47 he is an insider who can write like an outsider.
A History of Irish Music is part autobiographical, but never veers far from its
central message that the island of Ireland, and its music, have been intertwined
and intertuned for as long as anyone cares to remember, and that the world has benefited
beyond measure as a result. This is a great story, and it is told by a musician
and singer who can add consummate writing skills to his considerable repertoire.
A great read that hits all the high notes. By Ray O’Hanlon,
Editor Irish Echo and author of The South Lawn
Larry Kirwan of Black 47
Larry Kirwan | John
Spillane | Blog
Irish Music Comes Alive During New Show "CELTIC CRUSH" on Sirius Satellite Radio | Celtic Music Magazine April 13, 2005 by Marc Gunn
The Major Thinkers - Back In The 80s - YouTube
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Major Thinkers | Free Music, Tour Dates, Photos, Videos
Irish Rock Discography: Major Thinkers
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
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
Larry Kirwan / An Interview Bill Nevins talked with Larry Kirwan in November, 2000.
Larry Kirwan, Liverpool Fantasy (Thunder's Mouth Press, 2003)
Welcome to Dave's On
Tour! AN INTERVIEW WITH LARRY KIRWAN By David Iozzia Jan 2005
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
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
YouTube - MESSIN' WITH RORY This
is Larry doing "MESSIN' WITH THE KID." from the Rory Gallagher Tribute
Larry Kirwan on MySpace Music - Free
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