1/12/1990 NYC The Emerald Pub

Black 47 MP3 Audio File
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Home of the Brave  (Larry Kirwan)

Dirty Old Town  (Ewan MacColl)

Walk On The Wild Side  (Lou Reed)

Paddy's Got A Brand New Reel  (Larry Kirwan) partial

Black 47 MP3 Audio File
01-12-1990b.mp322:48min 16,040 KB
Blind Mary(Turlough O'Carolan)/Her Dear Old Donegal  (Larry Kirwan)

Fisherman's Blues  (The Waterboys)

Home of the Brave  (Larry Kirwan) partial

The Emerald Pub is located in a section of Manhattan called BoHo. I had done many gigs just down the street at The Ear Inn with Marc Holen's band The Rump Rollers (RumpRollers) and Patrick Brennan's Soup. As I walked past the Ear and into the Emerald I felt a rush come over me; like I was starting something brand new. Tonight I was part of the band. Even my tin whistle parts were flowing. Here is my Black 47 beginning, having fun, making the music.
Larry Kirwan - guitar and lead vocals
Chris Byrne - uilleann pipes background vocals
Fred Parcells - trombone tin whistle