Larry Kirwan is an Irish born
musician, songwriter, author, poet, playwright and lead singer of the New York based Celtic Rock band Black 47.
The band has released 13 cds including Fire of Freedom, Iraq, Bankers and Gangsters, and Funky
Ceili in 2011. Black 47 have performed well over 2500 shows. Since April 2005, Larry has hosted 'Celtic
Crush', a radio program on Sirius Satellite
Radio that features artists from the 8
Celtic nations who play a wide variety of genres. He also writes a weekly column for the Irish Echo. Larry has written and produced over eleven plays and musicals, many
of which have been performed in the United States and Europe. The plays deal with many topics including Irish history and
politics. Just this past September his play, ‘Hard Times’ ran in NYC and received rave reviews in the media including
The New York Times and The NY Post.
Larry has had three books published, Liverpool Fantasy; Green Suede Shoes - An Irish-American
Odyssey and Rockin' The Bronx. Larry gives us his take on the John Lennon/Yoko Ono ‘Happy Christmas
(War is Over)’ with backing vocals by Ashley Davis. www.black47.com