RISE UP

Black 47 Rise Up CD cover RISE UP is now available at all gigs. Larry Kirwan has compiled 15 tracks of remastered favorites and rarities recorded over Black 47's controversial career. From their first recording of Patriot Game two months after forming to their final shot with US OF A 2014 Black 47 show why many have hailed them as America's primary political band. 78 minutes of white hot rebellion, resistance & redemption!
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LAST CALL is here

Black 47 Last Call CD cover LAST CALL is Black 47’s final album. It is available on all digital platforms. (iTunes, Amazon, etc.) You can also buy the CD or download the 13 tracks — here.
You can find the lyrics, chord charts, a summary of the songs, pictures of the players and guests, and much more at the Black 47 Archive.

★★★★ On "Last Call," Black 47 serves a 200 proof cocktail made with a shot of funk and two fingers of Irish malarkey thrown in for good measure. Larry Kirwan saves the best for last, using roots, rock, and reggae to bring the final curtain down on the most influential Irish American band in history.”
— Mike Farragher/Irish Voice

Hear The Night The Showbands Died from 'Last Call'

Hear Johnny Comes a'Courtin from 'Last Call'

Famine Commemoration Gala

11/8/2014 Black 47 - Irish Network New Orleans - IN-NOLA Famine Commemoration Gala

Irish Network- New Orleans (IN-NOLA) Famine Commemoration Gala | 7:00-11:00 (patron party at 6:00)

Discounted tickets have been made available to Black 47 fans until Oct. 1st. Black 47 fans can save $50 per ticket by using the code: IFCGALA when purchasing tickets. Tickets can be purchased here.

The IN-NOLA black tie event at New Orleans’ historic Gallier Hall will feature New Orleans‘ cuisine and entertainment by the renowned Celtic rock band Black 47, and New York Celtic-Jazz singer Tara O’Grady with the Black Velvet Band, plus traditional Irish music and dancing.

New Orleans has been selected by the Irish Government to host the 2014 International Irish Famine Commemoration (IFC) which will honor New Orleans’ Irish and celebrate the triumph of Famine survivors in the face of tremendous adversity.

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B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

11/15/2014 Black 47 - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill Sorry but i'm not not allowed to print what might happen at this gig!! But it is all ages.

Black 47 Archive Last Call

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Hearing Aide: Black 47's 'Last Call'
By Steve Malinski

The Black 47 app for Android. Take the band wherever you go

Black 47 - Android Apps on Google Play It's music, gig alerts, videos and more. Get it now for your Android device. It's a free download and it's programmed with love by our own Fred Parcells.

Rockin' the Bronx: A new novel from Larry Kirwan

Rockin the BronxIn this big, passionate, colourful novel set in 1980-82, the Bronx is burning, Bobby Sands is dying, John Lennon is being stalked, the Reagan Revolution has begun and AIDS is about to be identified. But life goes on in the immigrant bars of Bainbridge Avenue as Sean arrives from Ireland looking for his girlfriend, Mary, and finds a lot more than he bargained for.

"This is a Bronx tale full of raucous life and unvarnished reality. It captures a time when the Bronx had become a synonym for urban decay and conflict, and a new generation of Irish immigrants struggled to get a toehold on America.
There are no ethnic niceties in these pages, no phony-baloney version of multicultural harmony. This is the urban American of the 80s in all its raw squalor and splendor. Every page sparkles with memorable characters and lyrical accuracy." - Peter Quinn (Banished Children of Eve)