One of the city's best-loved bar bands, the politically-conscious
pub-rockers led by songwriter-playwright Larry Kirwan are named
for the blackest year (1847) of the potato famine. Expect a mix
of traditional Celtic folk, rock, rap, and reggae at this performance
in support of the band's new CD, Elvis Murphy's Green Suede Shoes.
Factory, 74 Leonard St., between Broadway and Church St.; 212-219-3132
March 17, at 7 and 10 p.m.; $20
This six-week Celtic music series kicks off March 15 with
vocalist Karan Casey, and continues with a lineup featuring Irish
trad group Solas on March 16 and fiddle-and-guitar duo Liz Carroll
and John Doyle on March 19.
37 W. 26th St., between 6th Ave. and Broadway; 212-576-1155 or satalla.com
March 15-April 28, times and prices vary
The wildly popular 1991 film about a group of struggling
Dublin rockers covering American soul classics is the inspiration
for this touring band of the same name.
King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., between Seventh
and Eighth Aves.; 212-997-4144 or bbkingblues.com
March 17, at 8 (doors open at 6) and 10:30 p.m. (doors open at
10); $25 advance and $27 day of show
The bagpipe-heavy punk rockers' annual run of shows finds
its way out of Boston and into New York for two nightsalbeit
a week after St. Paddy's Day.
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl., at
15th St.; 212-777-6800; irvingplaza.com
March 25 and 26, 8 p.m., $22.50
The rambunctious '80s hardcore band plays its annual St.
Paddy's gig, in which moshing and drinking figure heavily.
25 Third Ave., at St. Mark’s Pl.; 212-529-6924; continentalnyc.com
March 17, time TBA, $10-$15
Seanchai & Unity Squad
The Celtic rap band and Rocky
Sullivan's Friday-night regulars (leader Chris Byrne is co-owner
of the politically active pub) pump their fists for Irish independence.
204 Varick St., at W. Houston St.; 212-243-4940; sobs.com
March 17, 7:30 p.m., $10
The legendary Irish-born singer-songwriter kicks off a two-night
stint with an early-evening show on St. Paddy's day. He plays the
Apollo Theater the next night.
Supper Club, 240 W. 47th St.,
between Broadway and Eighth Ave.; 212-921-1940
March 17, 5 p.m., $100
Theater, 253 W. 125th St., between Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.
and Frederick Douglass Blvd.; 212-531-5300
March 18, 7 p.m., $150