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Irish Gigs
Because to really get your Irish on, you need music...

Black 47
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.
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St., between Broadway and Church St.; 212-219-3132 or
March 17, at 7 and 10 p.m.; $20

'Celtic Voices'
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.
Satalla, 37 W. 26th St., between 6th Ave. and Broadway; 212-576-1155 or
March 15-April 28, times and prices vary

The Commitments
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.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., between Seventh and Eighth Aves.; 212-997-4144 or
March 17, at 8 (doors open at 6) and 10:30 p.m. (doors open at 10); $25 advance and $27 day of show

Dropkick Murphys
The bagpipe-heavy punk rockers' annual run of shows finds its way out of Boston and into New York for two nights—albeit a week after St. Paddy's Day.
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl., at 15th St.; 212-777-6800;
March 25 and 26, 8 p.m., $22.50

Murphy's Law
The rambunctious '80s hardcore band plays its annual St. Paddy's gig, in which moshing and drinking figure heavily.
Continental, 25 Third Ave., at St. Mark’s Pl.; 212-529-6924;
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. 21-and-over only.
S.O.B.'s, 204 Varick St., at W. Houston St.; 212-243-4940;
March 17, 7:30 p.m., $10

Van Morrison
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
Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., between Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. and Frederick Douglass Blvd.; 212-531-5300
March 18, 7 p.m., $150

Updated on March 1, 2005
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