Memorial Day Weekend
“Located in the Irish Catskills”
348 Sunside Road
East Durham, NY 12423

(518) 634-2541
May 22nd through May 25th


FIVE POINTS FÉILE (/fay’-lah/)

On Friday, June 12, 2009,BLACK 47 and their friends, SHILELAGH LAW, will take over The Knitting Factory for FIVE POINTS FÉILE before the club moves to Williamsburg and reopens.  This night of rambunctiousness will be filmed on a five camera shoot for later issue on a number of DVDs and a possible TV broadcast.  Two full shows from two bands that will seek to bring back the spirit of the nearby old Five Points Irish immigrant area where, amongst other things, tap dancing originated.  SL at 9pm / Blk47 at 11pm, with a two band jam at the end. 

Knitting Factory
74 Leonard St.
New York, NY 10013
(212) 219-3006

Tickets on sale April 24th at noon.
$18 in advance/$20 day of show.

Larry Kirwan w/ The Gobshites – reminder

A Larry Kirwan reading along with The Gobshites trying to read

Casey O’Conor’s
219 North Main St.
Mansfield, MA  02048
Saturday, April 25th        
Larry Kirwan (Lead Singer of Black 47)
Performing solo & reading
from his books—Green Suede Shoes & Liverpool Fantasy
Followed by The Gobshites –
(working to make St. Patrick’s Day a daily event since 2002)
  9:30PM – 12:30PM

 Tickets $8 in advance
  $10 day of show



From the Black 47 mailing list:

SiriusXM Satellite Radio will provide 2 free tickets for Larry Kirwan’s Ireland trip in June. Go to www.sirius.com/thespectrum
Sirius XM
for your chance and full details – open to non-subscribers

Larry Kirwan will bring a small group of intrepid travelers to Ireland  June 24 – 30, ’09. This trip will focus on the historical/literary/historical nature of Ireland with a visit to Yeats country, you will receive suggestions of books to read prior to enhance the visit, etc. Ideal for high school/college graduation gifts, it will be suitable for all ages, or those making their first visit.

Details at http://www.black47.com/ireland/index.html
Inquiries to Hammond Tours:
[email protected]

Black 47 20th Anniversary Tour of Ireland – Nov. 11 to 17, 2009.  Celebrate 20 years of Black 47 on a riotous trip to Ireland. We will spend the first two days in Wexford and perform at the old Town Hall/Arts Center where Larry played his first professional date before heading off down the road to ruin. Other gigs in Dublin and Matt Molloy’s of Westport, Co. Mayo. 

Register now by calling 866-486-8772
Or write: [email protected]
See trip details here:

2008 Top 10 CDs

2008 Top 10 CDs

1. The Pogues – Just Look ‘em Straight in the Eye and Say “Pogue Mahone!” (Joint)

Sure it’s a comp., but it’s 5 feckin disks of stuff you’ve never heard – well worth the high sticker price.

1. The Go Set – The Rising (Joint)

The perfect combination of the rawness of the 1st CD and the maturity of 2 & 3.

2. The Tossers – On A Fine Spring Evening

More genius from The Tossers. The most consistant band in the scene.

3. JD and the Longfellows – Happy Hour Again

Offbeat greatness from the thinking mans drinking band.

4. The Wages Of Sin – Gringo Mariachi

The S’n’O message board popular choice.

5. Irish Stew of Sindidun – Dare to Dream

Professor Gommels #1 choice.

6. The Mighty Regis – Another Nickel for the Pope

Best new band of 2008.

7. The Dreadnoughts – Legends Never Die

Siobhan is dead, long live The Dreadnoughts.

8. Black 47 – Iraq

The best B47 release since “Green Suade Shoes” in 1996

9. Meisce – Shipwrecked in a Bottle

10. The Fisticuffs – Neatly Stumblin’ (Joint)

10. The Pubcrawlers – One Too Many Again (Joint)

10. The Porters – Anywhere but home (Joint)

Single of the Year

1. The Currency – 888

Honourable Mentions

In Search of a Rose – Kind Of Green
Corrigan Fest – La Victoire en Chantant
Boiled in Lead – Silver (Led Zeppelin meets Celtic rock)
Mr. Irish Bastard – The Bastard Brotherhood
Dirges – When Laughing got you Killed
The Righs – The Rivers Run Deep
Zydepunks – Finisterre
The Cherry Coke$ – Sail the Pint