November 2014
November leaves bring more happiness than daffodils...


Sorry about sending a combined newsletter but I'm run ragged with all the gigs and the countdown to Nov. 15th.  All is going well and it's been great meeting so many of you around the country as well as receiving the general outpouring of love and respect for Black 47.

I know there are many who would like to see the band one last time but there are only two shows left with tickets for sale:

Nov 13   World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
Nov 14   Mahoney's Irish Pub, Poughkeepsie, NY

It's been a wonderful, occasionally tragic, 25 year run and we're grateful to all of you who have been a part of it.  The songs and the videos will remain, and hopefully some of our message.

For CELTIC CRUSH listeners I'll devote this coming Saturday's show to the story of Black 47. It will be raw and uncompromising, detailing the downs as well as the ups.  You'll get a unique view into the life of a Rock 'n Roll band, not the usual bullshit perspective  but the real deal.

We'll continue with news of the band members and we'll update the history of the band and provide you with rare tracks, videos, etc. as we go along.  I'm sure our Black 47 Facebook page will continue to thrive also. 

We're not going anywhere.  We're professional musicians and we'll continue to play.  Thanks for all the good times down the crazy years.  We couldn't have done it without you!

Larry Kirwan


RISE UP now available and 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!
An Evening with Larry Kirwan
Wexford Arts Center, Saturday Nov. 22nd 8:30pm

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Wexford Arts Center and to remember the wild Teddyboy days of the old Town Hall and the Rock 'n Roll environment Larry grew up in.

(Tickets for those traveling to Ireland with Larry available on bus)


My will is easy to decide
 For there is nothing to divide
My kin don't need to fuss and moan
'Cause moss don't cling to a rolling stone

My body? Oh, if I could choose
I would to ashes it reduce
And let the merry breezes blow -
My dust to where some flowers grow...

            So went Joe Hill's Last Will. Swedish immigrant Joel Hagglund/aka Joe Hill wrote that in 1915 the night before he was executed by the State of Utah, supposedly at the instigation of the copper bosses. The big bosses have never been ones to mess with.

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LAST CALL,  Black 47's final album of original songs is available on all digital platforms (iTunes, Amazon, etc.) You may also buy the CD or download the 13 tracks at   LAST CALL is on sale at all Black 47 gigs.

All Black 47 CDs/DVDs/T-Shirts/Hoodies/and Larry Kirwan Books/CDs available 
Black 47 Online Shop  

Someone "borrowed" your favorite B47 CD or that special t-shirt is looking the worse for wear? There are all sorts of combos, deals & collector's items as we're finishing up some lines of t-shirts.  Take a look in the shop...

Download the Black 47 Android App Here:  

Listen to Larry Kirwan host Celtic Crush on SiriusXM The Spectrum, Ch. 28, Saturdays 7-10amET, Tuesdays 11pmET & ON DEMAND
For full details

LARRY KIRWAN's three books, Green Suede Shoes, Rockin' The Bronx & Liverpool Fantasy  are available for download at, B& and all other digital outlets

Upcoming Shows

NOV 13
World Cafe Live

NOV 14
Mahoney's Irish Pub

NOV 15

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