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Event Details St. Patrick's Day with Black 47 + Joel Kaiser
Date: 3/17/2013 until 3/18/2013
Time: 8:30 pm to 12:45 am
Location: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA 22180 (View Map)

Description: In 1993 Black 47 changed Irish-American music irrevocably when they burst out of MTV screens with their hit single, Funky Ceili. Not only were people dancing in the aisles at their concerts, they introduced a new generation to the literature, politics and soul of Irish culture. Taking their name from the darkest year of the Irish Potato Famine, their music, though often based on traditional melodies, is laced with rock, reggae, hip-hop, New Orleans and modern jazz; while songwriter Larry Kirwan uses influences as varied as Yeats, Joyce and Dylan to fashion his dramatic cutting edge lyrics. Kirwan was born in Wexford, Ireland and emigrated to Greenwich Village where he made his name as a playwright in the company of the McCourt Brothers, Pete Hamill, Lester Bangs, Cyndi Lauper and Ric Ocasek. Long involved in the Irish Civil Rights Movement, he formed Black 47 in 1989 to give voice to ideas of freedom and cultural renewal. The band’s packed performances in New York City led to intense media attention and they were propelled into mainstream consciousness when they recorded Fire of Freedom and Home of the Brave for EMI Records. They have appeared on every major TV show (including Leno, Letterman and O'Brien) and were profiled by Time, People, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, etc. They have released seven other acclaimed CDs including their latest release, Bittersweet Sixteen, takes a look back at the band’s last sixteen years on the road and is a collection of rarities, unreleased tracks, live recordings and new songs.

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