Glucksman Ireland House at New York University, located at One Washington Mews (at Fifth Avenue), will host several special events in February, including an appearance by Larry Kirwan, lead vocalist of Black 47, launching the band’s new album, Elvis Murphy: Green Suede Shoes, on February 17.
Admission to events is free for members and those with an NYU I.D. card; for all others, $10; $15, for the Blarney Star Concert Series. To ensure a seat or for information call 212.998.3950.
A schedule of events follows:
Fri., Feb. 4, 9 p.m. Blarney Star Concert Series: young fiddler and button accordionist Damien Connolly from County Clare with Matt and Pete Mancuso. Matt is a New York fiddler and his father Pete, a guitarist.
Thurs., Feb. 10, 7 p.m. Music performance: music historian David Kincaid performs selections from his album, The Irish-American’s Song, a selection of Union and Confederate musical pieces.
Thurs., Feb. 17, 7 p.m. Album launch: Lead vocalist of Black 47 Larry Kirwan launches the band’s new album, Elvis Murphy: Green Suede Shoes, together with Green Suede Shoes: an Irish-American Odyssey, a rock n roll autobiography that traces its protagonist from the County Wexford of his youth through three decades of musical life in New York City.
Thurs., Feb. 24, 7 p.m. Reading: Empire Rising, a new novel by Thomas Kelly, centers on the creation of one of the greatest engineering and human labor feats of the 20th century, the building of the Empire State Building, which marks its 75th anniversary this March.