Get a (Free) Copy of 'Larry Kirwan's Celtic Invasion'

The Wild Geese gave away 5 copies of recently launched Celtic rock compilation "Larry Kirwan's Celtic Invasion" randomly to our members, beginning today. (Sign up now if you haven't already)

Winners:

Peter M. Berezuk (Friday), James Doherty (Saturday), Margaret McKeown (Monday), Mary Reed (Tuesday), and Toru Tazura (Wednesday). Congrats to all our winners!

We also have a handful to give to those who come our way from our coverage of Galway's Cuirt Festival. We are proud to be partnering with Valley Entertainment in celebrating the launch of the album.

From the album's liner notes:

"Larry Kirwan has been carrying the flag for Celtic rock music since the founding of Black 47 in 1989. The expatriate Irishman lives in New York City where he has been hosting 'Celtic Crush' on SiriusXM’s The Spectrum since 2005. Kirwan, also a respected writer, has published three books and writes a column for The Irish Echo -- the USA’s most widely read Irish-American newspaper.

"Larry Kirwan’s Celtic Invasion" features a dozen of the most popular (and most requested) rock tracks from his radio show. This album includes legends like The Waterboys, Runrig and Black 47 with popular current U.S. touring groups The Blaggards, Barleyjuice, Garrahans's Ghost and Shilelagh Law."

Our own member Bit Devine reviewed Celtic Invasion, which you can purchase and sample here. (If you aren't feeling lucky, Valley Entertainment head Jon Birge is offering WG members a 30% discount. Contact him for further details on this limited-time offer, exclusively for members of The Wild Geese.)

Read more:

* Larry Kirwan's reminiscence of the Hunger Strikes.
* Read "Bittersweet Sixteen," a 2006 interview we conducted with Larry Kirwan.

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Tags: Galway, Music, Rock, Today, Wexford

Comment by KATH GALLAGHER on April 26, 2013 at 3:21pm

Big fan of Larry’s for a long time…. followed his success with Black47 and beyond, throughout the years through many different venues. I’m not surprised he is co-spearheading this creative compilation that is a forward-thinking way to share and keep Celtic music and its musicians, alive! Many, many moons ago, after penning a fan letter to the Irish Voice, was in touch with his manager at the time and everything exploded Black47: a fellow acting classmate @ the Irish Arts Center (from the Commitments) was cast in Larry’s first play; got invited to their signing party, got generous Black47 donations of cds and shirts for a telethon I was working on; and had the opportunity to chat with him re: Irish mysticism and Druidism, fascinating stuff! What a talented person: a writer, playwright, radio personality, musician: renaissance man. He also leads tours to Ireland yearly and that eventuality, my friend, is bucket listed! Bill Devine’s review was fabulous! 

Comment by Gerry Regan on April 26, 2013 at 4:34pm

Hey Kath, thanks for sharing. I've long found Larry an engaging person and creative force. Loved his play "Blood," about those several days before the Rising when Connolly disappeared and, according to some, was forced to dialogue with Sean McDermott and Padraic Pearse about Ireland's future.

Comment by Alannah Ryane on April 27, 2013 at 10:19am

Larry Kirwan talks about the inspiration behind his new album "Celtic Invasion" which came to him in a bar "what else is new?" he says, very funny off the cuff monologue here is part one!

Comment by Ryan O'Rourke on April 27, 2013 at 10:36am

This is great!  Thanks to Valley Entertainment for partnering with The Wild Geese to make this giveaway happen!

Comment by Alannah Ryane on April 27, 2013 at 10:37am

Part 2 talking about Black 47, singer-songwriter Pat McGuire, Mike Scott's The Waterboys, Ireland's John Spillane, and New York City's Celtic Cross.

Comment by Alannah Ryane on April 27, 2013 at 10:43am

Part 3 Very cool he explains celtic rock music i.e. use of bagpipes, while talking about Scotland's Peatbog Faeries, Houston's stout Irish rockers Blaggards, Garrahan's Ghost of York, Pennsylvania, Shilelagh Law (New York's Thirstiest Irish Band), and Dublin's Hothouse Flowers.

Comment by Rose Maurer on April 28, 2013 at 4:03am

A fascinating exposition of Celtic music across the board. The number of bands/groups is astounding. Thank you!

Comment by bill keeler on May 9, 2013 at 7:18am

read "green suede shoes" a few years ago and saw/heard black 47 at milwaukee's irish fest. both brilliant.

if you ever get a chance to visit said mcfest, do so.

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