By Larry Kirwan
From Medieval Wexford to Midtown big apple, Larry Kirwan tells the tale of Irish song to a backdrop of battle, social upheaval, and revolution. From Viking invader to Sean O'Riada, Oliver Cromwell to Rory Gallagher, James Connolly to Van Morrison in a conflict of uilleann pipes, armalites and electrical guitars. the tale strikes with the Diaspora to The Pogues' London, Dropkick Murphy's Boston and Black 47's big apple urban. Pulsing, passionate, sometimes tragic - throughout the eyes of an insider.
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