Black 47 Celebrates 30th Anniversary with "After Hours"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | New York, NY (February 18, 2021)
Valley Entertainment announces an upcoming release featuring new versions of Black 47 songs with special guests. On the 30th Anniversary of the release of Black 47’s eponymous first album comes the first part of the new release After Hours. Executive produced by Peter Walsh of The Gobshites and Black 47’s Larry Kirwan, After Hours will be released in 3 parts, each comprising six or seven reworks of favorite songs from the Black 47 catalogue. The first volume is set to be released on March 17, 2021.
Black 47, renowned for its political stances on Ireland the U.S. and the war in Iraq, played over 2500 live shows in 25 years on three continents. This collection features musicians that the band met along the way while performing everywhere from stadiums to theatres, rock clubs to Irish bars.
In addition to this 3 part music release, Kirwan has been working on several other projects: His latest novel Rockaway Blue will be published by Three Hills/Cornell U. Press on March 15th. He conceived and co-wrote the Broadway bound musical Paradise Square that tells the story of the amalgamation of immigrant Irish and African-Americans in the Five Points neighborhood of New York City during the Civil War.
The Gobshites most recent single is Carry Me Away. The band is currently recording an album of modern Irish Irish/American popular songs done in its own inimitable style entitled: Saint Patrick’s Favorite Band and are looking forward to resuming their show schedule later in the spring.
The music on After Hours includes songs from the entire Black 47 catalogue, each one featuring a guest artist:
- “Forty Shades of Blue” Celtic Cross
- “Too Late To Turn Back” Pat McGuire
- “Sleep Tight in New York City” Screaming Orphans
- “Livin' in America” The Gobshites
- “Desperate” Rory K
- “James Connolly” Gary Óg
- “Rockin' The Bronx” Martin Furey
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