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Announcement :: Human Rights
Larry Kirwan of BLACK '47 to be honored by NIFC
09 Jan 2006
Black 47 frontman Larry Kirwan to be awarded the Micheal Flannery Spirit of Freedom Award from the National Irish Freedom Committee.

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NATIONAL IRISH FREEDOM COMMITTEE
CUMANN NA SAOIRSE NÁISIÚNTA
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Larry Kirwan was raised in Wexford town by his grandfather, Thomas Hughes, who had been initiated into the IrishRepublican Brotherhood by no less a person than SeanMcDermott. The weekly copy of The United Irishman newspaper and many bookson Ireland's history were readily available to Larry as a youngster, andthat along with many conversations and debates with his grandfather made him quite knowledgable about Irish republicanism and history despite his young years. Being a small business man, Thomas Hughes had little time for James Connolly, but through an early interest in Marxism, Kirwan developed a great admiration for
the Irish socialist leader.

Thomas Hughes' own father had escaped Ireland 's Great Starvation in Ireland by being granted a job as a stonecutter in the building of one of the great Ascenadancy houses. And it was through his grandfather that Kirwan first heard the dreaded words, Black '47. These words were and the tone of voice in which they were spoken were to have an enduring effect on the young boy.

Rock n Roll also made a lasting impression on Larry. He joined a
showband while still in his teens. Emigrating to America in the 70's with fellow Wexford man Pierce Turner, they formed the eclectic duo, Turner and Kirwan of Wexford.

Both Larry and Pierce would lend their talents to the recording of an "EIRE NUA" album made in 1975 produced by the Eire Nua Association. The proceedsof the album went to help alleviate the financial burden of the dependantsof Irish Republican political prisoners. Larry and Pierce would also formThe Major Thinkers, a band that became a staple of the East Village "new wave" music scene playing such venues as the Mudd Clubb, CBGB's and Max'sKansas City.Thegroup would later sign to Portrait records, a division of CBS/Epic and scored the radio and club hit, "Avenue B is the Place to Be."

In 1989 Larry met Chris Byrne and formed Black47. The New York musicscene would never be the same. Mixing Irish folk influences with everythingfrom punk to hip-hop, they continue to be a true original New York band. Most of theearly shows were in the Bainbridge Avneue area of Bronx, a regular venue being the Village Pub. Within a year, in December 1990 they opened for The Pogues at the Brixton Academy in Londonand establised a vibrant residency at Paddy Reilly's in Manhatten. Word quicklyspread and they soon became the house band of New York City and eventually, Irish America. On one particular afternoon, they shut down Hoboken, New Jersey, when an audience estimated at 30,000 crowded into the town to see them play. The New York DailyNews called seeing Black 47 perform as "a rite of passage for all New Yorkers".


Show Larry your support by placing an ad in the commerative journal!


SOUVENIR JOURNAL CONTRACT

THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL MICHAEL FLANNERY TESTIMONIAL AWARDS DINNER
ON FRIDAY JANUARY 27th 2006
AT THE ASTORIA WORLD MANOR, ASTORIA, NEW YORK

This year’s honorees will be:

Mary Holt Moore The Pearl Flannery Spirit of Freedom Award
Karen Lewis The Sr. Sarah Clarke Human Rights Award
Larry Kirwan The Michael Flannery Spirit of Freedom Award

Cumann Na Saoirse Naisiunta will produce a commemorative ad journal to mark the event. This ad journal promises to be a truly special collector’s item. It designed by the world’s foremost Celtic folk artist Brian Mór Ó Baoighill. Samples of the art will be posted on our website.
Please consider purchasing an ad. to mark this historic occasion

FULL PAGE $100.00 HALF PAGE $50.00

Please check the appropriate box

Authorized Signature: _____________________________________________________________
Organization /Business_____________________________________________________________
Telephone: _________________________Email: _______________________________________

For assistance in placing ads, please email; Patrick (at) Irishfreedom.net
Or visit www.irishfreedom.net

For ticket information, please call Bob at (845-354-2473)

The closing date for ads is Jan. 21st. 2006

Please send your ad, check or M.O. to
P.O. Box 1396 Laurence Harbor N.J. 08879
Please make checks or M.O. payable to Cumann Na Saoirse

NATIONAL IRISH FREEDOM COMMITTEE
CUMANN NA SAOIRSE NÁISIÚNTA
http://www.irishfreedom.net/
See also:
http://www.irishfreedom.net

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