Streets of New York Fundraiser: Thursday, Oct. 1

“The Streets Of New York” is an Irish ballad that tells the story of an Irishman who grows up to become a policeman in NYC. Long a favorite among cops of Irish descent, The NYPD Emerald Society has just made it their official song.

Liam Reilly, lead singer of Ireland’s legendary band Bagatelle, penned the song that will be honored tonight, October 1st, 2009. To mark the occasion, and the band’s 30th anniversary, Bagatelle will perform an outdoor concert that will also serve as a fundraiser for the NYPD Widows & Children Fund.

Irish born, NYC based musician Enda Keegan grew up influenced by Bagatelle. He has produced this concert as a labor of love, and deserves our support.

Thursday, October 1
Streets of New York
Streets of New York Benefit Concert
$30 in advance, $35 at the door

Special rate for MurphGuide readers (you!)
Mention MurphGuide at the door and pay only $20

Proceeds benefit the Widows & Children’s Fund of the Fallen NYPD
There will be a raffle to help raise additional funds.
Live music by:
Bagatelle, Joe Hurley & the Gents and Enda Keegan

Enda Keegan – 6:30pm
Joe Hurley & The Gents – 7:30pm
Presentation To Bagatelle 9pm
Bagatelle Perform – 9:15pm

Note: This is an outdoor concert, so dress appropriately.
doors open 6pm
P.D. O’Hurley’s at Pier 84
557 12th Ave. (W. 44th St.)
Pier 84 on the Hudson River
New York, NY

Streets of New York:
Irish folk legends The Wolfetones helped make the song world famous (see lyrics here), so below is a clip with Tommy Byrne on vocals:

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