Joe Hurley’s Irish Rock Revue 2011

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Our friend Joe Hurley once again produces and hosts his annual All-Star Irish Rock Revue. This show is the highlight of the St. Patrick’s Day season. With an all-star line-up of professional singers & musicians, you are bombarded with one stunning performance after another. Each artist sings one song from “the great Irish songbook”, backed by the amazing house band lead by Music Director Jon Spurney (Passing Strange), with Sal Maida (Roxy Music, Cracker), Mark Bosch – guitar (Ian Hunter), Steve Goulding – drums (Mekons, Elvis Costello), Kenny Margolis – accordion (Cracker), Megan Weeder – violin and downtown’s own Tish & Snooky – backing vocals.

The shows co-hosts, Joe Hurley and Edward Rogerstake turns introducing performers as they fearlessly take on the classics of Thin Lizzy, U2, Van, The Undertones, Sinead O’Connor, The Pogues, Declan MacManus (aka Elvis Costello), Boomtown Rats, John Lydon, Morrisey, The Dubliners and more.

A scene from last year’s All-Star Irish Rock Revue

Each year includes its own unique cast of characters, and this year is no exception. The stellar lineup includes winners of Oscars, Tonys & Grammys, plus two members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class of 2011, to be inducted next week.

The list of talented artists scheduled to perform include members of The Alice Cooper Band, Tami Lynn (Stones, Dr John), Asbury Juke Horns, La La Brooks (Crystals – ‘Da Do Run Run’), Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan), Rock & Roll Hall-Of-Famer Gene Cornish of The Rascals, Darren Beckett (Brandon Flowers), Joe Piscopo, Ellen Foley, Garland Jeffreys, Adam Roth (“Rescue Me”), Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett), Jeff Kazee (S-Side Johnny), SNL’s Christine Ohlman, Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris, National Book Award winner Colum McCann, Irish consul Noel Kilkenny and more to be announced.

Saturday, March 12
Joe Hurley’s 12th Annual
All-Star Irish Rock Revue

General Admission (Standing room)
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 day of show
VIP booths (6 people) $30 per person
Tickets can be purchased on-line at
Full dinner menu available

Doors open at 6pm
7pm show
Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. (bet. 9th & 10th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 414-5994

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Irish Rock Review (facebook)
Joe Hurley’s Music Channel (youtube)
Joe Hurley’s Irish Rock Revue (The New Yorker)
Joe Hurley’s Irish Rock Revue (Photography by Peter Marney)
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Below is a video from last year’s Irish Rock Revue: Joe Hurley, Adam Roth, Willie Nile and band performing Jim Carroll‘s classic: “People Who Died”. (Roth was Jim Carroll’s guitarist).

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