Joe Hurley’s Irish Rock Revue

[#10 in our series of New York’s top St. Patrick’s Day Month events]
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 MD), with Mark Bosch – guitar (Ian Hunter), Tony Shanahan – bass (Patti Smith), Steve Goulding – drums (Mekons, Elvis Costello), Kenny Margolis – accordion (Cracker), Megan Weeder – violin and downtown’s own Tish & Snooky – backing vocals.

A few of this year’s featured performers will include: Country star Laura Cantrell, Indie-Rock Icon Steve Wynn, Ivan Julian (Voidoids/Matthew Sweet/Clash), Ellen Foley (“Stop Right there” of ‘Paradise by dashboard light’), UK comic legend Stephen Frost, Tony-Winner Michael Cerveris, SNL’s Christine Ohlman, Downtown chanteuses Marni Rice, Mary Lee Kortes, Lisa Burns, Tricia Scotti & Lianne Smith, Co-host Ed Rogers, Sheryl Marshall (Dusty Gals/Buster Poindexter), Soul-singing Broadway & film star Antonique Smith, Tony Shanahan (Patti Smith), James Mastro (Ian Hunter/Patti Smith), Tish & Snooky (Ramones/Blondie), producer Don Fleming (Sonic Youth, Teenage Fanclub), Alice & Alex (ex Modrocket), 2009 National Book Award Winner Colum McCann, Sam Bisbee (2010 Oscar Nominee!), Seth Adam, Gaz Thomas, John S. Hall (King Missile), Garland Jeffreys, Willie Nile, Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett), Owen McCarthy, Reni Lane, Jamie Noone, Faith Hahn, Alice Blythe & Alex (ex Modrocket), Tony Zajkowoski, and Al Landess. Guitar Great Adam Roth, who was in Jim Carroll’s Band, will join The IRR Band onstage for the musical tribute to Carroll.

Newly added to the line-up: singer-songwriter Jolie Holland will perform an Irish classic. Also now expected onstage is The Consul-General Of Ireland, Niall Burgess, who will speak a few words.

Saturday, March 13

Joe Hurley’s 11th Annual
All-Star Irish Rock Revue
General Admission Standing Room Only
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. (between 9th & 10th Ave.)
New York, NY

Saturday, March 13
Joe Hurley’s Irish Rock Revue at Highline Ballroom
Friends of the Fighting 69th’s Evening of Irish Music Stars
Luck of the Irish Pub Crawl
St. Patrick’s Pub Crawl registration at T.G. Whitney’s
Celtic Cross at The Pieman’s Cottage, Valley Cottage, NY
Big Apple Feis at NY Hilton Hotel
Big Apple Feis Gala Ball w/ Girsa at NY Hilton Hotel
Paddy’s Kickoff Party at Ulysses
Lindy Promotions South Street Seaport Irish Stroll
11th Annual Unrepentant Gathering w/Gary Og, Declan McLaughlin & Seanchai & the Unity Squad
at Rocky Sullivan’s, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
2U at Ulysses’
Jameson’s Revenge at Affair on Eighth
The Wolfetones at Connolly’s
The Craic Music Fest w/Paddy Casey, Mark Geary, Duke Special at Mercury Lounge
The Craic Film Fest at Tribeca Cinemas
Six Nations Rugby: Ireland vs. Wales 11:30am
St. Patrick’s Mardi Gras Party at The Mean Fiddler
Eileen Fogarty & The Very Best at Tir na nOg
St. Patrick Specials at Third and Long
White Plains St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Shilelagh Law 2pm,Padraig Allen 9pm at Vintage, White Plains, NY
2U 3pm at The Thirsty Turtle, White Plains, NY
Erin Og at The Glenrowan, Yonkers, NY
Bay Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Bay Shore, NY
Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Hartford, CT
Finn’s Fury at Blue 42, Freeport, NY
Padraig Allen 3pm at O’Neills, Norwalk, CT
Cruel Seamus at Griffin’s, Cresskill, NJ
The Celtic Tenors at South Orange PAC, S. Orange, NJ

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