A Parting Glass: Celebrating Alan Lomax’s Work - The late Alan Lomax’s extensive recordings in Ireland are reprised as we explore a shared musical heritage with round-robin Irish-Americana performances led by Lomax archive director Don Fleming with supergroup Cherish The Ladies, Lianne Smith, a performance fom the cast of Broadway's ONCE, winner of 8 2012 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL!, and more.
Joe Hurley and the Gents’ set, featuring Tony Garnier, James Mastro, and Ken Margolis, and special guest, Flogging Molly’s Matt Hensley will include a performance of Hurley’s CD Let the Great World Spin, created with and inspired by Colum McCann’s National Book Award–winning novel. The New Yorker called Hurley “one of the city’s deepest singers, both in his vocal range and the level of his soulfulness…mesmerizing.”
Joe Hurley’s All-Star Irish Rock Revue! - A beloved New York City institution since 1999 that “receives rave reviews every year” (New York), the All-Star Irish Rock Revue steps outdoors for the first time! The extravaganza celebrates Ireland’s musical gifts to the world as guests dive into the “Great Irish Songbook,” performing the timeless classics of Thin Lizzy, U2, Van Morrison, The Undertones, The Pogues, Elvis Costello, Stiff Little Fingers, and more. The cast includes Willie Nile, Tony winner Michael Cerveris, soul legend Tami Lynn, Ellen Foley, Antonique Smith, Sam Bisbee, and members of Flogging Molly, Rogue’s March, The Mekons, the Bob Dylan Band, and Cracker, with very special surprise guests from Ireland and beyond. Co-hosted by Ed Rogers and Hurley, with music director Chris Flynn.