Larry Kirwan on stage with Black 47. [Photo by Stacey McCarthy]
Musician, memoirist, novelist, “Celtic Crush” host on SiriusXM and Irish Echo columnist Larry Kirwan will star in “From Wexford to Broadway,” premiering this evening on YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram and Facebook at 7 p.m. In the 24-minute event, moderated by Peter Chiovarou, Kirwan relates his personal journey from his hometown in southeastern Ireland to the Big Apple.
The online event includes clips from the upcoming Chuck Braverman-directed documentary about him “Green Suede Shoes.” Kirwan will also premiere songs from “Desert Rose,” his new rock musical romance set during the Iraq War, which is aiming to bow on Broadway during the 2021-2022 season.
Inspired by the 2006 Black 47 album “Iraq,” the events of “Desert Rose” are set in motion when a former soldier running for Congress in 2016 finds the unsolved death of his hometown friend during their time in Iraq under a microscope.