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Larry Kirwan

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KIRWAN: Hold On Thar Mr. Federal Reserve Man
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KIRWAN: Hold On Thar Mr. Federal Reserve Man
So, who is Jerome Hayden Powell? He’s the 16th Chair of the Federal Reserve and he holds your future in his hands. Who elected him? No one, yet in ...
KIRWAN: New and a Long Time Coming
Opinion
KIRWAN: New and a Long Time Coming
I recently spent a week in Ireland. I usually take a group over annually on a historical/musical tour, but because of the pandemic this was my firs...
KIRWAN: Joyously In The Thick Of It
Opinion
KIRWAN: Joyously In The Thick Of It
It’s not often you open your mailbox and find a picture of you taken 45 years ago, especially when it’s the cover of an album you’d recorded back i...
KIRWAN: Cool to the Thought of a Warming World
Opinion
KIRWAN: Cool to the Thought of a Warming World
The Ospreys were still diving in Long Island Sound in early October. They’re usually long gone by now. It’s a hell of a journey to South America wh...
KIRWAN: Irish Dance a Language All Its Own
Opinion
KIRWAN: Irish Dance a Language All Its Own
Back where I came from few boys aspired to be Irish dancers. It would have been considered suicidal to trip daintily around the back streets of Wex...
KIRWAN: So Many Venues And All So Different
Opinion
KIRWAN: So Many Venues And All So Different
One of the interesting things about playing with Black 47 was that I became familiar with so many areas of the USA. By extension, I got a unique in...
KIRWAN: NY When Celebrities Just Dropped In
Opinion
KIRWAN: NY When Celebrities Just Dropped In
I miss David Bowie. “Sure, what would the likes of you be doin’ hobnobbin’ with a superstar?” You might counter. Well, back in the late 1970s he bo...
KIRWAN: A Question Posed With Increasing Frequency
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KIRWAN: A Question Posed With Increasing Frequency
Is America broken? It’s a question that is posed with increasing frequency. I used to dismiss it out of hand. This country has come through so much...
KIRWAN: One Size Fit, All Sizes Fled
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KIRWAN: One Size Fit, All Sizes Fled
I was recently giving a talk to the Irish Business Organization and was asked by host Shelley Ann Quilty-Lake to describe my own emigration from Ir...
KIRWAN: Gardens of Earth and Stone
Opinion
KIRWAN: Gardens of Earth and Stone
I was digging in the garden recently. It's not an activity I’m particularly fond of, but there’s something about a June afternoon that entices you ...
KIRWAN: A Musical Man of Contradictions
Opinion
KIRWAN: A Musical Man of Contradictions
Rory Gallagher was a man of contradictions. Born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, he spoke with a soft Cork accent; the quietest man in the room, h...
KIRWAN: My Mets Bring The City Alive
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KIRWAN: My Mets Bring The City Alive
How about those Mets! I know I shouldn’t rave about the boys from Queens so early in the season for fear I’ll send them crashing down from their pe...

 

 

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