• 02:59

    "SOME GOOD CRAIC " Larry Kirwan -Black 47 - Episode #100

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    On Wewdnesday night 11/12/14 Some Good Craic will be celebrating its 100th Episode with a tribute to Black 47 .

    Black 47 plays their final show on November 15th at BB Kings in Times Square after 25 years of entertaining the world.    

    and on this 100th episode Larry Kirwan will be calling in to the show. I'll be chatting with Larry and playing Black 47 tunes all night long. It'll be a 3 hour show with Jonny Ra calling in as well.  

    Larry Kirwan is the leader, singer/guitarist and composer for the Irish-American rock band Black 47. Black 47 has released thirteen CDs for both major and independent labels. The band has appeared on Leno, Letterman and O’Brien and been profiled in most major magazines and newspapers in the US. 

    He has written twelve plays and musicals, five of which are collected in the book Mad Angels. Liverpool Fantasy, his best known play, has been produced Off-Broadway and at the Dublin Theatre Festival. 

    He has also written a novel version of Liverpool Fantasy (translated into Japanese, Spanish and Greek), and a memoir Green Suede Shoes. Rockin’ The Bronx, his latest novel, was recently published in the US and UK. 

    Kirwan hosts and produces Celtic Crush for SiriusXM Satellite Radio and writes a weekly column for the Irish Echo. A political activist, he has long been involved in Irish and American causes. 

    His dramatic musical, Hard Times, with re-imagined versions of Stephen Foster songs, was the critical hit of the 2012 First Irish Theatre Festival and will re-open in the fall of 2013. 

  • 01:56

    "SOME GOOD CRAIC " - Episode 105

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    Wednesday night 2/11/15 - 8 pm EST . Some Good Craic is back LIVE - No special guest this week just lots of tunes . Some NEW and some old.  

    My Dad would have been 80 this week . Gonna play a few recordings i have of him , Got a BRAND NEW song by THE GOBSHITES you're gonna love. Some rebel music by Stephen Dodds and Sullivans Jack to name a few. Thanks to Tony Duggins from the Tossers for calling last week. Got to get to a few more Tossers songs this week that I didnt get to last show. Show starts 8 pm EST.

  • 02:42


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    WEDNESDAY NIGHT 7/16/14 - SOME GOOD CRAIC IS BACK LIVE with an all new episode . Jonny Ra will be calling in with The Craic. Last minute putting the show together so there is no scheduled guest. Just great tunes from some of the best Irish bands around. So TUNE IN at 8 pm EST on Blogtalkradio or go to SOMEGOODCRAIC.COM for the link .

  • 02:28


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    WEDNESDAY NIGHT 1/15/14 - SOME GOOD CRAIC welcomes Emish to the show. We will also be talking to their manager John Ryan .

    New York natives, Emish, have forged their own Americana folk rock sound by colliding a background of Irish, rock, and folk influences. This independent, power-folk band initially found success in a grassroots manner. Supported by their dedicated fan base, Emish has repeatedly been voted the “Best Band of the Hudson Valley” and are the current title holder for 2012. Bobby Curreri has also been named as the”Best Singer/Songwriter” for the past two consectutive years. Since it’s inception in 2005, the group has grown to include support from the national stage as well. Their high energy, live performances and distinct sound have catapulted Emish to be a sought-out headlining act at major festivals and concerts across the US, including the likes of Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Folk & Irish festivals, as well as, the more intimate setting of theaters or small concert settings. 

    John Ryan manages Emish, Dublin City Ramblers and the Winters Brothers .

  • 02:00


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    Wednesday night 4/23/14 Some Good Craic is back LIVE at 8:30 - Last minute putting this show together after a much needed break. Been archiving stuff to the website www.somegoodcraic.com so check that out. Not planning on a guest this week just lots of great tunes. Feel free to call in at 714-868-0746 if your band wants to plug a gig. Calls always welcome. Coming soon The Gully Boys from Vermont . The nice weather is finally here and the festival season will be starting soon. Tune in to hear lots of new tunes just released in 2014 . I can now be reached at somegoodcraic@gmail.com as well as the FaceBook wall for Some Good Craic. Contact me if your band wants to appear on the show. Thanks , Craic Head MIke

  • 02:12

    "SOME GOOD CRAIC " - The Narrowbacks

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    Wednesday night 7/17/13 - 8 pm Some Good Craic welcomes The Narrowbacks
    Hometown: Pearl River, NY Genres: Rock / Folk-Rock / Irish Americana Members: Seamus Keane, Barry Walsh, Fionn McElligott, Pat Keane, Chris Moran, Mike Moran nar·row·back /'næro??bæk/ [nar-oh-bak] –noun Slang. 1. Disparaging. an Irish-American. 2. a person of slight build who is unfit for hard labor.
    The brain child of a future banker and a drop out bartender, The Narrowbacks are a fresh voice for songs and stories old and new. After some late night sing songs, a couple whiskeys and a few lost jobs we came up with a young punk attitude that found itself running through the veins of an old time folk band. The Narrowbacks: American First, Irish Always.

  • 02:33

    "SOME GOOD CRAIC " - EPISODE 103 - 1ST OF 2015

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    1/14/5 8 pm EST - SOME GOOD CRAIC RETURNS AFTER THE HOLIDAYS WITH ITS FIRST SHOW OF 2015 !  Craic Head Mike and Jonny Ra bring you the CRAIC to get 2015 off and running. The News from the Emerald Isle and some of the best Irish Music on the internet. Tune in at 8:00 pm EST on Wednesday Night 1/7/15 - Check Some Good Craic's Face Book Wall for info , and somegoodcraic.com  . All shows are in the archive. There is a chat room each and every week LIVE during the show. 

  • 02:29

    "SOME GOOD CRAIC" - 5th Annual Christmas Special - 2014

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    On Wednesday night 12/17/14 at 8 pm - 

    5th Annual Christmas Special on Some Good Craic with CraicHead Mike and Jonny Ra

    Over 2 hours of Irish Christmas Craic  

  • 02:46

    "SOME GOOD CRAIC " - with Tony Duggins of The Tossers

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    this Wednesday 1/28/15 at 8pm EST. Some Good Craic is back with Craic Head Mike and Jonny Ra . And special guest Tony Duggins from the Chicago Irish /punk band THE TOSSERS . 

    The south side of Chicago has a tough working class reputation, it’s also known for one of the largest populations of Irish people this side of the Emerald Isle. So it’s not entirely incongruous that a hard luck kid from the south side of town would choose to play traditional Irish folk music in pubs around the neighborhood. At 18, Anthony (T.) Duggins, was doing just that – playing pub favorites and covers of greats like Christy Moore, and Ewan MacColl. Before long his brother and his best friends were playing the original songs he had written as well, and so became The Tossers. The name was taken from an old slang term used for worthless British coins in Sean O’Casey’s play The Plough and the Stars. The coins became useless after the southern Irish Free State won independence from Britain, and started to print it’s own currency. The term tosser has since come to mean wanker, or it’s American equivalent, jag off.

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    WEDNESDAY NIGHT 8/13/14 AT 8 PM EST . Some Good Craic is LIVE and will be speaking to Jonny Ra and Paddy Ryan of the Ryans Irish Band. They will be calling in LIVE from RiRa pub in Burlington Vermont where they are performing during their USA tour. No other guest scheduled at this time - just lots of tunes and some news on upcoming gigs around town. 

  • 00:44

    "SOME GOOD CRAIC " - KeenanStrong

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    On wednesday night 4/30/14 8 pm EST  Some Good Craic will be back LIVE to help promote the KeenanStrong Benefit . I'll be chatting with Sean Ruane and other guest callers about the benefit . Playing some tunes by the great bands who are getting together to help Billy and his family . http://www.keenanstrong.org

    Billy Keenan is every one of us.     The quintessential model father, husband, friend, soldier, teacher, scholar, musician, and proud Irish American... Billy is someone we all know, or will know. He is like everyone of us.   He has taught our kids, helped so many of our causes, and sang at our churches, parties and weddings.   

    In September, Billy had the most unfortunate accident down the Jersey Shore while doing what he loves, surfing.  Suffering catastrophic injury to his spinal cord, Billy is unable to use his arms or legs, and requires assistance 24 hours a day.  

    His friends, family, bandmates, associates, and fellow Irish Americans will not let him down... we will support his family with all our connections, skills, generosity energy, and our love.   Billy would be doing it for every one of us...    

    #KeenanStrong s an organization 100% dedicated to helping Billy and his family   Every penny we collect goes to them...  Help us help them right now!

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