Left to right: Dermot Grogan, Ned Harrigan, Mike Preston, Antoin Mac Gabhann and James Keane, Paddy Keenan, Kitty O'Neil, Paddy Reynolds, Mary Bergin, Michael Coleman
Welcome to blarneystar.com. We borrowed the name from the Blarney Star bar, owned and operated for many years by County Louth native Tony Brady on Murray Street in downtown Manhattan. Following the closing of the legendary Eagle Tavern in 1993, Friday night concerts of Irish traditional music relocated to the Blarney Star's basement for a decade that spanned the turn of this century. The Blarney Star, alas, is no more, but there's still plenty of good Irish music in New York City, including the weekly Monday night sessions at the Landmark Tavern on Eleventh Avenue at 46th Street in midtown Manhattan. Click on the Landmark Tavern link above for more info on the sessions. You can also check out "Links and Stuff" to go to other Irish music sites of interest or view our growing collection of memorabilia, ephemera and photos. Click on "articles" to read some of Blarney Star producer Don Meade's writing on Irish music and dance.
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