Come and hear newly composed & arranged broadside ballads about this 19th Century Irish-American truckman, gangleader & squatter colony chief. My 5-times great-grand uncle!
James "The Rooster" Corcoran was known for his "caustic tongue and ready wit," and was often stereotyped tabloid fodder for the newspapers of the 1800s. If you've ever seen the movie Gangs of New York, then this would be a musical accompaniment to the rogues, pimps, murders and thieves that inhabited New York City in the 19th century.
Guest performers include:
Erica Mancini - accordion/vocals
Shane Kerwin - percussion
Sam Hamnet - mandolin/vocals
DETAILS: * Both shows have a suggested donation $15 (no one turned away).
SUN OCT 28TH: THE FIRESIDE @ LIC BAR, QUEENS - 6pm-8pm
FRID NOV 16TH: THE OLD STONE HOUSE, BROOKLYN - 7pm-9pm