Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Irish Music on New Year's Eve in NYC

#62 - 68 in our month-long series highlighting the best New Year's Eve parties in NYC...

For fans of Irish music, there are some fun New Year's Eve party options you may enjoy:

New Year's Eve with Black 47 at Connolly's
Any list about Irish rock in NYC and New Year's Eve has to begin with Black 47.
New York's "official" bar band plays their annual New Year's gig at Connolly's.

$20 general admission
purchase tickets online:

See a short video about Black 47 on New Year's Eve on
Doors open 8pm
121 W. 45th St.
(between 6th & 7th Ave.)
Times Square
New York, NY
(212) 597-5126
It's a Mad, Mad, Masquerade
New Year's Ball at Stout
Featuring Scythian


133 W. 33rd St.
(bet. Sixth & Seventh Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 629-6191

New Year's Eve at Hurley's Saloon

With The Itinerants

Limited tickets sold
Call Paul or Anne: 212 765-8981

Live music by The Itinerants
from 10pm - 1am
(Mark Bosch will be filling in on guitar for Flynn for this gig.)
With a ticket you receive exclusive access to a barricaded street.
No dealing with the massive Times Square crowd,
and still you can walk right down to Broadway unimpeded.

Hurley's Saloon
232 W. 48th St.
(Broadway & Eighth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 765-8981

Fergus Begley at Tir na nOg
Long-time friend to, Fergus Begley will perform with the great Tony DeMarco
Tir na nOg
5 Penn Plaza (33rd St. & Eighth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 630-0249
A Celtic New Year's Eve with Gaelic Storm
at The Gramercy Theater

Tickets are $40, $70 for VIP, which includes a post-show party with the band.
Tickets can be purchased on-line
Doors open at 9, the music starts at 10.
Local folk rock trio The Spring Standards are the opening act.

Members of The NYC Celtic Music Meetup Group will be in attendance

Gramercy Theater
127 E. 23rd St.
New York, NY

The Mickey Finn's at Paddy Reilly's
New Year's Eve / Festivus Blowout!
Join The Mickey Finns for champagne and the airing of the grievances
They will be joined by the amazing and talented, Vonnie Quinn for the whole evening.
Show starts at 11pm. Kisses @ Midnight!!

Paddy Reilly's
519 Second Ave. (29th St.)
New York, NY

Dave Barckow at Pig n Whistle

Our friend Dave Barckow is the hardest working man on the NYC music scene.
As a member of several bands and as a solo act, he is performing somewhere in NYC almost every night of the year. He finishes a busy 2009 at Pig n Whistle on

Pig n Whistle on 2nd
951 Second Ave. (between 50th & 51st St.)
New York, NY

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Point Break - A Perfect Bar Experience in NYC

A local friend recommended and took my Cali group to this amazing bar. He said that mostly locals came here so I didn't really know what to expect ambiance wise... but screw it, the view at this bar was absolutely breathtaking! No joke. I felt like a celebrity w/ superstar treatment as the staff are friendly and amazing to say the very least.

I don't know who the house DJ was but he definitely was playing music right up my alley. It would've been my dream for people to start dancing, but it's all good.

It's a bit sceney for my taste, but it really didn't bother me much. the bartenders knew their stuff, although their 1st cocktail was a little weak, when he saw i understood cocktails the next 2 were stronger. I also liked that even though the place was really hopping the bartender remembered what i was drinking when i came to order another. (he also understood how good a gin hendricks is, and not to overpower it with the mixer). It was amazing to see their “das boot” which is shaped like a boot filled with beer. Don’t get me wrong, I am not drunk…it’s an actual boot shaped beer container ready to be emptied..try it will love it!! can I forget, they even have a wheel o' shots where you just have to spin it and have to drink whatever shot it lands on!! Now call that bar creativity at its best!!!

We ordered the Veal and Fish Tacos. They were delicious. Mm! We ended up asking for spoons to polish off whatever remained in the platter. (Faux pas? Who cares as long as it gets in my tummy.) The fries were crispy, but not overcooked, just the way that I like them.

So take in this scene: You walk in to what seems like an overly crowded place, but soon fine an empty table. Time seems to stop and the only indicator of the night moving on is the moon and your brain cells slowly going to bed forever. The music is not to loud and the people around look good, the only thing left for you to do is to enjoy that drink you paid ridiculously low for and laugh at the joke your co-worker just told.

The vibe of the place just never seems to die out and if you happen to spot some NYC socialite, sports player, or star, don't let it get to you... because for that moment, this night they are no long more important than then you. In fact go up to them and introduce yourself!

All in all just a great place to meet new people, or just have drinks with people you already know. I've been to numerous bars in the city but i would say this place is just great. Very welcoming staff, very laid back ambiance. I’ve been here twice after my first visit with my Cali group . I would say its worth the every penny you spend!!