Citizen Connolly

A Train Rockaway – High Street, Brooklyn Bridge,  Dec 3rd, 2019, 6.38am. Take a right at the Harbor Light Walking through the sleet and snow at 6.28 am on a Tuesday morning.  In the pre dawn light, passing headlights catch the blue white flakes. I should have replaced my boots before the winter. I’m speed…

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Goodnight Fawkner – Song Club Moves to Stella and Fly

Rockaway Park, Tuesday, August 27th, 2019   Goodnight Fawkner I’m sorry to share the news that Fawkner closed its doors this weekend. We’ve been hosting Big City Folk Song Club there for the last few years and at the same address prior to that when it was Ceol. Thanks to everyone we worked with there…

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And Then There Were Three – Introducing Saoirse Ann Connolly

Brooklyn, November 9th, 2018   I’m overjoyed to announce the birth of our daughter Saoirse Ann Connolly. Saoirse, pronounced sear-sha,  was born at 7.12am on Monday, November 5th, 2018 on the 12th floor of Mount Sinai West, 1000 10th Avenue, NYC.  Clare and Saoirse are both doing very well. I’m a changed man occupying a…

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A Singer in a Bookshop.

June 2nd, 2017 Yesterday I wanted to post a bunch of expletives. I still do. You know things are truly awful when the tabloids display a greater grasp of science and language than the manchild at the wheel. Today, I, a former librarian, will be singing in a bookshop. Which might seem odd. If the…

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My Songs on WNYE 91.5FM today – Person Place Thing

I had the great pleasure of singing during Randy Cohen’s interview with Siri Hustvedt on ‘Person Place Thing‘ at the  Brooklyn historical society a few weeks back. You can hear it today, Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 on WNYE, 91.5 FM, and more broadly Friday night at 10:30 across WAMC Northeast Public Radio. Or anytime at all…

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Rockwood Music Hall Tonight.

Three Fridays ago, I played in a church in Manhattan. Two weeks ago, I played in a warehouse in Bushwick. Last Friday I played a museum in Manhattan. Tonight, I am at Rockwood Music Hall. 9pm.

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Rockwood Tonight/ Chicago Saturday

Photo by Anthony Mulcahy/Mullography   Thur, Oct 20th, 2016 Surprise Rockwood Music Hall Gig, Tonight 7pm I have a last minute gig at Rockwood Music Hall tonight at 7pm. This one is a surprise for me too. If you are lingering after work, or enjoying this ridiculous October weather please stop by and say hello.…

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New Song – Tour Countdown

On May 12th 2016 the grammy award winning singer Susan McKeown invited me to perform at Cooper Union, NYC. It was part of an event marking the 100th anniversary of the death of James Connolly. I wrote this song from the perspective of his daughter Nora and his wife Lily. Thanks Susan for the song challenge…

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Safe Haven Songs at Irish Haven Tonight

  The Irish Haven frequently pops up on those internet lists of ‘NYC’s Best Dive Bars’ and ‘America’s Best Dive Bars’. It was also voted one of ‘Top Ten Irish Bars in the World Outside of Ireland’, by the readers of the Irish Times, no less. You may recognise it from Martin Scorsese’s, ‘The Departed’,…

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