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February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

Half Moon Bay

Gerry O’Beirne

Irish songwriter, guitarist and singer Gerry O’Beirne is best known as the author of hits for some of Ireland’s top contemporary artists, including Maura O’Connell and Mary Black. On his new CD, “Half Moon Bay,” O’Beirne takes his place behind the microphone to interpret his own music. Tracks include “The Holy Ground,” “The Shades of Gloria,” “Western Highway” and “The Glass Boat.” Available on Spobs Music, (973) 783-6278. You can visit O’Beirne’s website at http://www.songs.com/gerry.

Frank McCourt’s

“The Irish . . . and how they got that way”

Original Cast Recording

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“The Irish . . .” was originally written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt for the Irish Repertory Theater’s annual benefit in 1997. The play, a loose retelling of Irish history interspersed with songs, anecdotes and comedy sketches, proved to be a huge success for the Irish Rep, running for five months in New York City, and playing to enthusiastic crowds at Boston’s Wilbur Theater. A soundtrack album has been recorded by the original New York cast. The CD is available on Varese Sarabande Records Spotlight Series. The album is available in record stores, or from the Irish Repertory Theater at (212) 727-2737.

Note: Enter the Irish Echo’s “Night on the Town” Contest! Win two tickets to “The Irish . . . and how they got that way,” a copy of the CD and dinner for two at Rosie O’Grady’s! See details on Page 12.

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