The Irish Voice talks to some of New York’s most popular Irish musicians about how the virus has changed their livelihoods
COVID-19 has unleashed havoc on Irish America’s favorite live bands and performers. Live and in-person shows were banned for months in New York and are only returning in small increments, but the damage has been long-lasting.
Performing live music in front of a packed house ended abruptly for Shilelagh Law on Sunday, March 8, 2020. The five-man Irish American band from Yonkers, wildly popular in New York and points beyond, played its annual St. Patrick’s gig at Empire Casino located on their home turf, a tradition they’ve enjoyed for several years, as have their fans who always turn out in droves for some pre-17th revelry.
But something called the coronavirus was lurking in the background and growing more worrisome by the day. And just about everything in New York
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