Tune in for an evening of live Irish music with Padraig Allen tonight, Thursday December 10, at 6pm EST!

Padraig Allen, an Irish musician and performer based in New York, is going live for an evening of Irish music at 6 pm EST on Thursday, December 10 and you'll be able to tune into the craic right here!

You can tune into Padraig  Allen's "New York Irish Live" right here on IrishCentral and over on our Facebook page on Thursday, December 10 at 6 pm EST as part of our ongoing IrishCentral Happy Hour live stream series.

If you'd like to help support Padraig Allen and his McLean Avenue Band during these difficult times, you can do so here.

You can watch back on some of Padraig Allen's previous live shows here:

You can also watch back on Padraig's live show from October 29, which was a craic-filled mix of 80s music and Irish tunes, here:

And you can also watch back on Padraig Allen's New York Live show from October 1, where they paid a special tribute to "Mr. Catskills" Peter McKiernan, here:

Honoring Peter McKiernan - Mr. Catskils

Tonight we remember or friend Peter McKiernan who passed away this week. 'Mr. Catskills' brought fun and joy to so many people for about 40 years in the NY area and we will be playing some of the songs he from his wide repertoire. Please SHARE.

Publiée par IrishCentral.com sur Jeudi 1 octobre 2020

Allen, a native of Co Westmeath in Ireland, has gained a dedicated following as the frontman for the New York-based McLean Avenue Band, who, like so many other Irish musicians, are facing a difficult time throughout the coronavirus lockdowns.

His “New York Irish Live” virtual concerts feature Allen playing music, taking requests, and chatting with surprise guests. Having toured with the likes of The Whole Shabang, The Prodigals, The Dublin City Ramblers, Foster and Allen, The McCabes, The Mickey Finns, and Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones, Allen is well-versed in keeping people entertained.

Allen’s online "New York Irish Live" shows were recently featured on RTE’s Nationwide program, where he explained that the idea materialized after he played a mini-show for his mother in Ireland around St. Patrick’s Day from his living room in White Plains, New York.

Thanks to Colm Flynn and his cameraman Patrick. Great job guys. Tune in to our Live Stream at 6 PM Wednesday April 29th.

Publiée par Padraig Allen sur Mardi 28 avril 2020

Allen told RTE: “I don’t know who’s watching me on the camera, and I don’t know what they’re going through, but I hope that the music that I play for them is good and they enjoy it and it brings some kind of hope.”

You can learn more about Padraig Allen's McLean Avenue Band on their Facebook page and website.