Black Brothers
Saturday, March 17, 2012, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)Ireland's foremost family of song $22.50 advance / $24.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
March 17 8:00 pm

Black BrothersShay and Michael Black celebrate St. Patrick's Day with their traditional Freight concert brimming with lilting harmonies, catchy rhythms, and superb musicianship. The brothers’ infectious humor, wit, and unalloyed joy in performing, plus their propensity for inviting the audience to join in the chorus on sing-along favorites like "Down Our Street" and "The Great Storm is Over," make it difficult for anyone to remain a spectator for long!

Scions of Ireland's famous singing Black family (which also includes brother Martin and sisters Frances and Mary), Shay and Michael salute the wearing of the green with their strong voices, in beautiful tight-knit harmony, on an astoundingly broad repertoire that includes Dublin street songs, lively dance tunes, and historical ballads from the Irish, English, and Scottish traditions, as well as songs by contemporary writers. The brothers adroitly accompany themselves on guitar, banjo, and keyboard, with Bryan Seet (piano), Myra Joy (cello), and Bobbi Nikles (fiddle) further enriching their multifaceted sound. Irish dancers are also on the bill, and who knows who else may show up?

The Black Family recently released an album of traditional and contemporary songs, Our Time Together, and Michael recently recorded a self-titled solo CD on the Compass label.

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