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The Black Brothers Band
March 4, 2023 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm PST
The incredible Black Brothers Band returns to OCA for an audible Irish feast!
Shay & Michael Black are singing siblings from Ireland’s foremost family of song, The Black Family, which also includes their sisters Mary & Frances, & brother, Martin.
Hailed in the Irish Echo as “one of the most impressive groups of Irish singers to be found anywhere; exquisite, exhilarating and nothing short of thrilling” they raise their sibling rivalry to revelry, The Blacks adroitly accompany themselves on banjo, cittern & guitar.
The musical lineup also features button accordion virtuoso,
Félim Egan and keyboardist, Eamonn Flynn .
At their concerts one can expect to hear Irish traditional ballads, Dublin street songs, music hall ditties, contemporary folk compositions, rollicking reels & joyful jigs, all interspersed with comic stories, jokes & humorous childhood anecdotes that invariably have audiences smiling broadly & joining in on the choruses. Shay and Michael are close harmony singers, with a special fondness for songs that includes their audience in chorus, and many of the songs are narratives with stories.
Tickets are $35 GA, $28 for OCA members. Fine refreshments for sale, art gallery open during intermission.