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Shay and Michael Black are the charismatic singing siblings from Ireland’s foremost family of song which includes their sisters Mary and Frances and brother Martin. Shay and Michael, who grew up in Dublin, play an exciting mix of Dublin street songs, music hall songs and historical ballads including songs from the revolutionary Irish era. Singing in close harmony, the brothers draw people in with their energy, wit and superb musicianship. They have a special fondness for chorus songs and love to hear their audience sing. www.black-brothers.com
The Black Brothers Band also features famed pianist Eamonn Flynn, originally from Dublin, who was the keyboardist on the best-selling movie soundtrack ‘The Commitments’. His driving piano style adds excitement to the Black Brothers jigs and reels. www.eamonnflynn.com. Joining them on this tour is the dynamic accordion player, Felim Egan, who also hails from Ireland and is a recent transplant from Oregon. His driving accordion is something not to be missed!
Don’t miss The Black Brothers Band back again at OCA’s acoustically excellent venue! Their joy in performing, their love of a good story, and their charm and wit plus irish humor make every day seem like St. Patrick’s Day!
$24 Advance/$28 at the door. Fine wine and beer plus pub grub for sale. Reservations advised. 707-874-9392. www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org. Wheelchair accessible. Art Gallery open.