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On Friday, March 14th in San Jose at 7:30pm, The Black Brothers Band returns to San Jose, proudly presented by The San Jose-Dublin Sister Cities Program, and generously hosted by Trinity Cathedral, 81 N. Second Street, San Jose. Lead by Shay & Michael of Ireland's first family of song, the Black Family. Here is your opportunity to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in your hometown!
Spend an enchanted evening with the charismatic charmers from Dublin, Shay & Michael Black, the 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' raising sibling rivalry to revelry, The Blacks adroitly accompany their sheer joy of singing with banjo, cittern & guitar. The Black and Black Minstrel Show also features fiery fiddle virtuoso Bobbi Nikles, cellist Myra Joy, accomplished keyboardist Eamonn Flynn, and Irish Step Dancer Ciara Duggan. The concert includes 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.
Admission is $20 advance or $24 at the door. Advance tickets are on sale online at blackbrotherssanjose.eventbrite.com.
For more on Trinity Cathedral, check the website at www.trinitysj.org or call at (408) 293-7953. This performance is made possible in part by the Harold R. Hayes fund and the proceeds benefit our Pat McMahon Scholarship Programs.
For more on the Black Brothers Band, check www.black-brothers.com or on facebook, www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Brothers-Band/143426742350651
Some video samples: The Black Brothers Band - The Willow Tree 3-13-08 @ The Little Fox, Redwood City CA www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY0bH5ZgUww
Michael Black & Shay Black @ The Plough and Stars as broadcast on the Irish TV station TG4 in December '08 www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG5-uVYDxro
Michael Black & Shay Black "Mo Mhadu Beag" (My Little Dog) @ The Plough and Stars as broadcast on the Irish TV station TG4 in December '08 www.youtube.com/watch?v=vg8MAkDiqXY
The Black Brothers perform Ireland Boys Hooray at 2009 Bay Celtic Festival www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg1FeJd73TI
Shay Black - Chicken on a Raft www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCnKJknBeWI
Shay Black - Barack Obama is IRISH! by The Corrigan Brothers (Hardy Drew and the Nancy Boys) www.youtube.com/watch?v=EADUQWKoVek
When & Where
San Jose - Dublin Sister City Program
The mission of the San José - Dublin Sister City Program is to develop cultural, economic, artistic and sporting ties between San Jose and Dublin as well as Silicon Valley. The program includes Irish Week, Education, Sporting, Community Outreach, the Arts and Business.
For more information visit www.sanjosedublin.org.