The renowned Black Irish Band, who hail from Tuolumne County, will be presented by AmadorArts in a TGIF free concert on Friday, Aug. 3, starting at 6 p.m.
When you take Celtic, Spanish and Italian music, and mix it up, you get the true nature of the Black Irish Band.
For 22 years this band has created an original sound that no other band has. More than Celtic, they perform traditional maritime and railroad music that captures the spirit of the immigrants of this country and they’ve shared it around the world.
With more than 500 concert performances to date, 80 videos on YouTube, and 22 albums, the Black Irish Band has kept very busy spreading their brand of acoustic progressive folk music to large audiences of all ages.
Their strong vocals and up-tempo instrumentals give new life to old numbers and pizzazz to its original material.
Band members are Patrick Michael Karnahan on banjo, melodeon, octave mandolin, trumpet, guitar, concertina, vocals; Steve McArthur on accordion, guitar, piano, vocals; James Nelson on banjo, guitar, vocals; and Richard Restivo- acoustic bass, trumpet, vocals.
Mollie Joyce Park in Pioneer will be the venue for this performance. No outside beverages will be allowed at this park, but picnics are welcome. Food and beverages will be available at the park on Carson Drive. Follow the signs to the entrance. Bring your folding chairs.
For more information visit amadorarts.org.