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Set List for St. Patrick's Day Concert with lyrics

Set List for St. Patrick's Day Concert with lyrics

Here is the set list for The Black Brothers online zoom performance at the Freight and Salvage.. Click or tap on a song to view it's lyrics so you can sing-along.

  1. Exiles Return
  2. Man from the Daily Mail
  3. Muirsheen Durkin
  4. Set Dance
  5. Fiach an Mada Rua
  6. Black Coddle
  7. Green Among the Gold
  8. Rathlin
  9. Home by Barna
  10. Journeys End
  11. Wexford Mummers

Tickets are still available. There will be TWO showings of this stream, 11am and 7pm Pacific Time. Your tickets grants access to BOTH showings.

Shay's "Expand Your Song Repertoire" class

Shay's "Expand Your Song Repertoire" class

Shay teaches an "Expand Your Song Repertoire" class, under the auspices of Berkeley’s great folk venue, The Freight and Salvage. Currently, classes are on-line, so you don’t need to go to the bricks and mortar Freight: since it’s virtual, everyone can sign up, no matter where you live. For info about when the next six-class session starts, click here

Touring on hold

Touring on hold

At present all touring is on hold but visit the website for updates as soon as the world opens up!

Digital Download Purchases

Digital Download Purchases

The website has just been updated with the ability to purchase digital download versions of albums. This will allow you to buy an album and immediately download it via a personalised link that will be send to you. At the moment only the new album Glackanacker is available as a digital download, but other albums will be added in the coming days and weeks.

New album Glackanacker out now and is available for purchase here!

New album Glackanacker out now and is available for purchase here!

Album cover for the Glacanacker album showing the Black Family's ancestral home on Rathlin Island during a cloudy sunset.

The Black Brothers' new album Glackanacker is out now. You can order the album via the shop on this site.

A online-only bonus track for this album called "Roller Bowler" can be heard and downloaded from the Glackanacker album page.

Brilliantly produced by John Doyle, this new album features a wonderful variety of songs—traditional & original, comical & beautiful. Brothers Shay and Michael, with talented band members Eamonn Flynn and Félim Egan, are joined here by other stellar musicians, including Colm O'Riain (fiddle, viola), Mick McCauley (accordion), Mike McGoldrick (pipes and whistles), John McCusker (fiddle), Duncan Wickel (cello), and Rick Epping (harmonica).

On backing vocals we are joined by Mary and Frances Black, Martin Black, Roisin O, Aoife and Eoghan Scott, Shosi Black, and Ciara Black.

New Website

New Website

The website for the Black Brothers has been completely redesigned. It now includes full album details, all lyrics and sound clips for all songs, a shop, galleries, detailed concerts listings and videos.