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Pacifica Tribune Article

Pacifica Tribune Article

The Pacifica Tribune published on article titled The Black Brothers called "Historic ballads and old Dublin street songs with the Black Brothers Band in Pacifica". Read the article here.

Singing Workshop

Singing Workshop

Michael will be hosting a Singing Workshop, the Irish & British Isles Song & Performance (6 weeks): April 3 - May 22, 2013 on Wednesdays from 8:00 - 9:30 pm. Roots Music Marin | 1455 East Francisco Boulevard, Suite A, San Rafael, CA 94901 | 415- 938-PLAY (7529)

This is a singing group for people of all musical experience levels! If you've never sung before, this workshop will free your voice! If you sing regularly, this workshop is a repertoire builder and a place to get together for holiday cheer sans commercialism. Learn and perform heartbreaking ballads, convivial drinking songs, songs that will make you and us laugh, and ... your favorite song that you've always wanted to sing ... with the wonderful support and guidance of Michael Black, a famed tradition and song keeper, and member of Ireland's well-known musical Black family. In honor of the holidays, hot drinks will be served during the workshop, and the workshop's final "class" will be a celebration and performance at a cozy pub !

Black Brother joined by Sacred Heart String Ensemble

Black Brother joined by Sacred Heart String Ensemble

The Black Brothers will be joined by the Sacred Heart String Ensemble at the concert at the Collins Theater on 19 April. They will also be accompanied by dancer Ciara Duggan and Michael's daughter, Ciara Black will also sing a song or two.

iBAM award

iBAM award

The Black Family (Shay, Michael, Mary, Martin, and Frances) are receiving an award from iBAM. iBAM is a gathering of the best Irish authors, artists and musicians from around the world, under one roof, for a weekend Irish cultural celebration. The iBAM! 2013 awardees, include actor Brendan Gleeson (Performing Arts), author Tim Pat Coogan (Literature), the Black Family (Music), artist Robert Ballagh (Visual Arts). The Awards Dinner will be held on Sat. October, 12th at the Erin Ballroom of the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox in Chicago. The Black Family will be giving a concert the following night.