Traditional style comes to Valhalla
It’s traditional and original, with a touch of seafaring and railroading in the style of Ireland, Italy and America all rolled into one. An established group, the Black Irish Band performs on authentic instruments of the 1800s, specializing in songs from the California Gold Rush with some original compositions to create a style all their own.
The Valhalla Arts & Music Festival will sponsor the Black Irish Band at 7:30 p.m. July 9 at the Valhalla Boathouse Theater. The performance is part of the Tuesday Potpourri Concert Series. Tickets are $9 for general admission, $7.50 for seniors and $4.75 for children 6 to 12 years of age. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. For more information call (530) 541-4975 or toll free at (888) 632-5859.
The Black Irish Band gained national attention after being featured on CBS “This Morning” with Paula Zhan. They also were featured in the film “Back to the Future III.” The band has been performing everywhere from Reno to the San
Francisco Bay Area, Colorado and Texas, and can be heard on National Public Radio. They have been together for more than 10 years and in that time the and has recorded 10 albums of original and traditional American folk music. The Black Irish Band blends Irish, Italian, English, Spanish and American folk music. They have recorded historic ballads about railroads, the Gold Rush and the Pacific Maritime story. In 1999 the band won ASCAP’s award for Americana songwriting.