Mary Black, widely regarded as Ireland’s premier female vocalist, performs live at the Strand Friday November 9 at 7:30pm, as part of a 10-city U.S. tour.
On her first visit to the U.S. in two years, Black will perform material from her newest album, Stories from Steeples, her first studio recording in six years, as well as many of the great songs that she has made popular throughout her career. Joining her is special guest Róisín O, a gifted young singer/songwriter who is one of the rising stars on Dublin’s vibrant pop music scene.
Black has been at the forefront of Irish music for more than 25 years, recording dozens of albums. Her breakthrough No Frontiers in 1989, featuring the haunting track “Columbus,” brought her rich, clear voice and gift for storytelling to the attention of U.S. audiences for the first time.
With her ear for emerging songwriters, Black has never hesitated to introduce a new talent, share a spotlight or credit as the impressive roster of singers, musicians and songwriters that populate her impressive catalog of recordings. Proof of that too is the billing accorded newcomer Róisín O, who has also supported dates with The Coronas, Imelda May, Brad Paisley and Robert Cray, recorded with Paul Brady.
Tickets: $45. The Strand’s Fall Live Concert Series, sponsored by Maine Magazine continues November 14 with Arlo Guthrie live. Tickets are on sale now. All seating is general admission.