AmadorArts’ TGIF free concert will feature the renowned Black Irish Band, who hail from Tuolumne County but who, for 28 years, have been around the world sharing their special music of Celtic and Americana. The concert begins at in the Mollie Joyce Park in Pioneer. Bring your chairs or blankets and picnics
Count them: The Black Irish Band has made 700 musical performances, and released 25 recorded albums. Featuring historic songs of the Celts, miners, cowboys, railroaders, sailors, and firefighters, Black Irish Band is: Patrick Michael Karnahan on banjo, melodeon, octave mandolin, trumpet, guitar, concertina, vocals; Steve McArthur on accordion, guitar, piano, vocals; James Dean Nelson on banjo, guitar, vocals; and Stan Emmons on bass, vocals; and Tobin Denton on drums.
Performing both traditional and original music the band is focused on presenting acoustic music in a very exciting, upbeat way that appeals to all ages. Their style is a tribute to the people whose lives were spent building the world we now take for granted. Totally relevant to today, their songs capture the effervescent spirit of immigrants.
Venue location: From Highway 88 in Pioneer, turn on Carson Drive opposite the Post Office. Then turn on Woodfern, and Mollie Joyce Park Park will be on your left. Plenty of free convenient parking. After this concert, there will be only one more concert of the season. That will be the finale at Terra d’Oro Winery outside Plymouth when the annual Patron of the Arts presentation will be made. Visit www.amadorarts.org for more info about TGIF and other upcoming arts events.