Declared “One of the best interpretative singers around” by The San Francisco Chronicle, Mary Black brings her beloved music and revered musicianship to the Weinberg stage for one last time. A dominant presence in Irish music for the past quarter-century, you won’t want to miss her farewell tour, The Last Call.
At a time when less adventurous performers preferred to stick exclusively to the well-worn ballads from Ireland’s rich music heritage and the more obvious hits from contemporary writers, Black explored the best work available from new composers and mined the rich seams they offered. That commitment to fresh material, combined with her unique interpretations of the songs she chooses, saw her release numerous albums that achieved platinum sales status and spawned countless hits. One of Black’s albums, No Frontiers, spent more than a year in the Irish Top 30!
The British magazine What Hi-Fi? considers Black’s voice to be so pure that they have repeatedly used it for comparing the sound quality of different high fidelity systems. In an industry noted for its fickleness and its almost insatiable need for fresh novelties, Black’s enduring successes have proven that her depth of talent and her love of singing transcend the generations, as well as national and musical boundaries too. She is indeed a real Irish treasure and her talent a gift from this small Ireland to a grateful world.
Black has shared stages, television shows and recording studios with some of the most revered performers of her time. She has also played a front-line role in bringing Irish music, past and present, to an increasingly appreciative and ever-growing global audience.
Follow Mary Black’s career with this video anthology from 1983-2011.
Róisín O is set to open the concert. Learn more about this exciting act at www.roisino.com.
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