Mary Black

Róisín O opens

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8:00 pm
(doors open at 7:00 pm)

enduring, transcendent Irish vocalist on “Last Call” tour

$41 advance / $44 door - SOLD OUT

November 01 8:00 pm

Mary BlackWe are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets may be available once the concert starts at 8pm.


The legendary Mary Black is coming to the Freight, and if you’re a fan of the best in Irish music or simply a fan of gorgeous singing, her show is cause to rejoice. For the last quarter-century, she has been a dominant presence in Irish music, both at home and abroad, releasing close to twenty best-selling albums and winning flocks of awards, including Best Female Artist from the Irish Recorded Music Awards four times, Best Female Folk Artist from Irish Music Magazine three times, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Irish Post. She has recorded and performed with Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Joan Baez, and Van Morrison, not to mention a host of Irish traditional musicians and singers, as well as with her siblings and her children. The San Francisco Chronicle has described her as “one of the best interpretative singers around.”

Mary grew up in a musical family. Her father was a fiddler, her mother a singer, and her brothers had their own musical group called The Black Brothers. She had her first hit in the early 80s, made two acclaimed albums with the legendary Irish folk group De Danann, and achieved international success with her next solo album, By the Time It Gets Dark in 1987. Her most recent album, Stories from the Steeples, named for the Dublin studio where it was recorded, “demonstrates an artist in full command of her bewitching vocal prowess,” says “A welcome return for one of contemporary folk music’s finest voices and most original stylists,” says The British magazine What Hi-Fi? considers Mary’s voice to be so pure that they use it for comparing the sound quality of different high fidelity systems. This tour, she says, is her “Last Call” – don’t miss this golden opportunity to see and hear Mary Black.

Speaking of growing up in a musical family, Irish singer, songwriter, and musician Róisín O grew up in a family as talented as Mary’s, and she’s a remarkable singer with a voice you won’t forget. Just listen to her cover of the Hank Williams classic “Lovesick Blues” – or check out her debut album, The Secret Life of Blue, which features a strong collection of compelling originals. If we’re lucky, maybe Mary and Róisín will even sing a song or two together!

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