Clannad and Mary Black team up for spring 2014 UK tour
Two Irish legends on one exciting bill, includes Black's farewell shows - tickets available now on pre-sale
Seeing either one of these artists listed for their own headline tours is normally enough to have core fans clicking for tickets - but both on the same bill? What a feast is in store.
There is another reason for such a billing - as announced on her website in January, Irish singing legend Mary Black is taking a break from live performance, save for the odd festival. It's time to say au revoir - it's time for her 'Last Call'.
After initially releasing an acclaimed solo debut in 1983, she performed briefly with folk outfit Dé Danaan, before heading off into more contemporary territory with the likes of her solo best-sellers "No Frontiers" and "Babes in the Wood". For 1997 album "Shine", she teamed up with David Gray (who himself went on to shift a few units) and continued recording until 2011 when she issued "Stories From The Steeples".
Not surprisingly, Irish chart-topper Mary Black is held in the same high esteem as her touring co-headliners Clannad, who need little introduction. They're the epitomy of Irish fusion, the traditional and the contemporary and recently packed out a few halls on their recent 2013 tour. You can expect to here selections such as "Theme From Harry's Game" and "In a Lifetime".
Both acts will be joining forces in 2014 for a very special double-bill UK tour. Starting in Leeds on 12th March, the tour will continue to Glasgow, Gateshead, Manchester and beyond until winding up in Shepherd's Bush on 29th March.
Tickets are on sale now, priced from £32.50. Expect a swift sell-through.
- Sun 1st Feb 2015 Mary BlackVicar Street (Dublin)Buy Tickets
- Wed 4th Feb 2015 Mary BlackVicar Street (Dublin)Buy Tickets
- Fri 6th Feb 2015 Mary Black: Down the Crooked RoadPortlaoise Heritage Hotel (Laois)Buy Tickets
- Sat 7th Feb 2015 Mary BlackSeapoint Leisure Centre (Galway)Buy Tickets
- Sun 8th Feb 2015 Mary BlackLangton House Hotel (Kilkenny)Buy Tickets
- Fri 13th Feb 2015 Mary Black: Down the Crooked RoadRadisson Blu Hotel Athlone (Westmeath)Buy Tickets
- Sat 14th Feb 2015 Mary BlackThe Royal Theatre (Castlebar)Buy Tickets
- Sun 15th Mar 2015 Mary BlackVicar Street (Dublin)Buy Tickets
- Thu 30th Apr 2015 Mary BlackThe Bridgewater Hall (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Fri 1st May 2015 Mary BlackThe Hexagon (Reading)Buy Tickets
- Sat 2nd May 2015 Mary BlackG-Live (Guildford)Buy Tickets
- Sun 3rd May 2015 Mary BlackThe Anvil/ The Forge (Basingstoke)Buy Tickets
- Tue 5th May 2015 Mary BlackThe Corn Exchange (Cambridge)Buy Tickets
- Wed 6th May 2015 Mary BlackVenue Cymru - Theatre/ Arena/ Conference Centre (Llandudno)Buy Tickets
- Thu 7th May 2015 Mary BlackDe Montfort Hall and Gardens (Leicester)Buy Tickets
- Sat 9th May 2015 Mary BlackSECC/ Clyde Auditorium (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Sun 10th May 2015 Mary BlackThe Queen's Hall (Edinburgh)Buy Tickets
- Tue 12th May 2015 Mary BlackLeeds Town Hall (Leeds)Buy Tickets
- Thu 14th May 2015 Mary BlackWarwick Arts Centre (Coventry)Buy Tickets
- Fri 15th May 2015 Mary BlackSt David's Hall (Cardiff)Buy Tickets
- Sat 16th May 2015 Mary BlackO2 Shepherds Bush Empire (Shepherds Bush)Buy Tickets
- Sun 17th May 2015 Mary BlackThe Royal and Derngate Theatre (Northampton)Buy Tickets