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Promontory Summit

by Black Irish Band

"Promontory Summit"- The first Railroad History CD that features song ballads about the men who built the mighty Transcontinental Railroad in the 1860s. This is the 27th release for the historic Americana/ Celtic band known as the Black Irish Band.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. They Called Them Mic & Paddy
3:58 $0.99
2. Garyowen / Irish Washerwomen
2:02 $0.99
3. Irish Track Chant
2:57 $0.99
4. Men of Iron
3:45 $0.99
5. Paddy on the Railway
3:26 $0.99
6. Drill Ye Terriers Drill
2:53 $0.99
7. Paddy Worked on the Railway
2:49 $0.99
8. Eight Irish Workers
3:57 $0.99
9. Promontory Summit
3:01 $0.99
10. John Henry
3:23 $0.99
11. Casey Jones
3:49 $0.99
12. Train to Utah
4:40 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
When you take Irish, Scottish, Spanish, and Italian Music, and mix it up, you get the true nature of the Black Irish Band. For 30 years this band has created an original sound that no other band has. With over 600 concert performances to date and airplay around the world, the band has kept very busy spreading their brand of progressive folk music to a large audience. Performing both traditional and original music the band is very focused on presenting acoustic music in a very exciting up-beat way that appeals to all ages. The band has written and recorded 96 original songs that appear on many of the bands twenty-seven CD recordings. Many of the original works written by the band are based on Celtic history.

Hailing from the historic Gold Rush Town of Sonora, California, this five member Black Irish Band of 30 years, have a musical style that is as timeless as the rugged landscape of the west, a tribute to the people whose lives were spent building the world we now take for granted. The band has a large compliment of traditional maritime and railroad music, as well as ethnic tunes in their repertoire. They excel at Irish & Scottish, Italian, and American folk music with an assortment of original songs and traditional western ballads. The bands musical style captures the spirit of the immigrants of this land, the men and women who tamed the Wild West. The latest release is titled “Warriors of the West”.

The Black Irish Band has gained much national attention over the last 30 years. In May of 2019, the band will headline at the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory Summit Utah. Noted past performances include: The International Music Festival in Singapore, the 100th Anniversary of the Alaskan Gold Rush and White Pass & Yukon Railroad, and the 100th Anniversary of the United States Forest Service at the Smithsonian and Kennedy Center in Washington DC. To date the band has performed at four hundred venues, such as- The Golden Spike NHS, Gene Autry Museum, the Los Angels, San Diego, San Francisco, and Columbia River Maritime Museums.

The band has sold 200,000 albums independently to date, and their music has been featured on Pandora, I-Heart Radio, National Public Radio, and on worldwide satellite radio Programming. Their recent original song, “Into the Fire”, which features the vocals of Michael Martin Murphey, has been broadcasted on stations throughout the world. Another noted original work by the band, “Ballad of John Muir”, has been celebrated on the official John Muir National web site. The band also boasts 110 music videos on (You-Tube) at ---Patrick Karnahan

The Black Irish band Are: Patrick Michael Karnahan: banjo, melodeon, octave mandolin, trumpet, guitar, concertina, vocals * Steve McArthur: accordion, guitar, piano, vocals * James Dean Nelson: banjo, guitar, vocals * Stan Emmons: bass, vocals
Tobin Denton, drums (on –request)



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