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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Music at Arrowbrook Park: Black 47

On June 29, 2014, the summer concert series "Music at Arrowbrook Park" had its second concert for the 2014 season featuring Black 47. This band has been a long-time favorite of mine. Black 47 seems to be usually categorized as Irish rock, but truly, Black 47 has its own unique and distinct sound.

Black 47 celebrates its 25 years in 2014 and this will be their last year touring; they have played a lot of gigs over the years. Since I moved down to the D.C. area I haven't been able to see one of their shows in some time, so I was thrilled when I saw a show added in Herndon during their final tour. 

Black 47 plays in Herndon on June 28, 2014


Black 47 plays Northern Virginia


The band was terrific (as they always are!) and everyone looked to have a good time. 



After the concert lead singer/guitarist Larry Kirwan graciously signed autographs and took pictures with fans.

Arrowbrook's concerts take place on Saturday nights. There will be four more shows throughout July scheduled:

July 5: The Back Roads Band (Country)
July 12: The United States Army Blues (Jazz)
July 19: The United States Air Force “max impact”(Light classics/pop music)
July 26: Big Daddy Stallings & The Bluez Evolution Band (Blues & Soul)

The park suggests in the event of inclement weather calling 703-24-SHOW (7469) one hour before the show is scheduled. All shows run from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. 


Black 47 will also be back in the area sometime in October, this time playing in Vienna. Watch Black 47.com for more details.

Left to right: Fred Parcells, Geoffrey Blythe, Thomas Hamlin, Larry Kirwan, Joe Burcaw, Joseph Mulvanerty

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