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National Park “Irish Traditions” Night Aboard 1886 Sailing Ship Features Outstanding Performers of Traditional Irish Songs and Music

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Amelia Hogan, Shay Black, and The Jammy Dodgers.

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News Release Date: October 18, 2013
Contact: Lynn Cullivan, 415-561-7006

What: A concert of Irish music and songs featuring 3 acts: Shay Black, Amelia Hogan, and the traditional Irish music band The Jammy Dodgers.

 When: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 8pm to 10pm.

 Where: Aboard the Balclutha, berthed at Hyde Street Pier, on Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco.

 Presenter: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

 Tickets: $14 general, $12 members. Reservations: 415-561-6662, ext. 21, or hnielsen@maritime.org.

 Website with bio / photo: http://www.nps.gov/safr/planyourvisit/seamusicconcert2013.htm

 The 25th annual Sea music Concert Series will feature some of the nation’s outstanding performers of traditional Irish music on this evening of songs and instrumental music.

Shay Black, accompanying himself on guitar, is the elder brother of Ireland’s “first family of song,” The Black Family. Shay tours solo, and with members of his family. He was a member of the legendary Liverpool chantey group Stormalong John and the Irish band Garva, before settling in the Bay Area in the early 90’s.

Amelia Hogan, singing unaccompanied, has for 30 years graced stages and enchanted audiences from Killarney to Seattle, and from San Francisco to New York.

The Jammy Dodgers is a hot, new Irish band featuring flute, fiddle, concertina, banjo and guitar. They are quickly gaining a following for their exciting and innovative performances of jigs, reels, and Gaelic songs.


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Did You Know?

A white marking painted on the port side of Balclutha with letters and lines.

This "Plimsoll Mark" is painted on the port side of Balclutha and named for Samuel Plimsoll, an Englishman who fought to pass the Merchant Shipping Act of 1876. Before this law, many ships were dangerously overloaded and many sank. These “coffin ships” claimed the lives of many sailors. More...