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Contact: John Cunnane, 415-561-7170On Saturday, October 17, 8pm, Robbie O’Connell, one of Irish music’s outstanding singers and songwriters, will perform a sea music concert aboard the historic square-rigged ship Balclutha, berthed at Hyde Street Pier on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Presented by San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Tickets: $14 general, $12 members. Tickets: 415-561-6662, ext. 33.
Since 1977, Robbie O’Connell has performed both solo and as a member of the Clancy Brothers, The Green Fields Of America, and several other renowned Irish music groups. He has performed on international stages such as Ireland, England, Scotland, Denmark, Germany, Uruguay, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic.
Born and raised in Ireland, with the release of his first solo album in 1982, Robbie emerged as an artist of major stature. In 1992 he was seen by an estimated 500 million people worldwide on the telecast of a live tribute to Bob Dylan at Madison Square Garden in a performance which Rolling Stone magazine described as “breathtaking.”
Robbie has since recorded many more CD’s, and is described as “a writer of timeless-sounding emotionally powerful and often hilarious songs” (Boston Globe).
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located at the west end of Fisherman’s Wharf, in San Francisco. The park includes a magnificent fleet of historic ships, visitor center, WPA-era artwork in the Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building, and library. For more information about the park, or its public programs, please call 415-447-5000 or visit the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/safr.