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Irish Singer Mary Black Brings ‘Last Call Tour’ to Southampton

Multi-platinum recording artist Mary Black is bringing her international Last Call Tour to Southampton’s Basilica Parish of Sacred Heart of Jesus & Mary (168 Hill Street) on November 7 at 7 p.m. The performance is part of the church’s very popular “Music at the Basilica Series” launched two years ago by pastor Father Michael Vetrano.

A dominant presence in Irish music for more than a quarter-century, Black has earned international appeal through her exploration of commitment to fresh material and work from new composers. Her unique song interpretations and incredibly pure vocals have resulted in platinum album sales worldwide.

Black has released 11 studio albums, all of which achieved platinum sales status and spawned countless hits. She appeared on television with, and shared both stage and recording studio with some of the most revered performers of her time, including Van MorrisonJoan Baez, Emmylou Harris and Mary Chapin Carpenter. She has been at the forefront of bringing Irish music, classic and contemporary, to an increasingly appreciative and ever-expanding global audience. The UK magazine What Hi-Fi? found Black’s voice to be so pure that they’ve repeatedly used it for comparing the sound quality of different high fidelity systems.

Her Last Call Tour has been billed as Black’s swan song, bringing her music around the world once more before retiring a career that began in Dublin during the 1970s. She was recently in Ireland promoting her new autobiography, Down the Crooked Road, about those early days, and Black begins the Last Call Tour in Frederick, Maryland this Thursday, October 23. 

Tickets for the November 7 concert are $32 for general seating, $40 for premium center aisle, and can be purchased online at shjmasilica.org. The Basilica Parish of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary is located at 168 Hill Street in Southampton. For information, call 631-283-0097 or email parishoffice@shjmbasilica.org.

To learn more about Mary Black, visit mary-black.net.

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