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" THE BLACK IRISH BAND'- 28 YEARS OF CELTIC & AMERICANA MUSIC,  700 MUSICAL PERFORMANCES TODATE, AND THE RELEASE OF 25 RECORDED ALBUMS'...... FEATURING HISTORIC SONGS OF THE CELTS, MINERS, COWBOYS, RAILROADERS, SAILORS, AND FIREFIGHTERS...

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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)

The new video- Warriors of the FireOriginal song written by Black Irish Band member Patrick Michael Karnahan, and is an honor of the 7 Native American (type-1) Wildland Firefighting Crews. The songwriter met up with the Geronimo Hotshot Crew back in 2013, on the Rim Fire, which inspired the first verse of the song near Reed Creek. Patrick was patrolling the North-end of the fire-line when he saw a crew of 20-hotshots about to do a large back-firing operation to remove fuel from the fires path.
James Nelson of the band sings lead while Native American singer, drummer, dancer, Val- Shadow-hawk takes the lead chant and sets the beat on the war drum. Stan Emmons (bands bass player) is featured on the guitar solo. Patrick wrote this song because he was asked to by fellow firefighters.
The song Honors all Native American Hot Shot Fire Fighters. Performer Val ShadowHawk is featured on vocals, flute and dance gear. His Young Eagle Spirit Dancers, which he leads, are also featured in the background of the music video.

Why the song was written: - "Firefighters throughout the county asked me, can you honor the Native American Firefighters, "I said, heck yeah"- Patrick Michael Karnahan. The song can be found on the bands website at www.blackirish.com, or at CD Baby under the bands name.... - Patrick Michael Karnahan started out as a wildland firefighter with the United States Forest Service at the age of 19 with the Plumas National Forest. He has served in the past with 20 seasons with the agency and has fought many fires. In 2005 Patrick was asked to perform his original songs at the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian as a representative of the United States Forest Service.

The Black Irish band are from Sonora, California and have been together 28 years and have recorded 26 CD albums, "Warriors of the West", is their 26th release.

TO VIEW OUR LATEST VIDEO, CLICK THE LINK BELOW:

Black Irish Band- Warriors of the Fire


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26th Black Irish Band Releasing in the Spring

 


Click here to take a look at another video from our new cd
featuring the song,  "Angels of the Forest"

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