The Irish-born Black Brothers Band
has been hailed as one of Ireland’s best musical clans. These days, founding brothers Shay and Michael Black call the Bay Area home, though the harmonic siblings still play the Celtic classics you’d hear walking down a Dublin street or in a Scottish concert hall. Joining the guitar and banjo-plucking brothers for two performance this weekend are pianist Eamonn Flynn, fiddler Bobbi Nikles and Irish dancer Ciara Duggan. The Black Brothers spring into action on Saturday, March 5, at 8pm at the Occidental Center for the Arts (3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental; $22; 707.874.9392) and then at 2pm on Sunday, March 6, at Studio 55 Marin (1455 E. Francisco Blvd., San Rafael; $17–$20; 415.453.3161).