New York Irish Center Presents
for One Night Only
Tara O’Grady & the Black Velvet Band
LIVE IN CONCERT
Elizabeth Taylor’s features, Billie Holiday’s voice,
Audrey Hepburn’s fashion sense, and a
combination of Porter’s writing style with a
touch of Nellie McKay’s quirky lyrics.
Tara O’Grady is the full package, combining celtic, folk, blues, and especially jazz in her unique style. Featured on BBC Radio 2 in the UK and WFUV 90.7 in New York, Tara’s soulful and lilting vocals have been compared to Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin and Patsy Cline.
Tara’s first album, Black Irish caught the attention of Nashville’s elite, and within a few months of its release, Tara was writing original songs and recording in Music City, Tennessee with the finest musicians in the industry. Her second album, Good Things Come to Those Who Wait, was released in April of 2011. Her contribution to the Christmas canon can be found on the 2012 album Together for Christmas: A Contemporary Celtic Christmas Collection, along with Cherish the Ladies, The Celtic Tenors and Larry Kirwan of Black 47. Her most recent album, A Celt in the Cotton Club, was released in April 2013. Raised in New York City on Irish traditional music, as well as the sounds of Elvis Presley, Glenn Miller, Hank Williams, Louis Prima, Peggy Lee, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Nina Simone, Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra, Tara spent every summer on her grandparents’ farm in Donegal, Ireland where she listened to her granny Nora singing in her kitchen.
Friday, October 4th
Doors Open 7.30pm
Cocktail Hour; FREE Tea, Coffee, Soda
Discount Bar – Beer/Wine
New York Irish Center 10-40 Jackson Ave, LIC, Queens, NY 11101 718 482 0909 www.nyirish.org Only one stop on the 7 train from Grand Central Lots of local parking after 7pm
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