The Black Irish Band - Live at the Golden Spike 150

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Presented by Golden Spike 150 at Golden Spike National Historic Site, Brigham City UT

May 10 - 12
The Black Irish Band - Live at the Golden Spike 150

Black Irish Band of 30 years will be performing three days at the historic Golden Spike 150 Event

The public is welcome and encouraged to join us for the Sesquicentennial Celebration at Promontory Summit featuring the Black Irish Band. However, space is limited as we expect to celebrate with more than 10,000 visitors on May 10th. In order to facilitate parking adjacent to the site and help offset the costs of programming, we are offering tickets to the public. The Black Irish Band will be performing music of the railroad workers all three days. Tickets can be purchased online at 

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  • The Black Irish Band perform an original song about the day the Central Pacific Railroad, in 1869, laid 10-miles of track. The song ballad was written by band member Patrick Michael Karnahan. James Dean Neslon sings lead about the hand-picked Irish crew of rail layers that worked alongside the brave and strong Chinese workers. There was much reseach done to create this song. Every word tells the true story about that famous day in American History. From what records tell us, the day in which 10-miles of track were laid, was a day the Chinese and Ireland worked together in harmony and pride..

    The Eight Irish workers names were found as of late on a work time-sheet. like in the 3rd verse of the song, Daley and Sullivan were names of a few that were listed in historical record. We no little of what happen to these men after the railroad was done on May 10th, 1869. At best, lost in the desert and lost to the ages....

    The old film footage that was used in this video was shot by John Ford in the early 1920s. The scenes were shot on location in Eastern California and Western Nevada, using old historic railroad equipment.

    This song ballad is on the new 25th Black Irish Band release, "Give Us All Yer Whiskey" Buy this Cd album at go to CD Baby


Golden Spike National Historic Site

Golden Spike National Historic Site, Brigham City, UT 84302

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  1. I’ll be there w/ Black Irish Band. The Best Band in the Land. Been waiting a year and a half. Yippppeeeee


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