Waltons World Masters - The Blind Boys of Alabama

The Blind Boys of Alabama (2014)

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‘They proclaim their reverence in close harmonies and gutsy improvisations that leap heavenward.’
– New York Times

‘Inspired and relevant…borders on the miraculous’
– Washington Post

‘The fusion of the Blind Boys' Deep South gospel with New Orleans funk, R&B and jazz creates a superweapon of roots-music uplift...’
– Rolling Stone


When Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 8 pm
Where National Concert Hall, Main Auditorium
Presented by Waltons New School of Music

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The Blind Boys of Alabama

The Blind Boys of Alabama Profile

The Blind Boys of Alabama are living legends of gospel music. Winning five Grammy Awards, four Gospel Music awards and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award since the year 2000 alone, they have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans nearly 75 years and shows no signs of diminishing. The Blind Boys have earned praise for their remarkable interpretations of everything from traditional gospel favourites to contemporary spiritual material by acclaimed songwriters such as Curtis Mayfield, Eric Clapton, Prince and Tom Waits. Their live shows are roof-raising musical events that appeal to audiences of all cultures, as evidenced by an international itinerary that has taken them around the world.

Ireland has its own great tradition of gospel music, and one very special aspect of this concert is that the support act, the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, was selected through the third nationwide Waltons World Masters Gospel Competition in association with the Mooney Show and RTÉ Radio 1!

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