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Blackbird & Crow


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    Shoot Me Down
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    She Kicks Like a Mule
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    Taste for the Cherry
  5. 5.
    The Ugly Duckling
Blackbird and Crow hail from the farthest northern corner of Co Donegal, Ireland. The band are comprised of Maighread Ni Ghrasta (Vocals) and Stephen Doohan (Guitar/Bouzouki /Stomp) and are possibly best described musically as Janis Joplin meets Ry Cooder with a sprinkling of Fleetwood Mac in their early years.
Janis Joplin ? That’s a very big claim to make ! ... Well the comparison is not made by Maighread (and not even by me), it’s one that has been made again and again by the people that have witnessed her sing live. Maighread has rich, mature and powerful voice that embraces your heart and enriches your soul. She’ll growl you the blues, haunt you with melody and then lilt with the finest of the Cailíns.
Stephen Doohan is the backbone of Blackbird and Crow. While studying music at College he was introduced to some of the guitar greats that became his heroes. Heavily influenced by the likes of Rory Gallagher, Jimi Hendrix and Ry Cooder. He borrows from the styles of all three, fusing them together into his own unique “Duurrty, nasty, blues” sound.
Stephen joined up with Maighread in the summer of 2016 to begin writing and playing together as Blackbird & Crow.
When onstage together, the Blackbird and the Crow leave nothing behind in the dressing room. The show is a blatant, honest, in your face expression of musical passion. The songs are a timeline of their own life events, delivered with the same honesty and intensity that it took to write them.


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