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I'll find a way to get to Blind Boys Of Alabama's Belfast gig

The Blind Boys Of Alabama, who will be in Belfast next spring, really are blind – or partially sighted.

The original Boys came together 70 years ago in the 1930s at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind, Talledaga.

Not put off by their eye problems, the Boys, and those who succeeded the first stars, have been singing at packed concerts all over the US and around the world.

The best of their success has been in the past decade, with frequent visits to the White House by singers like Jimmy Carter, Eric McKinnie, Joe Williams, Ben Moore, Tracy Pierse and Paul Beasley, who have won five Grammy Awards and four international gospel gongs.

Their new album, I'll Find A Way, will be ready by the time they arrive to play the Waterfront next May 22.

Tickets are on sale now.

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