Mary Black

Mary Black

Mary had great musical talent from an earlier age and was influenced by her musical parents, brothers and sister.

In 1983 Mary released her first solo album, Mary Black. The album performed brilliantly in the Irish charts and is still known as one of the best Irish albums of the 80’s.

She became increasing popular within the next few years but in August 1989 when Mary released No Frontiers she shot to fame. The album stayed in the Top 30 of the Irish charts for over a year and she became more popular through-out the U.S.

Albums by Mary Black

  • Mary Black (1983)
  • Collected (1984)
  • Without the Fanfare (1985)
  • By the Time It Gets Dark (1987)
  • No Frontiers (1989)
  • Babes in the Wood (1991)
  • The Holy Ground (1993)
  • Circus (1995)
  • Shine (1997)
  • Speaking with the Angel (1999)
  • Mary Black Live (2003)
  • Full Tide (2005)
  • Mary Black: Live at the Royal Albert Hall (2008)

This article was first published on 13-11-2014 and last modified on 07-11-2015.

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Róisín Anraí

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