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The Black Family


Country of origin:

Ireland

Type of music generally:

Celtic-flavoured pop

Status:

The Black Family get together periodically to record family albums

See also:

Wikipedia's entry for Frances Black and the Black Family

The Ectophiles' Guide entries for Mary Black and Frances Black.

Comparisons:

The Corrs?

General comments:

The Black Family consisted of Mary Black, Frances Black and their three brothers. They have a gorgeous album called Time for Touching Home which tells good stories and has great 4- and 5-part harmonies. They are well worth seeking out. (mjmjminla@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

A Time for Touching Home

Recordings include:


A Time for Touching Home

Release info:

1990—Dara; 1995—Celtic Corner—10020

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended for folk and trad fans

Group members:

Mary Black—vocals, harmony vocals
Frances Black—vocals, harmony vocals
Martin Black—vocals, harmony vocals
Michael Black—vocals, harmony vocals
Shay Black—vocals, harmony vocals

Guest artists:

Pat Armstrong—guitar
Maire Breatnach—fiddle
Garvan Gallagher—bass
Sean Garvey—accordion
Declan Sinnott—guitar, keyboards
Philip Begley—keyboards
Lloyd Byrne—percussion

Produced by:

Declan Sinnott

Comments:

A Time for Touching Home is *superb* with rich vocal arrangements and 5-part harmony, and some zippy Irish stuff. (mjmjminla@yahoo.com)

Further info:

The three Black brother also perform and record as a trio, See The Black Brothers and Black Family site for more information.

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