Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Traditional Irish folk and contemporary folk/pop
Most recent release, Stronger (2013)
The Frances Black Home Page
Covers and traditional songs
In the late '80s Frances Black toured with her brothers and sister as The Black Family, and later was Arcady's vocalist. After leaving Arcady, she released one duo album with Kieran Goss before going solo. She is best known for her participation in the A Woman's Heart collections of music by Irish women.
1994—(Irish release); 1995—(U.S., U.K., Europe)—Atlantic/Celtic Heartbeat (U.S.)
This album just grew and grew on me. Wonderful stuff. I love it. It is fairly mellow, but for any Nanci Griffith fan, for example, I would say indispensable. The album contains 4 Nanci Griffith songs (which were unrecorded by Nanci at the time of Talk To Me's release): "On Grafton Street", "Talk To Me While I'm Listening", "Always Will", and "Time of Inconvenience"; it also includes Vince Gill's "Colder Than Winter", and John Lennon's "Intuition", as well as songs by Christie Hennessy, Donagh Long, and Mark Nevin (of Fairground Attraction). (firstname.lastname@example.org)
1995—Dara (Ireland), Atlantic/Celtic Heartbeat (U.K., U.S., Europe)
The new cd seems a little darker than the first. (email@example.com)
Thanks to Michael J. Mendleson and Carolyn Andre for work on this entry.
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