Following her 3 sold out dates at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin last June, Mary Black has officially confirmed a live concert date at The Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin with her full band on Sunday the 13th of May 2012. Tickets for this show are priced from €33.50 including booking fee and will be on sale from Thursday the 3rd of November 2011 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets.
‘Stories from The Steeples’ is Mary’s first studio album in 6 years and features the hit singles ‘Marguerite and the Gambler‘ plus the current single ‘Walkin with my Love’ with Finbar Furey (which has been donated to the Alzheimer Cafe). The album also features collaborations with Imelda May and Janis Ian.
Mary Black is known for her commitment to original material by Irish songwriters and her unique interpretations of the songs she chooses and ‘Stories from The Steeples’ is no exception. Apart from Ricky Lynch’s ‘Marguerite’, Mary has included 3 new songs from young Irish songwriter Danny O’Reilly.
For over a quarter-century, singer Mary Black has been a dominant presence in Irish music, both at home and abroad. Mary has released 11 studio albums all of which achieved platinum sales status and spawned countless hits. She has shared stages, TV shows and recording studios with some of the most revered performers of her time. She has also played a front-line role in bringing Irish music, past and present, to an increasingly appreciative and ever-growing global audience.
In an industry noted for its fickleness and its almost insatiable need for fresh novelties Mary Black’s enduring successes have proven that her depth of talent and her love of singing transcend the generations, as well as national and musical boundaries too. She is indeed a real Irish treasure and her talent a gift from this small island to a grateful world.
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