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. Her enduring success has 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.
Mary played in the traditional Irish band De Dannan from 1984-1986. After 1986 she had a successful solo career where she went on to try contemporary styles ranging from jazz to country. She was named “Best Female Artist” in the IRMA poll in 1987, 1988, 1992, 1994 and 1996.
She is married to Joe O’Reilly of Dara Records and they have three children.
For a number of years, “What Hi-Fi?” magazine considered Mary’s voice to be so pure that it was used as an audiophile benchmark for comparing the sound quality of different high fidelity systems.