News from 2001
22 October 2001
Frances is currently trying to setup a tour for the USA for next year. There are also plans for a concert tour in the Netherlands in 2003.
22 October 2001
Frances is planning to go into the studio in March 2002 to record a new album. More details about this new album are currently not know. During some of her latest Irish concerts, she did however sing a new song, which might be recorded for the new album. This song is called Emily and written by Beth Nielsen Chapman. To learn more about Beth Nielsen Chapman, please visit her website at
13 October 2001
According to the Clannad News page, an important upcoming concert has just been announced. Amnesty International and Le Chéile, Artists in Ireland Against Racism, have announced a major anti-racism concert to be performed at The Point Depot on Friday, December 7 starting at 8:00 PM. The line-up for the Artists Against Racism concert includes Christy Moore, Afro-Celt Sound System, Frances Black, Luka Bloom, Máire Brennan, Kíla and Métisse. More information on the concert is available at the MCD web site (the promoters of the concert in Ireland), and tickets for the event are available through outlets such as Ticketmaster Ireland.<
17 August 2001
On the 12th of August, Frances performed at "hungerstrile rtally ihn memory of 1981" with Christy Moore in Casement Park in Belfast - she sang with Declan Sinnott and played "The bold fenian men" and "Something inside so strong". Also her son, Eoghan Scott played double bass as part of her back up band (Thanks to Mairia Cahill for this information).
20 July 2001
The concert of the Black Family in Kettering (Ohio) on the 3th of August has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. See also
4 July 2001
Frances will join the 200-woman chorus group "Voices From the Heart", from the United States at their last concert in Ireland. This concert takes places on July 7 in Limerick at the University Concert Hall. The proceeds from all of our concerts in Ireland will go to battered women's shelters and international youth organizations that promote peace. The concert at which Frances will be appearing will benefit Adapt House.
14 April 2001
The first version of the Frances Black Homepage has gone online.