20 December 2005
Frances will on the Daniel O' Donnell Christmas Special on RTE 1 on December 29th at 9.30pm.
3 December 2005
Frances will be releasing a new album on 3 February 2006. The album will be a folk collection album and it is called This Love Will Carry. It will contain new tracks and some older tracks from her album with Kieran Goss, The Black Family albums and Frances' own albums. As indicated, it will be a collection of folk songs.
3 December 2005
A full Irish tour of 20 concerts has now been confirmed that will be spread out over January, February and March 2006. Frances will also be part of the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow that is held from 21 till 23 January 2006. A tour for the UK is also being set up, with one concert that has already been confirmed (in Manchester). All concert dates can be found on the Concert page.
30 October 2005
I have just added a very nice interview to the Library called Friends For Life: Frances and Mary Black, in which each talks about the other.
28 September 2005
Frances will play a couple of numbers in the Ambassador at the top of O'Connell Street this Sunday evening, October 2nd. It's part of a protest for the Rossport 5, men who have been jailed for protesting over the installation of a high-pressure gas pipeline through the tiny village of Rossport. The lineup also includes Christy Moore and the Saw Doctors among others.
4 September 2005
Frances has won both the solo artist award and the overall award at the Celtic Fusion Festival. Have a look at for more information, including two photographs of Frances at the festival. Frances likes to thank everyone who has voted for her.
24 August 2005
The Black Family (without Mary, but with Frances) will be playing at the Royal Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool, England on October 23rd 2005. Tickets are 17.50 and 12.50 (GBP) and have just gone on sale. Bookings can be made at the Box Office on (+44)151 709 3789 or online at
19 August 2005
Frances will be going into the studio in September to record some tracks for a new “folk collection” album, which will be released in mid-January, after which I’ll be going on a major Irish tour. One confirmed date is the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on January 29th. Tickets for this concert can already be booked via See the concert page for more concerts. Dates for the November UK tour will also be announced soon.
19 August 2005
Frances just posted a new newsletter in the forums.
3 August 2005
Frances has been nominated for the Irish Tatler Woman of the Year award in music. You can vote for her in this category and also put her up for the overall award on this website: Please vote before the closing date on Friday 26 August.
30 May 2005
There is a new news letter from Frances in the forums
10 May 2005
Frances will be playing in Roundstone (Co. Galway) on 25 June. See the concert list for more details.
18 March 2005
>Frances has posted a message in the forums. She intends to keep you all updated for what's going on in her life regularly.
18 March 2005
Frances is thrilled to announce that her latest album How High the Moon will be released in the U.S. on June 7th on KOCH Records. Further information on this nearer the time.
18 March 2005
There is a new e-mail address for contacting Frances, She will do her very best to answer all mails but as she is always really busy, it might take her a while to get back to you!
18 March 2005
Canadian fans can look forward to Frances appearing at the Halifax Celtic Feis in Nova Scotia from June 2 - 4. Frances and the band are all delighted at the prospect of visiting this beautiful country again. See the concert page for more details.
22 January 2005
Frances will be part of a Woman's Heart tour in the Netherlands which is scheduled for October 2005. This Woman's Heart tour consists of Frances, Sharon Shannon and Mary Coughlan. The exact dates can be found on the concert page.