6 April 2017
For the first time in three decades The Black Family - Shay, Michael, Mary, Martin and Frances are returning for a very special reunion in Ireland. Their unique vocal sound was first heard by the nation on the Late, Late Show back in 1986 and is still remembered as something very special to this day. These rare performances from this legendary Irish family are not to be missed. The dates can be found on the Concerts Page.
1 December 2017
Frances Black and Kieran Goss have announced their Reunion 2017 tour. All dates are on the Concerts Page.
28 April 2016
Frances Black has been elected as Senator in the Irish Seanad

This is her thank you message:
Thank you to you all for your lovely messages of support. What an honour and privilege to be elected to the Seanad yesterday,especially in the year of the centenary celebrations. I have to say I'm slightly shocked but absolutely over the moon. I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to all the County Councillors and TD's that voted for me and believed in me. I won't let you down. I will work hard to be the voice of the vulnerable in society. I have come to realise that it's the vulnerable in society that need a voice in the Seanad. There are many issues that concern me, and I will be passionate about fighting for all of them. I believe a society should be judged by how it treats itís people, whether they be impacted by addiction, suicide or mental health issues, disabled, homeless or elderly. We all know the issues impacting on our vulnerable citizens but we need to ensure this is discussed and action taken at a national level. I promise I will give my full commitment to do this. So thank you again to all who voted for me, I am deeply grateful!!
25 July 2013
The Black Family (Shay, Michael, Mary, Martin, and Frances) are receiving an award from iBAM. iBAM is a gathering of the best Irish authors, artists and musicians from around the world, under one roof, for a weekend Irish cultural celebration. The iBAM! 2013 awardees, include actor Brendan Gleeson (Performing Arts), author Tim Pat Coogan (Literature), the Black Family (Music), artist Robert Ballagh (Visual Arts). The Awards Dinner will be held on Sat. October, 12th at the Erin Ballroom of the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox in Chicago. The Black Family will be giving a concert the following night.
26 February 2013
Frances will be performing a song from her new album on the Late Late show on Friday 1 March.
19 February 2013
Frances will perform an instore set at Celtic Note on Saturday March 2nd at 1pm to launch her new album.
18 February 2013
Frances' new album Stronger will be released on 1 March 2013. You can find the album details, including track list and cover in the Discography section.
10 February 2013
Dara Records has released a new Woman's Heart compilation A Woman's Heart - 20th Anniversary Collection. Twenty-one tracks from all the original album's female artists and some new artists as well. The album is now also available via the shop on this site.
1 February 2013
The track list for Frances' upcoming album Stronger is now available. Also have a listen at her new single It's Too Late