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Facts About Mary Black – Irish Traditional Folk Singer

Published Thu Oct 31 2019 By aisha
Facts About Mary Black – Irish Traditional Folk Singer

Mary Black is an Irish folk singer who is well known for her mixture of both traditional folk and modern material. The mixture of Mary has made her a major recording artist in her native Ireland.

She was born on May 23, 1955 (age 64 years) in Dublin, Ireland to Mr. Kevin Black and to Mrs.Patty Black. 

Here are some facts about Irish Singer Black;

What's her Net worth?

Mary Black has an estimated net worth of $600,000 only from being a folk singer. Some of her popular songs are Song for Ireland, Bright Blue Rose, and No Frontiers.


Front view of Mary Black's white colored house which is hiding behind a big green tree with a black car parked outside her house.
Mary Black house in West Kerry.
Image Source: Wikipedia

Mary owns a house in West Kerry and Dingle town because it offers her a peaceful environment and she loves spending time there which is far away from her hectic schedule. She also added that her family used to spend around a week in Ireland every year when their kids were very small.

Four Siblings

Mary has four siblings Frances Black, Shay Black, Michael Black and Martin Black. She and her brothers had their own band named The Black Brothers and her younger sister Frances went on a achieve great success in her late 90s. 

Husband - Joe O'Reilly

Mary Black is married to Joe O'Reilly and has three children together they are two sons and one daughter.

Three Children

Mary Black wearing black hat, black coat while holding Rosini where Conor is in front of Mary and Danny is in Mary's side
Mary Black with her three children. (Rosini, Conor and Danny)
Image Source: Irish Times

As we have mentioned earlier about Mary's three children, they are Conor Black, Danny Black who is a member of the Irish rock band The Coronas, and Roisin Black who is also an Irish singer and is performing under the name of Róisín O. They all live in Dublin but spend most of their time in Country Kerry.

Got back after 2 years of retirement

In 2014, Mary announced her retirement from her singing and decided to leave all her stage audience to spend more time with her family. But in 2016, she can't resist her retirement and got back after two years to delight her fans

Early singing

Mary started her singing career at the age of eight by singing traditional Irish songs for musical background. As she grew she began to sing with her siblings and later she went solo and got very success from her career. 

No.1 in Irish Chart

Mary Black's two brand new songs which was from one of her album project which hit the no.1 position in the list of Irish charts, while continuing its position for straight five weeks. 

After seven months of the release of the song, it remained in the position of Irish top 40!. 

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