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New website

New website

The website has just been updated to put it in line with the other websites of the Black Family. Note that the shop of Michael's website redirects you to the shop on The Black Brothers' website instead of having a separate shop of its own.

Touring on hold

Touring on hold

At present all touring is on hold but visit the website for updates as soon as the world opens up!

New Black Brothers' album Glackanacker out now

New Black Brothers' album Glackanacker out now

Album cover for the Glacanacker album showing the Black Family's ancestral home on Rathlin Island during a cloudy sunset.

The Black Brother's new album Glackanacker is out now. You can order the album via the shop on The Black Brothers' website.

A online-only bonus track for this album called "Roller Bowler" can be heard and downloaded from the Glackanacker album page.

Brilliantly produced by John Doyle, this new album features a wonderful variety of songs—traditional & original, comical & beautiful. Brothers Shay and Michael, with talented band members Eamonn Flynn and Félim Egan, are joined here by other stellar musicians, including Colm O'Riain (fiddle, viola), Mick McCauley (accordion), Mike McGoldrick (pipes and whistles), John McCusker (fiddle), Duncan Wickel (cello), and Rick Epping (harmonica).

On backing vocals we are joined by Mary and Frances Black, Martin Black, Roisin O, Aoife and Eoghan Scott, Shosi Black, and Ciara Black.

Michael's Solo Album

Michael's Solo Album

Michael Black has released his first self-titled solo album on Compass Records. See the details of this new album on the album page.

The album has been produced by John Doyle. There is a wide variety of songs from shantys, to a song in Irish, anti-war songs and a number of chorus songs. Musicians on the album include John Doyle, Liz Carroll, Liz Knowles, Seamus Egan, John Williams, Chico Huff, Dirk Powell, and backing vocals include John Doyle, Mary, Frances, Martin, Shay, Eoghan Scott, Danny and Roisin O'Reilly.