Mary Black’s new single ‘The Night Is on Our Side’, written by her son Danny O’Reilly oozes upbeat melodious grace. The song is taken from her acclaimed album ‘Stories From The Steeples and is due for release on 2nd July 2012.
In addition to working with great songwriters from all across the world, Mary Black has been championing burgeoning Irish talent throughout her career.
Her new album ‘Stories From The Steeples’ - her first in 6 years - is no exception. The album features three songs from up and coming young songwriter Danny O’Reilly, ‘Marguerite and the Gambler’ by Ricky Lynch, as well as interpretations of songs by Eric Bogle (the anti-war ‘All The Fine Young Men’) and Ry Cavanaugh’s ‘Lighthouse Light’.
Having previously performed with Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Van Morrison, Mary’s new album also includes three collaborations with new artists.
In addition to duetting with Imelda May on ‘Mountains To The Sea’, Mary sings with Janis Ian on ‘Lighthouse Light’ while her collaboration with Finbar Furey on ‘Walking With My Love’ is 'a song that always makes me smile' and was donated to a special EP for the Alzheimer Café Initiative.