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Mary Black is an Irish singer. She was born on 23 May, 1955, in Dublin, to a musical family. Her father had been a fiddler, her mother a singer, and her brothers have their own group. She sang in her family's group in her youth and her mother Patty had a song in her brothers' 1996 album, What A Time/Shay, Michael and Martin Black.
She went on to play in other groups including the traditional Irish band De Dannan from 1984-1986. After 1986 she had a successful solo career where she went on to try contemporary styles ranging from jazz to country and also releasing a duet album with singer/songwriter Kieran Goss. She was named "Best Female Artist" in the IRMA poll in 1987, 1988, 1992, 1994 and 1996.
She is married to Joe O'Reilly of Dara Records and they have three children, Conor, Danny and Roisin.
For a number of years, What Hi-Fi? magazine considered Black's voice to be so pure that it was used as an audiophile benchmark for comparing the sound quality of different high fidelity systems.
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