Video, Television and Radio
This as been prepared from my personal collection, and
comments and additions received from others. Appreciation is extended
to Amy P., Noel Lackey from West Meath, Hans-Juergen Buck, Alan
Officer, Mark Van Setten, Paul Hartman of Dirty Linen magazine, and Nick Freeth of Gleneagle Productions.
Online RealVideo appearance
Prior to her 18 June 1998 appearance at The Quest in Minneapolis, Minnesota,
Mary appeared on the KTCA NewsNight Minnesota program, with Pat Crowley
(keyboards) and Bill Shanley (guitar). She performed a Shane Howard song, "Give A Little Now", and
part of "By The Time It Gets Dark, as well as speaking for a brief interview. The June 17 program has been retained
in the NewsNight Minnesota RealVideoArchives for June 1998. If you have the Real Player with Real Video capabilities, you can view the segment with part of "Summer Sent You" behind show credits, the brief interview, and Shane Howard's "Give A Little Now" or the portion of By The Time it Gets Dark" under the closing credits. (For the Minnesota fans, the entire 30 minute program of commentary, news, etc. is available as well. Thanks to Rich Brown for
information about this program. Note that the video will probably not be very smooth, particulary during busy times on the net - in fact, it will likely come across as a series of stills. But the audio is generally quite clear.
A free RealPlayer for numerous computer platforms can be obtained on the Real.Com website: www.real.com/products/player/index.html. Note that the free player works just fine - it is not necessary to purchase a player.
- Live at Royal Albert Hall (1992) - 1 hour concert
- (available in PAL; not sure if it is available commercially in NTSC). Note:
the band at this time includes Eleanor McEvoy on fiddle and keyboards.
- Bringing It All Back Home (Hummingbird HB10092) 1991
- a Hummingbird Production for BBC 2 Television (Northern
Ireland) in assoc. with R.T.E.
one-hour edited version shown on Disney Channel (in the US)
in 1993; won Emmy Award 1994. Commercially available with
- Sonny: Emmylou Harris, Dolores Keane, Mary Black
Some additional interview footage
- The Late Late Show Tribute to Sharon Shannon
(RTE Video) 1993
(available in NTSC and PAL formats; no product number)
- A 1:45 programme with various musicians appearing in a tribute to
Sharon Shannon; includes all the women from A Woman's Heart, plus others.
- Hogmany Live!
New Year's Eve 1994 from Glasgow, Scotland
- Live programme broadcast from Glasgow. Information wanted on
other guests and on Mary's songs
- Hogmany Live!
New Year's Eve 1995 from Glasgow, Scotland
- Live programme broadcast from Glasgow, with appearances by
Mary Black, Frances Black, Capercaille, Nanci Griffith (from Austin),
- The Music of Ireland
An early 1995 performance by Mary Black at Donnybrook Dublin (apologies for the
spelling - corrections accepted), with Emmylou Harris as guest was filmed
by The Nashville Network and RTE, and later aired on both US and Irish
television. The total show was
edited into two different sets of songs for airing in the two different
countries, featuring more solo work by Emmylou Harris on the Irish version. I
also noticed that the Irish version got 1) more material, and 2) more of the
spoken introductions to songs
- The Nashville Network - US - March 1995
[Mary Black unless otherwise indicated]
- No Frontiers
- Soul Sister
- The Holy Ground (trad.)
- A Ways To Go [Emmylou Harris]
- A Woman's Heart [Black/Harris]
- Ellis Island
- By The Time It Gets Dark [Black/Harris]
- Past The Point of Rescue [Black/Harris]
- RTE - Ireland - August/September 1995
- No Frontiers
- Soul Sister
- The Holy Ground
- A Ways to To [Emmylou Harris]
- Lovin You Again [Emmylou Harris]
- By the Time It Gets Dark
- Looking Back
- Ellis Island
- Summer Sent You
- Songbird (??)[Harris]
- Past the Point of Rescue [Black/Harris]
- If anyone can fill in more details of the show (like if they were there!!)
let me know
- Music City Tonight
- The Nashville Network 'talk show'; Mary Black performs "Soul Sister" and
talks with hosts.
US air date: March 1995
- TransAtlantic Sessions - BBC2 - Spring 1996
- 6 30-minute programmes, hosted by Shetlander Aly Bain and New York's Jay
Ungar. The series was a Pelicula Films production for BBC Scotland, with
programmes directed by Mike Alexander and produced by Douglas Radie. (note: a
7th show was aired in
Scotland only). Information on programs 3-6 follow.
- Program 3: Friday, 12 April: guests included Rod Paterson,
Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh, Mary Black and Emmylou Harris, John Martyn and Kathy
Mattea, Karen Matheson (Capercaillie) and Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Savourna
Stevenson, Mark O'Connor
- Program 4: Friday, 19 April: guests included Emmylou
Harris, Dick Gaughan and Anna and Kate McGarrigle; Mary Black, Davy Spillane,
- Program 5: Friday, 7 May: guests included Michelle Wright,
Iris DeMent and Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh; John Martyn, Danny Thompson, Kathy
Mattea, Dougie MacLean, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Emmylou Harris, Mark O'Connor.
- Program 6: Friday, 10 May: guests included Emmylou Harris,
Guy Clark, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Iris Dement, Karen Matheson,
Mark O'Connor, Martin Bennet, Phil Cunningham.
- US morning television programme with regular news, weather, and
talk segments. The show spent a week filming in the UK; the first day
was in Dublin, with Mary as a guest. I have no more information on it,
as I neglected to set my VCR to catch the show!
US air date: 6 May 1996
- A Woman's Heart - BBC2 - January 1994.
with many of the various woman musicians appearing on the first and
second Woman's Heart albums. Includes some comments by
Mary Black, Frances Black, and Joe O'Reilly, as well as small
excerpts from songs.
- Across The Water - BBC2 - December 1995 / January
- Gleneagle Productions
Four 30 minute programmes, introduced by Mary,
and featuring songs and tunes by musicians who influenced her.
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