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  • What A Time
    • 1995 - Dara DARA G2-10021 CD (USA)
  • Tracklist
    1. The Charladies Ball (Anonymous)
    2. True Love (Pat Alger)
    3. Molly Na gCuach Ní Chuilleanáin (Traditional, Eithne Ni Uallacháin)
    4. London Danny (Jez Lowe)
    5. Now I Have to Call Him Father (Anonymous)
    6. The Recruiting Sergeant (Caliope House) (Anonymous, Dave Richardson)
    7. The Great Storm is Over (Bob Franke)
    8. Love at a Distance (Kieran Goss)
    9. The Holly and the Ivy (Trad.)
    10. Tear-drops and Two-steps (Jez Lowe)
    11. War Without Bangs (Geoff Pearson)
    12. Sweet Reconciliation (Ron Kavana)
    13. Down Our Street (Anonymous)
    14. What a Time (Miss McLeods) (R. Havana, R. Demick, T. Woods, Traditional)

  • The Black Brothers
    • Martin Black: Main & Backing Vocals, Banjo, Bouzouki
    • Michael Black: Main & Backing Vocals, Guitar, Banjo
    • Shay Black: Main & Backing Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer
  • Musicians
    • Patty Black: Main Vocals (Track: 5)
    • Frances Black: Backing Vocals
    • Mary Black: Backing Vocals
    • Nieces & Nephews: Additional Vocals (Track: 13)
    • Aisling Drury Byrne: Cello
    • Garvan Gallagher: Bass
    • Greg Boland: Guitar
    • Maire Breatnach: Backing Vocals, Fiddle, Viola, Whistle, Piano, Synthesizer
    • Máirtín O Connor: Accordion
    • Noel Eccles: Percussion, Drums
    • Seamus Brett: Piano
    • Tommy Hayes: Bodhran
  • Credits
    • Produced by Maire Breatnach
    • Engineered by Alan Connaughton
    • Recorded at STARC Studios, Dublin, Autumn 1995
    • Photography: Colm Henry and Kevin O'Farrell
    • Design: Kevin O'Farrell

This album is dedicated to our partners, Vicki, Sonia, and Eilish.

We would like to thank the following for their help and support: Bob Breheny, Peter Cranny, Gloria Rosson, Lori Kearney, Joe O'Reilly, Paul O'Reilly, Connor, Danny and Roisin O'Reilly, Eoghan and Aoife Scott, Kathleen Burch, Katie Brady, Smokey the dog, all the members of Garva, all at STARC (thanks for the tea & sandwiches). Special thanks to Frances and Mary Black, and our mother, Patty Black.