Blackwater is the fifth studio album by Altan, released in 1996 on the Virgin Records label. Three of the songs are sung in Irish. "Ar Bhruach Na Carraige Baine" is sung partly in English and in Irish. "Blackwaterside" is sung in English. The final tune is a tribute to Frankie Kennedy written by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh herself.
Altan played live in concert the following tracks: "Johnny Boyle's/King of the Pipers", "Dark Haired Lass/Biddy From Muckross/Sean Maguire's", "Stór, A Stór, A Ghrá", "Strathspey/Con McGinley's/The Newfoundland Reel", "Tá Mé 'Mo Shuí (I am awake)", "Ar Bhruach Na Carraige Báine", "The Dance of the Honeybees" & "Blackwaterside"