Dolans Presents have announced that, due to popular demand, Mick Flannery is set to play a headline gig at Dolans Warehouse on December 28th.
Since first coming to light as a 20 year old, Blarney’s Mick Flannery has grown over the years as a songwriter and performer. He is widely regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters to come out of Ireland in recent years.
Flannery is an award-winning double platinum selling artist with five albums released to date.
Mick first picked up a guitar at age of 14 under the musical influence of his mother’s family in their old farmhouse in Blarney, Co. Cork where he grew up listening to Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and Jim Croce. Mick wrote songs throughout his teens, while training as a stonemason, which culminated in him signing to a major label at just 21 and releasing his first album “Evening Train”.
He became the first Irish musician to ever win awards at the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville, aged 19. His critically acclaimed live performances have seen him sell out shows in Dolans and the likes of the Olympia Theatre and Cork Opera House.
His debut album Evening Train resulted from his time spent studying music and management at Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa in Cork. The Irish Times placed him at number forty-six in a list of "The 50 Best Irish Acts Right Now" published in April 2009. Also that year Flannery won Best Irish Male at the 2009 Meteor Awards.
Flannery's second studio album White Lies was released on 12 September 2008, achieving a top ten position on the Irish Albums Chart. It later went platinum and was nominated for the Choice Music Prize.
Currently living in Clare, his most recent albums were written in Berlin, a move Mick himself refers to as “self-imposed exile”. His current album "I Own You”, sees Mick deal with broader issues than previous work including themes of social injustice and inequality.
The RTÉ Guide once described his lyrics as "so personal they seemed carved from his very soul" and his humour was said to be "as dry as a Good Friday in Glenstal Abbey”.
Announcing Flannery’s Limerick gig, promoter Neil Dolan said: “Mick Flannery has been a great friend of Dolans ever since the early days of his career.
He is an Irish songwriter who has contributed immensely in terms of his creative output.
His large body of work gives him ample songs to feed from for his live concerts which never fail to leave audiences spellbound. We at Dolans are delighted to welcome him back to Limerick city in December”.