Mick Flannery is one of Ireland’s most acclaimed songwriters and singers. The award-winning, double-platinum selling artist has released seven studio albums, three of which have reached No. 1 status.
“Mick Flannery has a voice for the ages, a complete Master of his craft” cited by Clash Magazine, whilst The Sunday Times said he “conjures up exquisite story-telling.” His last album in 2021 consisted of a collection of duets with up and coming Irish artist Susan O’Neill. American Songwriter called ‘In The Game’ a “Sorrowful Masterpiece.” The record was nominated for the Choice Music Prize, and won the RTE Radio 1 song of the year two years in a row for tracks ‘Baby Talk’ and ‘Chain Reaction.’ The album was the biggest selling independent record in Ireland in 2021. Mick’s debut album ‘Evening Train’ is currently in development as a stage musical, due to be back on the stage later in 2024.
Mick Flannery’s songs are fluent in expressing layered aspects of the human condition, its flaws, triumphs, and general uncertainty. Originally a stone mason by trade, he once described his stage presence as that of a ‘Mountain goat’ however over the years that shy awkwardness of said mountain goat has started to dissipate. His live shows are renowned for his self-deprecating humor, audience engagement and the ability to bring people on a journey of both heartbreak and joy, often in the same instance.
Mick has built up a reputation over the past decade as one of Ireland hardest working musicians, touring expensively at home and in more recent years abroad as his songs have been reaching folks farther afield. Ireland’s best kept secret appears to be no more.