Mide Houlihan EP Launch
Sun 24th Feb
Tickets: €5 (+online booking)
Míde Houlihan is a West Cork bred, Cork City based singer songwriter, who has been winning the hearts of audiences around Ireland since her debut album, ‘Coloured In’, was released in 2015. Being recognised by many in the media as ‘one to watch’, based on her beautiful, honest brand of songwriting, paired with an unmistakable voice and refreshingly original arrangements. The opening track of the album, ’Nuts & Bolts’ won first prize in the IMRO Christy Hennessy Songwriting Competition shortly after its’ release.
Mide has graced many a stage, nationwide, over the last few years, always writing along the way, and is now ready to release her follow up EP, ‘Shifting Gears’, in February 2019. ‘Shifting Gears’ is a four track EP, recorded under the watchful eye of Christian Best (Mick Flannery), at Monique Studios. Christian Best also features as a performer on the EP, alongside other great musicians such as Alan Comerford (O Emperor), Dylan Howe (Rowan, Clare Sands), and Chris McCarthy (Hugh Dillon Quartet).
The EP, which will be released on Cork City based label, Unemployable Records will be officially launched in Coughlan’s, Cork City on Fri 15th February, where Mide will play with her full band. The show then moves on to Whelan’s, Dublin, (Wed 20th), followed by a hometown show in the beautiful surroundings of DeBarra’s Folk Club, Clonakilty, West Cork (Sun 24th). Mide will also be playing a couple of in-store performances in Golden Discs, Cork, and Tower Records, Dublin.
Being Mide’s highly anticipated second release, a lot of buzz is building around ‘Shifting Gears’, as well as Mide’s upcoming live dates. A huge year lies ahead for the West Cork lady, and it all starts here!