Sunday
15
Dec 2019

MICK FLANNERY (SOLO)

8:00pm | Price: €22 (+booking) | Book Tickets

A cliché has it that you have to beware of the quiet ones because most of the time their voices speak sharper and with more range than the loudmouths. Every cliché, however, has a grain of truth in it, and so it’s fair to say that while County Cork singer-songwriter Mick Flannery is outwardly reserved, his songs are fluent in expressing layered aspects of the human condition; its flaws, triumphs, and general uncertainty. Recorded partly in Ireland with Christian Best and partly in Los Angeles with Australian producer Tony Buchen, the new album features Flannery’s trademark hushed musings, big walls of sound, and sharp, insightful and thought-provoking lyrics.

 

Mick Flannery is on the brink of releasing not only his new album worldwide but also overseeing the worldwide premiere of the stage musical, Evening Train (so named after his 2007 debut album). He began to write songs as a teenager in his home of Blarney, County Cork. As musical influences from albums by the likes of Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, and Tom Waits seeped into his creative DNA, Mick absorbed, learned and honed the craft that would send him on his way into the world. The path was smoothed somewhat when, at the age of 19, he became the first Irish songwriter to win the Nashville-based International Songwriting Competition. By the time he turned 21, he had signed to a label and released his debut album.

MARY BRAGG:

For Mary Bragg, the process of fully coming into her own began with her last record, 2017’s critically acclaimed ‘Lucky Strike.’ Hailed as a “sublime distilling of Southern grit” and one of the year’s best by NPR, the album dipped its toes into a kind of radical honesty that Bragg had only previously hinted at, and it connected with audiences in profound and deeply personal ways. The record prompted Vice Noisey to dub her an “Americana Queen,” while Music City Roots called the songs “infectious, smart, and resonant,” and World Cafe praised her “refined, sumptuously, melancholy take on Southern storytelling.” The title track earned Bragg first place in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest in 2017, and the record’s second track, “Comet,” has racked up over three million streams on Spotify. 
 
Her new album Violets as Camouflage has been heralded in Rolling Stone and NPR Music, which named it one of the 10 best albums of March 2019; “Her clear, warm alto, reminiscent of Patsy Cline, was made for confidences, and these gorgeously crafted and executed songs touch the listener on a deep level, where insight occurs.”

 

 

PRAISE FOR MICK FLANNERY– MICK FLANNERY

 

★★★★– RTÉ

Radio 1 Album of the Week 

“Consolidates his position as one of the finest singers in the country”

 

★★★★– The Irish Times 

“Simply exceptionally…”

 

★★★★– Golden Plec

“Showcasing the immense power of Flannery’s vocal”

 

★★★★– Sunday Business Post 

“Quietly beguiling”

 

★★★★– Sunday Times

“Flannery conjures up an exquisite piece of storytelling”

 

★★★★– Hot-press 

“Most personal album to date from Cork’s finest”

 

★★★★★– Irish Mirror

“One of the best albums of 2019”