Mick Flannery to make Limerick return as new album is released

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Dolans Presents are looking forward to welcoming Mick Flannery back to Dolans Warehouse on Thursday 11th July. Flannery’s latest Limerick date comes as the award-winning singer songwriter celebrates the launch of his latest album.

The double-platinum selling artist has just finished overseeing the premiere of the stage musical, Evening Train which was based on his 2007 concept debut album.

His new album launch is simply titled Mick Flannery, and set to be released on July 5. The album has been described as one where “the singer touches on loose themes of ambition and the search for a meaningful life in the context of a musician’s sometimes feckless and dysfunctional lifestyle”.

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.

2018 has seen Mick Flannery step out of his comfort zone both musically and geographically, touring new cities across UK, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand whilst working with a number of celebrated producers along the way. What has transpired over the last year is one of his strongest bodies of work in his fifteen-year songwriting career.

Mick first picked up a guitar at the 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.

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.

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”.

Welcoming Flannery’s upcoming 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”.

Tickets for Mick Flannery Live at Dolans Warehouse are on sale now and can be purchased via www.dolans.ie.

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