|Sat 30th Sep|
3:30 pm,€ 20
Mick Flannery returns to perform art Coughlans Live Music Festival '17.
In the end of the day and the heel of the hunt, youre left with the songs. Everything else comes and goes the shows and the tours and the applause and the acclaim which goes with them, the prattle and the palaver which accompany an album release. Everything else fades out of view. Everything else doesnt matter in the long run.
But the songs remain. The songs you write on your own stick around. Theyre going to be here for many years to come so they deserve to be treated with due care and utmost respect in the creation process.
Mick Flannery realised this a long time ago. He also realised that songwriting was the best part of this strange job of being a jobbing-gigging-talking-singing musician.
Its never a chore, Flannery says about the craft. The creation is the nicest part, its something you always have and you can use it to work through stuff thats in your head. You have to take it seriously if its going to be any good. Its always my favourite thing, like putting Lego blocks together. You can make a lot of things with Lego.