Coughlans Live Music Festival '18
Mick Flannery + special guests The Ocelots
Saturday Sept 29th. 3pm.
Tickets on sale Friday June 29th at 10am .
Limited to 4 tickets per transaction
Mick Flannery is widely regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters to come out of Ireland in recent years.
An award winning- double platinum selling artist, Mick has released five albums to date – including two number ones and received widespread airplay. 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 Ireland’s Olympia Theatre and Cork Opera House.
Mick first picked up a guitar at 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. Mick wrote songs throughout his teens, while training as a stonemason, which culminated in him signing to a major label at just 21 and releasing his first album “Evening Train”.
Mick’s most recent albums were written in Berlin, a move Mick himself refers to as “self-imposed exile”. His current album "I Own You”, sees Mick deal with broader issues than previous work including themes of social injustice and inequality. Mick currently lives in County Clare, Ireland where he is working on his sixth studio album.
Situated in Wexford, twins Brandon and Ashley combine to create The Ocelots. They have crafted their songwriting and musical experience together to produce a forceful blend of rich harmonies and bare, raw acoustic folk.
The Ocelots started originally through busking around Ireland, before playing their music throughout many stages all across Europe. The brothers are known for their ability to capture an audience, with mesmerising melody and variety meeting their charm and wit on stage.
Brandon and Ashley showcase their music through random pop up videos online, where they get to perform under bridges and outside city halls.