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Mick Hanly


Doors Open: 20:00
Show Starts: 20:30

We are excited to welcome the wonderfully talented singer, songwriter, Mick Hanly to the TSEAC stage with his distinctive yet fresh take on traditional Irish music.

Performing his incredible new album 'Marathon' Mick's instantly recognisable style is guaranteed to be an acoustic delight on the night!

Born in Limerick, singer-songwriter Hanly was inspired by mid-50s rock ‘n’ roll and the Liverpool beat group scene of the Sixties. He soon turned his attention to American folksingers such as, Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, and emerging singer songwriters, Paul Simon, James Taylor and Canadian songstress, Joni Mitchell. However, on first hearing Planxty he immediately fell in love with this fresh take on Irish traditional music. Together with Mícheál O’Domhnaill (ex Skara Brae) he formed Monroe, and opened Planxty on their on many of their Irish tours.They  released one album on the Polydor laber, called Celtic Folkweave, before O’Domhnaill left for the Bothy Band in 1975. The album subsequently became a seminal album in the folk lexicon and is being rereleased on vinyl and cd by Universal Records in 2022.  


Post Munroe,Hanly went to France for two years, and, on his return to Ireland, recorded two acclaimed solo albums for the Mulligan label with Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine and Declan Sinnott…. A Kiss in The Morning Early and As I Went Over Blackwater.  He then toured Ireland and Europe with Andy Irvine, who had recently left Planxty. In 1981, Hanly joined Moving Hearts as a vocalist, and contributed his own songs to the album Live Hearts. Hanly left the band fourteen months later to concentrate on Song writing. He began performing solo once more and recorded three more contemporary albums with Ringsend Road Records. His album All I Remember spawned the song Past the Point of Rescue, which was a huge hit in the US for country singer Hal Ketchum.  The song recently received the BMI award for Two Million Radio plays in the US.  


Mick Hanly’s songs have been covered by Christy Moore, Mary Black, Dolores Keane, Delbert McClinton among others, and he continues to write with a freshness and vitality that few can match.  

His latest album, called Homeland, recorded in Gaf Studios, was produced by Donal Lunny.

At the SEAC, Mick will be joined onstage by some of Ireland’s most respected musicians, Anto Drennan (guitar) & Eoghan O’Neill (bass). The trio can be heard on RTÉ Radio 1 on the link below:

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