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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Flannery on way to Opera House

Published 26/12/2013 | 05:26

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Mick Flannery.

METEOR award winning singer/songwriter Mick Flannery will make a welcome return back to home soil on New Year's Eve for a gig at the Cork Opera House.

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Regarded as one the most talented musicians to have emerged from Cork in recent years, Flannery rose to national prominence 2007 following the release of his debut album 'Evening Train'.

His burgeoning reputation was bolstered the following year with the release of the 'White Lies' LP which went platinum and was nominated for the Choice Music Award. The album spawned the hugely successful single 'Yesterday's Paper's', which received widespread national airplay after he performed it live on the Late Late Show.

In 2009, the Irish Times placed him at number 46 in a list of 'The 50 Best Irish Acts Right Now' and he scooped 'Best Irish Male' at the Meteor Awards in the same year.

In 2012 Flannery released his third album 'Red to Blue' which he wrote while in a variety of different places including Boston, Nashville, Killarney, Wexford and Cork.

Flannery's deep gravel voice combined with his dark lyrical imagery have inevitably led to comparisons between the like of Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and Nick Cave.

However, his song writing skills are truly unique as shown by the fact that two songs from his Evening Train won first prizes at the International Song Writing Competition.

Tickets for the New Year's Eve gig cost €18, €20 and €22 from the Opera House box office on 021 4270022.

Corkman

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