Wednesday 21 March 2018

Teacher who wrote McGregor song hopes to launch music career on back of its success

Conor McGregor has invited Mick Konstantin to Vegas
Conor McGregor has invited Mick Konstantin to Vegas
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

A young Kildare man who wrote a song about Conor McGregor is hoping its success leads to a full-time career in music.

Secondary school teacher Mick Konstantin posted his witty tune, There's Only One Conor McGregor, to Facebook last week and it went viral with more than 3 million people checking it out.

Attention has also been focused on Mick in recent days as McGregor responded by inviting Mick and a friend to Vegas for his highly-anticipated August 26 fight with Floyd Mayweather.

He was in studio recording the track when he heard the news and told that he "nearly started crying" with excitement.

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Now he's gearing up to release There's Only One Conor McGregor this week and it will be available from all the main music sites including iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, etc. 

"Music is a big part of my life but I really love my job [as a teacher] also," he says.  "Music has always just been a hobby, and singing for my friends before nights out was the main thing for me.

"I really enjoy writing songs, especially funny ones people get a kick out of and enjoy.

"I still think it's mad when I hear people singing my lyrics!  I've always in the back of my head dreamed of actually being a musician, just doing music, but I never saw it as realistic."

However, this is not the first time Mick has made an impact with his music skills.  During Euro 2016 he wrote a song called Taking Over France which was viewed millions of times.

"Between having a number one last summer on iTunes [with Taking Over France], and now this, I actually am going to consider [a career in music]. I have a few people working with me now and looking it to how we can take all of this further, build on it, and start getting serious about it."

Mick admits he already has some more material up his sleeve, but he's "keeping them close to my chest!".

He laughs, "I don't want someone getting in ahead of me with a song about the same thing!  I was so worried someone was going to come out with a song about McGregor before me!"

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