Monday 25 March 2019

Mick and John sing by the banks

MICK FLANNERY and John Spillane's Marquee gig on July 9 will see two of Cork's finest singer/songwriters perform together in their native city.

Feted as Ireland's answer to Tom Waits, Flannery released his first album, Empty Trains, in 2007 to mixed reviews. However, the 2008 release of his second album, White Lies, and the single, Tomorrow's Papers, saw him gain widespread popularity culminating in appearance on the Late Late Show.

Meteor award winner John Spillane has been a regular on the Cork scene for many years. However, it is only relatively recently that he has gained the kind of national recognition his music deserves.

A champion of the Irish language, Spillane has made two albums in his native tongue and this year released his eagerly anticipated greatest hits collection So Far So Good, Like.

The decision to bring the pair together for a gig at the Marquee was an inspired one, with the concert promising to be a memorable night by the banks of the Lee.