A new initiative to help promote community support within the Irish music industry and beyond is kicking off today as Mick Flannery, in partnership with PlayIrish, hosts ‘Mini Gigs at Mick’s’.
‘Mini Gigs at Mick’s’ is a series of online concerts, curated by the award-winning double platinum selling artist Mick Flannery, featuring musicians from across continents who have supported him in live shows over the past year – Emma Langford (Limerick, Ire), Jeffrey Martin (USA), Rachel Sermanni (Scotland), Mo Kenney (Canada), and Niamh Regan (Galway, Ire).
Series 1 will be happening across Mick’s Facebook and Instagram pages, beginning at 7pm GMT tonight, Thursday 26th March, with more artists being announced for Series 2 to follow.
Mick says: “Hi, I hope you’re doing ok under your current conditions. I’m happy to say that there’ll be a series of artists streaming from here over the next week or so. One small concert every two days. The first of these will be tonight with the great Emma Langford. I’ve had the pleasure of sharing a stage with Emma in great venues such as Kenny’s in Lahinch and The Spirit Store in Dundalk. Emma is a great singer and songwriter.
Following Emma will be a mini session from Jeffrey Martin. Jeffrey is one of my favourite songwriters sucking oxygen. I love listening to his lyrics. We’ve spent many hours touring together and I consider him a very good friend.
On Monday, tune in for Rachel Sermanni, a great lyricist and songwriter. I’m a big fan of her work. I’m very glad she agreed to be a part of this mini series.
There’s plenty more to come, enjoy, and hopefully have a nice day.”
The first act to take to Mick’s virtual stage is Limerick singer-songwriter Emma Langford. Emma says: “When things feel really dark, our strength lies in how we as a creative community work together, our kindness towards each other; Mick is an artist at the top of his game who is leading by example with kindness.
So many, myself included, have lost weeks of tours and workshops due to this crisis, so it means so much to be able to reach a huge, new audience of music lovers, his fans, like this.”
Follow Mick Flannery on Facebook and Instagram, and tune in from 7pm GMT tonight, to see ‘Mini Gigs at Mick’s’.
MINI GIGS AT MICK’S IS HOSTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PLAYIRISH
Emma Langford (Ire) 7pm GMT, Thurs 26th March
Jeffrey Martin (USA) 7pm GMT, Sat 28th March
Rachel Sermanni (Scot) 7pm GMT, Mon 30th March
Mo Kenney (Can) 7pm GMT, Weds 1st April
Niamh Regan (Ire) 7pm GMT, Fri 3rd April