Southern comfort

At just 25, Cork singer-songwriter Mick Flannery has already become a star of the Irish music scene, but the musician has no interest in the fame game, instead letting his songs do the talking

15th August, 2009

Stranded on the side of the road between Galway and Mullingar, Mick Flannery looked at his broken-down van despairingly.

His uncle, a mechanic, had offered his opinion on the phone just minutes before - and it contained words nobody ever wants to hear:’ ‘There’s petrol in the diesel tank.”

If Flannery and his band wanted to get to their gig that night in Mullingar, they had one option: suck the...

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