In his own write: A new phase for Mick Flannery

Cork singer-songwriter Mick Flannery’s eponymous new album is a voyage of self-discovery

21st July, 2019
Mick Flannery: ‘I get self-conscious about songwriting’

Mick Flannery does not struggle to write believable characters into song. He does, however, struggle to persuade listeners that they are not actually him. During at least one show on a promotional tour for his sixth album, eponymously titled Mick Flannery, the audience wasn’t willing to accept that the lyrics detailing on-tour “nihilistic pleasure” could be about anyone except himself.

“These are amplified accounts,” he insists. “It can’t be as modest...

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