Monday September 21, 2020

Mick Flannery: ‘I was reluctant to see myself as the product. I was always more interested in the songwriting’

The singer-songwriter has a new album of old favourites which he recorded as a ‘thank you’ to his band members and sound engineers who will share in its proceeds. But despite this being his seventh album, self-doubt is never far away

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
9th August, 2020
Mick Flannery, the Cork singer-songwriter, had to go head-to-head with Taylor Swift in the album charts

“Taylor came as a surprise. Unfortunately.”

As he sits outside in the Dublin air on a break from recording fresh material at Camden Studios in Portobello, Mick Flannery is ruminating on his duel in the Irish album charts with American pop star Taylor Swift.

The Blarney-born singer-songwriter landed the No. 3 spot in the Irish album charts earlier in the week for his live album recorded at Cork Opera House.

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