Hello and welcome
Back on the road with Leslie Dowdall and a few gigs with my good friend Roy Buckley plus a few shows with the wing. All the dates over to your right.
Back to the music after a spending recent years cooking and teaching in the kitchens at Ballymaloe Cookery School with Darina Allen, Rachel Allen, Rory O Connell and all the wonderful teachers, gardeners and workers. From there I went on to manage the kitchen Pat Shortts bar in Castlemartyr east Cork. Yea that Pat Shortt, then back to Ringsend in Dublin the wonderful Artisan Parlour.Unfortunately all closed up now and I'm back at the music after a ten year "gap year"spent in the crazy world of good food. Working on a book about food and music, hoping to record an acoustic version of my songs with some strings attached, writing songs again with a few collaborations and hopefully plenty of gigs. Hope to see you along way.
Mike's early music work began in Ennis, Co. Clare with Tumbleweed, a duo with acclaimed Irish vocalist and Grammy nominee Maura O Connell who now works out of Nashville US. He then spent 15 years with the world renowned Irish music group Stockton's Wing, writing songs, recording several albums and performing across the globe. He was writer , producer and guitarist with Ronnie Drew for ten years from 1997 to 2007 and music director, performer and producer with the acclaimed show “An Evening with Ronnie Drew and Eleanor Shanley”.
He has two solo Cd’s, Someone Like you and What You Know.
First solo gig in years at Roscommon December 15th.
He was Music director and guitarist for the very successful show The Legends Of Irish Folk which featured Finbar Furey, Liam Clancy, Paddy Reilly, Johnny Mcavoy, Jim McCann and Ronnie Drew.
Beautiful Affair written by Mike
for Stocktons Wing Voted top 75 all time great Irish Songs by
RTE radio. Voted no.7 Best Irish Song poll for the last 25 years
@ Today FM radio.
Special gig singing my songs on August 17th at Glor theatre in Ennis with the wonderful Sharon Howley on Cello.
Stocktons Wing live gigs to celebrate 40 years of Wing music.
June 16th Glengarrif Festival
July 8th. Mermaid Theatre Bray
July 20th Munroes Galway
Aug 6th. Ballyshannon folk festival
Aug 18th. West County Ennis Fleadh
Aug 26th Ballykeefe Amphitheatre Kilkenny
Sept 2nd Doolin Bikers Festival
Sept 6th Clifden Arts
SUMMER GIGS WITH LESLIE DOWDALL
June 15th.Ballina Arts Centre
July 22nd Trim Castle
Aug 19th. Kilkee theatre
Leslie Dowdall Mike Hanrahan
YOU ARE MY SISTER
the beautiful song from Antony and the Johnsons. At all radio stations so email for a spin.
Just click on the links below and go directly to the individual pages for info on gigs and things.Some pages are undergoing a few alterations.~
Brendan Begley Dublin Burning.
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