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.

Stocktons Wing celebrate 40 years on the road in 2017

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 currently performs with Leslie Dowdall, Duetta and Stocktons Wing and in recent times with Brendan Begley, Eleanor Shanley, Folk The Recession, Sean Kelleher, Roy Buckley, Maura O Connell ,Kieran Hanrahan and Tommy Hayes.


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.
He was chairman of the board of The Irish Music Rights Organisation for six years and spent 12 years overall on the board protecting the copyrights of Irish songwriters and composers.

Leslie and Mike



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Live gigs for 2017

Mike Hanrahan with Strings Attached

tour 2018

Stocktons Wing 40th anniversary gigs

Sept 2nd Doolin Bikers Festival

Sept 6th Clifden Arts


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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.~


Stocktons wing on late late show april 2016


Brendan Begley Dublin Burning.

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Brendan and Mike on RTE TV

Stocktons Wing.


Free Download mp3fileFIREFIGHTER

Free Download Cradled in your arms


We always remember the great Ronnie Drew

We Had It All

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"What you know" Details

Painting by Stephen Taylor / design Shay Kennedy

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