TICKETS are flying out the door for two upcoming shows in Kavanaghs this April as two heavyweights of Irish music make a welcome return to Portlaoise. Mick Flanney will be performing a solo show in the venue this Saturday April 6 and Mundy will be making his way Laois bound on Saturday April 20.
Mick Flannery was brought up on a farm outside Blarney in Cork. His first real connection to music was watching an unplugged Nirvana covering Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold the World”. After a stint in a music college in Cork, he travelled to the US where he “wandered around for a time.” While there, he entered the US songwriting competition in Nashville, Tennessee and, to his surprise, won two top awards for his compositions. And his star has been on the rise ever since.
Birr native Mundy has become a household name in Ireland over the past few years, with tracks ‘July’, ‘Galway Girl’ and ‘Mexico’ as some of his best hits. With seven albums under his belt, his latest release ‘Shuffle’ has just been released this month. Mundy has been releasing and making music since 1996 and has toured all over Ireland and indeed the world. One of his tracks ‘To You I Bestow’ was also featured on the soundtrack for Romeo and Juliet in that year.
Both performers have proved very popular with Laois audiences, havng played here many times throughout the course of their careers.
For more information on tickets and other upcoming events in Kavanaghs, visit www.kavanaghsportlaoise.com or contact the venue at 057 86 21744.