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A Little Bleak of What You Fancy
Heard the one about the stonemason who knocked Madonna off the top of the charts? Ahead of his Liss Ard headline slot Mick Flannery reflects on his success, his pathalogical inability to celebrate it – and plans for a stage version of his first album.
Monica Heck, 04 Sep 2012
Then, he suspects it will be back to writing for the next album. “They don’t want to wait another three years like the last one. Under three years would definitely be the watershed!” And maybe he’ll return to the US, though he concedes it’s expensive to go out there.
“Hopefully some Bigwig will just buy me a ticket,” he says with mock helplessness. “I’m waiting for that phone call!” Or he could place an ad? “Yeah,” he laughs, “Bigwig needed. Or maybe that’s not the best wording. What about: Patron. American patron wanted for miserable Irish songwriter!”
Mick plans Liss Ard Festival, Co. Cork on Sunday, August 5.