Skylarkin' to hit the shelves on November 29, following a Frames tribute gig in Vicar St
Mic Christopher's Skylarkin' album receives its posthumous release through Loza Records on November 29.
The same day finds The Frames and assorted musical friends paying tribute to the singer at Vicar St. A similar night is planned for The Druid Pub, Cambridge, MA on December 18.
Still a work-in-progress when Mic tragically died last year, the 11-song collection has been finished off by Glen Hansard and Karl and David Odlum. Also featured are Gemma Hayes, Lisa Hannigan, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Simon Good and Ronan O Snodaigh.
Reviewed in the next issue of Hot Press, the full track-listing is: 'Heyday', 'Kids' Song', 'Listen Girl', 'Looking For Jude', 'That's What Good Friends Do', 'The Loneliest Man In Town', 'Wide Eyed And Living', 'What A Curious Notion', 'I've Got You Back', 'Skylarking' and 'Daydreamin''.
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