- 25 Jun 21
Backstage at Mike The Pies' is produced and presented by Megan O’Donoghue, and features some of the brilliant artists who have featured at Mike The Pies during lockdown.
Hot Press recently launched our new podcast series, 'Backstage At Mike The Pies', and today episode 14 is available to stream.
Since the beginning of lockdown, the Listowel venue has hosted a series of special gigs, run with the support of the Department of Tourism, Culture, the Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, as part of the Live Performance Support scheme. The series, produced and presented by Megan O’Donoghue, is centred around the legendary Kerry venue, which has built a reputation as one of the best-loved live music venues in Ireland.
Last week, Megan caught up with Cork artist Brian Deady, who was something of a well-kept secret in Ireland, until his song 'Clap Both My Hands' became a hugely successful hit – it was one of the most played Irish songs of 2016 and reached No. 1 in the Spotify UK Viral charts. For this episode, Megand and Brian chatted about influences, his love of Elvis, and songwriting process among many other things.
Some of Ireland's best artists have performed in the venue in gigs that were broadcast on Facebook, including artists of the outstanding calibre of Jack O’Rourke, Junior Brother, Sorcha Richardson, Emma Langford, Mick Flannery, TV People and Susan O’Neill (SON), among many others.
New episodes of Backstage at Mike The Pies will be released every Wednesday at 5pm.
Listen to Episode 13 below: