- 31 Jul 12
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 pathological inability to celebrate it – and plans for a stage version of his first album.
That’s Cork native Mick Flannery’s name, right there at the top of the Sunday headline list at the upcoming Liss Ard festival. It’s a fact which seems to come as a bit of a surprise to the singing stonemason. He’s a little scared and full of honest self-deprecation about the potential mood-dampening effect of his introspective music. “Usually the headline act is a celebratory type deal where everyone goes home happy. I’m going to ruin these people’s weekend,” he laughs.
Mick plans Liss Ard Festival, Co. Cork on Sunday, August 5.