Sligo Celebrates Mick Flavin
This Friday 10th of August the stars of country music in Sligo will come out to welcome the 'gentle giant' of Country Music Mick Flavin.
This much loved son of Country Music is from just down the road in Sligo and is looking forward to a warm welcome in Sligo.
Tickets for the night are just 15 euro and are available at Ocean FM on 071 9118100 or from the reception of the Sligo Park Hotel
A host of Sligo’s favourite artists will be on hand to give the big man of country a warm welcome including Lisa Stanley, Jesse Conlon and more to be announced.
The night promises to be a celebration of Mick’s career from his early days when he first put down his tools and took up the guitar back in May, 1978.
After being coaxed to play with a local band the group he played with were invited to the United States for one month. In 1986 following a Charity Night in Cairnhill in Drumlish, Mick was encouraged by Declan Nerney to record his first album. In June of that year they went in to a recording studio in Athlone and put down 10 tracks, which were released at Christmas of the same year. This album was an unprecedented success on the Pirate Radio Stations, which were very popular in Ireland at that time. Success followed, and he recorded with Harmac and Ritz Records recording a total of 12 Albums and 3 Videos. Silver and Gold Discs are some of the honours Country Music has rewarded him with. In 2005, Mick was nominated for the Country Music Association Global Artist Award. This was the first time that an Irish Country Artist was nominated for this prestigious award and is an indication of the significance of his contribution to Country Music in Ireland and beyond. Mick is married to Mary and they have two sons.