Following the great success of this concert last year, come and join us for this family-friendly event with singer, musician, producer and proud Ennis man Mike Hanrahan of Stockton’s Wing. With local choirs form different communities, Mike will be hosting this free community event for all generations to join in and sing along. This event is developed in partnership with Clare County Council and Creative Ireland.
Stockton’s Wing frontman, Ballymaloe-trained chef & songwriter Mike Hanrahan has worked with a who’s who of the Irish music scene since the 1970s.
Beginning his professional career with Maura O’Connell, he joined Stockton’s Wing in 1980, when he wrote the ground-breaking and critically acclaimed album LIGHT IN THE WESTERN SKY, including hit songs ‘Beautiful Affair’ and ‘Walk away’. Mike has collaborated with the Dubliners, Sharon Shannon, The Fureys, De Dannan and Leslie Dowdall, and shared a stage with Michael Jackson and Sammy Davis Jnr.
Throughout his musical life, Mike has also pursued his passion for food, collecting, swapping and serving up recipes gathered along the way from family, friends and fellow musicians, including Ronnie Drew, Pat Shortt and a surprising cast of colourful characters. His memoir Beautiful Affair: A Journey with Music, Food and Friendship was published in 2019 and was shortlisted for The An Post Irish Book Awards.