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Wed 5th Apr 2023

Little Whelan’s

Michael McGovern is a singer / songwriter from Glasgow.

His debut album Highfield Suite (Cauldron Music) captures his signature sound, with fingerpicking guitars, wide vocal harmony, and heartfelt lyrics; a nod to some of his influences like Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.

The album received critical acclaim in both the UK and in Ireland, including BBC Radio Scotland and RTE Lyric album of the week, 8.5/10 Hot Press Magazine and 5/5 Irish Music Magazine. Michael was endorsed by BBC Introducing, and by folk music legend Paul Brady; “I love it, what an unexpected gem”.

Since its release, Michael joined Mary Black on tour of Ireland, and has spent 2022 touring in the UK and Europe.

Michael is already announced for some major festivals next year, including Cambridge Folk Festival, and is busy working on a new album.

His brand new single, “I’m a Physician” is out now.

“I love it. What an unexpected gem.” – Paul Brady

Album of the Week, July 2021 – BBC Radio Scotland

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Irish Music Magazine Review, + Interview

“a noteworthy debut…the sonic and performance levels are impeccable…Highfield Suite warns of a real talent arriving among us.” – Jackie Hayden, Hot Press Magazine

Artist of the Week, June 2021 – Marty Whelan, RTE Lyric FM

“‘Highfield Suite’ is nothing short of astonishing…from track to track there are no points of weakness.” – Resonate Scotland – Artist of the Week

“the songs are visionary, beautiful and refuse to be beaten down by the world; exactly the tonic that is needed.” – Liverpool Sound and Vision


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€12 available online from Whelan’s.

– 50c per ticket service charge applies.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best (€5 cover charge), plus Late Bar.