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Tuesday 21st September


Ireland In Music, Whelan’s, Loza, Born Optimistic and Aidlink present


A gig to mark the 20th anniversary of Mic’s last birthday with us and the release of a very
special live recording.

Live gig features:


Tue 21st Sept 2021

Whelan’s main venue


Tickets are €25 with all proceeds (less vat) going to Aidlink.ie to fund their work empowering young women in Kenya and Uganda by helping them complete their education.

Also, to further mark Mic’s birthday, a live recording will be released on September 21st of a full concert by him.

Called ‘Live At The Lobby’, it was recorded twenty years ago in the now closed legendary Cork venue. The clock ticked midnight during the gig, marking Mic’s 32nd birthday – his last with us. Such are the legends surrounding Mic’s gigs at The Lobby, The Irish Independent recently named them amongst the top ten gigs that Irish people lie about attending!

People need lie no more as they get a front row seat at Mic Live At The Lobby courtesy of an audience recording made by Emmett Murphy. The audio has been mastered and cleaned by Aidan Foley at Masterlabs but this is unashamedly a rough recording.

What makes it such a vital release is the opportunity it offers to experience a Mic gig. ‘Heyday’ is getting one million plays a year on Spotify alone and the vast majority of people who listen to Mic’s music never got to see him play.

There are no less than five previously unreleased Mic songs on this album which is a huge treat for the many listeners who adore his ‘Skylarkin’ album. They are Opera Song, Sassy, Wide Open Room, Doin’ Better and When We Caught The Moon.

Glen Hansard is a special guest for the encores of the gig. The encores include songs by Bob Dylan and Michelle Shocked which Mic and Glen played together in their busking days. Mic Christopher is one of the best and most popular singer-songwriters Ireland has ever produced. Prior to going solo Mic had been lead singer of The Mary Janes, In 2001, Mic released his debit solo EP, Heyday, and toured the US, Europe and Ireland. His live shows have become legendary, due not only to his fantastic songs but also his rapport with his audience. Mic’s only solo album, ’Skylarkin’, was released posthumously in November 2002 and went on to win the Meteor award from best Irish album of that year.

Mic was the dude of dudes and all who ever met him felt that way. Mic The King. The album will be on all digital platforms from Sept 21st and is available to pre-order on vinyl from Dublin Vinyl here –


This show has been funded with special thanks to the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media: Live Performance Support Scheme.


*Inline with Government restrictions this gig will be limited capacity and patrons will be required to provide proof of immunity (Being fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within previous 6 months).


€27.50 available online from Whelan’s. This will be a theatre style seated event which will be filmed for online streaming. By entering the venue you agree to be video and/or audio recorded by the producers of this event.

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– 50c per ticket service charge applies on all bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

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

  • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
  • Doors: 7:30pm [LIMITED CAPACITY / SEATED]
  • Tickets: €27.50