Launch of 11th Mick Egan album
More than 200 people turned up at the Fulacht Fiadh restaurant in the Irish National Heritage Park in Ferrycarrig for the launch of a new album by the Wexford singer-songwriter Mick Egan.
The untitled album which goes by the working name of 'Don't Let Failure Go To Your Head' was recorded in Mick's spare room cum studio in Piercestown and features a dozen self-penned and composed tracks, two of which feature guest artists.
On 'Seaport Town', he is accompanied by Michael D'Arcy and James Sullivan of Cornerboy while the talented singer Paula Cox lends her voice to the track 'Down and Dirty'. Mick entertained the crowd with a solo gig during which he was joined on stage by Michael D'Arcy for 'Seaport Town'.The modest Wexford musician was delighted with the turn-out. 'I was absolutely thrilled. It was very moving. I've been very lucky. People have supported me over the years,' he said. It's his 11th album, his first having been recorded back in 1985. Mick says he writes and performs songs not for financial gain but for 'the pure joy of the music'. However, anyone who would like a physical copy of the album can obtain one for a tenner in the Red Kettle cafe in Mallin Street which is the only outlet where it is available. Otherwise all of Mick's albums are free to download on michaelegan.bandcamp.com. Mick is also on the band JMA with James and Anne Meyler, Michael O' Brien and Keith Devereux and will be performing a Neil Young/Bob Dylan night in Wexford Arts Centre on March 31.