He was recently shortlisted for the RTE Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year 2019 and premiered his debut musical “Evening Train” during the Midsummer's festival in 2019. While County Cork singer-songwriter Mick Flannery is outwardly reserved his songs are fluent in expressing layered aspects of the human condition, its flaws, triumphs and general uncertainty. He began to write songs as a teenager in his home of Blarney, County Cork. As musical influences from albums by the likes of Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, and Tom Waits seeped into his creative DNA, Mick absorbed, learned and honed the craft that would send him on his way into the world. Currently working on a duet album with fellow Irish artist, and newcomer Susan O'Neill, to be released in 2021.