Have a look around the site. There are photos, music, etc which will be updated regularly.
Please come back often......
Why not leave a message in the Guestbook - It's always nice to know who's been 'round.
THE LATEST BUZZ................
7 October 2016
Fantastic. The video for ERIN was featured on Phil Macks Country Show on Keep It Country TV on Monday night. They'll be playing the video over the next few weeks. Check it out. Sky Channel 389, every Monday night at 9 pm.
Now...if I can only find me a drummer and someone to tinkle the ivories...we'll be out on the road...
16 August 2016
What a night we had in Cork last week...amazing. What an amazing audience...I really loved spending the evening with you all. Thanks all for coming out.
Maybe we'll do it again soon...
Meanwhile watch out for some video...coming soon!
11 May 2016
17 April 2016
At the present time, we're busy organising a couple of big shows to take place in Cork in August. 'Tis looking like we'll be bringing an 8-piece band into your lives. BROMPTON ROAD, plus all the other stuff...
Watch, as they say, this space...
Love to all
24 March 2016
ETERNAL HEART out today. The second single from the new album BROMPTON ROAD. Click on the links to the right to purchase on iTunes, Amazon or stream on Spotify and Apple Music.
17 March 2016
ETERNAL HEART, the new single from the album BROMPTON ROAD, will be released along with a new video on Fri March 25...
7 March 2016
Upcoming new video. Upcoming gigs...Watch this space.
Love to all
6 February 2016
Well, BROMPTON ROAD has been out for two weeks now and buzz is building. We're getting a lot of radio play, which is massive stuff. Jimmy Stafford on Highland Radio has made the album his Album of the Month. Tune in to Jimmy's show at 7pm every Wednesday night for a listen. Support Irish artistes folks. Jimmy does it, Highland Radio does it...you can do it too.
We're hoping to organise some Irish shows in April/May and it'd be mighty fine to meet you all there.
Love to all...
22 January 2016
artwork: john crone, cobh
12 January 2016
Artwork by John Crone
4 December 2015
So, ERIN, new song from forthcoming BROMPTON ROAD album, is out now. Available from all the usual joints - iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Spotify, Apple Music, etc...
Love to all.
5 November 2015
New single due out on Dec 4th, from the forthcoming album
image: john crone and louise mccormick
6 September 2015
Well, I've been across the sea to Ireland, put down the final vocals, shot some video with John Crone and Louise McCormick...and now we're on track for an album release in January 2016, with the first single and video coming out in December 2015...Watcha Dis Space...:-)
We're excited and 'tis gonna be massive...
12 July 2015
Final mixing going on at Manor Studios, Cork, at the moment, by Louise McCormick and John Crone. I'm being blown away by the results. Loving it...
Love to all :-)
5 July 2015
We're at the mixing stage for the new album and Louise McCormick is doing an amazing job at the desk at Manor Studio, Cork. The whole thing is sounding mighty and monumentally massive at the moment.
Watch this space.
Love to all.
20 April 2015
Busy couple of days at Manor Studio, Cork, this weekend, putting down tracks for the final stages of the new stuff. Big beats with Paul Hannon. Louise McCormick on the desk with John Crone.
photo: John Crone
22 February 2015
David Murphy (left) and John Crone (right) at yesterdays recording session for the new album. Dave played some beautiful Pedal Steel on some of the tracks. Gorgeous stuff.
photo: John Crone & Louise McCormick
20 January 2015
New songs are pouring out at the moment as well as new melodies for old lyrics.
Right now, where we're at is we've got 7 songs more or less finished except for some backing vocals and mixing, then I have another bunch which we're going to record with some top of the hill musicians.
I've been very fortunate in having people like Paul Hannon, Pat Crowley, John Crone, Louise McCormick working on these songs with me.
The album should be ready to go in late Spring/early Summer.
Love to all.
11 NOVEMBER 2014
Spent the weekend in Cork where we put down the final main vocal on some songs for the new album. Thanks once again to John Crone and Louise McCormick at Manor Studios for talent, patience, hard work, and hospitality.
More news soon.
photo: John Crone
1 SEPTEMBER 2014
Spent the weekend putting guitar tracks on some of the songs for the new album. Moving ahead groovily at the moment. We're really excited about this project. A bit of work to do yet, but...keep it here, folks.
13 AUGUST 2014
Just back from a weekend in Cork, where work has commenced on the new album. Thanks to the amazing Paul Hannon on drums and percussion and the very talented John Crone and Louise McCormick at Manor Studios, the album is already starting to sound like the bizness.
photo: John Crone
25 JUNE 2014
I'm looking forward to going into Manor Studio in Cobh in mid-August to start work on a new album release. This will be a major work for me, using a full band on all tracks for the first time. We have the cream of the Irish session players coming in. Should be a gas.... We're excited...
Cool out lads.
Love to all.
23 APRIL 2014
I'm real busy working on arrangements for a new album, to be recorded in the summer in Ireland. The album will be a departure from the acoustic folk I've been doing lately. We're getting musicians together, looking for a new sound for the songs
I'm excited. :-)
More news soon.
Love to all.
19 MARCH 2014
Love to see some of you at the next gig in London on April 11th.
St Pancras Old Church, Pancras Rd, London, NW1 1UL
4 FEBRUARY 2014
CALVARY STREET is getting new radio play by Jimmy Stafford on his show on Highland Radio. Tune in at www. highlandradio.com
28 JANUARY 2014
I'm looking forward to supporting Pat Dam Smyth at The Old St Pancras Sessions in London on April 11th.
Love to see ya there.
23 DECEMBER 2013
HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY.
Some exciting news from us here in the new year.
Watch this space.
27 OCTOBER 2013
I am hugely saddened to hear of the death, earlier today, of one of my all-time heroes and biggest influences in music and in life, Lou Reed.
The world just isn't the same.
Magic and Loss.
19 SEPTEMBER 2013
We had a massive night in Cobh at The Sirius last Saturday night. Thanks to all who came out to see us.
I've added a link to SOUNDCLOUD on the right of this page. If you click on it you'll find all the songs, including a brand NEW song called INTO THE BLUE.
8 AUGUST 2013
Hope to see some of you at The Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Cork on Sept 14th when I'm fortunate to be appearing with Vince O'Rourke and Ben Hurley.
2 AUGUST 2013
It's been a busy few weeks with writing and arranging new stuff. We had a great gig in Cobh, Cork last weekend at The Well House.
Today I recorded a new song called "HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WOODY".
Times are just as bad today as they were in Woody Guthrie's time and I wanted to document this in some way, also tying it in with some things I've experienced personally over the past couple years. We've lost people, folks, and something is wrong deep down that needs to be fixed.
In the meantime, have a listen to the new song. Just go to my Music page by clicking on the heading at the top of this page.
The lyrics speak for themselves.
13 JUNE 2013
We have a new CD on release this week, for sale at gigs. It's entitled HOPE IN THIS, and is a collection of 8 acoustic (welllll...there is a little bit of Fender Tele on one or two of 'em) songs which were recorded over the past year or so.
1. And the Horse You Rode In On
2. True Valentines (You Might Think of Leaving)
3. Have You Never
4. Old With You
5. The Night, My Friend
6. Something Good
7. I'll See You Again
8. Delaney's Puzzle
You can purchase the CD by clicking on the "Shop" button in the toolbar at the top of this page.
7 JUNE 2013
REBEL COUNTY BOY is available now to download from iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, etc...Just click on the buttons on the right hand side of this page to take you straight there.
4 JUNE 2013
You can check out the new video for REBEL COUNTY BOY by clicking on the "Video" link in the taskbar above. Hope ye like it. If ye do, remember the song will be available to download fom Fri June 7th at iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Spotify, Rdio, etc...
28 MAY 2013
REBEL COUNTY BOY is released on June 7th. It'll be available at iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Spotify, Rdio, and all the usual joints. We filmed a video yesterday which will be up on You Tube shortly.
20 MAY 2013
18 MAY 2013
We had a monumental day today in Quadra Recording Studios, London, with Mr Enrico Pinna at the controls. We have a new song called REBEL COUNTY BOY which will be hitting the streets and your ears very shortly. It'll be one to sing on the terraces, wherever Corkmen gather.
Watch, as they say, this space...
11 MAY 2013
About ten years or so ago, I went through a very dark period in my life. My life today is much better, but that time is still a part of me. This past week, I wrote a new song about those days. I'm not really sure why I was suddenly driven to write about it, but...I did, and the song is called "SOMETHING GOOD" and you can listen to it by clicking on the "NEW" button at the top of this page.
Maybe it'll help others who feel despair, which can sometimes wear ya down. I'm still around to write about it - maybe my song will offer hope.
Most of all though, hope you enjoy listening to the work...
24 APRIL 2013
Check out the new song, recorded on 20/4/13. It's called "HAVE YOU NEVER?". Just click on the "NEW!!" button on the toolbar on top of this page. Hope you enjoy it...
14 APRIL 2013
Check out the new video for "AND THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON" by clicking on the YouTube link to the right of this page.
13 APRIL 2013
Check out a new song dedicated to, or should I say, aimed at those who abuse their power in order to make life difficult for others. Just click on "NEW!" on the toolbar above. The lyrics are also there. Turn it up loud and let it all out...
I hope you feel like I do!!
19 MARCH 2013
The song THE NIGHT, MY FRIEND is now available to download from iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, etc. Just click on the links to the right here. I do appreciate your support.
3 MARCH 2013
I've just put up a new song called OLD WITH YOU on the site. Just click on "NEW!!" on the toolbar above and it'll take you there. Hope you like it.
24 FEBRUARY 2013
I recorded a new song today - a song I wrote a couple of weeks ago, called THE NIGHT, MY FRIEND. Hope you enjoy it. Just click on "NEW!!" in the toolbar at the top of the page.
Love to all
16 FEBRUARY 2013
A little late here with the first news of 2013. There's been a lot of writing, recording of demos, rehearsing with some new collaborators in an exciting new project. Look out for some news in the not-too-distant future.
31 DECEMBER 2012
Busy songwriting; some nice stuff coming through with a promising collaboration coming up in the new year. Excited about it, because there's a sound out there which hasn't been explored by anyone in many years.....we're about to.
Watch, as they say, this space...!!
Happy New Year, everybody.
18 NOVEMBER 2012
Looking forward to seeing ye all in Cobh on Friday night. Please come out and support this very worthy cause.
See ye there.
6 OCTOBER 2012
How're ye all?
Just stuck a new video up on You Tube there. Tis a version of Townes Van Zandt's PANCHO AND LEFTY which Martin O'Leary filmed at a show in Cork last winter. Just click on the You Tube link to the right of this page.
I'm really looking forward to the gig in Cobh with Vincent O'Rourke and Ben Hurley in a few weeks time.
See ye there
27 AUGUST 2012
I'm delighted to announce an upcoming show in Cobh when I'll be doing a "Songwriters Circle" with two talented local songwriters, Vincent O'Rourke and Ben Hurley. The show will be at The Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh, Co. Cork. The proceeds will go to local Cobh charity BREAKING THE SILENCE and The Sirius Arts Centre.
That's on Friday November 23rd.
Tickets from The Sirius.
I'm really looking forward to it.
5 AUGUST 2012
CALVARY STREET is now available as a FREE mp3 download - just click on "MP3 STORE" on the toolbar at the top of the page and we'll take you there.
Love to all
30 JUNE 2012
Just click on the "VIDEO" button on the toolbar above or the YouTube link on the right to see the new video for the new release, NOBODY SINGING THAT SONG ANYMORE.
28 JUNE 2012
The official release date for the new single, NOBODY SINGING THAT SONG ANYMORE, is Friday 6th July. It'll be available from all the usual joints - iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, etc...
Meanwhile, the video will be turning up on YouTube in the next couple of days or so.
13 JUNE 2012
Check out the new video for a new song - "I'LL SEE YOU AGAIN" - by clicking on the "Video" link in the toolbar above.
12 JUNE 2012
I've written a new song dedicated to anyone who 's lost anyone close over the years. It was inspired by my other half's recent loss of a close friend of hers to cancer.
The song is called I'LL SEE YOU AGAIN - we recorded it over the past weekend and the video will be on youtube over the next day or so.
I hope you'll like it and that it may mean something to some of you.
11 JUNE 2012
Click on "Teaser" on the toolbar above to get a taste of the new single NOBODY SINGING THAT SONG ANYMORE.
28 MAY 2012
Check out this drawing by the very talented Joe F Ryan:
25 APRIL 2012
Back in Quadra Recording Studio, London with the maestro, Enrico Pinna at the controls on May 12th. We're gonna put some of my new songs together. Got something special to follow our collaboration on CALVARY STREET.
15 MARCH 2012
So, check out the new video for THE SEVENTEENTH (Remix) by clicking on the YouTube link to the right of this page.
11 MARCH 2012
THE SEVENTEENTH (Remix) - coming on St. Patricks Day..........
1 MARCH 2012
Gonna be re-recording a harder version of THE SEVENTEENTH over the next few days for release on St Patrick's Day. Keep an eye out.
This song has always been a live favourite so I thought we could give it more of an edge.
25 FEBRUARY 2012
I'm offering all my songs as FREE mp3 downloads for a limited period, friends. Beginning today with TRUE VALENTINES and CALVARY STREET. Just click on the "mp3 store" button on the toolbar above and you'll be taken to the page.
You don't have to, but I'd appreciate it if you could add your email addresses to the mailing list. That way, when the free download offer ends, you'll still receive freebies to your email address now and then, particularly when new stuff is released.
Can I also ask for your support by clicking on the Facebook logo to the right and clicking the "LIKE" button on my page.
You can also follow me on Twitter by clicking on the Twitter logo to the right.
Thanks, folks, for your support.
13 FEBRUARY 2012
Check out the video for the new single TRUE VALENTINES by clicking on my You Tube link at the right of this page.
12 FEBRUARY 2012
We've just finished editing the new video. It should be available on You Tube tomorrow night, in time for Valentines Day.
Anyone who finds it difficult to express their true feelings will identify with the song - TRUE VALENTINES.
11 FEBRUARY 2012
Three days till TRUE VALENTINES...........
Watch this space..........
10 FEBRUARY 2012
A busy weekend coming up recording a special Valentines Day release. I'm excited enough to have almost wee'd myself
3 FEBRUARY 2012
Some fantastic new photos just up on the PHOTOS page , courtesy of Martin O'Leary. Check 'em out.
31 JANUARY 2012
I'm looking for a manager, folks.
If anyone of experience is interested, please get in touch using the "CONTACT US" link in the toolbar above.
I've reached the stage where I need help with organisation, gigs, band recruitment, recording, publicity/release liaison, etc.
30 JANUARY 2012
Well, friends, we had a monumental night at the Comm in Cobh last Saturday night. My guests, John Dennis, Dee O'Regan and Aces Wild were amazing. The audience
were the best I've played to in some time. It's always wonderful to do a hometown show.
Check the PHOTOS page for some pics of the night.
There's also some video up on you tube - click on the link to the right of this page.
Thanks to all involved - Claire Cullinane and her team for the brilliant organisation, Shane who was my sound engineer for the night, Martin who filmed and recorded the
13 JANUARY 2012
I'm really looking forward to seeing you in Cobh on Jan 28th for the Singer/Songwriter show. We've been really busy here putting it together . See ya.....
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY.
2012 looks like being an exciting year.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY.
12 DECEMBER 2011
Mick will be performing at the Commodore Hotel in Cobh, Co. Cork at:
AN AUDIENCE WITH MICK O'REGAN
on Saturday Jan 28th 2012.
Ticket info, etc. will be available soon.
9 DECEMBER 2011
CALVARY STREET is now available for download at iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, etc. Just click on the links on this page and they'll take you right there.
The CD is also available to download from this site by clicking on the " CALVARY STREET" logo in the toolbar above.
The CD which also includes a version of BLUE PLAYS THE FIDDLE can be bought from the "SHOP" on this website - again just click on the shop logo above.
Don't forget to check out the video on YouTube by clicking on the YouTube icon on the right of this page.
In Cobh, the CD can be bought from SuperValu.
5 DECEMBER 2011
Go to the video page by clicking the link above - there's the new video for CALVARY STREET released on Dec 9.
We hope you like it.
15 NOVEMBER 2011
CALVARY STREET will be released on Dec 9th. More news on availability nearer the time.
9 NOVEMBER 2011
New single CALVARY STREET is on the way.
Their lives are your lives.
1 NOVEMBER 2011
Look out for a brand new single release from Mick in the very near future. This will be available to download here from our website as well as at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and all the usual sites.
WATCH THIS SPACE........
16 OCTOBER 2011
Heading into the studio in London next Saturday to get the new stuff down with Enrico Pinna at the desk. Muddy Waters invented electricity so I'm gonna use it.
26 SEPTEMBER 2011
I'm very shortly going into the studio to record a whole bunch of new songs. These are going to be pretty different from the stuff on the previous two albums in that
they very much come from a rock/ country/ jazz background. There will always be an element of traditional Irish song involved though. They'll be recorded with a full band.
I'm really excited about these new songs which have taken me more than a year to write. I've loved having the oul Telecaster out again, and pissing the neighbours off.
More news soon....
29 AUGUST 2011
SALE * SALE * SALE * SALE
Both CDs now reduced in price for a limited time. Just click on the SHOP button above to take you there.
31 JULY 2011
Check out the new BLOG page by clicking on the toolbar at the top of the page. I'd love to have you add your comments. This page will contain the random musings of yours truly on whatever subject I'm thinking about at the time of writing. I've kicked it off with a few thoughts on songwriting. Go on....I know ye'll all want yer say
10 JUNE 2011
The writing is going along nicely for the new album.
This album will be totally different from the previous two. Virtually all of the songs that are coming together are band-orientated so it's a new direction.
Looking forward to getting back in the studio pretty soon.
3 MAY 2011
Hi everybody. We've added a VIDEO page. Check it out by clicking on the headline above.
22 APRIL 2011
You can now purchase both of Mick's CDs directly from this site using Paypal. Just go directly to
the store by clicking on "SHOP" in the toolbar above.
15 MARCH 2011
If any of you are in the Uxbridge area on Thurs 24 March I'll be doing a few songs. Drop in to Uxbridge Folk Club for the craic.
In the meantime HAPPY ST. PADDY'S DAY to ye all
6 FEBRUARY 2011
BLUE PLAYS THE FIDDLE can be purchased as a single track from iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon, etc. by simply clicking on the links to the right of this page.
Thanks for your support everybody.
23 JANUARY 2011
Well, we had another great night at THE SIRUS in the Cobh of Cork last Friday . It was great to see ye all.
I've just added some new photos of the event on the PHOTOS page. Check 'em out.
Looking forward to the next time.
We'll have a few more dates addded to the Gigs page shortly so keep it here, as they say!!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS.
27 DECEMBER 2010
Follow Mick into 2011 and beyond on TWITTER - click on the TWITTER icon on the right.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY.
SEE YOU ALL IN THE NEW YEAR.
13 DECEMBER 2010
Mick's first CD - DENNIS REGAN - is now at the reduced price of £5.99. It's available from CD UNSIGNED by clicking their logo on the right of this page.
Only a few left available at this price.
2 DECEMBER 2010
The SIRIUS date has now been rescheduled for Fri 21 January 2011.
See ye all there
1 DECEMBER 2010
I'M REALLY SORRY TO HAVE TO ANNOUNCE THE CANCELLATION OF THE GIG AT THE SIRIUS ON FRIDAY 3rd DECEMBER.
THIS IS DUE TO THE EXTREMELY ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND TRAVEL LOGISTICS.
WE ARE RESCHEDULING THE DATE FOR EARLY IN 2011.
WATCH THIS SPACE.
WATCH THE SIRIUS WEBSITE.
14 NOVEMBER 2010
Don't forget now boys 'n' girls...Dec 3rd at Da Sirius.
I'll be bringing songs both old and new to our vaudeville stage there in the Cobh of Cork.
Sher, you'd be mad not to want to be there........you know they'll be talking about it after!!!
11 AUGUST 2010
Well......"A HANGING" appears to be attracting quite the bit of controversy. I'm somewhat amused
It would appear that there are some who think I'm looking to bring back public hangings - - yerra, come on now......!!!
Y'know, Capital Punishment has always attracted an audience...still does. Look it up, folks.
17 AUGUST 2010
Well, the new album is selling well and has picked up a few nice reviews on iTunes. Thanks everybody for your support.
At the moment we're in the process of organising some shows in the UK and Ireland.
More news on this shortly. Why not sign up to Mick's Mailing List for up to date info as soon as it's available. Just go to the Mailing List page and leave your email address.
19 AUGUST 2010
DOWNTOWN STORIES received a glowing review in this weeks INSIDE COBH magazine.
Go on.....go out and buy the magazine and read what they had to say......
I really do want to hear from you folks, so please leave a message on the Guestbook and sign up for the Mailing list. I'd love to be able to keep in touch.
22 AUGUST 2010
I'll be sending out some unreleased songs as free downloads over the next week or so to those on the Mailing List.
These are songs which were recorded and not used on the first two CDs - one was released on a Folk Compilation with some excellent songs by other artists.
But...you gotta be on the Mailing List to get 'em!!
11 SEPT 2010
BLUE PLAYS THE FIDDLE
A few people have asked me what this one is about. It's about the end of simpler times, the end of innocence . For many people I've known over the years this, for them, coincided with the death of Robert Kennedy.
Thanks for all the kind words about this song. I wasn't going to include it on the album, but I'm glad I did.
At the moment, friends, I'm playing around many of the folk clubs in London and the South East. Keep a look out for me. I'd love to see you all.
18 SEPT 2010
I had a wonderful night at DARTFORD FOLK CLUB last Tuesday night. I did a few songs before the main guests who were CLOUDSTREET from Australia.
The audience in Dartford is wonderful, appreciative and welcoming. The organisers - Pam, Alan and Colin are wonderful. They've kept the club running now for 37yrs. Amazing!!
I'm really looking forward to doing a few numbers before Irish Folk legend Andy Irvine in a couple of weeks time.
See ya soon,
I'm really pleased to announce a hometown gig at THE SIRIUS ARTS CENTRE, COBH, CO. CORK in December.
The date is Friday Dec 3 at 8pm. Tickets will be on sale at the Sirius soon.
I really hope you all can make it along for the craic. We had a great night there last year.
24 OCTOBER 2010
Thanks to all of you who have contacted me with regard to the Sirius tickets
I'm afraid you'll need to contact the Sirius for info as to when they'll be on sale.
Looking forward to seeing you all on the night.