Mick Flannery (born 28 November 1983 in Blarney, Ireland) is an Irish contemporary folk music singer-songwriter. In 2009, the Irish Times placed him at number forty-six in a list of "The 50 Best Irish Acts Right Now". In the same year he won Best Irish Male at the 2009 Meteor Awards Coming from a family with a keen musical interest, Flannery was introduced to folk and blues music at a young age. He says that he wrote his first song at the age of fifteen. When he was in school he got together with a few local guys and formed a rock band called Black Orange but their gigging history was sporadic and they went their separate ways a few years after. Later, while undergoing a music and management course at Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa in Cork, Flannery commenced writing the album that would become "Evening Train", an eleven-track concept album about the exploits of two brothers. Released in 2007, the album was received positively by critics in Ireland and the United States. Flannery's second studio album "White Lies" was released on 12 September 2008, achieving a top ten position on the Irish Albums Chart. It later went platinum and was nominated for the Choice Music Prize. Flannery released his third studio album, Red to Blue, on 30 March 2012. Official site: www.mickflannery.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.