Available on CD (Digipack) with 24 page booklet & on digital & streaming sites.
Pre-Order ‘Homeland’ Now:
Preview, buy and download songs from the album Homeland, including ”Homeland”, ”You’re a Big Girl Now”, ”The Good Ship Delirious” and many more. Available to pre-order now at link below.
‘Homeland’ reunites Mick with some of Ireland’s most respected musicians, on an album that marks a welcome return for one of Ireland’s best loved singer songwriters. This is his first new studio album in 11 years.
‘Homeland’ features: Donal Lunny, Eoghan O’Neill, Keith Donald, Tríona Ni Domhnaill, Ray Fean, Steve Cooney, Dave Keary, Kevin Conneff, Fiachra Trench, The Voice Squad, Members of the Castlecomer Male Voice Choir & Members of the Lisdowney Ladies Choir.
The artwork is from a painting created especially for Mick by his long time friend, the renowned American artist William Matthews. https://williammatthewsstudio.com/
Produced by Eoghan O’Neill, Homeland features 10 new songs penned by Mick, and a reworking of Micheál O’Domhnaill’s arrangement of Lord Franklin featuring harmony vocals by Micheál’s sister Tríona Ni Domhnaill.
- You’re a Big Girl Now
- The Good Ship Delirious
- Patrick’s Hill
- Attention Sous
- We Won’t Miss the Rain
- The Birdcatcher
- Razors on the Hill
- Lord Franklin
- The Lady Avonlee
- Homeland (Reprise)
Tour Dates in May 2016 to be announced shortly:
With band: Donal Lunny, Liam Bradley & James Delaney
“The search for the big song got me started. In the early seventies Mícheál Ó Domhnaill and I opened for Planxty in the Dean Crowe Hall in Athlone. After the concert I remember hearing Christy, Donal and Andy rehearse the harmonies for the chorus of The Well Below The Valley. When I eventually heard the entire song…the feeling of mystery, the hypnotic effect of the chorus, and the bizarre nature of the content fascinated me. Over the years it sat somewhere in my brain….along with Little Musgrave, The House of the Rising Sun, McArthur Park, Rosemary &The Jack of Hearts, etc, and every time one of these songs came to mind, it was like a scold….”You haven’t tackled the big canvas yet, Mick? What’s the problem?” So began The Lady Avonlee, Patrick’s Hill, The Birdcatcher, and a few more” Mick.
March 11th, 2016 at 2:07 pm
Super news Mick.
I’ll be buying this asap 🙂
Looking forward to catching the tour!
March 14th, 2016 at 9:59 am
Good stuff Michael….I have a suspicion that you will enjoy both,
March 18th, 2016 at 10:53 pm
Great to see and hear you on Late Late just now, I will be getting the album asap, and catch up with you in Dublin on May 20th
Onwards and upwards
March 21st, 2016 at 5:18 pm
Looking forward to that….catch you then, Mick