A question of taste - Mick Flannery

Mick Flannery, 32, is from Blarney, Co Cork. His upcoming gigs include Róisín Dubh, Galway, Dec 28; Dolans Warehouse, Limerick, Dec 29; and Cork Opera House, Dec 31.

A question of taste - Mick Flannery

Best recent book:

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, by Louis de Bernières.

Best recent film you’ve seen:

No Country For Old Men.

Best recent show/exhibition/gig:

Anais Mitchell at Coughlan’s Bar, Cork. I really enjoyed her honesty and humour.

What formats do you access music?

Mostly iTunes these days.

Best piece of music you’ve been listening to lately (new or old):

Van Morrison’s ‘Linden Arden Stole The Highlights’.

First ever piece of music or art or film that really moved you:

Nirvana unplugged, the cover version of David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold The World’.

The best gig or show you’ve ever seen:

Bob Dylan in The Point in Dublin, around 16 years ago.

Tell us about your TV viewing:

Mostly box sets. True Detective, Homeland, House of Cards.

Radio listening:

Newstalk mostly, Sean Moncrief and Pat Kenny.

Name three of your music heroes:

Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, John Prine

Most expensive item of clothing you’ve ever bought — what was it and how much:

Maybe a leather jacket for a couple of hundred euro.

Tech habits: what you use, and what you use it for:

I have my girlfriend’s old iPhone. I use it for listening to music in the car. It also has a good voice recorder that I use for song demos.

Unsung hero — individual, organisation or group you think don’t get the profile/praise they deserve:

John Prine.

You are king for a day — what’s your first decree?

No religion for children.

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