Music and chat with Mike Hanrahan in Doolin

Music and chat with Mike Hanrahan in Doolin

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Ennis-born music legend Mike Hanrahan for conversation, songs and anecdotes from his acclaimed new book Beautiful Affair – a story of music, food and friendship.

Lovers of food and music are in for a special treat on Sunday, December 8th when musician and Clare FM presenter Eoin O’Neill joins Ennis-born music legend Mike Hanrahan for conversation, songs and anecdotes from his acclaimed new book Beautiful Affair – a story of music, food and friendship.The evening takes place in Hotel Doolin from 7pm-10pm and is presented by Anam Music.Tickets available from https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/mike-hanrahan-in-conversation-with-eoin-oneill-tickets-81607878361Eoin O'Neill @AnamMusic2 Stocktons Wing

Posted by The Clare Herald on Sunday, December 1, 2019

Lovers of food and music are in for a special treat on Sunday, December 8th when musician and Clare FM presenter Eoin O’Neill joins Ennis-born music legend Mike Hanrahan for conversation, songs and anecdotes from his acclaimed new book Beautiful Affair – a story of music, food and friendship.

The evening takes place in Hotel Doolin from 7pm-10pm and is presented by Anam Music.

Mike Hanrahan is an acclaimed cook, teacher, songwriter and musician. From the early days of his music with Stockton’s Wing to training at Ballymaloe Cookery School, food and music have been parallel lines that have inspired him. In the book Mike takes us backstage into the kitchens of a bohemian, international and surprisingly foodie group of Irish household names, including Ronnie Drew, Finbar Furey, Maura O’Connell, Leslie Dowdall, Pat Shortt, Eleanor Shanley and Sharon Shannon.

Mike penned hit singles ‘Beautiful Affair’ and ‘Walk Away’ for Stockton’s Wing, from which a world of touring and behind-the-scenes escapades began. With affectionate portraits of the legendary personalities he came to know along the way, Beautiful Affair rings with the sheer graft, dedication and serious sense of humour of a life well spent on stage – and in the kitchen.

Mike Hanrahan – Photo: Stockton’s Wing

Mike’s time training with Ballymaloe’s Darina Allen would see his hobby become a second career. Here, he shares favourite recipes from home, friends and professional kitchens across the country – from family recipes cooked on country hearths to vegetarian folk-club grub and tour-bus pressure-cooker stews. Beautiful Affair tells tales of the Irish music scene from the 1970s through to today, and wends its way through a lifelong love affair with Irish food.

‘This is much more than my story. In Beautiful Affair I introduce you to my friends – who share memories, recipes and quite a few amusing anecdotes that add so much sparkle to my life.’ – Mike Hanrahan

Tickets for this special event are priced €15 plus booking fee and are available via the Eventbrite.ie.

Musician and broadcaster Eoin O’Neill is a founding member of Anam Music
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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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