Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Michael's holiday album and dvd Beyond The Star will be released in stores across the US on November 10.

Track Listing

Winter, Fire and Snow
Beyond the Star
In the Bleak Mid Winter
Magia Sara
The Wexford Carol
Ave Maria
Silent Night
With Strings of Lights
Don Oíche Úd I mBeithil
O Come, O Come Emanuel
Emanuel Interlude

Little Donkey

The album is being made exclusively available to NACTA traders from September 20 at the annual NACTA trade fair. Michael will perform at that launch with an amazing array of musicians like Liz Knowles, Kieran O Hare, Pat Broaders and Peter Storms.

Online orders can be placed from October 1 on our website.

Downloads will be available from Amazon and Itunes from Mid October.

More details to follow

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Danny Boy Stats

Facts About Michaels version of Danny Boy:

1. When you Google Danny Boy, Michael's video is the No 1 result
2. Approx 2-5000 people watch Danny Boy video every day
3. As of today approx. 1 and a 1/2 million people have viewed the video

Below are some statistics taken from Youtube

#1 - Top Rated (All Time) - Travel & Events - Ireland

#1 - Most Viewed (All Time) - Travel & Events - Ireland

#1 - Top Favorited (All Time) - Travel & Events - Ireland

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


So, the name of the Christmas album is

BEYOND THE STAR. The title track has been so good to me. People connect with the song.
I've gotten to hear choirs perform it in Ireland and the US. One of my personal favourites.

We are essentially done with the recording. Now it is all the design and marketing stuff...ugh!

In a week or so I will post the design for the cover. The photoshoot was an event in itself and I will tell all next week.

Come to Wexford

SO I want to tell everyone about my home town. I am lucky enough to be from Wexford, the singing capital of Ireland. Home to Wexford Festival Opera, one of the most magical festivals in the world. Every October , the Opera world comes to my little town to perform rare Operas, recitals, choral masses and best of all to sing in on of our many musical pubs. For information on the festival go to http://www.wexfordopera.com/
Nothing better than a night in Wexford Opera House followed by pints of Guinness in my local, Simon Lamberts. In one night you can hear magnificent arias, traditional Irish music and showtunes....this is in the pub!!!!
I just realised that this year I get to be there for the whole thing. First time in a long while. wahoooooooooooo!

Check out http://www.wexfordopera.com/ and think about paying a visit.