"THE CRAIC WAS MIGHTY"

I genuinely love gigging . . . . I love traveling . . . . TV shows . . .  I can take em or leave em! . . .  However . . . .

It's a long time since that I enjoyed a weekend of gigs in Ireland so much, and when I say I enjoyed it, I really mean I quite loved it . . . . "It was mighty"

There is no doubt about it, Ireland treats Smokie as one of it's own, they have truly adopted us!  The gig in Galway last Thursday was a great night and in true Irish style "The Craic Was Mighty" . . . as they say in the Emerald Isle. Rammed to the rafters they sang and sang and sang.
We performed a three song encore adding Whiskey In The Jar and old Irish favourite. Anyways that set us up for and underwhelming TV Show in Dublin on the Friday???  Nope, quite the opposite . . . .

The Late Late Show on RTE is the longest running TV show in the world. Ryan Tubbrety the presenter mentioned about how Ireland have adopted Smokie and teased the audience with tour dates that were already sold out!    This TV show really was great and I have to say very enjoyable, can't wait to go back!  Twitter and Facebook shared our moment in numbers and never has so many swear words been shown on TV with the now obligatory "Fuck" in the chorus of Living Next Door To Alice"
Saturday's Cork gig at the Opera House had been sold out for weeks, so we knew what to expect, but yet again we needed a three song encore, Great venue, great crowd, great night. . . . . not long and we'll be back in Ireland with a show in Dublin at Vicker Street and two gigs in Northern Ireland in Cookstown and the Waterfront Hall in Belfast. We also have another confirmed TV show The Nolan Show at the end of October.

Éire a fheiceann tú go luath

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  • Kevin

    Kevin Devonport Tasmanian

    Hey Mick not long now before you and the band are going to be in Launceston Tasmania I can't wait for the concert counting the days to go i took a day off work to listen to the band love your music would be really great to meet the band all the best for the rest of your tour see you in Launceston

    Hey Mick not long now before you and the band are going to be in Launceston Tasmania I can't wait for the concert counting the days to go i took a day off work to listen to the band love your music would be really great to meet the band all the best for the rest of your tour see you in Launceston

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